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Hydrocortisone
Essential medicine status
General description
Hydrocortisone is a glucocorticoid corticosteroid used in the topical and/or systemic treatment of various conditions where corticosteroids are indicated.
INN
Hydrocortisone
Medicine type
Chemical agent
Therapeutic equivalent for
Recommendations
Section
Antiallergics and medicines used in anaphylaxis
  • Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 100 mg in vial powder for injection (as sodium succinate)
Indications
Section
Dermatological medicines (topical) > Anti-inflammatory and antipruritic medicines
  • Local > Topical > Cream: 1% (acetate)
  • Local > Topical > Ointment: 1% (acetate)
Section
Anti-inflammatory medicines
  • Local > Rectal > Suppository: 25 mg (acetate)
  • Local > Rectal > Retention enema:
Section
Adrenal hormones and synthetic substitutes
  • Oral > Solid: 5 mg; 10 mg; 20 mg
Section
Hormones and antihormones
  • Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 100 mg in vial (as sodium succinate)
Section
Ophthalmological preparations > Anti-inflammatory agents
  • Local > Ophthalmological > Ointment: 1% (acetate)