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How are cortisone and hydrocortisone different?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone is what your body naturally produces to keep you alive.
The other cortisones are modified so that they may become more potent and more active for a certain target. In addition , the modified cortisone causes less water retention.

In brief: Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone is what your body naturally produces to keep you alive.
The other cortisones are modified so that they may become more potent and more active for a certain target. In addition , the modified cortisone causes less water retention.
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