What is Hydrocortisone (rectal)?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Hydrocortisone suppositories Colocort Enema

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Hydrocortisone (Rectal) is a corticosteroid. It is used as an adjunctive treatment of ulcerative colitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Hemorrhoids 60 3
Anal fissures 1 1
Constipation 1 0
Indeterminate colitis 1 1
Lichen planus 1 0
Rectal bleeding 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrocortisone (rectal)

Side effect Patients Percentage

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydrocortisone (rectal)

Dosage Patients Percentage
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Hydrocortisone (rectal)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Hydrocortisone (rectal)

Duration

Currently taking Hydrocortisone (rectal)

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1

Stopped taking Hydrocortisone (rectal)

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydrocortisone (rectal) after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Hydrocortisone topical (Cortizone-10) 1

Patients stopped taking Hydrocortisone (rectal) and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Hydrocortisone topical (Cortizone-10) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Hydrocortisone (rectal).