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Cortisol

Also known as: Hydrocortisone

Brand names: ALA SCALP ALACORT ALKINDI SPRINKLE ANALPRAM HC (in combination) ANUSOL HC CASPORYN HC (in combination) CIPRO HC (in combination) CORTEF CORTENEMA CORTIFOAM CORTISPORIN CREAM (in combination) CORTISPORIN OINTMENT (in combination) CORTISPORIN TC (in combination) EPIFOAM (in combination) LOCOID NEO POLYCIN HC (in combination) PANDEL PRAMOSONE (in combination) PROCTO-MED HC PROCTO-PAK PROCTOCORT PROCTOFOAM HC (in combination) PROCTOSOL-HC PROCTOZONE-HC SOLU-CORTEF TEXACORT U-CORT XERESE (in combination)

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

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