hydrocortisone sodium succinate - injection, A-Hydrocort, Solu-Cortef
GENERIC NAME: HYDROCORTISONE SODIUM SUCCINATE - INJECTION (HYE-droe-KOR-ti-sone SOE-dee-um SUX-i-nate)
BRAND NAME(S): A-Hydrocort, Solu-Cortef
USES: This medication is used to treat various conditions such as severe allergic reactions, arthritis, blood diseases, breathing problems, certain cancers, eye diseases, intestinal disorders, and skin diseases. It decreases your body's natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid hormone (glucocorticoid). This injectable form of hydrocortisone is used when a similar drug cannot be taken by mouth or when a very fast treatment is needed, especially in patients with severe medical conditions.This drug may also be used with other medications as a replacement for certain hormones.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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