What is Cort-S (Hydrocortisone) used for?
Cort-S (Hydrocortisone) is given as a treatment for conditions such as arthritis, diseases of the blood, severe allergic reactions, problems breathing, diseases of the eye and skin diseases. This drug is a type of corticosteroid, which works by decreasing the immune response, thereby reducing inflammation and other allergic reactions. Patients are given the injectable form of this drug when oral administration is not possible or when rapid treatment is required.
How should I use Cort-S (Hydrocortisone)?
Cort-S (Hydrocortisone) is administered by a slow injection into the vein or else by injecting it directly into a muscle. The exact dosage required will be determined by your physician. You should not administer this drug at home unless you are fully aware of how to properly administer it and have been instructed how to do so by a health care professional. Patients who have been using this medication for a long period of time should not suddenly stop using it. Consult your physician, as your dosage may need to be reduced gradually in order to avoid unwanted side effects.
What are the side effects of Cort-S (Hydrocortisone)?
Patients using Cort-S (Hydrocortisone) may notice side effects such as:
If you experience seizures, unusual growth of skin or unwanted hair growth you should consult your physician immediately.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Cort-S (Hydrocortisone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.