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Cortisol

Also known as: Hydrocortisone

Description

Hydrocortisone is the main glucocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex. Hydrocortisone is an anti-inflammatory steroid. Its anti-inflammatory action is due to reduction in the vascular component of the inflammatory response and reduction in the formation of inflammatory fluid and cellular exudates.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
A01AC03
Hydrocortisone
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A01 Stomatological preparations → A01A Stomatological preparations → A01AC Corticosteroids for local oral treatment
A07EA02
Hydrocortisone
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A07 Antidiarrheals, intestinal antiinflammatory/antiinfective agents → A07E Intestinal antiinflammatory agents → A07EA Corticosteroids acting locally
C05AA01
Hydrocortisone
C Cardiovascular system → C05 Vasoprotectives → C05A Agents for treatment of hemorrhoids and anal fissures for topical use → C05AA Corticosteroids
D07AA02
Hydrocortisone
D Dermatologicals → D07 Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations → D07A Corticosteroids, plain → D07AA Corticosteroids, weak (group I)
D07AB02
Hydrocortisone butyrate
D Dermatologicals → D07 Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations → D07A Corticosteroids, plain → D07AB Corticosteroids, moderately potent (group II)
D07AB11
Hydrocortisone buteprate
D Dermatologicals → D07 Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations → D07A Corticosteroids, plain → D07AB Corticosteroids, moderately potent (group II)
D07AC16
Hydrocortisone aceponate
D Dermatologicals → D07 Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations → D07A Corticosteroids, plain → D07AC Corticosteroids, potent (group III)
D07XA01
Hydrocortisone
D Dermatologicals → D07 Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations → D07X Corticosteroids, other combinations → D07XA Corticosteroids, weak, other combinations
H02AB09
Hydrocortisone
H Systemic hormonal preparations, excl. Sex hormones and insulins → H02 Corticosteroids for systemic use → H02A CORTICOSTEROIDS FOR SYSTEMIC USE, PLAIN → H02AB Glucocorticoids
S01BA02
Hydrocortisone
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01B Antiinflammatory agents → S01BA Corticosteroids, plain
S01CB03
Hydrocortisone
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01C Antiinflammatory agents and antiinfectives in combination → S01CB Corticosteroids/antiinfectives/mydriatics in combination
S02BA01
Hydrocortisone
S Sensory organs → S02 Otologicals → S02B Corticosteroids → S02BA Corticosteroids

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Trade names (in combination): ACTIVIR DUO AFTAJUVENTUS ANALPRAM HC ANGINOVAG ANODAN-HC ANUGESIC-HC BACICOLINE-B BRENTAN CANDACORT CANDIPLAS H CANESTEN HC CANESTEN HYDROCORTISONE CASPORYN HC CIPRO HC CIPROXINA CORTISPORIN CREAM CORTISPORIN OINTMENT CORTISPORIN TC DAKTACORT DECOCORT DERMO HUBBER EPIFOAM EURAX HC FLAVACO WITH HYDROCORTISONE FUCIDIN-H FUCIDINE H HYDOFTAL HYDRODERM-C JAMPZINC-HC LEUCO-HUBBER NEO POLYCIN HC NEO-HUBBER OTOSPORIN PERINAL PRAMOSONE PRAMOX PROCTODAN HC PROCTOFOAM HC PROCTOSEDYL RESOLVE PLUS SEPTOMIXINE TERRA-CORTRIL TIMODINE TISUDERMA UCORT UNIROID HC VIOTICER XERESE XYLOPROCT ZARICORT ZOVIDUO ZOVIRAX DUO

Product Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
CORTEF Tablet
MPI, US: SPL/Old
US
HYDROCORTISONE 1% w/w Ointment
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK
HYDROCORTISONE Solution for injection
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK
HYDROCORTISONE Tablet
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK
HYDROCORTISONE Cream
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK
CORTENEMA Enema
MPI, US: SPL/Old
US