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Can hydrocortisone cause serious side effects?

Oral hydrocortisone (Cortef) may cause some serious side effects such as unusual bruising, insomnia, dizziness, headache, severe mood swings, or joint and muscle pain. You may also experience black stools, fever, vomiting or difficulty with urination. If you have any of these symptoms or any other unusual symptoms, talk with your doctor or healthcare provider.

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