hydrocortisone oral, A-Hydrocort, Solu-CORTEE, Cortef

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What is the dosage for hydrocortisone, oral?

Hydrocortisone should be taken with food. The recommended dosage range is 10 mg to 300 mg per day depending on the disease administered in 3 to 4 divided doses.

Which drugs or supplements interact with hydrocortisone, oral?

By interfering with the patient's immune response, hydrocortisone can impede the effectiveness of vaccinations. Hydrocortisone also can interfere with the tuberculin skin test and cause false negative results in patients with tuberculosis infection.

Rifampin and phenytoin (Dilantin, Dilantin-125) may increase the elimination of hydrocortisone from the body, reducing its effectiveness. Troleandomycin and ketoconazole may reduce the elimination of hydrocortisone, possibly leading to increased side effects.

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