HYDROCORTISONE

HYDROCORTISONE

Brand Name & Strength

Hydrocortisone 100 mg

Reconstitution

Reconstitute with not more than 2 ml WFI

Further Dilution

IV infusion

  • Dilute in 100 – 1000 ml of diluent

    Diluent

    NS, D5

    Administration & Infusion rate

    IM Slow IV
  • Administer over 30 sec for 100 mg dose; 10 min for 500 mg dose or higher

    IV infusion

  • Administer over 20 – 30 min

    Storage & Stability

    RT

    (<25 oC)

    Fridge

    (2 – 8 oC)

    After Reconstitution

    24 hr -

    After dilution

    4 hr -

    Remarks

  • For IM administration, avoid injection into the deltoid muscle due to high incidence of subcutaneous atrophy