Hydrocortone Uses

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What is Hydrocortone?

Hydrocortone valerate topical is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Hydrocortone valerate is a corticosteroid (cortisone-like medicine or steroid).

Hydrocortone valerate is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Hydrocortone 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.
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For parenteral use of Hydrocortone Xepa-Soul Pattinson: acute adrenal insufficiency, allergic reactions of immediate type, asthmatic status, prevention and treatment of shock, myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock, thyrotoxic crisis, thyroiditis, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, hypercalcemia due to tumor disease, short or additional therapy in acute rheumatic diseases, collagen diseases, pemphigus, bullous Dermatitis herpetiformis (Duhring disease), polymorphic bullous erythema, exfoliative dermatitis, granulosarcoid, severe forms of psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, severe acute and chronic allergic and inflammatory processes with eyes involvement, symptomatic sarcoidosis, Loeffler syndrome if not amenable to other forms of therapy, berylliosis, focal or disseminated form of tuberculosis during anti tuberculosis chemotherapy, aspiration pneumonitis, adult idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (only IV), adult secondary thrombocytopenia, acquired (autoimmune) hemolytic anemia, erythroblastopenia, congenital (erythroid) anemotrophy, palliative therapy in leukemia and lymphoma adults with acute leukemia in children, to enhance diuresis and to reduce proteinuria in nephrotic syndrome without uremia, with nephrotic syndrome of idiopathic type or lupus erythematosus, in a critical stage of ulcerative colitis, and regional enteritis (as a systemic treatment), tuberculous meningitis with subarachnoid block or the development of its stake (in conjunction with antituberculosis chemotherapy), trichinosis with nervous system or myocardium, bronchial asthma, diseases of the joints.

For local use: inflammation of the anterior eyeball in intact epithelium of the cornea and after injury and surgery on the eyeball.

For external use: allergic dermatitis, seborrhea, various forms of eczema, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, pruritus, red flat verrucous zoster.

How should I use Hydrocortone?

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

  • Shake the lotion well before each use.
  • Apply a small amount of medicine to the affected area. Gently rub it in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands after applying Hydrocortone, unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • Do not bandage or wrap the affected area unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
  • Use the cleanser on the scalp or body as directed by your doctor. If applying to the scalp, massage a moderate amount into the wet scalp. Leave on for 2 to 3 minutes, then rinse well. Do not repeat. If using on the body, apply a generous amount, lather, and rinse well.
  • If you miss a dose of Hydrocortone, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Hydrocortone.

Uses of Hydrocortone 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.
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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. Hydrocortone 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 Hydrocortone 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.

Hydrocortone description

infoPharmacology is a crucial part of medicine wherein various medications are used to advance the well-being of an individual. Some drugs cure the infection or a disease; few prevent the occurrence of a symptom or a disease, and few are used in long-term treatment of the disease. Drugs are obtained from the plants as well as they can be synthesized organically. The drugs are used in various combinations or a single drug by the pharmaceutical industry during its preparation. The half-life of each medicine is different, and the dosage of the drug depends on the half-life of the drug.
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Hydrocortone 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, Hydrocortone was referred to as Compound E.

Active ingredient matches for Hydrocortone:

Hydrocortisone in Austria, Ireland, Japan, Portugal, Switzerland, United States.

Hydrocortisone Acetate


Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Injectable; Injection; Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate 25 mg / ml
Injectable; Injection; Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate 50 mg / ml
Ointment; Ophthalmic, Otic; Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate 1.5%
Tablet; Oral; Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate 10 mg
Tablet; Oral; Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate 20 mg
Tablets; Oral; Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate 10 mg
Tablets; Oral; Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate 20 mg

List of Hydrocortone substitutes (brand and generic names):

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)
HYDROLIN 100MG INJECTION 1 vial / 1 injection each (Hetero Drugs Ltd)$ 0.66
Hydroskin cream 1 g/100g (Rugby)
Hydroskin lotion 1 g/100mL (Rugby)
Cream; Topical; Hydrocortisone 0.5% (Christo)
Hydrosone 1 % x 15 g (Christo)
Hydrosone 1 % x 450 g (Christo)
Cream; Topical; Hydrocortisone 1% (Christo)
Hydrotopic / Vial 100 mg x 10's (Vendiz)$ 26.44
Hydrotopic 250 mg x 10's (Vendiz)$ 51.33
Hydrotopic Cream 1 % x 5 g$ 3.73
Hydrotopic Cream 1 % x 500 g$ 64.71
Hys NA Injection (Speciality Meditech Pvt Ltd)$ 0.68
HYS 100 1GM INJECTION 1 vial / 1 injection each (Speciality Meditech Pvt Ltd)$ 0.68

References

  1. DailyMed. "CIPROFLOXACIN HYDROCHLORIDE; HYDROCORTISONE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/se... (accessed September 18, 2017).
  2. Wikipedia. "cortisol: Link to the compound information in Wikipedia.". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortisol (accessed September 18, 2017).
  3. PubChem. "hydrocortisone". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compoun... (accessed September 18, 2017).
  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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