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Review: could Hydrocortisone cause Addiction - drug?

Summary: Addiction - drug could be caused by Hydrocortisone, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, also take Alprazolam, and have Pain.

We study 13,572 people who have side effects while taking Hydrocortisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Addiction - drug. Find out below who they are, when they have Addiction - drug and more.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 13,564 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrocortisone. Among them, 20 people (0.15%) have Addiction - Drug. They amount to 0.03% of all the 79,685 people who have Addiction - Drug on eHealthMe.

Trend of Addiction - drug in Hydrocortisone reports

Time on Hydrocortisone when people have Addiction - drug * :

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Gender of people who have Addiction - drug when taking Hydrocortisone * :

FemaleMale
Addiction - drug68.42%31.58%

Age of people who have Addiction - drug when taking Hydrocortisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Addiction - drug0.00%0.00%0.00%27.27%54.55%9.09%0.00%9.09%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (4 people, 20.00%)
  2. Extrapyramidal disorder (2 people, 10.00%)
  3. Anxiety (2 people, 10.00%)
  4. Salivary hypersecretion (2 people, 10.00%)
  5. Schizophrenia, paranoid type (2 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Alprazolam (6 people, 30.00%)
  2. Duragesic-100 (6 people, 30.00%)
  3. Gabapentin (6 people, 30.00%)
  4. Modafinil (6 people, 30.00%)
  5. Quetiapine fumarate (5 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I was put on methadone when fell pregnant n due to anxiety state n mental health kept on it for 11 yrs , I took thyriod underactive n put up to 50-225 levothyroxin with no change in symtoms just got worse I came off methadone and went over active reduced to 50 thyroxin, I had go on suboxone cause was so mentaly stressed. Now I got low cortisol levels n I scared go on hydrocortisone from endo incase it's suboxone causing it, I need help I feel I've lost everything coming off the methadone was ment be a great achievement and now I'm ill ,so ill I can't wash think make decision ,look anorexic ,feel terrible. Please help me

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  • Although I drink plenty of water and sometimes Gatorade, I have severe redness under eyes (upper cheeks). I already have dark circles under eyes though this does not seem related. Redness started about 3 months ago and is unaffected by over the counter creams. I get plenty of sleep, 6-8 hours per night and do not have problems falling asleep.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • i have had a swollen clavical lymph node for about 2 years, it aches. about 5 months ago I developed a cough, which seems to have gotten worse. I have not had any weight loss

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