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hydrocortisone [oral] (CORTEF, HYDROCORTONE, SOLU-CORTEF)

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    There are three types of adrenal steroids: mineralocorticoids, which maintain sodium and potassium balance in the body, glucocorticoids, and male sex steroids (although most male sex hormones are produced in the testicles). Our Web site only considers glucocorticoids.

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  • Petition Requesting Warnings on the Labels of Glucocorticosteroids (HRG Publication #1958) [hide all summaries]
    The FDA should immediately require that the labels for all brands of prednisone and other glucocorticosteroids currently on the market in the U.S. be revised to include central serous chorioretinopathy as one of the ophthalmic adverse reactions reported with these medications if not already included. The FDA should also ensure that other important information regarding the use and safety of these medications is presented in a consistent manner across all labels.

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