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Report Hydrocortisone Side Effects

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

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Hydrocortisone side effects are:
Weight Gain (7 reports)
Arm Pain (2 reports)
Bloated (2 reports)
Crying (2 reports)
Crying And Edema And Weight Gain (2 reports)
Edema (2 reports)
MIND ALTERED (2 reports)
Fever (1 reports)
Head. Will It Harm It? This Is Not The First Time (1 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Hydrocortisone side effects . You can also compare Hydrocortisone side effects or view FDA reports.

Hydrocortisone Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Hydrocortisone 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 Hydrocortisone 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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Rash
on Jan 07, 2014 Female from US , 61 years of age, was treated with Hydrocortisone Acetate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: rash. Hydrocortisone Acetate dosage: Unk.

Dizziness
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone Cream Usp 2.5%. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: dizziness on Jan 06, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 145.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Hydrocortisone Cream Usp 2.5% dosage: N/A.

Influenza Like Illness, Arthralgia, Myalgia, Fatigue, Nausea, Palpitations, Product Substitution Issue, Product Quality Issue
Adverse event was reported on Dec 31, 2013 by a Female taking Hydrocortisone Tablets 10mg (Dosage: 25mg/15mg/10mg) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 38 years of age, weighting 120.0 lb, After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: influenza like illness, arthralgia, myalgia, fatigue, nausea, palpitations, product substitution issue, product quality issue.

Depression, Flushing, Feeling Jittery, Asthenia, Colitis, Visual Impairment, Weight Decreased, Suicidal Ideation
on Dec 30, 2013 Female from US , 68 years of age, weighting 126.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: depression, flushing, feeling jittery, asthenia, colitis, visual impairment, weight decreased, suicidal ideation. Hydrocortisone dosage: 5 Tbas Per Day, More If Needed, Taken By Mouth.


Paraphilia
on Feb 27, 2014 Male from JP , 63 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: paraphilia. Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate dosage: 200 Mg, Daily.

Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Hypoglycaemia Neonatal, Premature Baby, Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Large For Dates Baby, Atrial Septal Defect, Blood Cortisol Decreased, Cardiac Septal Hypertrophy
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: patent ductus arteriosus, hypoglycaemia neonatal, premature baby, neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, large for dates baby, atrial septal defect, blood cortisol decreased, cardiac septal hypertrophy on Dec 06, 2013 from DE Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 9.94 lb, was diagnosed with and. Hydrocortisone dosage: 1st Trimester: 30 Mg/d, 2nd Trimester: 45 Mg/d, 3rd Trimester: 75 Mg/d.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ideos (1000 Mg/d/ 400 Iu, 2x/day, Long Term Exposure)
  • Paracetamol (500 Mg, First Trimester)
  • Femibion (Unk, Long Term Exposure)
Patient was hospitalized.

Eczema
Adverse event was reported on Dec 04, 2013 by a Female taking Hydrocortisone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , weighting 168.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: eczema.
Associated medications used:
  • Elocon
  • Eumovate
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Sertraline Hydrochloride


Abdominal Discomfort
on Nov 27, 2013 Female from US , 84 years of age, weighting 120.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone Tablets 5mg. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: abdominal discomfort. Hydrocortisone Tablets 5mg dosage: N/A.

Malaise, Presyncope, Product Substitution Issue
on Nov 21, 2013 Female from US , 49 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone. After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: malaise, presyncope, product substitution issue. Hydrocortisone dosage: 25 Mg Day Plus Stress Dosing Three Times Daily Taken By Mouth.

Decreased Appetite, Diarrhoea, Weight Decreased, Product Substitution Issue
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: decreased appetite, diarrhoea, weight decreased, product substitution issue on Nov 21, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 62 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Hydrocortisone dosage: 1 Pill Twice Daily Taken By Mouth.

Fatigue, Adrenal Insufficiency, Hyperthyroidism, Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased
Adverse event was reported on Nov 13, 2013 by a Female taking Hydrocortisone (Dosage: 30mg, 1 In 1 D) . Location: JP , 45 years of age, Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: fatigue, adrenal insufficiency, hyperthyroidism, blood thyroid stimulating hormone increased.

Hyperthyroidism, Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased, Pituitary Tumour, Muscular Weakness
on Nov 13, 2013 Male from JP , 37 years of age, was treated with Hydrocortisone. After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: hyperthyroidism, blood thyroid stimulating hormone increased, pituitary tumour, muscular weakness. Hydrocortisone dosage: 30 Mg, 1 In 1 D. Patient was hospitalized.

Secondary Hyperthyroidism
on Nov 07, 2013 Male from JP , 37 years of age, weighting 106.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: secondary hyperthyroidism. Hydrocortisone dosage: 30 Milligram Daily; 30 Mg/day; Reduced To 20 Mg/day.

Secondary Hyperthyroidism
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: secondary hyperthyroidism on Nov 06, 2013 from JP Additional patient health information: Female , 45 years of age, weighting 107.1 lb, was diagnosed with and. Hydrocortisone dosage: 30 Milligram Daily; 30 Mg/day; Reduced To 15 Mg/day. Patient was hospitalized.

Anxiety, Tachycardia
Adverse event was reported on Nov 06, 2013 by a Female taking Hydrocortisone Tablets 5mg (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 69 years of age, weighting 135.1 lb, After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: anxiety, tachycardia.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Constipation, Stress
on Nov 06, 2013 Male from US , 68 years of age, weighting 215.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone Tablets 20mg. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: constipation, stress. Hydrocortisone Tablets 20mg dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Synthroid
  • Bromocriptine
  • Testosterone
  • Atorvastatin
  • Tegretol Xr
  • Clopidogrel
  • Travatan (2 Drops)
  • Cortisone Acetate (75-100 Mg)


Blister, Pruritus
on Nov 06, 2013 Female from US , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone Tablets 10mg. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: blister, pruritus. Hydrocortisone Tablets 10mg dosage: N/A.

Malaise, Weight Decreased, Fatigue, Speech Disorder, Visual Impairment, Movement Disorder, Headache, Nausea, Product Substitution Issue
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: malaise, weight decreased, fatigue, speech disorder, visual impairment, movement disorder, headache, nausea, product substitution issue on Oct 30, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 23 years of age, weighting 143.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Hydrocortisone dosage: 2 Pills Am, 1 Pill Pm, Twice Daily, Taken By Mouth. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Incorrect Dose Administered
Adverse event was reported on Oct 29, 2013 by a Male taking Hydrocortisone/glacial Acetic Acid Otic Solution (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 79 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: incorrect dose administered.

Hypercalcaemia, Calculus Ureteric, Hydronephrosis, Hydroureter
on Oct 22, 2013 Male from JP , child 2 years of age, weighting 21.16 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: hypercalcaemia, calculus ureteric, hydronephrosis, hydroureter. Hydrocortisone dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Palpitations, Fatigue, Hyperthyroidism
on Oct 17, 2013 Female from JP , 45 years of age, weighting 117.7 lb, was treated with Hydrocortisone. After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: palpitations, fatigue, hyperthyroidism. Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Hyperthyroidism
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: hyperthyroidism on Oct 17, 2013 from JP Additional patient health information: Male , 37 years of age, weighting 106.5 lb, . Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Application Site Pain
Adverse event was reported on Oct 15, 2013 by a Female taking Hydrocortisone Valerate Cream Usp 0.2% (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 85 years of age, weighting 110.0 lb, Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: application site pain.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Glossodynia, Accidental Exposure To Product
on Oct 15, 2013 Female from US , 50 years of age, weighting 116.0 lb, was treated with Hydrocortisone Valerate Cream Usp 0.2%. After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: glossodynia, accidental exposure to product. Hydrocortisone Valerate Cream Usp 0.2% dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Loperamide
  • Amitriptyline
  • Clonazepam
  • ^microgesterone^
  • Metoprolol Es
  • Azopt Eye Drops
  • Lantanoprost Eye Drops
  • Vitamin B12


Tinea Infection
on Oct 15, 2013 Female from US , child 9 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone Valerate Ointment 0.2%. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: tinea infection. Hydrocortisone Valerate Ointment 0.2% dosage: N/A.

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