Hydrocortisone (Cortef) is a prescription medication that is used to treat several different conditions including lupus, arthritis, ulcerative colitis, skin conditions, allergic disorders, lung disorders, adrenal insufficiency, blood cell disorders, certain cancers and multiple sclerosis. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid medication that works by decreasing your immune system’s response.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Hydrocortisone include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of hydrocortisone:
What should I do if I miss a dose of hydrocortisone?
If you miss a dose of hydrocortisone, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of hydrocortisone?
Hydrocortisone is available in strengths of 5mg, 10mg, and 20mg.