Review: could Hydrocortisone cause Depression?
Summary: Depression is found among people who take Hydrocortisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression. We study 13,600 people who have side effects while taking Hydrocortisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 342 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.
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Hydrocortisone has active ingredients of hydrocortisone. It is often used in adrenal insufficiency. (latest outcomes from 13,795 Hydrocortisone users)
Depression has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, acne. (latest reports from 277,750 Depression patients)
On May, 12, 2015: 13,599 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydrocortisone. Among them, 342 people (2.51%) have Depression.
Time on Hydrocortisone when people have Depression * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Depression when taking Hydrocortisone * :
Age of people who have Depression when taking Hydrocortisone * :
Severity of Depression when taking Hydrocortisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Depression ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (41 people, 11.99%)
- Pain (25 people, 7.31%)
- Multiple myeloma (23 people, 6.73%)
- Hypertension (22 people, 6.43%)
- Eczema (18 people, 5.26%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (95 people, 27.78%)
- Prednisone (83 people, 24.27%)
- Neurontin (74 people, 21.64%)
- Ambien (70 people, 20.47%)
- Aredia (65 people, 19.01%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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axeman225 on Sep, 17, 2014:
Hi! I am a 26yr old male. I saw this and seems like we are taking the same meds and I wanted to compare. I have been on tramadol for almost 3 years for herniated discs from playing football. I recently have noticed and heard that long term use affects testosterone levels, so I got bloodwork done...turns out I am below range on all levels...which sucks because I am fit (or was) and pretty big. So my doc prescribed testim 1% 50mg/day (as of yesterday) and I wanted to see how it affected you along with takign the tramadol. I dont have hair issues, but I have had weight gain and general feminization due to loss of testosterone....so gross and sad for me. Idk if you are male or female...but I would love to hear what the combo has done for you. If anyone else can chime in it would be great. (fyi..tramadol is a low dose opiate agonist for pain; testim is testosterone gel)
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