Solu-Cortef Injection (Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate)
What is Solu-Cortef Injection (Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate) used for?
Solu-Cortef Injection (Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate) is an injectable corticosteroid used to treat patients suffering from inadequate hormone production by the adrenal glands. The medication operates by decreasing immune responses to prevent inflammatory or allergic-type reactions. This action also makes it useful for treating systemic lupus, inflammatory bowel disease, or sudden severe drops in blood pressure. Your physician may also prescribe it for other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Solu-Cortef Injection (Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate)?
Strictly follow your physician's instructions while using Solu-Cortef Injection (Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate) to get the safest and most effective results. Your dosage and frequency of administration will depend entirely on the condition being treated and the severity of your symptoms. This injection is normally performed by your physician or another health care professional, but you may be required to administer the medication yourself in some cases. Sterilize the needle and site of injection, collect the prescribed amount of solution into the syringe, and slowly inject it into the muscle or vein that is being affected. Always observe the solution before use to make sure it is not cloudy or discolored as this may indicate contamination. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Solu-Cortef Injection (Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate)?
The use of Solu-Cortef Injection (Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate) may cause side effects in some patients including:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are signs of an allergic reaction, tingling sensations, vision problems, faintness, unusual weight gain, vomiting, swelling of the extremities, coughing up a substance resembling coffee grounds, discolored stools, or jaundice. Inform your physician immediately if you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying to you to make sure correct adjustments are made to your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent further complications.
Do not begin using Solu-Cortef Injection (Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate) if you have a widespread infection or if you have had a recent head injury or stroke. Also inform your physician if you have an ulcer, liver cirrhosis, liver failure, osteoporosis, tuberculosis, herpes, myasthenia gravis, hypokalemia, decreased kidney function, heart failure, thrombophlebitis, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, glaucoma, or if you are a woman undergoing menopause. These conditions may cause unexpected health complications requiring reduced dosages or other alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Solu-Cortef Injection (Hydrocortisone Sodium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.