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Doctor insights on: Hydrocortisone And Pramoxine Dosage

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Is pramoxine hydrochloride the same thing as hydrocortisone acetate?

Is pramoxine hydrochloride the same thing as hydrocortisone acetate?

Same creams?: Nope. They have slightly different chemical formulas. However, they are used to treat the same types of conditions. Pramoxine is primarily used to treat itch. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Willson
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Hydrocortisone (Definition)

Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much ...Read more


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Dr prescribed 2.5 MG hydrocortisone 3 x a day. I took the first dose at 4 this afternoon andnow have a dry cough. From pill? Dangerous or no big deal?

Dr prescribed 2.5 MG hydrocortisone 3 x a day. I took the first dose at 4 this afternoon andnow have a dry cough. From pill? Dangerous or no big deal?

Unlikely: At this dose, I'd doubt hydrocortisone causes any noticeable effects. At a much much higher dose, cortisone may worsen your reflux leading to a dry cough. I don't believe they are related. ...Read more

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I am to begin taking cortef (hydrocortisone) at moderate dose, prob for a couple years at least. What can I do to protect my health and what should I look out for?

I am to begin taking cortef (hydrocortisone) at moderate dose, prob for a couple years at least. What can I do to protect my health and what should I look out for?

I'd recommend: U follow up with your dr and endocrinologist who should closely monitor your pituitary and adrenal status. It's a sensitive issue to maintain and taper off someone on chronic steroid use. Best wishes! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/prednisone-withdrawal/an01624 http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=484. ...Read more

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What is considered a "physiologic dose" of hydrocortisone when supplementing for adrenal insufficiency?

What is considered a "physiologic dose" of hydrocortisone when supplementing for adrenal insufficiency?

Physiologic: This is a dosage which will provide serum and tissue levels sufficient to replace the normal cortisol concentrations without added supplements. It will vary with the degree of adrenal insufficiency and will be regulated by measuring cortisol levelsin the patient. ...Read more

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I have an acth deficiency and take hydrocortisone daily.. I am starting to lift weights. Should I increase the dose when I add weight or reps.?

I have an acth deficiency and take hydrocortisone daily.. I am starting to lift weights. Should I increase the dose when I add weight or reps.?

Good question : And only your treating physician can decide. Acth deficiency is serious disorder with many ramifications and should followed closely if you are starting an exercise regimen. ...Read more

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Does low dose cortef (hydrocortisone) heal the adrenals, helping the patient to feel well again and enabling them to eventually go off the drug? Non-addison's.

Does low dose cortef (hydrocortisone) heal the adrenals, helping the patient to feel well again and enabling them to eventually go off the drug?  Non-addison's.

No: Taking any dose of steroid causes the adrenal glands to work less, as the pituitary gland regulates your adrenal hormone level. If your adrenal glands truly do not work, you need lifelong adrenal hormone replacement. However, i see people who have been diagnosed with "adrenal fatigue". This is not a true medical diagnosis. Most of these people have no adrenal problem at all. ...Read more

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Dr has me on low dose hydrocortisone and suggested I check blood sugars after a month on pills. Today almost3 hrs after meal it was 81 is that normal?

Dr has me on low dose hydrocortisone and suggested I check blood sugars after a month on pills. Today almost3 hrs after meal it was 81 is that normal?

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 100, and then it comes back down afterward . Most of the time, the level should stay in the range where yours is . ...Read more

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Disabled w/dysautonomia. Each time i use steroids for other reasons, my dys gets A LOT better. Would low dose daily cortef (hydrocortisone) be a good idea for me?

Disabled w/dysautonomia. Each time i use steroids for other reasons, my dys gets A LOT better. Would low dose daily cortef (hydrocortisone) be a good idea for me?

Discuss with your MD: It mah be helpful.We do not know the details of your case.Often Fludrcorisone is used to help body retain salt and fluids Discuss with your doctor if you are a candidate for it. ...Read more

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I was adviced to get a hydrocortisone cream by one of the doctors here, Dr. Chiu. But I don't know the dose and sched of the cream? I'm the 17 yo girl

I was adviced to get a hydrocortisone cream by one of the doctors here, Dr. Chiu. But I don't know the dose and sched of the cream? I'm the 17 yo girl

Hydrocortisone cream: Hydrocortisone is available in cream or ointment preparations over the counter in 0.5 or 1% concentrations. Ointments penetrate deeper and are more potent than creams. Both preparations are likely safe starting points for your condition. ...Read more

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Could cryofibrinogenemia cause shortness of breath and/or mild pulmonary hypertension that increases at times in intensity, improving overall with daily low-dose hydrocortisone?

Could cryofibrinogenemia cause shortness of breath and/or mild pulmonary hypertension that increases at times in intensity, improving overall with daily low-dose hydrocortisone?

Theoretically yes: Cryofibrinogenemia increases your risk of arterial and venous clots. Anything that does this, including clotting disorders, can increase your risk for pulmonary hypertension. And because cryofibrinogenemia is associated with inflammation, Hydrocortisone treatment would theoretically decrease inflammation and your risk for pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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Can i use peroxide and hydrocortisone oimtment?

Which peroxide?: Since I didn't know which peroxide you're using, I checked both benzoyl (http://www.drugs.com/cdi/benzoyl-peroxide-wash.html) & hydrogen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_peroxide). Luckily both appear to have no interaction w/hydrocortisone (http://www.drugs.com/mtm/hydrocortisone-topical.html). Always best to tell your docs about everything you use, whether prescription or over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Is there always a rebound affect after stopping hydrocortisone?

Depends on how long: The issue of corticosteroid "reboun" is an issue of how high the dose and for how long. A short coruse of Hydrocortisone should not have any problems.Long term therapy should be tappered to prevent any adverse reactions.Check with your physician before doing anything. ...Read more

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Is this hydrocortisone 2.5% a mild medication or a strong medication?

Mild: It's a very mild weak topical steroid. It's good for use on mild rashes or itching and for babies. Most people with severe itching or rashes need to see a doctor to get a stronger prescription strength topical steroid. ...Read more

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Can I substitute something for hydrocortisone for an unidentified bite?

Can I substitute something for hydrocortisone for an unidentified bite?

More info please: if unsure what to use, or the bite marks look weird, might be infected, better get seen by a doctor ...Read more

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Does cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot really work?

Does cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot really work?

Yes: Cortisone works but best when injected or infiltrated into the entire lesion such as a keloid. This is the most effective way or removal since use of surgical ablation will result in regrowth. ...Read more

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