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Hydrocortisone Side Effects

Common Hydrocortisone Side Effects

The most commonly reported Hydrocortisone side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Malaise (45)
Pyrexia (41)
Nausea (36)
Infusion Related Reaction (32)
Rash (31)
Dyspnoea (30)
Headache (28)
Fatigue (26)
Abdominal Pain (24)
Asthenia (22)
Vomiting (21)
Erythema (20)
Blood Glucose Increased (20)
Product Substitution Issue (19)
Tachycardia (19)
Hypotension (18)
Hypertension (18)
Hyperglycaemia (18)
Condition Aggravated (18)
Urticaria (17)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Hydrocortisone Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Hydrocortisone reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Hydrocortisone on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Pyrexia, Renal Infarct, Coagulation Factor Viii Level Increased, Anaemia, Embolism Arterial
on Mar 04, 2014 Male from US , 31 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: pyrexia, renal infarct, coagulation factor viii level increased, anaemia, embolism arterial. Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A.

Haemorrhoids, Abdominal Discomfort, Haematochezia, Full Blood Count Abnormal, Thrombosis, Constipation
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: haemorrhoids, abdominal discomfort, haematochezia, full blood count abnormal, thrombosis, constipation on Mar 05, 2014 from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED Additional patient health information: Female , 69 years of age, . Hydrocortisone dosage: At Night.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Calcium (500mg Daily)
  • Vitamin D
  • Centrum Silver (Daily)
  • Humira (Loading Dose)
  • Humira (Loading Dose)
  • Apriso
  • Synthroid (125mcg Daily)
  • Plaquenil (200mg Daily)


Cell-mediated Immune Deficiency, Superinfection, Candida Sepsis
Adverse event was reported on Mar 05, 2014 by a Male taking Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate (Dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: JP , 83 years of age, After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: cell-mediated immune deficiency, superinfection, candida sepsis.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Doripenem
  • Doripenem
  • Globulin, Immune


Cerebrovascular Disorder, Vasculitis
on Feb 21, 2014 Female from CH , 79 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: cerebrovascular disorder, vasculitis. Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Dexamethasone (3 X 8 Mg Iv)



Swelling Face, Eye Swelling
on Feb 21, 2014 Female from US , 70 years of age, weighting 155.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: swelling face, eye swelling. Hydrocortisone dosage: Apply Twice Daily Smear On Skin-burned.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Benadrly + Silver Sulfadine
  • Multi-vit
  • Calcium
  • D3
  • Niacin
  • Omega


Malaise, Product Quality Issue, Feeling Abnormal
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: malaise, product quality issue, feeling abnormal on Feb 19, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 38 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Hydrocortisone dosage: 6 Pills A Day Three Times Daily.

Pallor, Headache, Palpitations, Hypotension, Tachycardia, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain
Adverse event was reported on Feb 18, 2014 by a Male taking Hydrocortisone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: PK , child 10 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: pallor, headache, palpitations, hypotension, tachycardia, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain. Patient was hospitalized.

Erythema, Oedema, Wound Secretion, Conjunctivitis Bacterial, Fatigue, Steroid Withdrawal Syndrome
on Feb 13, 2014 Female from GB , 21 years of age, weighting 117.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: erythema, oedema, wound secretion, conjunctivitis bacterial, fatigue, steroid withdrawal syndrome. Hydrocortisone dosage: Sporadic For Problem Areas.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Eumovate (Sporadic.)


Erythema, Oedema, Wound Secretion, Conjunctivitis Bacterial, Fatigue, Steroid Withdrawal Syndrome
on Feb 10, 2014 Female from GB , 21 years of age, weighting 117.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate. After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: erythema, oedema, wound secretion, conjunctivitis bacterial, fatigue, steroid withdrawal syndrome. Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate dosage: Sporadic For Problem Areas.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Eumovate (Sporadic.)


Fatigue, Migraine, Loss Of Consciousness, Road Traffic Accident, Feeling Abnormal, Adrenocortical Insufficiency Acute
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: fatigue, migraine, loss of consciousness, road traffic accident, feeling abnormal, adrenocortical insufficiency acute on Feb 05, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 52 years of age, weighting 110.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A.

Respiratory Arrest, Bronchospasm
Adverse event was reported on Feb 05, 2014 by a Male taking Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate (Dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: ZA , 57 years of age, Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: respiratory arrest, bronchospasm.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Theophylline (Unk)
  • Salbutamol (Inhaler)
Patient was hospitalized.

Respiratory Arrest, Bronchospasm
on Feb 04, 2014 Male from ZA , 48 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate. After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: respiratory arrest, bronchospasm. Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate dosage: 400 Mg, Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Hexoprenaline
  • Theophylline (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Cardiac Arrest
on Feb 04, 2014 Male from US , 25 years of age, was treated with Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: cardiac arrest. Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Cytarabine
  • Topotecan (Day 0-4)
  • Vinorelbine (Day 0)
  • Vinorelbine (Day 7)
  • Vinorelbine (Day 14)
  • Thiotepa (Day 2)
  • Clofarabine (Days 3-7)
  • Dexamethasone


Adrenocortical Insufficiency Acute
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: adrenocortical insufficiency acute on Feb 03, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 18 years of age, weighting 155.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Hydrocortisone dosage: Different Set Amots Three Times Daily Taken By Mouth.

Nausea, Vomiting, Pallor, Abdominal Pain, Palpitations, Headache, Eyelid Oedema, Lip Swelling, Tachycardia
Adverse event was reported on Jan 28, 2014 by a Male taking Hydrocortisone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: PK , child 10 years of age, weighting 63.93 lb, After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: nausea, vomiting, pallor, abdominal pain, palpitations, headache, eyelid oedema, lip swelling, tachycardia.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Salbutamol
  • Ipratropium
  • Montelukast
Patient was hospitalized.

Adrenal Insufficiency, Condition Aggravated, Product Substitution Issue
on Jan 29, 2014 Female from US , 52 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: adrenal insufficiency, condition aggravated, product substitution issue. Hydrocortisone dosage: Up To 10 Tablets A Day 5 Does A Day Taken By Mouth.
Associated medications used:
  • Cytomel
  • Klor-con
  • Progesterone
  • Bi-est Cream
  • Testosterone
  • Clonazepam(for Sleep Only Am Currently Tapering Off Of)
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin C


Nausea, Vomiting, Pallor, Abdominal Pain, Palpitations, Headache, Tachycardia, Lip Swelling, Eye Swelling
on Jan 27, 2014 Male from PK , child 10 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: nausea, vomiting, pallor, abdominal pain, palpitations, headache, tachycardia, lip swelling, eye swelling. Hydrocortisone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Salbutamol
  • Ipratropium
  • Montelukast
Patient was hospitalized.

Discomfort, Anxiety
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone Valerate. After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: discomfort, anxiety on Jan 24, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , child 10 years of age, weighting 70.00 lb, was diagnosed with and. Hydrocortisone Valerate dosage: N/A.

Cushingoid, Erythema, Weight Increased, Oral Mucosal Discolouration, Dehydration, Skin Atrophy, Malaise, Influenza
Adverse event was reported on Jan 27, 2014 by a Female taking Hydrocortisone (Dosage: 5 Mg, Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 45 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: cushingoid, erythema, weight increased, oral mucosal discolouration, dehydration, skin atrophy, malaise, influenza.
Associated medications used:
  • Prednisone (Unk)


Hypersensitivity, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain, Headache, Palpitations, Pallor, Eyelid Oedema, Lip Swelling, Tachycardia
on Jan 27, 2014 Male from PK , child 10 years of age, was treated with Hydrocortisone. Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: hypersensitivity, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, palpitations, pallor, eyelid oedema, lip swelling, tachycardia. Hydrocortisone dosage: 100 Mg, Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Salbutamol
Patient was hospitalized.

Anaphylactic Reaction, Respiratory Arrest, Bronchospasm
on Jan 22, 2014 Female from ZA , 21 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate. After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: anaphylactic reaction, respiratory arrest, bronchospasm. Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Salbutamol (Unk)
  • Aminophylline (Unk)
  • Hexoprenaline (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Respiratory Arrest, Bronchospasm, Cough
Patient was taking Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: respiratory arrest, bronchospasm, cough on Jan 17, 2014 from ZA Additional patient health information: Female , 21 years of age, . Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate dosage: Unk. Patient was hospitalized.

Respiratory Arrest, Anaphylactic Reaction, Bronchospasm
Adverse event was reported on Jan 17, 2014 by a Female taking Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate (Dosage: N/A) . Location: ZA , 21 years of age, Patient felt the following Hydrocortisone side effects: respiratory arrest, anaphylactic reaction, bronchospasm.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Salbutamol
  • Theophylline


Abdominal Pain Upper, Burning Sensation, Anxiety, Depression, Feeling Abnormal, Sleep Disorder, Tremor, Dizziness, Chills
on Jan 13, 2014 Female from US , 52 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocortisone. After Hydrocortisone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocortisone side effects: abdominal pain upper, burning sensation, anxiety, depression, feeling abnormal, sleep disorder, tremor, dizziness, chills. Hydrocortisone dosage: 4 Pills 3 In Am, 1 In Aftn Taken By Mouth.

Product Quality Issue
on Jan 10, 2014 Male from US , 15 years of age, weighting 98.00 lb, was treated with Hydrocortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocortisone side effects: product quality issue. Hydrocortisone dosage: 1 Pill.

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