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Hydrocort Side Effects

Common Hydrocort Side Effects


The most commonly reported Hydrocort side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Malaise (52)
Pyrexia (47)
Nausea (39)
Dyspnoea (34)
Rash (33)
Infusion Related Reaction (32)
Headache (32)
Fatigue (29)
Asthenia (29)
Blood Glucose Increased (27)
Vomiting (25)
Abdominal Pain (25)
Hyperglycaemia (24)
Food Poisoning (24)
Erythema (24)
Adrenocortical Insufficiency Acute (24)
Convulsion (21)
Product Substitution Issue (21)
Hypertension (21)
Condition Aggravated (20)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Hydrocort Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Hydrocort reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Hydrocort on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Accidental Exposure
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from GERMANY, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: eczema, who was treated with Hydrocortisone (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Accidental Exposure
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Hydrocortisone treatment in male patients, resulting in accidental exposure side effect.

Skin Burning Sensation
This report suggests a potential Hydrocortisone Skin Burning Sensation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Hydrocortisone (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Hydrocortisone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Skin Burning Sensation
Drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Hydrocortisone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as skin burning sensation, may still occur.

Rash Pustular
This Rash Pustular problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 83-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: skin disorder. On Sep 13, 2011 this consumer started treatment with Hydrocortisone (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Doxycycline
  • Synthroid
When commencing Hydrocortisone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Rash Pustular
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as rash pustular, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Accidental Exposure
This is a report of a 1-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: accidental exposure and was treated with Hydrocortisone (dosage: NA) starting Apr 30, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Accidental Exposure
This opens a possibility that Hydrocortisone treatment could cause the above reactions, including accidental exposure, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.


Accidental Exposure
A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms/conditions: accidental exposure started Hydrocortisone treatment (dosage: NA) on Apr 18, 2011. Soon after starting Hydrocortisone treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Accidental Exposure
Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Hydrocortisone.

No Adverse Event, Product Quality Issue
A male patient from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: eczema,attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and was treated with Hydrocortisone(dosage: Unk). The treatment was initiated on Sep 01, 2011. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • No Adverse Event
  • Product Quality Issue
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Hydrocortisone efficacy:
  • Daytrana (10 Mg, Qd)


Craniopharyngioma, Disease Recurrence
In this report, Hydrocortison /00028601/ was administered for the following condition: NA.A 14-year-old female consumer from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) started Hydrocortison /00028601/ treatment (dosage: Unk) on Mar 01, 2009.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Disease Recurrence
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction:
  • Ddavp (Unk)
  • Topamax (Unk)
  • Norditropin (1.7 Mg, Qd)
  • Premarin (Unk)
Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Hydrocortison /00028601/ treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Loss Of Consciousness, Blood Pressure Immeasurable
This is a report of the following Hydrocortisone side effect(s):
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Blood Pressure Immeasurable
A 45-year-old male patient from UNITED KINGDOM (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: NA and received a treatment with Hydrocortisone (dosage: NA) starting: Dec 04, 2011.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions:
  • Oxaliplatin (260 Mg Milligram(s), Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified))
  • Bevaclizumab
  • Chlorpheniramine Maleate
This report suggests that a Hydrocortisone treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Diabetes Mellitus, Obesity, Cushing's Syndrome, Overdose
This Hydrocortisone report was submitted by a 38-year-old female consumer from JAPAN (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: NA and Hydrocortisone was administered (dosage: NA) starting: NS. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Obesity
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Overdose
Other drugs used simultaneously:
  • Decadron
  • Furosemide
  • Decadron
  • Decadron
  • Decadron
  • Decadron
  • Voglibose
  • Decadron
The patient was hospitalized.Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Hydrocortisone treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Rash
This is a report of a possible correlation between Hydrocortisone use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Rash
which could contribute to an assessment of Hydrocortisone risk profile.A female consumer from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) was suffering from rash,hypersensitivity and was treated with Hydrocortisone (dosage: Unk) starting Jun 08, 2012.Other concurrent medications:
  • Claritin (Unk)
  • Vicodin (Unk)
  • Chantix (0.5 Mg,daily)
  • Xanax (0.25 Mg, Daily)


Femur Fracture, Oedema Peripheral, Surgery
A female patient from GERMANY (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: NA and after a treatment with Hydrocortisone (dosage: NA) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Femur Fracture
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Surgery
The treatment was started on NS. Hydrocortisone was used in combination with the following drugs:
  • Furosemide
  • Motilium
  • Diamox
  • Tracleer (62.5 Mg, Bid)
  • Keppra
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.This report could alert potential Hydrocortisone consumers.

Confusional State
In this report, a male patient from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Hydrocortisone side effect.The patient was diagnosed with NA. After a treatment with Hydrocortisone (dosage: NA, start date: Mar 12, 2012), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Confusional State
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction:
  • Androgel (1 Package Daily.)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Tamiflu
The patient was hospitalized.The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Hydrocortisone treatment.

Pyrexia, Pneumonia
This is a report of a 44-year-old male patient from UNITED STATES (weight: NA), who used Hydrocortisone (dosage: NA) for a treatment of NA. After starting a treatment on Nov 17, 2011, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Pyrexia
  • Pneumonia
The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Hydrocortisone treatment NA.The patient was hospitalized.Taken together, these observations suggest that a Hydrocortisone treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Pyrexia, Pneumonia.

Application Site Erythema, Application Site Pruritus, Product Quality Issue
This application site erythema side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: erythema. The patient was prescribed Hydrocortisone (dosage: Unk), which was started on Jun 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Daytrana (10 Mg, Qd)
When starting to take Hydrocortisone the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Application Site Erythema
  • Application Site Pruritus
  • Product Quality Issue
These side effects may potentially be related to Hydrocortisone.

Arthralgia, Product Quality Issue, Inflammation, Myalgia, Product Solubility Abnormal, Pain
This is a Hydrocortisone Acetate side effect report of a 60-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: complication of pregnancy,condition aggravated,haemorrhoids, who was treated with Hydrocortisone Acetate (dosage:1 Suppository 2-3 X/ Day/ As Need Rectal, start time: May 18, 2012), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a arthralgia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Arthralgia
  • Product Quality Issue
  • Inflammation
  • Myalgia
  • Product Solubility Abnormal
  • Pain
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Hydrocortisone Acetate treatment in female patients suffering from complication of pregnancy,condition aggravated,haemorrhoids, resulting in arthralgia.

Coma, Fungal Sepsis, Myopathy
This report suggests a potential Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate coma side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 75-year-old female patient from JAPAN (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): asthma and used Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate (dosage: 400 Mg/day) starting NS. Soon after starting Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Coma
  • Fungal Sepsis
  • Myopathy
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Betamethasone (4 Mg/day)
  • Theophylline (Unk)
Although Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as coma, may still occur.

Papilloedema
This papilloedema problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): adrenogenital syndrome.On Jan 01, 2004 a consumer started treatment with Hydrocortisone (dosage: 5 Mg, 2x/day). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Genotropin (2 Mg, Daily)
  • Florinef (1.25 Ug, Daily)
When commencing Hydrocortisone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Papilloedema
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as papilloedema, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Myalgia, Thirst, Fatigue, Feeling Abnormal, Asthenia, Ill-defined Disorder
This is a Hydrocortisone side effect report of a male patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: pain,diarrhoea,blood testosterone decreased,back injury,vitamin d deficiency,crohn's disease and was treated with Hydrocortisone (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lomotil
  • Testosterone
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Myalgia
  • Thirst
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Asthenia
  • Ill-defined Disorder
This opens a possibility that Hydrocortisone could cause myalgia and that some male patients may be more susceptible.

Lung Infection
A male patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Hydrocortisone treatment (dosage: NA) on Dec 30, 2011. Soon after starting Hydrocortisone treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Lung Infection
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Pulmozyme
  • Advair Diskus 100/50
  • Cyproheptadine Hcl
  • Prednisone
  • Antibiotics
  • Remicade
  • Mesalamine
  • Proair Hfa
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Hydrocortisone side effects, such as lung infection.

Fall, Pelvic Fracture
This fall side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CANADA. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Hydrocortisone (dosage: NA), which was started on May 09, 2007. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Remicade (X 52 Weeks)
.When starting to take Hydrocortisone the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
  • Fall
  • Pelvic Fracture
These side effects may potentially be related to Hydrocortisone.

Abdominal Pain, Haematoma, Hypertension
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Hydrocortisone (dosage: Unk, start time: Jan 01, 2011), combined with:
  • Metformin (Unk)
  • Calcium (Unk)
  • Morphine (Unk)
  • Prochlorperazine (Unk)
  • Toprol-xl (Unk)
  • Metformin
  • Dexlansoprazole (Unk)
  • Fosamax (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Haematoma
  • Hypertension
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Hydrocortisone treatment in female patients, resulting in abdominal pain side effect. The patient was hospitalized.

Adenocarcinoma
This report suggests a potential Hydrocortisone Adenocarcinoma side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from NETHERLANDS was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood corticotrophin abnormal and used Hydrocortisone (dosage: Unk) starting May 25, 2004. Soon after starting Hydrocortisone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Adenocarcinoma
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Duphaston (Unk)
  • Nutropin (0.4 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Alendronic Acid (Unk)
  • Atrovent (Unk)
  • Dermestril ^opfermann^ (Unk)
  • Femoston ^eurimpharm^ (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Hydrocortisone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as adenocarcinoma, may still occur.

Respiratory Arrest
This Respiratory Arrest problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On Mar 22, 2001 this consumer started treatment with Hydrocortisone (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Prevacid
  • Vitamin Tab
  • Cyclopropane (Reported As Miclopropan)
  • Nutropin Aq
  • Miralax
  • Cortef (Route G Tube)
  • Solu-cortef Injectable
When commencing Hydrocortisone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Respiratory Arrest
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as respiratory arrest, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Thrombosis In Device, Staphylococcus Test Positive, Device Related Infection, Streptococcus Test Positive
This is a report of a 84-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Hydrocortison /00028601/ (hydrocortisone) (dosage: NA) starting Mar 23, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zoladex /00732101/ (goserelin)
  • Vitamin B 12 (vitamin B Nos)
  • Prilosec
  • Provenge (250 Ml, Single, Intravenous)
  • Dyazide
  • Ketoconazole
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Thrombosis In Device
  • Staphylococcus Test Positive
  • Device Related Infection
  • Streptococcus Test Positive
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Hydrocortison /00028601/ (hydrocortisone) treatment could cause the above reactions, including thrombosis in device, and some subjects may be more susceptible.

Cataract
A 36-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from CANADA with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Hydrocortisone (hydrocotisone) treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Hydrocortisone (hydrocotisone) treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Cataract
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Calcipotriene And Betamethasone Dipropionate ((1 In 1 D), On Elbows And Knees For 6 Months In 2007 And Restart 2011)
This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Hydrocortisone (hydrocotisone).

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Top 10 Hydrocort Side Effects for Women

Women Side EffectsReports
Dyspnoea 24
Nausea 24
Headache 22
Asthenia 21
Fatigue 20
Rash 19
Adrenocortical Insufficiency Acute 17
Convulsion 17
Infusion Related Reaction 17
Abdominal Pain 15

Top 10 Hydrocort Side Effects for Men

Men Side EffectsReports
Malaise 37
Pyrexia 35
Blood Glucose Increased 24
Food Poisoning 24
Hyperglycaemia 18
Cataract 15
Infusion Related Reaction 15
Nausea 15
Pneumonia 15
Rash 14

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    Hydrocort Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0143-1254
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameHydrocortisone
    NameHydrocortisone
    Dosage FormTABLET
    RouteORAL
    On market since19730618
    LabelerWest-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp
    Active Ingredient(s)HYDROCORTISONE
    Strength(s)20
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassCorticosteroid [EPC],Corticosteroid Hormone Receptor Agonists [MoA]

    More About Hydrocort

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 968

    Hydrocort safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 75

    Reported hospitalizations: 241

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