Cortef

Cortef generic name: Ala-Cort, Hydrocortisone, Hydrocortisone Acetate, Nu-Derm, Procto-Med Hc, Proctosol-Hc, Proctozone-Hc, Scalacort, Anti-Itch, Aquaphor Itch Relief, Beta Hc, Cortisone, Cortizone, Dermarest Eczema, Hydrocream Base, Monistat Care, Noble Formula Hc, Itch Relief

What is Cortef used for?

Hydrocortisone is a man-made version of a natural substance (cortisol) made by the adrenal gland. It is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood/hormone/immune system disorders, skin and eye conditions, breathing problems, cancer, and severe allergies. It decreases your immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as pain, swelling and allergic-type reactions. Hydrocortisone is also used to treat low cortisol levels caused by diseases of the adrenal gland (such as Addison's disease, adrenocortical insufficiency). Corticosteroids are needed in many ways for the body to function well. They are important for salt and water balance and keeping blood pressure normal.

CHEMICAL NAME

Hydrocortisone

DRUG TYPE

Inflammation/Immune Disorders
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Cortef Frequently Asked Questions

This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.

Hydrocortisone may also be used for COVID-19, but is only effective in hospitalized patients who need supplemental oxygen or a mechanical ventilator to breathe.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Cortef Dosage and Form Information

Tablet
5 Mg
20 Mg
10 Mg

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