A-Hydrocort Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. If you are taking this medicine over a prolonged period, carry an identification card with your name and address, the type and dose of your medicine, and your doctor's name and address.
If you are going to have surgery, tell your doctor or health care professional that you have taken this medicine within the last twelve months.
Ask your doctor or health care professional about your diet. You may need to lower the amount of salt you eat.
The medicine can increase your blood sugar. If you are a diabetic check with your doctor if you need help adjusting the dose of your diabetic medicine.
Side Effects to watch for
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- bloody or black, tarry stools
- changes in vision
- fever, sore throat, sneezing, cough, or other signs of infection, wounds that will not heal
- frequent passing of urine
- increased thirst
- mental depression, mood swings, mistaken feelings of self importance or of being mistreated
- pain in hips, back, ribs, arms, shoulders, or legs
- severe stomach pain
- swelling of feet or lower legs
- unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this drug?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- mifepristone, RU-486
This medicine may also interact with the following medications: