Disease Information for Cortisol/Hydrocortisone (Cortef) Administration/Toxicity

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Bilateral ankle swelling
Bilateral leg edema/swelling
Moon-like facies
Edema of Lower Extremities
Affect gay/happy inappropriate
Euphoria/Elated/'high' behavior/Gaiety
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
SALIVA Cortisol Late Night Sample
Glucose, blood (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
TEST/Cosyntropin IV (0.25mgm) test abnormal
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Alkalosis
Drug induced Hyperglycemia
Drug induced Hypokalemia.
Edema
Gastrointestinal bleeding
Hyperglycemia
Hypokalemia
Iatrogenic corticosteroid/treatment/effects
Myopathy/secondary/nonspecific
Obesity
Steroid myopathy
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Cortisone/Corticosteroid drug (ex)
DRUG/Hormonal agent/derivative medication (example)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Appestat/hypothalamic center stim
Pathophysiology/Alkalosis Chloride Resistant
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
(11beta) 11,17,21 Trihydroxypregn 4 ene 3,20 dione, 17 hydroxycorticosterone, Compound F, Compound F preparation, cortisol, Cortisol (substance), Cortisol preparation, Cortisol product, Dihydrocortisone, Domolene, HC, HC Hydrocortisone, Hydrocortisone, Hydrocortisone (substance), Hydrocortisone preparation, Hydrocortisone preparation (product), Hydrocortisone preparation (substance), Hydrocortisone product, Pregn 4 ene 3,20 dione, 11,17,21 trihydroxy , (11beta), Therapeutic Hydrocortisone, Brand name/Cortef (Cortisol), Brand name/Solu-cortef (Cortisol)
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/Dose 10 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose 5 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Injectable medication (parenteral)
DRUG/Intramuscular injection RX
DRUG/Intravenous administraton RX
DRUG/IV requires lesser dose/Caution
DRUG/Oral medication (ex)
Definition

Corticosteroid medication; Natural Not Synthetic cortisone effect; often used as supplement in deficiency states; Oral and parenteral preparations and also as weak steroid creams/lotions (Hytone/Cortaid)

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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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