Side effects and indications

Whenever possible, frequency information about the side effects was extracted from the labels. Aggregated frequency information for the drug and, if available, placebo is shown. To the right, you can click on shaded boxes to be taken to mentions of the side effect on the label. (In some cases, the side effect cannot be highlighted due to conversion problems.) Information about indications was extracted from the indications and usage sections of the labels.

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Side effect Data for drug Placebo Labels (show all 25)
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Abdominal distension def x
Abscess def x
Alkalosis def x
Anaphylactic shock def x
Angioedema def x
Arachnoiditis def
Arrhythmia def x
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy def x
Convulsion def x
Dental plaque def
Diabetes mellitus def x x
Distention def x
Ecchymosis def x x
Embolism def x
Fat embolism def x
Oesophagitis def x
Exophthalmos def x
Fatigue def x
Folliculitis def 1.5% x x x x x x x
Pathological fracture def x x
Glaucoma def x
Glycosuria def x
Headache def x x
Cardiac arrest def x
Cardiomegaly def x
Cardiac failure def x
Cardiac failure congestive def x
Myocardial rupture def x
Haemorrhage def x
Hepatomegaly def x
Hiccups def x
Hirsutism def x
Hypernatraemia def x
Hypertension def x x
Hypertrichosis def x x x x x x
Hypertrophy def x
Hypokalaemia def x x
Infarction def x
Infection def x x x x x x x x x
Inflammatory bowel disease def x
Unspecified disorder of intestine def x
Arthropathy def x
Menstrual disorder def x
Miliaria def x x x x x
Myopathy def x
Myocardial infarction def x
Nausea def x
Necrosis def x x
Osteoporosis def x x
Pain def
Pancreatitis def x x
Papilloedema def x
Paraplegia def
Paraesthesia def x x
Peptic ulcer def x x
Petechiae def x
Pigmentation def x
Pseudotumor x
Benign intracranial hypertension def x
Pulmonary oedema def x
Skin infection def x
Sweating def x x
Syncope def x
Tachycardia def x
Telangiectasia def 0.8% x x
Thromboembolism def x
Thrombophlebitis def x x
Vasculitis def x x
Vertigo def x
Weight increased def x x
Alkalosis hypokalaemic x
Mood swings x
Aseptic necrosis x x
Cataract def x x
Application site reaction
Skin atrophy def x x x x
Glucose tolerance decreased x
Growth retardation def x
Impaired healing x
Intracranial pressure increased def x x
Muscular weakness def x
Dry skin def x
Skin irritation def x
Pustular psoriasis
Skin striae def x x x x x x
Menstruation irregular def x x
Allergic contact dermatitis def x x x x x
Skin hyperpigmentation def x
Leukoderma def 0% x x x x x x x x
Acneiform eruption def x x x x
Paraparesis def
Malaise def x
Increased appetite x
Bladder dysfunction
Psychiatric symptom x
Intraocular pressure increased x x
Euphoric mood def x
Cataract subcapsular x x
Erythema facial
Muscle mass x
Personality change def x
Skin burning sensation def
Skin depigmentation 0%
Acne infantile 0%
Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei def x x x
Rectal haemorrhage def
Pancreatitis haemorrhagic
Disorders of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance x
Fluid retention x x
Steroid myopathy def x
Glucose tolerance impaired def x x
Eruption x x x x x
Skin test reaction x
Redness def x
Cushingoid x x
Atrophy def x x x x x x
Anaphylactoid reaction x
Electrolyte imbalance def x x
Plaque psoriasis
Skin scaly x x
Rash maculo-papular def
Appetite exaggerated x
Bradycardia def x
Neuropathy def x x
Secondary infection def x x x x x
Blindness def x
Compression fracture def x
Abscess sterile x
Carbohydrate tolerance decreased x
Angiitis necrotising def x
Stinging x x
Sweating increased x x
Acne def 0% x x x
Nitrogen balance negative x x x
Fluid and electrolyte imbalance x x
Glucose low x
Cardiomyopathy def x
Insomnia def x x
Weakness def x
Tingling sensation def
Oesophagitis ulcerative x
Indication Labels
Anal pruritus def x
Atopy def x
Colitis def x x
Colitis ulcerative def x x
Dermatitis def x
Dermatitis atopic def x
Haemorrhoids def x x
Lupus erythematosus def x
Multiple sclerosis def x
Nephrotic syndrome def x
Proctitis def x x x
Proctitis ulcerative x
Pruritus def x x
Rectal disorder def x
Skin disorder def x x x x x
Ulcer def x x x
Uremia def x


More information: STITCH, PubChem and possibly Wikipedia

ATC Codes: A01AC03, A07EA02, C05AA01, D07AA02, D07XA01, H02AB09, S01BA02, S01CB03, S02BA01


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Labels were obtained from different sources and potentially contain different sets of side effects. If you click on the label name, a HTML version of the label will be shown with proteins, chemicals and side efffects highlighted using Reflect.

  1. HYDROCORTISONE : 3 side effects (FDA XML label)
  2. HYDROCORTISONE : 5 side effects (FDA XML label)
  3. HYDROCORTISONE : 5 side effects (FDA XML label)
  4. HYDROCORTISONE : 8 side effects (FDA XML label)
  5. Hydrocortisone : 12 side effects (FDA XML label)
  6. hydrocortisone : 15 side effects (FDA XML label)
  7. HYDROCORTISONE : 17 side effects (FDA XML label)
  8. hydrocortisone valerate / Westcort : 17 side effects (FDA CDER)
  9. HYDROCORTISONE ACETATE / CORTIFOAM : 38 side effects (Health Canada)
  10. hydrocortisone : 100 side effects (FDA XML label)