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Cortef
(Hydrocortisone)

Formulation : Tablet

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Cortef /Hydrocortisone used for?

Cortef is a steroid used to stop the body from releasing substances that might cause inflammation. Cortef is used to treat allergic disorders as well as skin conditions, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, and breathing disorders.

How should Cortef /Hydrocortisone be stored?

Store at room temperature in a cool, dry place.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Cortef/Hydrocortisone ?

Take Cortef/Hydrocortisone exactly as prescribed to you by your doctor, or use the instructions provided on the label. If you are experiencing abnormal stress levels in your life your dosage may need adjusting. Always carry an ID card or wear a medical bracelet in case of emergency

When should Cortef /Hydrocortisone not be taken?

If you have allergies to hydrocortisone you should not take this medication. If you have a fungal infection you should not use this medication.

What precautions should I follow when taking Cortef /Hydrocortisone ?

If you have any of the following conditions you should consult with your doctor weather this medication is right for you before commencing use of this medication: liver or kidney disease, a thyroid disorder, diabetes, a history of malaria, tuberculosis, osteoporosis, a muscle disorder, glaucoma, cataracts, herpes of the eyes, stomach ulcers, depression, congestive heart failure

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Cortef /Hydrocortisone ?

Be cautious which other medications you use while using Cortef. Some medications may interfere with Cortef; before using other medications check with your doctor.

When should Cortef /Hydrocortisone not be taken?

Severe: problems with your vision; swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath; severe depression, unusual thoughts or behavior, seizure (convulsions); bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood; pancreatitis (severe pain in your upper stomach spr

Common: sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes; acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration; slow wound healing; increased sweating; headache, dizziness, spinning sensation; nausea, stomach pain, bloating; or changes in the shape or location

Other: None.

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