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Hydrocortisone

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Most Commonly Used

Hydrocortisone 25mg Rect Supp
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Hydrocortisone 2.5% Cream
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Hydrocortisone 2.5% Oint
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Hydrocortisone 1% Cream
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Hydrocortisone Val 0.2% Cr
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Overview Information on Hydrocortisone

Pharmacist Tip
Take hydrocortisone with food or milk to avoid getting an upset stomach.     
Hydrocortisone is the name of a corticosteroid medicine that your doctor may have prescribed to relieve symptoms of inflammation. Inflammation often causes redness, itching, pain, and swelling. Hydrocortisone is given to patients to treat many other types of conditions. Hydrocortisone comes in tablets and many topical forms.

If your doctor has prescribed hydrocortisone tablets, it may be for arthritis, endocrine, collagen, blood, cancer, or respiratory disorders. Tablets are also given to patients to help allergic reactions and certain eye conditions. These tablets come as the brand name Cortef®.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Hydrocortisone is the name of a corticosteroid medicine that your doctor may have prescribed to relieve symptoms of inflammation. Inflammation often causes redness, itching, pain, and swelling. Hydrocortisone is given to patients to treat many other types of conditions. Hydrocortisone comes in tablets and many topical forms.

If your doctor has prescribed hydrocortisone tablets, it may be for arthritis, endocrine, collagen, blood, cancer, or respiratory disorders. Tablets are also given to patients to help allergic reactions and certain eye conditions. These tablets come as the brand name Cortef®.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013