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Hydrocortisone - Summary

Hydrocortisone is a medication based on the hormone cortisol that is available for topical (i.e. cream or ointment), oral and intravenous administration. People who might need a hydrocortisone prescription can connect with a licensed medical provider through Push Health who can prescribe hydrocortisone if it is safe and appropriate to do so.

What Is Hydrocortisone Used For?

What is hydrocortisone used for? Hydrocortisone is used for a number of conditions, depending on the form and strength. For example, hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1% cream is a topical corticosteroid and is used in managing types of atopic dermatitis and corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses due to its effects on the immune system. In the case of hydrocortisone butyrate, the dosage and administration typically used is applying a thin film two times daily to the affected area. Hydrocortisone may also be utilized for managing eczema, psoriasis, allergic rash and other skin conditions. Hydrocortisone is typically considered more short-acting when compared to similar medications such as prednisone and has slightly different effects on sodium balance when compared to dexamethasone.

Hydrocortisone Cream - Cost

Hydrocortisone is a relatively common medication and affordable at under forty cents per gram for hydrocortisone cream and under forty cents per tablet for oral hydrocortisone. Some versions of hydrocortisone may be available over-the-counter while other types of hydrocortisone require a prescription from a medical provider. Hydrocortisone coupons may be available online and the cost of a hydrocortisone prescription may also be covered by one's insurance plan, depending on the plan and the pharmacy. Hydrocortisone comes in different formulations, including hydrocortisone cream 2.5%, hydrocortisone cream 1%, hydrocortisone ointment, hydrocortisone valerate and hydrocortisone acetate and hydrocortisone butyrate. Hydrocortisone can generally be self-administered without too many issues.

Can I Buy Hydrocortisone Online?

While some hydrocortisone OTC is available, prescription hydrocortisone is not available over-the-counter. As a result, one cannot buy hydrocortisone (prescription strength) online without first consulting a medical provider for a prescription and then interacting with a licensed pharmacy. Push Health can connect people who need a hydrocortisone prescription with a licensed medical provider who can prescribe hydrocortisone if it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Hydrocortisone - Side Effects

Like all medications, hydrocortisone can cause side effects when used. Hydrocortisone cream side effects include local skin reactions such as burning, itching, irritation, drying, color changes, atrophy or a rash. More significant adverse effects include hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia, and glucosuria. Concerns and questions about potential side effects of hydrocortisone use should be discussed with one's medical provider and pharmacist.

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Last updated May 22, 2020. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.