Cortisol

Also known as: Hydrocortisone

Active ingredient 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.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

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

Cortisol is the active ingredient of these drugs:

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Cortisol is also found within below combination drugs:

ACTIVIR DUO , AFTAJUVENTUS , ANALPRAM HC , ANGINOVAG , ANODAN-HC , ANUGESIC-HC , BACICOLINE-B , BRENTAN , CALMURID HC , CANDACORT , CANDIPLAS H , CANESTEN HC , CANESTEN HYDROCORTISONE , CANESTEN PLUS , CASPORYN HC , CIPRO HC , CIPROXINA , CLIOTISONA , CORTI-MIN , CORTISPORIN CREAM , CORTISPORIN OINTMENT , CORTISPORIN TC , DAFRIN-H , DAKTACORT , DECOCORT , DERMO HUBBER , ELLINEX , EPIFOAM , EUGENCORT , EURAX HC , EVAMAX , FATIK , FLAVACO WITH HYDROCORTISONE , FOBAN HYDRO , FUCIDIN-H , FUCIDINE H , GENTISONE HC , GINGILONE , HIDROCORTE , HYDOFTAL , HYDRO-FUNGA , HYDROCIN , HYDRODERM-C , JAMPZINC-HC , KAMBI , LEUCO-HUBBER , MICOSONE , NEO POLYCIN HC , NEO-HUBBER , NEODERMA , NEOSONE , OCTOSEBOL , OTOCIRIAX , OTOSPORIN , OXYCORT , PANECIN , PERINAL , PERMASOL , PRAMOSONE , PRAMOX , PROCTODAN HC , PROCTOFOAM HC , PROCTOSEDYL , RESOLVE PLUS , SEPTOMIXINE , SURDERM , TERRA-CORTRIL , TERRA-CORTRIL POLYMYXINE B , TIMODINE , TINACORT , TISUDERMA , UCORT , UNI-CORT-N , UNIROID HC , VIDACORTICIN , VIOTICER , XERESE , XYLOPROCT , ZARICORT , ZOVIDUO , ZOVIRAX DUO

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Structured product labeling (SPL)
US
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)
UK
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)
UK
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)
UK
Structured product labeling (SPL)
US
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)
UK
Summary of product characteristics (SPC)
UK

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

3D molecular structure

3D representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

WI4X0X7BPJ - HYDROCORTISONE

CAS registry number

125-04-2 - Hydrocortisone sodium succinate

50-03-3 - Cortisol

50-23-7 - hydrocortisone

SNOMED-CT

396458002 - Hydrocortisone (substance)