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Hydrocortisone

Also known as Cortenema, Aeroseb-Hc, Cetacort, Cort-Dome, Cortef, Dermacort, Hydrocortone, Hytone, Nutracort, and Proctocort


Cortisol, known more formally as hydrocortisone (INN, USAN, BAN), is a steroid hormone, more specifically a glucocorticoid, produced by the zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex. It is released in response to stress and a low level of blood glucocorticoids. Its primary functions are to increase blood sugar through gluconeogenesis; suppress the immune system; and aid in fat, protein and carbohydrate metabolism. It also decreases bone formation. Various synthetic forms of cortisol are used to treat a variety of diseases.

Source: Wikipedia

DEA Class 4 meaning a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence.

Estimated Total Cost: $21.17 for an average of 21 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed hydrocortisone to treat hemorrhoids, pituitary disorder, glucocorticoid deficiency, and pain of the anus.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take hydrocortisone if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking hydrocortisone most commonly experience side effects like itching of skin, itching of unknown cause, and eczema.

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