Hydrocortisone -AR Uses

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What is Hydrocortisone -AR?

Hydrocortisone -AR is a steroid medicine that reduces inflammation in the body.

The information in this medication guide is specific to Hydrocortisone -AR rectal foam or enema.

Hydrocortisone -AR rectal is used to treat hemorrhoids and itching or swelling of the rectal area caused by hemorrhoids or other inflammatory conditions of the rectum or anus.

Hydrocortisone -AR rectal is also used together with other medications to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis, and other inflammatory conditions of the lower intestines and rectal area.

Hydrocortisone -AR rectal may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Hydrocortisone -AR indications

infoAn indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

(Systemic use):Endocrine disordes ( primary or secondary adrenocortical insufficiency ).

shock unresponsive to conVentional therapy if adrenocortical insufficiency exists or is suspected, Rheumati

c disorders ( post – traumatic osteoarthritis, synovitis of osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Acute and subacute bursitis.

Epicondylitis, Acute nonspecific tenosynovitis, Acute gouty arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis

Collagen diseases ( systemic lupus erythematosus, Acute rheumatic Carditis, systemic dermatomysitis ), Dermatologic disease ( Pemphigus, Severe erythma multiforme, Exfoliative dermatitis, Severe psoriasis ) ophthalmic diseases, ( in allergic and inflammatory processes involving the eye, such as : Herpes Zoster ophthalmicus, Iritis, iridocy clitis, chorioretinitis, Keratitis ), Gastrointestinal diseases ( ulcerative colitis systemic theropy ) Respiratory diseases ( symptomatic sarcoidosis, Berylliosis ) Hematologic disorders ( Acquired [ autoimmune ] hemolytic anemia ) Neoplastic disease. (Topical use):variety of skin conditions (e.g., insect bites, poison oak/ivy, eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash, itching of the outer female genitals, anal itching). Hydrocortisone -AR reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a mild corticosteroid.

How should I use Hydrocortisone -AR?

Use Hydrocortisone -AR as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Hydrocortisone -AR is usually given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be using Hydrocortisone -AR at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use Hydrocortisone -AR. Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
  • Do not use Hydrocortisone -AR if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
  • Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal.
  • If you miss a dose of Hydrocortisone -AR, contact your doctor right away.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Hydrocortisone -AR.

Uses of Hydrocortisone -AR in details

infoThere are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

It is used as a cream to treat mild to moderate inflammatory skin disorders such as mild to moderate eczema (itchy skin rash)contact dermatitis (e.g. after contact with certain plants, cosmetics, irritants like detergents), insect bite reactions.

Orally it is used to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation and to reduce the body's immune response. In general this drug is used to treat hormonal conditions when the body does not produce enough of its own steroids, and to treat a range of immune and allergic conditions. Hydrocortisone -AR is used as an injection for treating various conditions such as severe allergic reactions, arthritis, blood diseases, breathing problems, certain cancers, eye diseases, intestinal disorders, and skin diseases. The injectable form of Hydrocortisone -AR 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.

Hydrocortisone -AR description


Hydrocortisone -AR is the most well-known of the natural metabolic intermediary of cortisols. Cortisol is corticosteroid hormone or glucocorticoid produced by zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex, which are a part of the adrenal gland. It is usually referred to as the "stress hormone" as it is involved in response to stress and anxiety, controlled by CRH. It increases blood pressure and blood sugar, and reduces immune responses. Various synthetic forms of cortisol are used to treat a variety of different illnesses. When first introduced as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, Hydrocortisone -AR was referred to as Compound E.

Active ingredient matches for Hydrocortisone -AR:


Hydrocortisone Acetate

List of Hydrocortisone -AR substitutes (brand and generic names)

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Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Cream; Topical; Hydrocortisone 0.5%
Hydrocortisonum 10 Bottle
Injectable; Injection; Hydrocortisone Acetate 2.5% (Sovereign)
Injectable; Injection; Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate 25 mg / ml (Auden mckenzie)
Injectable; Injection; Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate 50 mg / ml (Auden mckenzie)
Ointment; Ophthalmic, Otic; Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate 1.5% (Auden mckenzie)
Tablet; Oral; Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate 10 mg (Auden mckenzie)
Tablet; Oral; Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate 20 mg (Auden mckenzie)
Tablets; Oral; Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate 10 mg (Auden mckenzie)
Tablets; Oral; Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate 20 mg (Auden mckenzie)
Ointment; Topical; Hydrocortisone Acetate 1% (Dermapharm)
Ointment; Topical; Hydrocortisone 1% (Dermapharm)
Cream; Topical; Hydrocortisone 0.5% (Karrer)
Cream; Topical; Hydrocortisone (Galen)
Lotion; Topical; Hydrocortisone (Galen)
Ointment; Topical; Hydrocortisone (Galen)
Solution; Topical; Hydrocortisone (Galen)


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  4. FDA Orange Book. "Patent:6514980: The publication, Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations (the List, commonly known as the Orange Book), identifies drug products approved on the basis of safety and effectiveness by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act).". https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/InformationOnD... (accessed September 18, 2017).


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