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Who cannot use hydrocortisone?

Allergies to hydrocortisone can prevent the use of this this medication. If you have a fungal, bacterial, or viral infection, hydrocortisone cannot be used during these times. If you have had tuberculosis or have tested positive for tuberculosis, or if you are prone to depression, anxiety, or other mental conditions, your doctor may not prescribe hydrocortisone for you. Other medical conditions that can rule out the use of hydrocortisone treatment include a history of liver or kidney disorders, ulcers, small bowel obstruction, heart attack, diabetes, high blood pressure, or thyroid disorder.

Using hydrocortisone during pregnancy is also not advised because of the unknown effects on an unborn baby. If you become pregnant while using hydrocortisone, tell your doctor right away. You should also discuss breastfeeding and hydrocortisone use with your doctor, as it is not known if hydrocortisone can be passed through breast milk.

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