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Side effect(s) of Hydrocortisone

Review the side-effects of Hydrocortisone as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.
If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances - Sodium retention, fluid retention, heart failure, high blood pressure and potassium loss.

Musculoskeletal - Muscle weakness, loss of muscle mass, joint inflammation, vertebral compression fractures and cell death in thighbone.

Gastrointestinal - Peptic ulcer, stomach bleeding, abdominal distention and ulcerative esophagus.

Skin - Impaired wound healing, facial redness and increased sweating.

Central Nervous System - Convulsions, stroke, vertigo and headache.

Genitourinary - Menstrual irregularities, development of Cushingoid state and suppression of growth in pediatric patients.

Eye - Increased eye pressure and protruding eyeball.

Other Precautions : * Avoid alcohol consumption.

Drug Name : Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone(Cortef) generic is a corticosteroid, prescribed for severe allergies, arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis and skin conditions. It is also used to treat certain types of cancer.
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