Hydrocortisone is an adrenocortical steroid that produces an anti-inflammatory process. This inhibits the accumulation of inflammatory cells at inflammation sites, phagocytosis, lysosomal enzyme release and synthesis and/or release of mediators of
inflammation. Additionally, it prevents and suppresses cell mediated immune reactions.
Patients with known adrenal insufficiency who are symptomatic of adrenal crisis
Precautions / Notes
The specific method of preparing hydrocortisone for injection can be found here.
Rarely, patients in adrenal crisis may present with severe psychosis
Dosage to be given should be in line with patients own management plan.
In the absence of patients own management plan the following dosages should be followed: