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Why is hydrocortisone given for chest pain?
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not
Chest pain is a symptom of many diseases.
Hydrocortisone per se is not given for treatment of chest pain. It may be given for COPD or asthma exacerbation which may cause some chest discomfort.

In brief: Probably not
Chest pain is a symptom of many diseases.
Hydrocortisone per se is not given for treatment of chest pain. It may be given for COPD or asthma exacerbation which may cause some chest discomfort.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: A couple reasons
It is sometimes given for musculoskeletal pain such as tietze's syndorme, an inflamation of the cartilage between the rib and sternum seen in women.
Can be injected or given by mouth. Indocin (indomethacin) and similar drugs can also be used..Hydrocortisone is also used at times for pericarditis, but the recurrence rate is higher than if Indocin (indomethacin) is used so that is preferred. Also used for dressler's syndrome.

In brief: A couple reasons
It is sometimes given for musculoskeletal pain such as tietze's syndorme, an inflamation of the cartilage between the rib and sternum seen in women.
Can be injected or given by mouth. Indocin (indomethacin) and similar drugs can also be used..Hydrocortisone is also used at times for pericarditis, but the recurrence rate is higher than if Indocin (indomethacin) is used so that is preferred. Also used for dressler's syndrome.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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