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

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    Jay W. Marks, MD

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Is hydrocortisone, oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Hydrocortisone has not been adequately evaluated during pregnancy.

Hydrocortisone can appear in breast milk, and can have adverse effects on the baby. Therefore, mothers taking hydrocortisone should discontinue nursing.

What else should I know about hydrocortisone, oral?

What preparations of hydrocortisone, oral are available?

Tablets: 5, 10 and 20 mg; Oral Suspension: 10 mg/5 ml.

How should I keep hydrocortisone, oral stored?

Hydrocortisone should be stored at room temperature at 20 C - 25 C (68 F - 77 F) in a sealed container.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

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