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why is it that a person should take hydrocortisone tablets with food or meals

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Stomach irritation: Hydrocortisone, or steroids in general, can be very irritating to the GI tract. Taking them with food can minimize problems like nausea, heartburn, a ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Normal blood sugar: A fasting blood glucose of approximately 60-100, maybe up to 110 in some laboratories, is considered normal. After you eat, the level goes up above 1 ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
Many causes of rash: Very hard to tell what a rash is without seeing. Viruses can cause rashes. Contact with an irritant. Could be hives. I see they are 12 months olds. Di ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Should resolve: Most likely it will resolve on its own without any treatment. Food is not going to help it. If the area looks infected or like there is a chemical bur ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
ASAP: If you are taking it for your orthostatic tachycardia, take it ASAP and resume the regular schedule with the next dose even though it may be just a fe ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Absolutely: I am going to assume that your health is stable and that you are not thrombocytopenic. If you actually have petechiae, they always deserve to be worke ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatric Hospitals: By expirience i can tell you, thatmonly pediatric hospitals carry that low a dose of steroids.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cream?: If it is a cream applied in moderation on a limited area of the skin yes.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
They could: Steroid pills can irritate the lining of the stomach. Alcohol can do the same thing.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Eczema is a disease with varying intensity. The amount of time required depends upon the disease, how potent the steroid is and how religiously you a ... Read More

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