- What are the uses for hydrocortisone enema?
- What are the side effects of hydrocortisone enema?
- What is the dosage for hydrocortisone enema?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with hydrocortisone enema?
- Is hydrocortisone enema safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about hydrocortisone enema?
What are the uses for hydrocortisone enema?
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.
What brand names are available for hydrocortisone enema?
Is hydrocortisone enema available as a generic drug?
Do I need a prescription for hydrocortisone enema?
What are the side effects of hydrocortisone enema?
Side effects of hydrocortisone enema include:
- Local pain
- Rectal bleeding
Other side effects include:
- Allergic reaction
- Reduced wound healing
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
What is the dosage for hydrocortisone enema?
For proctitis the usual dosage is one enema applied at bedtime for 21 days or until symptoms resolve.
Which drugs or supplements interact with hydrocortisone enema?
The risk of drug interactions from hydrocortisone enema is low because it is administered rectally.
Is hydrocortisone enema safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- Hydrocortisone enema has not been adequately evaluated during pregnancy. Hydrocortisone enema taken orally can appear in breast milk, and can have adverse effects on the baby.
- It is not known whether hydrocortisone administered rectally is absorbed in sufficient amounts to appear in breast milk.
What else should I know about hydrocortisone enema?
What preparations of hydrocortisone enema are available?
Enema: 100 mg/60 ml
How should I keep hydrocortisone enema stored?
Hydrocortisone enema should be stored at room temperature, 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F).
Cortenema (hydrocortisone enema) is a prescription medication used to treat ulcerative proctitis, inflamed hemorrhoids, and anal burning, itching, and inflammation caused by other conditions that affect the anal area. Side effects of Cortenema include headache, vertigo, rectal bleeding, rectal burning, and pain.
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