Cortenema

(hydrocortisone)

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Treats ulcerative colitis with other medicines.

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Cortenema (hydrocortisone) is used with other medicines to treat ulcerative colitis, but will only help with symptoms of the lower intestine, colon, and anus.

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Quick facts about Cortenema
  • Drug class: gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (hydrocortisone)

Upsides

  • Cortenema (hydrocortisone) can help with discomfort related symptoms in the lower intestine.
  • Available in cheap, generic form.
  • The side effects are usually mild and well tolerated compared to oral or injectable medications.
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Downsides

  • May not relieve your symptoms, depending on the location and severity of your condition.
  • Giving this medication to yourself may be difficult and it's not for everyone.
  • The risk of more serious side effects goes up with longer use of Cortenema (hydrocortisone).
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How it works

Cortenema (hydrocortisone) is a steroid medicine applied directly to the site of inflammation. It lowers the inflammation in the rectum over days to weeks, relieving symptoms associated with ulcerative colitis.

Quick facts about Cortenema
  • Drug class: gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (hydrocortisone)

Dosage forms

  • Enema
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What to expect when you take Cortenema (hydrocortisone) for Ulcerative colitis

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  • Possible side effects
  • Burning or pain in rectal area
  • Rectal bleeding
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Risks and Warnings for Cortenema (hydrocortisone)

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  • Make sure you understand and read the instructions on how to use Cortenema (hydrocortisone) properly. Improper use can cause damage to the rectal wall. Let your doctor or pharmacist know if you have any questions on how to use Cortenema (hydrocortisone).