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Hydrocortisone

Structure

Each canister contains Hydrocortisone acetate IP 10% w/w.

No Prescription

Hydrocortisone is prescribed in acute flares of ulcerative colitis.

Dosage

Adults
1 application inserted into the rectum once or twice daily for 2 or 3 weeks and then every second day thereafter, administered rectally.
Each application delivers approximately 1000 mg of foam containing 100 mg of hydrocortisone acetate.

Children
Not recommended below 12 years.
Satisfactory response usually occurs within five to seven days marked by a decrease in symptoms.
Symptomatic improvement in ulcerative proctitis should not be prescribed as the sole criterion for evaluating efficacy.
Sigmoidoscopy is also recommended to judge dosage adjustment, duration of therapy and rate of improvement.

Contraindications

Hydrocortisone is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- Active peptic ulcer;
- Acute coronary disease;
- Acute glomerulonephritis;
- Diabetes;
- Diverticulitis;
- Hypersensitivity to hydrocortisone;
- Hypertension;
- Hyperthyroidism;
- Limited cardiac reserve and local or systemic infections including fungal or exanthematous diseases;
- Myasthenia gravis;
- Obstruction, abscess, perforation, peritonitis, fresh intestinal anastomosis, extensive fistulas and sinus tracts;
- Osteoporosis;
- Psychic disturbances;
- Thrombo-phlebitis;
- Tuberculosis (active, latent or questionably healed), ocular herpes simplex and acute psychosis;

Package

Hydrocortisone is supplied in an aerosol can with a special rectal applicator.
(c) 2017