Hydrocortisone (Hydrocortisonum; list B) - hormone napochechnikov crust. The action, indications and contraindications are similar to cortisone (see), but more active. Prescribe hydrocortisone as hydrocortisone-acetate inside and intramuscularly (suspension) in doses that constitute 2/3 cortisone shots for external application use 1-2,5% ointment, and in ophthalmic practice, also drops (0,5-2,5% suspension). For intraarticular injection use microcrystalline suspension. Cm. also Hormonotherapy, Corticosteroids.