Active Ingredient(s): Hydrocortisone
FDA Approved: * December 15, 1952
Category: Anti-Inflammatory

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Cortef Overview

Hydrocortisone is the name for the hormone cortisol when supplied as a medication.[11] Uses include conditions such as adrenocortical insufficiency, adrenogenital syndrome, high blood calcium, thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatitis, asthma, and COPD.[1] It is the treatment of choice for adrenocortical insufficiency.[12] It can be given by mouth, topically, or by injection.[1] Stopping treatment after long-term use should b...

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I'm on cortef and loosing my hair!! Help! ## I increased my B12 (1000 mcg sublingual) and vita D drips to 8 drops (1000mg) daily. These are the only two vitamins that are supposed to be made by your body, but you will not be getting enough if you are sick or taking prescription drugs. I took magnesium and calcium citrate before bed in water, and increased avocados, whole grains, bull fat balkan yogurt, eggs, fish oil, raw nuts and raw greens daily. My hair stopped falling out and actually thickened and is stronger and shinier. I drink lots of roibois and green teas now. I hope this will work for you. My arthritis pain also seems to be gone. If it is too hard to eat all those vegetables, make soup with them with herbs and spices in a broth base. Purree them once softened enough and s...

Cortef 5 mg

I was recently prescribed 5 mg of Cortef and I have been prolonging going on it because of the potential weight gain. Can anyone give me any ideas to the side effects of going on such a low dose of Cortef? It would be greatly appreciated. ## I too started on a low dose, 5mgs last Friday. I have been on Isocort for 7 months...with some help, but causing cortisol to spike around noon. I am feeling quite nauseated right now on the Cortef. Have adrenal fatigue and other related health issues. Have you gained weight since taking in Septemeber? I do not think this dosage is enough...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Aerosol: 10%
  • Aerosol, Metered: 10%
  • Capsule: 0.5mg, 1mg, 2mg, 5mg
  • Cream: 0.1%, 0.10%, 0.2%, 0.20%, 0.5%, 0.50%, 1%, 2%, 2.5%, 2.50%
  • Enema: 100mg/60ml
  • Gel: 1%, 10%
  • Granule: 0.5mg, 1mg, 2mg, 5mg
  • Injection: 1000mg, 100mg, 100mg/vial, 1g, 1gm/vial, 250mg, 250mg/2ml, 250mg/vial, 25mg/ml, 500mg, 500mg/4ml, 500mg/vial, 50mg/ml
  • Lotion: 0.1%, 0.10%, 0.25%, 0.5%, 0.50%, 1%, 2%, 2.5%, 2.50%
  • Ointment: 0.1%, 0.10%, 0.2%, 0.20%, 0.5%, 0.50%, 1%, 1.5%, 1.50%, 2.5%, 2.50%
  • Powder: 100%
  • Solution: 0.1%, 0.10%, 1%, 2.5%
  • Spray: 1%
  • Suppository: 25mg, 30mg
  • Suspension: 100mg/60ml, 10mg/5ml
  • Swab: 0.5%
  • Tablet: 10mg, 20mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Cortef: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0009-0012 Cortef 5 mg Oral Tablet by Pharmacia and Upjohn Company
  • 0009-0031 Cortef 10 mg Oral Tablet by Pharmacia and Upjohn Company
  • 0009-0044 Cortef 20 mg Oral Tablet by Pharmacia and Upjohn Company

Other drugs which contain Hydrocortisone or a similar ingredient: (90 results)

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