hydrocortisone oral, A-Hydrocort, Solu-CORTEE, Cortef (cont.)

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Other miscellaneous conditions treated with hydrocortisone include thyroiditis and sarcoidosis.

Hydrocortisone also is used as a replacement for the naturally occurring hormone in patients whose adrenal glands are unable to produce sufficient amounts of corticosteroids.

SIDE EFFECTS: Hydrocortisone side effects depend on the dose, the duration and the frequency of administration. Short courses of hydrocortisone usually are well tolerated with few and mild side effects. Long term, high doses of hydrocortisone usually will produce predictable, and potentially serious side effects. Whenever possible, the lowest effective doses of hydrocortisone should be used for the shortest possible length of time to minimize side effects. Alternate day dosing also can help reduce side effects.

Side effects of hydrocortisone and other corticosteroids range from mild to serious. Side effects include:

Psychic disturbances can include:

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