hydrocortisone rectal (generic name)

It helps to reduce swelling, redness, and itching caused by ulcerative proctitis
(hye droe KOR ti sone)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

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
  • fever, sore throat, sneezing, cough, or other signs of infection
  • mental depression, mood swings, mistaken feelings of self-importance, mistaken feelings of being mistreated
  • muscle cramps or muscle weakness
  • nausea
  • rectal pain, burning or bleeding after use of medicine
  • skin problems, acne
  • swelling of feet or lower legs
  • thinning of the skin
  • unusual bruising or red pinpoint spots on the skin
  • unusually weak or tired
  • weight gain
  • wounds that will not heal

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea or constipation
  • difficulty sleeping
  • headache
  • increased appetite
  • increased sweating
  • menstrual problems

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Do not refrigerate. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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