Hydrocortisone is in a class of drugs called steroids. Hydrocortisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Hydrocortisone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. Hydrocortisone may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Cortef is a hydrocortisone drug used to treat various skin irritations, allergies and other conditions. Cortef is a tablet that can treat a lack of certain hormones, arthritis, allergies, psoriasis and many other conditions.