Which drugs are used for replacement therapy in Addison disease and what is the drug of choice?

Updated: Mar 11, 2020
  • Author: George T Griffing, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Corticosteroid drugs are used for replacement therapy in Addison disease and secondary adrenocortical insufficiency. [3, 4] Hydrocortisone sodium succinate or phosphate is the drug of choice for daily maintenance in these conditions and in the treatment of acute adrenal crisis.


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