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HYDROCORTISONE

HYDROCORTISONE

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Product: HYDROCORTISONE
Formulary: Generic Formulary
Category: Skin
Sub Group: TOPICAL STEROID PREPARATION
International Brand Name: Alfacort,Rapicort,Solu-Cortef,Gregoderm
Dosages: 0.5% W/W
Unit of Packing: Tube- 25 gm
In treatment of: SKIN DISORDER

Contraiindication: 

  • Hypersensitivity to the drug 
  • Not to be given I.V. or I.M. 
  • Local or systemic infections 
  • Fungal or herpetic keratitis
  • Cataract 
  • Tubercular or syphilitic lesions.

Special Precaution: 

  • Occlusive dressings (Topical preparation) 
  • Use of potent preparations should be short term or intermittent 
  • Milder drugs should be used in acute lesions and stronger ones are for chronic lesions 
  • Avoid sudden discontinuation of the drug 
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cirrhosis 
  • Stress
  • Sepsis 
  • Ocular herpes simplex
  • Peptic ulcer 
  • Hypertension 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Myasthenia gravis 
  • Renal impairment 
  • Ulcerative colitis 
  • Diverticulitis

Adverse Effects: 

  • Burning 
  • Irritation 
  • Pruritus
  • Dryness 
  • Erythema 
  • Folliculitis 
  • Hypertrichosis 
  • Acneiform eruptions 
  • Allergic contact dermatitis 
  • Secondary infections 
  • Atrophy 
  • Striae 
  • Suppression of adrenocorticotropic hormone 
  • Cushing`s syndrome 
  • Glucosuria 
  • Hyperglycaemia 
  • Fluid retention 
  • Sodium retention 
  • Hypokalaemia 
  • Oedema 
  • Weakness 
  • Muscle wasting 
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort 
  • Peptic ulcer 
  • Haemorrhage 
  • Joint damage 
  • Fibrosis 
  • Headache 
  • Convulsions 
  • Vertigo
  • Increased intracranial pressure 
  • Depression 
  • Local hypopigmentation
Servings: Cream: Apply 0.5% to 2.5% 1 to 4 times daily as required. Ointment: 0.5% to 2.5% Apply 1 to 4 times as required. Lotion: 0.5% to 2.5% Apply 1 to 4 times as required. Intra-articular, Intra-dermal, Intra-pleural injection: 5 to 50mg depending up on the size of the joint and severity of the condition.