hydrocortisone injection (Solu-Cortef, A-Hydrocort)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Is hydrocortisone acetate-injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Birth defects including cleft palate, still birth, and premature abortion have been reported in some patients taking corticosteroids. Therefore, hydrocortisone injection should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

NURSING MOTHERS: Hydrocortisone is excreted into human milk and should be used with caution in nursing mothers.

What else should I know about hydrocortisone acetate-injection?

What preparations of hydrocortisone acetate-injection are available?

Powder for injection: 100, 250, 500, and 1000 mg

How should I keep hydrocortisone acetate-injection stored?

Unopened products should be stored at room temperature between 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F).

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

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