The drug "Hydrocortisone" (suspension)


The drug "Hydrocortisone" (suspension) has anti-shock, anti-inflammatory, desensitizing, anti-allergic, immunosuppressive, antitoxic and antimetabolic effect.

The drug promotes an increase in bloodconcentration of glucose, the deposition of glycogen in the liver, slows the excretion of water and Na +, increases the secretion of K +, lowers histamine synthesis. The drug "Hydrocortisone" (suspension) reduces inflammatory cell infiltrates, migration of lymphocytes and leukocytes to the site of inflammation. The use in large doses inhibits the development of connective and lymphoid tissue, the increase in mast cells in which hyaluronic acid forms, suppresses hyaluronidase and reduces capillary permeability. The drug "Hydrocortisone" accelerates the breakdown and delays the synthesis of proteins.

When it is used, production is inhibitedcorticotropin due to influence on the pituitary gland. Prolonged administration can cause atrophy and suppression of the adrenal cortex, the formation of thyroid-stimulating and gonadotropic hormones.

Hydrocortisone acetate has an effect,developing slowly, but persisting for a long period, in contrast to water-soluble drugs. The medication is applied when injected into damaged areas, soft tissues and joints. In these areas, the drug "Hydrocortisone" (suspension) has an anti-inflammatory effect locally. However, systemic hormonal effects are also possible. Intra-articular administration causes a curative effect within six to twenty-four days, which lasts for several days (or weeks).

The injections of hydrocortisone phosphate can quickly suppress inflammation for a short period. This form of the drug is used in acute conditions.

The drug "Hydrocortisone" (suspension) is shown incase of ineffectiveness of therapy in shock of various origin (traumatic, burn, operating, cardiogenic, toxic). The drug is used for severe bronchial asthma, thyrotoxic crisis, systemic diseases in connective tissue (rheumatoid arthritis and others), acute adrenal insufficiency, hepatic coma, acute hepatitis. The medication is prescribed for allergic reactions in severe, acute forms, anaphylactic and hemotransfusion shock, edema of the brain (including those associated with surgery, against a tumor, trauma or radiation therapy). To reduce inflammation and prevent scar scarring, the drug is used for poisoning with cauterizing fluids.

Contraindicated medication "Hydrocortisone" forarticular introduction in the case of anterior arthroplasty, with intra-articular fracture, infectious inflammatory process, pathological hemorrhage. Do not apply the drug and with expressed okolosustavnom osteoporosis, the absence of signs of inflammation, severe bone destruction and deformation, instability as a result of arthritis, aseptic necrosis in the epiphyses of bones. Suspension is not prescribed during the post-vaccination period (before vaccination for eight weeks and after it for two), with immunodeficiency states (including AIDS), lymphadenitis after BCG. The drug is not used for peptic ulcer disease in the stomach and duodenum, latent (latent) or acute peptic ulcer, gastritis, esophagitis, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis with perforation or abscessing risk, newly created anastomosis of the intestine.

Before using the drug "Hydrocortisone" (emulsion), you should carefully read the instructions and consult with your doctor.

In addition to the liquid form, there is also a preparation in the formointments. As practice shows with external application, the effect is equally high, regardless of the form in which the drug "Hydrocortisone" is used. Reviews of some specialists in relation to the drug are positive. In particular, English doctors recommend external medicine in the treatment of children's atopic dermatitis.