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Hydrocortisone - Dosage - Side Effects - Drug Interactions - Warnings

Hydrocortisone (Cortef, Hydrocortone, Cortisol) drug information, dosage, side effects, drug interactions, and warnings. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid used to treat arthritis pain and inflammation. Brand name drugs which contain hydrocortisone include: Cortef, Hydrocortone, and Cortisol.
  1. A - Z: Arthritis Drugs
  2. A - Z: Corticosteroids
  3. A - Z: Drug Costs
  4. Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  5. Inflammation
  6. Joint Pain
  7. Pain Relief
  8. Steroid Injections / Shots

Facts About Corticosteroids (Steroids)
Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory drugs which are effective for arthritis.

The Facts Of Corticosteroids: Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
The potent effect of corticosteroids can result in serious side effects. The list of potential side effects is a long one.

The Prednisone Quiz - True or False?
Prednisone is a potent medication which is used to treat many inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis. It is important to know the proper use of the drug and be aware of the potential serious side effects. Consult your doctor if you have questions. How much do you know about prednisone? Take the quiz.

Steroid Withdrawal - Corticosteroid Withdrawal Symptoms
Steroid withdrawal symptoms can occur if corticosteroid drugs are not discontinued gradually. Tapering the dose of steroids minimizes corticosteroid withdrawal symptoms.

Hydrocortisone - Corticosteroids overdose
Poisoning from an overdose of the corticosteroid Hydrocortisone.

What You Need to Know About Steroid Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis is both preventable and treatable. Glucocorticoids (steroids) are the most common cause of drug-induced osteoporosis.

What's The Difference Between Anabolic Steroids And Corticosteroids?
The term steroids is often misunderstood. Corticosteroids (a class of drugs used to treat arthritis and many other conditions) are often just called "steroids". So what's in a name? Confusion results when they are mistaken for anabolic steroids (drugs used by athletes to boost strength and enhance physical performance). What is the difference between anabolic steroids and corticosteroids?

Cushings syndrome - exogenous
Exogenous Cushing's syndrome is a form of Cushing's syndrome caused by administration of glucocorticoids (also called corticosteroids) hormones, such as betamethasone, cortisone, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisolone and prednisone. (Illustration)

Exogenous adrenal insufficiency (drug-induced adrenal insufficiency)
Steroids such as betamethasone, cortisone, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisolone and prednisone are similar to hormones produced by the adrenal glands and are used to treat arthritis. If steroids are stopped or decreased too quickly, the adrenal glands cannot begin making their own hormones again fast enough and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency result.

Drug Profile: Hydrocortisone
Drug profile and essential information on hydrocortisone, from UMM.

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