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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Hydrocort, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Hydrocort side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Hydrocort.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Hydrocort side effects are:
Muscle Soreness (2 reports)
Feet (1 reports)
Swollen Legs (1 reports)
Swollen Legs And Feet (1 reports)

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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).
The 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 identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Talipes, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Retrognathia, Brachycephaly, Oesophageal Atresia, Cerebellar Hypoplasia, Cerebral Ventricle Dilatation
on May 08, 2012 Female from GERMANY , child 0 years of age, was treated with Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocort side effects: talipes, maternal exposure during pregnancy, retrognathia, brachycephaly, oesophageal atresia, cerebellar hypoplasia, cerebral ventricle dilatation. Hydrocortisone dosage: 35 [mg/d (15-10-10) ].
Associated medications used:
  • Dexamethasone
  • Lamotrigine (325 [mg/d (125-0-200) ]/ Epilepsy Since 1995)
  • Astonin-h (0.1 [mg/d (2x0,05) ])


Retinal Detachment
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocort side effects: retinal detachment on May 08, 2012 from CANADA Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 291.0 lb, . Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Rash, Lymphadenopathy
Adverse event was reported on May 14, 2012 by a Female taking Hydrocortisone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: SPAIN , weighting 163.1 lb, After Hydrocort was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocort side effects: rash, lymphadenopathy.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Cardiac Arrest, Circulatory Collapse, Gastroenteritis, Hypovolaemic Shock, Dehydration
on May 10, 2012 Male from FRANCE , child 2 years of age, weighting 26.46 lb, was diagnosed with
  • hyperadrenalism
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • prader-willi syndrome
  • epilepsy
and was treated with Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocort side effects: cardiac arrest, circulatory collapse, gastroenteritis, hypovolaemic shock, dehydration. Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Gaviscon
  • Somatropin Rdna (0.3 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Keppra
  • Motilium



Toxicity To Various Agents
on May 02, 2012 Female from FRANCE , weighting 170.2 lb, was treated with Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocort side effects: toxicity to various agents. Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Bromazepam
  • Fenofibrate
  • Somatropin
  • Seropram (france)
  • Ezetimibe
  • Anafranil
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
Patient was hospitalized.

Inappropriate Affect, Neutrophil Count Decreased, Heart Rate Increased, Balance Disorder, Hypoaesthesia Oral, Platelet Count Decreased, Grimacing, Body Temperature Decreased, Affect Lability
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. After Hydrocort was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocort side effects: inappropriate affect, neutrophil count decreased, heart rate increased, balance disorder, hypoaesthesia oral, platelet count decreased, grimacing, body temperature decreased, affect lability on May 14, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 96.56 lb, . Hydrocortisone dosage: 45 Mg.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Daunorubicin Hydrochloride (140 Mg)
  • Mercaptopurine (1150 Mg)
  • Vincristine Sulfate (4 Mg)
  • Cytarabine (1090 Mg)
  • Peg-l-aspraginase (pegasparagase, Oncospar) (3375 Iu)
  • Methotrexate (45 Mg)
  • Cyclophosphamide (2800 Mg)
Patient was hospitalized.

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Turner's Syndrome
Adverse event was reported on May 04, 2012 by a Female taking Hydrocortisone Acetate (Dosage: N/A) . Location: GERMANY , weighting 6.61 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocort side effects: hypoplastic left heart syndrome, turner's syndrome.
Associated medications used:
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Clotrimazole
  • Folio
  • Apsomol
  • Cetirizine Hcl
  • Progesterone
Patient was hospitalized.

Pituitary Tumour Recurrent
on Apr 30, 2012 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 71 years of age, was treated with Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocort side effects: pituitary tumour recurrent. Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Nifedipine
  • Sustanon /00593501/
  • Norditropin (0.4 Mg, Qd)
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Atenolol


Cholecystitis Infective, Gallbladder Necrosis, Cholelithiasis, Inflammation, Abdominal Pain Upper, Renal Impairment, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Hepatic Function Abnormal
on May 08, 2012 Male from JAPAN , 45 years of age, was treated with Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate. After Hydrocort was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocort side effects: cholecystitis infective, gallbladder necrosis, cholelithiasis, inflammation, abdominal pain upper, renal impairment, oxygen saturation decreased, hepatic function abnormal. Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate dosage: 10 Mg, Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Nervous System Disorder, Optic Nerve Disorder, Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia Recurrent, Visual Acuity Reduced, Leukaemic Infiltration
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone 1% Ointment. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocort side effects: nervous system disorder, optic nerve disorder, acute lymphocytic leukaemia recurrent, visual acuity reduced, leukaemic infiltration on Apr 23, 2012 from AUSTRALIA Additional patient health information: Male , 16 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Hydrocortisone 1% Ointment dosage: Inth.
Associated medications used:

Surgery
Adverse event was reported on Apr 30, 2012 by a Male taking Hydrocortisone (Dosage: N/A) . Location: CANADA , weighting 176.4 lb, Patient felt the following Hydrocort side effects: surgery.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Cerebral Vasoconstriction
on Apr 25, 2012 Female from FRANCE , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone. After Hydrocort was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocort side effects: cerebral vasoconstriction. Hydrocortisone dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Hypovolaemic Shock, Dehydration, Gastroenteritis, Circulatory Collapse
on May 03, 2012 Male from FRANCE , child 2 years of age, weighting 26.46 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocort side effects: hypovolaemic shock, dehydration, gastroenteritis, circulatory collapse. Hydrocortisone dosage: 3 Df, Unk.

Pituitary Tumour Recurrent
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocort side effects: pituitary tumour recurrent on Apr 30, 2012 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Male , 71 years of age, . Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Somatropin
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Testosterone Phenyl Propionate Inj
  • Atenolol
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Nifedipine


Deformity, Depression, Choking, Gait Disturbance, Musculoskeletal Pain, Back Pain, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Quality Of Life Decreased
Adverse event was reported on Apr 23, 2012 by a Female taking Hydrocortisone Cream (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 115.0 lb, After Hydrocort was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocort side effects: deformity, depression, choking, gait disturbance, musculoskeletal pain, back pain, activities of daily living impaired, quality of life decreased.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Relafen
  • Timoptic
  • Buspar
  • Metoclopramide (10 Mg;qid; Po)
  • Metoclopramide (10 Mg;qid; Po)
  • Gutatuss Ac
  • Lanoxin
  • Metrogel
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Hypoglycaemia
on Apr 26, 2012 Male from FRANCE , 24 years of age, weighting 119.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocort side effects: hypoglycaemia. Hydrocortisone dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Pyrexia, Hypersensitivity, Feeling Abnormal, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Urinary Incontinence, Asthenia, Fall
on Apr 24, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 64 years of age, was treated with Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocort side effects: pyrexia, hypersensitivity, feeling abnormal, musculoskeletal stiffness, urinary incontinence, asthenia, fall. Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Infectious Peritonitis
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. After Hydrocort was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocort side effects: infectious peritonitis on Apr 12, 2012 from FRANCE Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 249.1 lb, was diagnosed with and. Hydrocortisone dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Somatropin (0.3 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Desmopressin Acetate (0.4 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Androtardyl
  • Somatropin (0.2 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Glucophage (2300 Iu, 1x/day)
  • Androtardyl (1 Unit Injection, Every 3 Weeks)
Patient was hospitalized.

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
Adverse event was reported on Apr 24, 2012 by a Female taking Hydrocortisone Ointment (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 38 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocort side effects: progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.
Associated medications used:
  • Metronidazole
  • Sulfacetamide Sodium
  • Tysabri
  • Neomycin-polymyxin-hc
  • Tysabri


Teeth Brittle
on Sep 18, 2012 Female from NL , 55 years of age, weighting 160.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate. Patient felt the following Hydrocort side effects: teeth brittle. Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Calcichew-d3 (1 Df, 1x/day)
  • Norditropin (Unk)
  • Thyrax (0.1 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Thyrax (0.025 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Omeprazol (20 Mg, As Needed)


Neoplasm Recurrence, Hunger, Pain, Weight Increased
on Apr 27, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 35 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone Acetate. After Hydrocort was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocort side effects: neoplasm recurrence, hunger, pain, weight increased. Hydrocortisone Acetate dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Deep Vein Thrombosis, Paraesthesia, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Anxiety, Oedema Peripheral, Arthralgia, Joint Swelling, Dysstasia, Emotional Distress
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone Cream. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocort side effects: deep vein thrombosis, paraesthesia, activities of daily living impaired, anxiety, oedema peripheral, arthralgia, joint swelling, dysstasia, emotional distress on Apr 23, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 35 years of age, weighting 227.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Hydrocortisone Cream dosage: 1 %, Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Tramadol Hcl (50 Mg Every 4 To 6 Hours As Needed)
  • Soma
  • Protonix
  • Wellbutrin Xl (150 Mg, Qd)
  • Ibuprofen (Unk)
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate
  • Minocycline Hcl (Unk)
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate + Acetaminophen (1-2 5/500 Mg Tablets, Q4hr)
Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Cortisol Decreased, Hiccups, Decreased Appetite, Adrenocortical Insufficiency Acute, Fatigue
Adverse event was reported on Apr 20, 2012 by a Female taking Hydrocortisone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 170.6 lb, Patient felt the following Hydrocort side effects: blood cortisol decreased, hiccups, decreased appetite, adrenocortical insufficiency acute, fatigue.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Rash, Skin Fissures, Dry Skin, Hyperkeratosis, Erythema
on Apr 24, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 149.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone Acetate. After Hydrocort was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocort side effects: rash, skin fissures, dry skin, hyperkeratosis, erythema. Hydrocortisone Acetate dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Dizziness, Asphyxia
on Apr 18, 2012 Female from FRANCE , 72 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocort side effects: dizziness, asphyxia. Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

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