What is Hydrocortisone suppositories?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Anucort HC

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Generic name: Hydrocortisone (rectal)

Hydrocortisone suppositories are used as anti-inflammatories in the treatment of soreness and irritation of the rectum.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Hemorrhoids 13 4
Constipation 2 0
Chronic constipation 1 0
Diarrhea 1 0
Rectal pain 1 0
Vaginismus 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrocortisone suppositories

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydrocortisone suppositories

Dosage Patients
25mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Hydrocortisone suppositories

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Hydrocortisone suppositories

Duration

Currently taking Hydrocortisone suppositories

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Hydrocortisone suppositories

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

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Hydrocortisone suppositories and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lubiprostone (Amitiza) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Hydrocortisone suppositories.