What is the role of hydrocortisone in the treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)?

Updated: Oct 06, 2020
  • Author: Thomas A Wilson, MD; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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Hydrocortisone is available in 5-mg, 10-mg, and 20-mg tablets. Also, an immediate-release oral granule product (Alkindi Sprinkle) is available in 0.5-mg, 1-mg, 2-mg, and 5-mg dosage sizes to assist with dosing in young children. Hydrocortisone is recommended in the pediatric population because of its lower potency, which permits easier titration of appropriate doses. Unfortunately, hydrocortisone suspension (Cortef solution) is no longer available in the United States.


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