HYDROCORTISONE

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
Adverse Effects: 
1. Burning 2. Irritation 3. Pruritus 4. Dryness 5. Erythema 6. Folliculitis 7. Hypertrichosis 8. Acneiform eruptions 9. Allergic contact dermatitis 10. Secondary infections 11. Atrophy 12. Striae 13. Suppression of adrenocorticotropic hormone 14. Cushing`s syndrome 15. Glucosuria 16. Hyperglycaemia 17. Fluid retention 18. Sodium retention 19. Hypokalaemia 20. Oedema 21. Weakness 22. Muscle wasting 23. Gastrointestinal discomfort 24. Peptic ulcer 25. Haemorrhage 26. Joint damage 27. Fibrosis 28. Headache 29. Convulsions 30. Vertigo 31. Increased intracranial pressure 32. Depression 33. Local hypopigmentation
Contraiindication: 
1. Hypersensitivity to the drug 2. Not to be given I.V. or I.M. 3. Local or systemic infections 4. Fungal or herpetic keratitis 5. Cataract 6. Tubercular or syphilitic lesions.
Special Precaution: 
1. Occlusive dressings (Topical preparation) 2. Use of potent preparations should be short term or intermittent 3. Milder drugs should be used in acute lesions and stronger ones are for chronic lesions 4. Avoid sudden discontinuation of the drug 5. Hypothyroidism 6. Cirrhosis 7. Stress 8. Sepsis 9. Ocular herpes simplex 10. Peptic ulcer 11. Hypertension 12. Osteoporosis 13. Myasthenia gravis 14. Renal impairment 15. Ulcerative colitis 16. Diverticulitis
Interaction: 
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.

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