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hydrocortisone enema - rectal, Cortenema

GENERIC NAME: HYDROCORTISONE ENEMA - RECTAL (HYE-droe-KOR-ti-sone)

BRAND NAME(S): Cortenema

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USES: This medication is used to treat the symptoms of a certain intestinal problem called ulcerative colitis. It is not a cure for this condition, but it is usually used with other treatments to manage this problem. Hydrocortisone enemas help to decrease diarrhea and bloody stools by reducing swelling (inflammation) in the rectum and colon. Hydrocortisone belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014



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