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Coma, Fungal Sepsis, Myopathy (8398166-4)
on May 25, 2012 Female from JAPAN , 75 years of age, weighting 165.3 lb, was diagnosed with
  • asthma
and was treated with Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: coma, fungal sepsis, myopathy. Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate dosage: 400 Mg/day.
Associated medications used:
  • Betamethasone (4 Mg/day)
  • Theophylline (Unk)


Papilloedema (8395754-6)
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: papilloedema on May 29, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 99.98 lb, was diagnosed with
  • adrenogenital syndrome
and. Hydrocortisone dosage: 5 Mg, 2x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Genotropin (2 Mg, Daily)
  • Florinef (1.25 Ug, Daily)
Patient was hospitalized.

Myalgia, Thirst, Fatigue, Feeling Abnormal, Asthenia, Ill-defined Disorder (8391277-9)
Adverse event was reported on Jul 12, 2011 by a Male taking Hydrocortisone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • pain
  • diarrhoea
  • blood testosterone decreased
  • back injury
  • vitamin d deficiency
  • crohn's disease
and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 149.1 lb, After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: myalgia, thirst, fatigue, feeling abnormal, asthenia, ill-defined disorder.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lomotil
  • Testosterone


Lung Infection (8390928-2)
on May 16, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 77.16 lb, was treated with Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: lung infection. Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Pulmozyme
  • Advair Diskus 100/50
  • Cyproheptadine Hcl
  • Prednisone
  • Antibiotics
  • Remicade
  • Mesalamine
  • Proair Hfa
Patient was hospitalized.


Fall, Pelvic Fracture (8390399-6)
on May 16, 2012 Female from CANADA , weighting 138.9 lb, was treated with Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: fall, pelvic fracture. Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Remicade (X 52 Weeks)


Abdominal Pain, Haematoma, Hypertension (8386664-9)
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: abdominal pain, haematoma, hypertension on May 17, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 145.9 lb, . Hydrocortisone dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Metformin (Unk)
  • Calcium (Unk)
  • Morphine (Unk)
  • Prochlorperazine (Unk)
  • Toprol-xl (Unk)
  • Metformin
  • Dexlansoprazole (Unk)
  • Fosamax (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Adenocarcinoma (8386429-8)
Adverse event was reported on May 22, 2012 by a Female taking Hydrocortisone (Dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with
  • blood corticotrophin abnormal
and. Location: NETHERLANDS , 57 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: adenocarcinoma.
Associated medications used:
  • Duphaston (Unk)
  • Nutropin (0.4 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Alendronic Acid (Unk)
  • Atrovent (Unk)
  • Dermestril ^opfermann^ (Unk)
  • Femoston ^eurimpharm^ (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Respiratory Arrest (8383974-6)
on May 22, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 74.87 lb, was treated with Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: respiratory arrest. Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Prevacid
  • Vitamin Tab
  • Cyclopropane (Reported As Miclopropan)
  • Nutropin Aq
  • Miralax
  • Cortef (Route G Tube)
  • Solu-cortef Injectable


Cataract (8375976-0)
on May 09, 2012 Male from CANADA , 36 years of age, was treated with Hydrocortisone (hydrocotisone). After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: cataract. Hydrocortisone (hydrocotisone) dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Calcipotriene And Betamethasone Dipropionate ((1 In 1 D), On Elbows And Knees For 6 Months In 2007 And Restart 2011)


Talipes, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy, Retrognathia, Brachycephaly, Oesophageal Atresia, Cerebellar Hypoplasia, Cerebral Ventricle Dilatation (8375162-4)
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: talipes, maternal exposure during pregnancy, retrognathia, brachycephaly, oesophageal atresia, cerebellar hypoplasia, cerebral ventricle dilatation on May 08, 2012 from GERMANY Additional patient health information: Female , child 0 years of age, . 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 (8374556-0)
Adverse event was reported on May 08, 2012 by a Male taking Hydrocortisone (Dosage: N/A) . Location: CANADA , weighting 291.0 lb, Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: retinal detachment.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Remicade


Rash, Lymphadenopathy (8373899-4)
on May 14, 2012 Female from SPAIN , weighting 163.1 lb, was diagnosed with
  • rheumatoid arthritis
and was treated with Hydrocortisone. After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: rash, lymphadenopathy. Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Actemra
  • Prednisone
Patient was hospitalized.

Cardiac Arrest, Circulatory Collapse, Gastroenteritis, Hypovolaemic Shock, Dehydration (8365356-6)
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 Hydrocortisone 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 (8364862-8)
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: toxicity to various agents on May 02, 2012 from FRANCE Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 170.2 lb, . 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 (8359447-3)
Adverse event was reported on May 14, 2012 by a Female taking Hydrocortisone (Dosage: 45 Mg) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 96.56 lb, After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: inappropriate affect, neutrophil count decreased, heart rate increased, balance disorder, hypoaesthesia oral, platelet count decreased, grimacing, body temperature decreased, affect lability.
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 (8357148-9)
on May 04, 2012 Female from GERMANY , weighting 6.61 lb, was treated with Hydrocortisone Acetate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: hypoplastic left heart syndrome, turner's syndrome. Hydrocortisone Acetate dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Clotrimazole
  • Folio
  • Apsomol
  • Cetirizine Hcl
  • Progesterone
Patient was hospitalized.

Pituitary Tumour Recurrent (8352989-6)
on Apr 30, 2012 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 71 years of age, was treated with Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone 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 (8349288-5)
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate. After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: cholecystitis infective, gallbladder necrosis, cholelithiasis, inflammation, abdominal pain upper, renal impairment, oxygen saturation decreased, hepatic function abnormal on May 08, 2012 from JAPAN Additional patient health information: Male , 45 years of age, . Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate dosage: 10 Mg, Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Somavert (10 Mg, Twice A Week)
  • Somavert (10 Mg, Six Times Weekly)
  • Sandostatin Lar (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Sandostatin Lar (30 Mg, Unk)
  • Somavert (10 Mg, Three Times Weekly)
  • Sandostatin Lar (40 Mg, Qmo)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (50 Ug, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Nervous System Disorder, Optic Nerve Disorder, Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia Recurrent, Visual Acuity Reduced, Leukaemic Infiltration (8348242-7)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 23, 2012 by a Male taking Hydrocortisone 1% Ointment (Dosage: Inth) was diagnosed with
  • t-cell type acute leukaemia
and. Location: AUSTRALIA , 16 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: nervous system disorder, optic nerve disorder, acute lymphocytic leukaemia recurrent, visual acuity reduced, leukaemic infiltration.
Associated medications used:
  • Methotrexate (Inth)
  • Cytarabine (Inth)


Surgery (8346903-7)
on Apr 30, 2012 Male from CANADA , weighting 176.4 lb, was treated with Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: surgery. Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Remicade
Patient was hospitalized.

Cerebral Vasoconstriction (8346841-X)
on Apr 25, 2012 Female from FRANCE , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • breast oedema
  • depression
  • breast cancer
and was treated with Hydrocortisone. After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: cerebral vasoconstriction. Hydrocortisone dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Fluoxetine
  • Bevacizumab (Unk)
  • Carboplatin (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Hypovolaemic Shock, Dehydration, Gastroenteritis, Circulatory Collapse (8343543-0)
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: hypovolaemic shock, dehydration, gastroenteritis, circulatory collapse on May 03, 2012 from FRANCE Additional patient health information: Male , child 2 years of age, weighting 26.46 lb, was diagnosed with
  • respiratory disorder
  • hyperadrenalism
  • prader-willi syndrome
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • epilepsy
and. Hydrocortisone dosage: 3 Df, Unk.

Pituitary Tumour Recurrent (8339852-1)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 30, 2012 by a Male taking Hydrocortisone (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 71 years of age, Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: pituitary tumour recurrent.
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 (8339193-2)
on Apr 23, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 115.0 lb, was treated with Hydrocortisone Cream. After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: deformity, depression, choking, gait disturbance, musculoskeletal pain, back pain, activities of daily living impaired, quality of life decreased. Hydrocortisone Cream dosage: N/A.
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 (8336998-9)
on Apr 26, 2012 Male from FRANCE , 24 years of age, weighting 119.5 lb, was diagnosed with
  • blood corticotrophin abnormal
and was treated with Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: hypoglycaemia. Hydrocortisone dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Somatropin (0.4 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Somatropin (0.3 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (Unk)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Androtardyl
  • Hept-a-myl (Unk)
  • Androtardyl
  • Androtardyl (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

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