Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Hydrocortisone Na succinate
In situations requiring rapid & intense hormonal effect eg, acute adrenocortical insufficiency, bilateral adrenalectomy, severe shock, acute hypersensitivity reactions, overwhelming infections w/ severe toxicity, SLE in relapse, aspiration pneumonitis.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult Initially 100-500 mg IV over 30 sec to 10 min, may be repeated at 2-, 4- or 6-hr intervals. Ped patient Initially 0.56-8 mg/kg daily in 3 or 4 divided doses (20-240 mg/m2 daily).
Hypersensitivity. Systemic fungal infection, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Intrathecal administration.
Special Precautions
Not to be used IA, intrabursally or for intratendinous & epidural administration for local effect. Avoid deltoid muscle inj, intrathecal route. Discontinue use in Kaposi's sarcoma patients. Not for treatment of traumatic brain injury. Not to be used in cerebral malaria & active ocular herpes simplex. Not recommended in optic neuritis. Left ventricular free wall rupture after recent MI; hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia; susceptibility to infections; exacerbated systemic fungal & intercurrent infections; latent or active amebiasis; known or suspected Strongyloides (threadworm) infestation; active or latent TB; posterior subcapsular cataracts, glaucoma; CHF, HTN; active or latent peptic ulcers, diverticulitis, fresh intestinal anastomoses, non-specific ulcerative colitis; osteoporosis; neuromuscular transmission disorders eg, myasthenia gravis; psychic derangements, aggravated existing emotional instability or psychotic tendencies; pheochromocytoma. Monitor IOP in therapy >6 wk. Dietary salt restriction & K supplementation. Avoid abrupt w/drawal. Avoid exposure to chicken pox or measles. Not to be used w/ live or live, attenuated vaccine. Concomitant use w/ neuromuscular-blocking drugs eg, pancuronium. May affect ability to drive & use machines. Renal insufficiency; cirrhosis. Pregnancy & lactation. Elderly ≥65 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Allergic reactions; leukocytosis; CV, dermatologic, endocrinal, GI, ophth reactions; fluid & electrolyte disturbances; -ve nitrogen balance; musculoskeletal, neurologic/psychiatric disorders.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of corticosteroid effects w/ CYP3A-metabolized corticosteroids eg, fluticasone propionate, other inhaled or nasal corticosteroids. Loss of corticosteroid-induced adrenal suppression w/ aminoglutethimide. Development of hypokalemia w/ K-depleting agents. Decreased clearance w/ macrolide antibiotics. Severe weakness in myasthenia gravis patients w/ anticholinesterases. Inhibition of response to warfarin. Increased blood glucose conc by antidiabetics. Decreased INH serum conc. Increased clearance by cholestyramine. Increased activity of both cyclosporine & corticosteroids. Increased risk of arrhythmias due to hypokalemia w/ digitalis glycosides. Decreased hepatic metabolism w/ estrogens eg, OCs. Enhanced metabolism by hepatic enzyme inducers eg, barbiturates, phenytoin, carbamazepine, rifampin. Increased plasma conc w/ hepatic enzyme inhibitors. Decreased metabolism w/ ketoconazole. Increased risk of GI effects w/ aspirin or other NSAIDs. Increased salicylate clearance. May suppress reactions to skin tests. Diminished response to toxoids & live or inactivated vaccines due to Ab response inhibition.
MIMS Class
Corticosteroid Hormones
ATC Classification
H02AB09 - hydrocortisone ; Belongs to the class of glucocorticoids. Used in systemic corticosteroid preparations.
Solu-Cortef powd for inj 100 mg
25 × 1's
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