Side Effects

What side effects may I notice from receiving Hydrocortisone?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-burning feeling on the skin
-dark red spots on the skin
-lack of healing of skin condition
-painful, red, pus filled blisters in hair follicles
-thinning of the skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-dry skin, irritation
-unusual increased growth of hair on the face or body

This list may not describe all possible side effects for Hydrocortisone. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Source: FDA