GENERIC NAME: hydrocortisone enema
BRAND NAME: Cortenema
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
- Hydrocortisone enema 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 of hydrocortisone enema include:
- Local pain
- Rectal bleeding
Other side effects include:
Possible serious side effects include:
- High blood pressure
- Fluid retention
- Heart failure
- Sodium retention
- Low potassium
- Peptic ulcer
- Increased risk of diabetes
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Growth suppression in children
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