Will hydrocortisone increase my appetite?

Oral hydrocortisone (Cortef), like other glucocorticoid medications, can increase your appetite. It has actually been prescribed to stimulate appetite in cancer patients. If you experience increased appetite while taking hydrocortisone, or have concerns about other side effects, talk to your doctor.

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