Data from FDA - Curated by Marshall Pearce - Last updated 19 December 2016
CONTRAINDICATIONS The use of A-Hydrocort
Benzyl alcohol has been reported to be associated with a
PRECAUTIONS General Precautions Drug-induced secondary adrenocortical
This type of relative
There is an
Corticosteroids should be used cautiously in patients with ocular herpes simplex for
The lowest possible dose of corticosteroid should be used to control the condition under treatment, and when reduction in dosage is possible, the reduction must be gradual.
Psychic derangements may appear when corticosteroids are used, ranging from
Aspirin should be used cautiously in conjunction with corticosteroids in hypoprothrombinemia.
Steroids should be used with
Although controlled clinical trials have shown corticosteroids to be
The studies do show that
(See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION This preparation may be administered by intravenous injection, by intravenous infusion, or by intramuscular injection,
Following the initial emergency period, consideration should be given to employing a longer acting injectable preparation or an oral preparation.
Therapy is initiated by administering A-Hydrocort
In general, high-dose corticosteroid therapy should be continued only until the patient 's condition has stabilized?
usually not beyond 48 to 72 hours.
Prophylactic antacid therapy may be indicated.
When high-dose hydrocortisone therapy must be continued beyond 48-72 hours, hypernatremia may occur.
Under such circumstances
The initial dose of
Patients subjected to
Corticoid therapy is an adjunct to, and not a replacement for, conventional therapy.
Preparation of Solutions 100 mg?
For intravenous or intramuscular injection, prepare solution by aseptically adding not more than 2 mL of Bacteriostatic Water for
Bacteriostatic Sodium Chloride Injection to the contents of one vial.
Further dilution is not necessary for intravenous or intramuscular injection.
For intravenous infusion, first prepare solution by adding not more than 2 mL of Bacteriostatic Water for Injection to the vial;
In cases where
The resulting solutions are stable for at least 4 hours and may be administered either directly or by IV piggyback.
When reconstituted as directed, pH 's of the solutions range from 7 to 8 and the tonicities are: 100 mg vial,.36 osmolar.
(Isotonic saline =.
|Date Last Revised||12-05-2011|
|Type||HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG|
|Marketing authorisation holder||Hospira, Inc.|