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Why have I been put on cortef (hydrocortisone) for adrenal insufficiency?
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Cortef (hydrocortisone)
Adrenal insuffiency causes a lack of cortisol in the body.
Cortex is a form of replacement. Oral Hydrocortisone is the usual treatment choice.

In brief: Cortef (hydrocortisone)
Adrenal insuffiency causes a lack of cortisol in the body.
Cortex is a form of replacement. Oral Hydrocortisone is the usual treatment choice.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hydrocortisone
Cortef (hydrocortisone) is the closest oral medication available to replace your own cortisol, the depleted hormone in adrenal insufficiency.
It also has a shorter half life which makes it easier to control in terms of dosing and potential side effects.

In brief: Hydrocortisone
Cortef (hydrocortisone) is the closest oral medication available to replace your own cortisol, the depleted hormone in adrenal insufficiency.
It also has a shorter half life which makes it easier to control in terms of dosing and potential side effects.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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