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Corticosteroid Adult

Hydrocortisone - What is it for

​Hydrocortisone belongs to a group of medication called steroids. It is used in adrenal insufficiency which is a condition where the body does not produce enough steroids.

Hydrocortisone can also be used to relieve swelling, redness, itch and allergic reactions.

It is often used for various conditions such as

  • Asthma
  • Severe allergies
  • Skin problems
  • Certain types of arthritis
  • Certain diseases of the immune system such as Lupus
  • Tags: Dexamethasone, Prednisolone
  • Updated on Wednesday, March 31, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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