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A-Hydrocort (Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions



Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances

Sodium retention, Fluid retention, Congestive heart failure in susceptible patients, Potassium loss, Hypokalemic alkalosis, Hypertension


Muscle weakness, Steroid myopathy, Loss of muscle mass, Osteoporosis, Vertebral compression fractures, Aseptic necrosis of femoral and humeral heads, Pathologic fracture of long bones


Peptic ulcer with possible perforation and hemorrhage, Pancreatitis, Abdominal distention, Ulcerative esophagitis


Impaired wound healing, Thin fragile skin, Petechiae and ecchymoses, Facial erythema, Increased sweating, May suppress reactions to skin tests


Convulsions, Increased intracranial pressure with papilledema (pseudotumor cerebri) usually after treatment, Vertigo, Headache


Menstrual irregularities, Development of Cushingoid state, Suppression of growth in children, Secondary adrenocortical and pituitary unresponsiveness, particularly in times of stress, as in trauma, surgery, or illness, Decreased carbohydrate tolerance, Manifestations of latent diabetes mellitus, Increased requirements of insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents in diabetics


Posterior subcapsular cataracts, Increased intraocular pressure, Glaucoma, Exophthalmos


Negative nitrogen balance due to protein catabolism

The following additional reactions are related to parenteral corticosteroid therapy:

Allergic, anaphylactic or other hypersensitivity reactions, Hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation, Subcutaneous and cutaneous atrophy, Sterile abscess

Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2011-05-12

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