GENERIC NAME: hydrocortisone, rectal suppository, enema, foam
BRAND NAMES: Cortifoam, Anusol-HC, Anucort-HC, Proctocort, Colocort
DISCONTINUED BRANDS: GRx HiCORT25, HEMRIL-30
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
USES: Hydrocortisone is used rectally for the treatment of ulcerative proctitis, inflamed hemorrhoids, and anal itching, burning, and inflammation caused by several conditions that affect the anal area.
SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of hydrocortisone when applied to the rectum include:
Other side effects include:
- secondary infections, and
- lightening of skin color (hypopigmentation)
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