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Hydrocortisone for inhalation instruction


When rhinitis, laryngitis, bronchitis and other diseases of the respiratory system are often prescribed inhalation, in which the drug enters the respiratory tract using a nebulizer. One of the medications used for such inhalation therapy is Hydrocortisone. Not everyone knows whether it is possible to carry out procedures with children for him, in which cases it is necessary and how to properly dilute the medicine.

Composition and form

For procedures using the liquid form of the drug, which is an ampoule with suspension. Although this medication is intended for injection into the joints or muscles, it is often prescribed for inhalation.

The main ingredient of the solution is hydrocortisone acetate. Its dosage in one ampoule is both 25 mg and 50 mg. For inhalations, a lower dose is usually used (25 mg / 1 ml), especially if the child is to be manipulated.

Auxiliary components of the medication are sterile water, benzyl alcohol, sodium chloride, povidone, propylene glycol and sorbitol. Each ampoule contains 2 ml of the drug, and in one box there are 5 or 10 ampoules.

How does it work?

"Hydrocortisone" is one of the glucocorticoid hormones, so the medicine has a pronounced anti-inflammatory effects.

In addition, this drug reduces itching and relieves swelling. Influencing the foci of inflammation, it prevents the accumulation of blood cells in them, reduces the production of compounds that support the inflammatory response, and also reduces the permeability of vascular walls. Thanks to these effects, inhalation with Hydrocortisone helps to eliminate spasm in the throat, barking cough, laryngeal swelling and hoarseness.

How old can you do?

Treatment with "Hydrocortisone" in the form of inhalation is prescribed to children older than 2 years. However, the drug can be used at an earlier age (from 3 months), if the doctor sees serious indications for this. Doing the procedure for a child under 3 years old without a pediatrician is not allowed.

Inhalations with "Hydrocortisone" are in demand:

  • With laryngitis.
  • With laryngotracheitis.
  • With a false croup.
  • With acute bronchitis.
  • In case of bronchial asthma.

The most frequent indication for such treatment is laryngospasm.


Treatment with Hydrocortisone through a nebulizer is not recommended for:

  • Renal failure.
  • Diabetes mellitus.
  • Increased body temperature.
  • Ulcers of the digestive tract.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Hepatic insufficiency.
  • Diseases of the cardiovascular system in which palpitations or increased blood pressure are increased.

Instructions for use

Inhalation is often carried out only during the attack, for emergency care. The dosage is determined by the doctor individually (based on the nature of the disease and the age of the child). Most often, one milliliter of suspension is prescribed for one procedure, which should be diluted with 2-3 milliliters of saline. More exact proportions should be prompted by a pediatrician.

For inhalation, you need to prepare the vial "Hydrocortisone", saline, nebulizer and syringe. Since during storage the drug particles settle to the bottom, the suspension must first be shaken. Next, having broken off the upper part of the ampoule, you should use a syringe to add 1 ml of the solution and pour it into the nebulizer compartment. After that, a physiological solution is taken up with a syringe and, in the ratio prescribed by the doctor, is also added to the nebulizer.

The duration of the procedure is usually 5-10 minutes. The little patient should inhale the medication calmly, as a strong breath can aggravate the spasm.

After inhalation, it is recommended to rinse your mouth and refrain from eating for at least 30 minutes. More than two inhalations per day is undesirable.

Terms of purchase and storage

To purchase "Hydrocortisone" in ampoules, you must first consult with your doctor and get a prescription for such medicine. The average price of 10 ampoules of the drug is 150 rubles. Store the suspension at home should be at a temperature below +15 degrees, but it should not be allowed to freeze. The best place would be the top shelf of the refrigerator, where the drug will not get a small child. Shelf life of the drug - 3 years.

On the use of suspension "Hydrocortisone" for inhalation, many mothers respond positively. They emphasize that the drug acts locally and very quickly removes edema, so that the tool helps with laryngospasm and barking cough. Although many parents are frightened that this is a hormonal agent, but in most reviews, mothers say that there are no side effects.

If you need to replace "Hydrocortisone", the doctor may prescribe inhalation with other medicines that have similar therapeutic effects:

  • "Pulmicort". Such a drug based on budesonide is used for croup, asthma and other cases of bronchial obstruction. It is represented by a metered-dose suspension for inhalation and is approved for children older than 6 months.
  • "Budeen Steri-Neb." This medicine also contains budesonide and is available in vials for inhalation. For children, medication is prescribed for bronchial asthma or false croup from six months of age.
  • "Hydrocortisone-Richter". In this preparation, lidocaine is added to the hormone, so the medicine is in demand for severe sore throat, which often manifests laryngitis.
  • "Dexamethasone". For inhalation apply injection solution. Such a drug for laryngism can be used at any age.

Medications for inhalation

All medications should be used after prescribing a doctor. It is necessary to observe the dosage, otherwise there is a risk of allergic reactions, as well as the development of side effects or a complication of the disease.

  1. Antibiotics. Used for lesions of the respiratory system by bacteria. Streptomycin, Fluimucil, Ceftriaxone is used for inhalation.
  2. Mucolytics. Mucolytics are used to thin the sputum. Such drugs as Mukaltin, Perkusin, Gdeliks are used.
  3. Immunomodulators. Used to support immunity. For the prevention used Derinat, Chlorophyllipt, Miramistin.
  4. Bronchodilators. In order to relieve symptoms of bronchial asthma. Used Atrovent, Berotek, Berodual.
  5. Hormonal. Preparations of this type relieve inflammation. Such drugs as Cromohexal, Dexamethasone, Pulmicort are used.

Saline is used for inhalation. In saline solution, the medicine is diluted in such proportions as indicated by the attending physician.

Indications for use of hydrocortisone

Inhalation directly affects the site of the disease. With the help of hydrocortisone, diseases such as bronchitis, bronchial asthma, laryngotracheitis are treated. Hydrocortisone refers to anti-inflammatory drugs from the group of glucocorticoids.

  • Stops the development inflammatory process, and also reduces the activity of pathogenic microorganisms.
  • Removes toxins and relieves swelling.
  • Removes allergic reactions.

The use of hydrocortisone normalizes breathing and also reduces inflammation. The drug successfully dilutes sputum, which contributes to its removal.

Instructions for the use of hydrocortisone

For inhalation only suspensions are used. Hydrocortisone acetate is available in 2 ml ampoules. One ampoule contains 0.05 grams of hydrocortisone and an excipient. Hydrocortisone-Richter is used for severe edema, as well as in other severe cases. Available in vials of 5 ml and contains hydrocortisone acetate 125 mg. The preparation also contains 25 mg of lidocaine with an excipient. Lidocaine in the drug provides an anesthetic effect.

Inhalations with hydrocortisone are carried out:

  1. With the help of improvised means. You can use inhalation at home. For this, a small amount of the drug is added to the hot water. The patient is covered with a cloth under which steam accumulates. A person is above a vessel of water and inhales steam containing preparations. The time for inhalation to children up to 10 years is 5–8 minutes. An adult can be exposed to steam for up to 15 minutes. Per day it is admissible to carry out from 3 to 5 procedures. The amount of hydrocortisone a day should not exceed more than 30 grams. The course of procedures is from 5 to 10 days.
  2. With the help of a nebulizer. Provides a better effect than in the past version. The advantages are that steam acts directly on the foci of inflammation. For children, 1 ml of the drug is mixed with 2 ml of saline, and added to the tank for solutions. The dose for adults is increased to 2 ml per 1 ml of saline. The nebulizer has several nozzles. Thanks to the nozzles, a cloud of vapor penetrates all hard-to-reach places of the respiratory system. Due to the quality of steam penetration, the procedure time is reduced. Children under 6 years old are allowed to use the nebulizer once a day. Children under 12 years old are allowed 2 times a day, and adults may use the nebulizer up to 3 times. The total number of procedures with hydrocortisone according to the instructions should not exceed 5 times.

Rules of the procedure

Inhalation with hydrocortisone should be carried out in comfortable clothes so that it does not squeeze the chest and throat. Treatment achieves efficacy with the following rules:

  • Doctor's recommendations must be respected. You should also consider the instructions for the drug.
  • Inhalation is permissible to apply 1–2 hours after meals.
  • Banned before inhalation exercise stress.
  • Inhale the steam for diseases throat must be through the mouth, and when the head cold through the nose.
  • Steam must not exceed 30 degrees for children. Steam temperature for adults up to 70 degrees.
  • After the procedure It is recommended to keep silent, and it is also forbidden to eat food for 2 hours.

The use of drugs should be carried out in a calm atmosphere. A person must adopt a comfortable posture, and not be distracted by other matters.

Side effects

The use of hydrocortisone for inhalation can have side effects. Uncontrolled dosage of the drug leads to a deterioration of health. It is recommended to consult a doctor before using inhalations.

Side effects of the drug hydrocortisone include:

  • The emergence of nausea.
  • Hiccups
  • Irritability.
  • Allergic reactions.

Independent use of the drug, as well as non-compliance with the doctor’s prescriptions, leads to side effects. Side effects are manifested in a general deterioration of well-being. In rare cases, there is a rash on the skin, as well as weight gain.

Description of the drug

The drug contains hydrocortisone - glucocorticosteroid, which is synthesized by the adrenal cortex, and belongs to hormonal drugs, so it should be used only under the strict supervision of a physician. But do not be afraid of the fact that the drug contains hormones, with proper use of any side effects should not occur. The main active ingredient of the drug is hydrocortisone or hydrocortisone acetate, which is considered a more active substance than just cortisone.

For inhalation, a suspension intended for intramuscular administration is used, although the instructions for use do not imply such a method of use. However, doctors actively discharge hydrocortisone for inhalation, and due to the fact that the active substance gets directly to the affected area, the result will be noticeable almost immediately. It is important to remember that the daily dose of medication should not exceed 25 grams per day, but this amount is quite enough to obtain the desired effect.

The drug perfectly relieves allergy attacks due to its antihistamine properties, relieves swelling, laryngism and inflammation in the throat, which occurs when laryngitis, bronchitis and exacerbations of asthma. In addition, hydrocortisone is able to delay interferon in the body, which prevents the fall of the immune system and accelerates recovery.

The drug is contraindicated:

  • Pregnant women, because it lowers the ability of connective tissue to structure, which can cause abnormalities in the development of the fetus,
  • Suffering from tuberculosis, because the drug can cause a relapse,
  • Diabetics
  • People with osteoporosis, because the drug contributes to the development of the disease and its exacerbations,
  • For patients with peptic ulcer - hydrocortisone can lead to perforations and internal bleeding,
  • People with cardiovascular problems, since the drug significantly increases blood pressure and increases heart rate,
  • People over 65 years old.

It is also necessary to monitor the reaction of the body and immediately discontinue use if there are signs of individual intolerance to the drug.

How to use the drug?

Inhalations with hydrocortisone for laryngitis should be carried out with the consent of the attending physician, who is obliged to calculate the required amount of medication, as well as write a prescription, which is required to buy a glucocorticosteroid in a pharmacy.

This medication is best suited to those who often suffer from bronchitis, as well as asthma and allergies.

For a successful inhalation will require:

  • Water-soluble hydrocortisone ampoules for inhalation,
  • Nebulizer - inhalation device,
  • Saline,
  • Syringe.

Having prepared everything you need, you can proceed to the dilution of inhalation mixture. The solution must be mixed in a ratio of 25 milliliters of hydrocortisone to 3 milliliters of saline. If a child is sick, you should consult with your doctor about the dosage, since the above dosage is considered classic, but not for everyone. Do not do more than two inhalation procedures per day, especially children. Before starting the preparation of the solution, it is necessary to thoroughly wash the dishes, then you need to break the tip of the ampoule and draw a suspension into the syringe, which is then mixed with a saline solution. Breathing is necessary in the normal mode, not too deep, otherwise a strong fit of cough from increased respiratory activity may occur.

Inhalations with hydrocortisone can be combined with dioxidine-based procedures, which can also treat persistent, non-coughing coughs. Since dioxidine as a drug is not less potent than hydrocortisone, all inhalations based on them should be carried out under the supervision of the attending physician. Successful treatment based on hydrocortisone and dioxidine allows you to disinfect the respiratory tract, relieve swelling and spasm of the throat, and also has a solid bactericidal effect on pathogens.

How does the drug work?

Hydrocortisone is available both in pure form and in combination with lidocaine. This is a local anesthetic that reduces heart rate and eliminates spasms. A pediatrician or otolaryngologist may prescribe just such a combination.

For example - Hydrocortisone Richter for inhalation, having in its composition lidocaine. This tool is aimed at relieving inflammation and lowering the synthesis of prostaglandins, which ensures the elimination of pain and spasms.

Features of glucocorticoids:

  • Eliminate puffiness.
  • Fight allergic reactions and inflammations.
  • They dilute sputum and contribute to their speedy separation and removal.
  • Provide immunostimulating function, preserving the production of interferon.

The tool is used for acute attacks, high efficiency is noted 10 to 15 minutes after application.

This result is caused by focal effects of the drug. The patient notes relief of breathing, elimination of spasms, increasing expectorant effect.

The use of these glucocorticoids causes fewer side effects. The main thing in the procedure is strict adherence to proportion.

The correct calculation will hold a specialist. Before the appointment, it is necessary to inform him about the possible pathologies, which are included in the list of contraindications.

Hydrocortisone for inhalation in children: features of use

The main role in the use of respiratory physiotherapy techniques is hormone dilution. In case of bronchitis and tracheitis, adults are advised to dilute the steroid with saline in the ratio of 1: 1 or 2: 1, but the dosage for children is different.

  1. Assign 1 ml of anti-inflammatory drug to 2 ml of saline.
  2. If the pediatrician considers it necessary, then the solution can be prescribed for children up to 2 years old, in a ratio of 1 ml of emulsion per 5 ml of saline.

These proportions relate to substances in ampoules. Quantity can be measured with a syringe.

  1. The child is shown to perform the procedure no more than 2 times a day, in the morning and in the evening. It is also permitted in the case of a sharp, sudden attack of choking cough.
  2. The course of treatment lasts from 3 to 7 days.

The first 3 days use inhalations twice a day, after - they switch to 1 procedure per day in order to exclude the option of abrupt drug withdrawal.

A pediatrician may prescribe a regimen in which hydrocortisone for inhalation should be alternated with drugs containing Ambroxol.

Inhalation with hydrocortisone for laryngitis

The product is diluted with saline in the same proportions as in bronchitis or bronchial asthma.Using hydrocortisone for laryngitis, take into account one feature: the inhalation of vapor must occur through the nose and mouth, because the larynx is inflamed.

Combined remedies help speed recovery and stop puffiness. In the absence of sensitivity to the components, prepare a mixture for inhalation: mix 1 ml of Kalanchoe juice, 1% solution of chinosol (antibacterial drug), suspension of hydrocortisone and 2% solution of etonium (antiseptic substance).
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The walls of the family are treated, as they say. In the pharmacy, I was advised to take a medication for inhalation - hydrocortisone. I studied the instructions, nothing frightened me about it, so I acquired it with confidence. It helped us in a few days. Evgenia, 32 years old

The advice was good. My daughter stopped coughing after a three-day course of procedures. I do not know if the drug had a miraculous effect or it was affected by the fact that the child had an initial stage. Tatyana, 47 years old

Bought as a result of another medicine. Of the advantages, I can say so far only its low cost relative to other drugs, as well as its relevance. After all, this medicine is advised by many. I just used to be careful. Andrey, 34 years old

But the drug copes with these symptoms. After discharge, I went to the pharmacy and bought it myself, just in case. If suddenly we are overtaken by such a disease, then we will try to undergo treatment at home. After all, the hospital is a hospital. In its nest is still cozier. Alexandra, 39 years old

What is inhalation?

This is the use of drugs by inhalation through the nasal cavity. It can be used for the prevention and treatment of such diseases: tonsillitis, bronchitis, inflammation of the larynx and ligaments, bronchial asthma, rhinitis, laryngopharyngitis, for the prevention of pathologies, acute respiratory infections with sore throat and cough.

Steam helps reduce the process of inflammation, cramps, and swelling. Promotes hydration and removal of bronchial mucus. As a result, the disease is “excreted” from the human body through frequent expectoration of accumulated sputum.

Characteristics of the drug

The drug "Hydrocortisone" is a strong hormonal medicine, which is among the glucocorticoids. Natural analogue of the hormone cortisol, located in the adrenal cortex. Each package contains instructions for inhalation. You can get the drug at the pharmacy.

It must be remembered that the medication is recommended for use only by a prescription by a specialist.

Inhalations with Hydrocortisone act simultaneously in several directions: against shock, itching, inflammation, toxins and allergies. There are the following forms of release: tablets, lyophilized powder, suspension of hydrocortisone.

The most popular drug

The most popular drug for inhalation is Hydrocortisone Richter. The drug is produced in Hungary, is produced in the form of ampoules, with a long stay in one position, a precipitate forms at the bottom. The volume is five milliliters, it is used for the treatment of severe diseases, because it contains many auxiliary substances. Lightweight forms of diseases require the drug "Hydrocortisone Acetate" (in the form of ampoules of two milliliters). Shake before use. Often used simultaneously with lidocaine (intramuscular injection).

The solution for inhalation "Hydrocortisone" is made exclusively from ampoules, another form of the drug is not suitable.

Features of action means

The drug is produced in its pure form, and mixed with lidocaine. It is a local anesthetic that reduces the frequency of heart contractions and eliminates spasms. An otolaryngologist or pediatrician can prescribe just such a combination.

For example, “Hydrocortisone Richter” has lidocaine for inhalation. This drug is aimed at suppressing inflammation and reducing the synthesis of prostaglandins, thereby ensuring the elimination of spasms and pain.

  • eliminate puffiness
  • eliminate allergic inflammations and reactions,
  • diluted sputum, help to quickly separate it and withdraw,
  • providing immunostimulating function while preserving the production of interferon.


"Hydrocortisone" in ampoules is used for acute attacks, tangible effectiveness is observed after 10-15 minutes. This result is explained by the focal effect of the drug. Patients note the elimination of spasms, easier breathing, an improved expectorant effect.

  • the use of these glucocorticoids has a small number of side effects, the most important thing in the procedure is to follow the proportions exactly,
  • the specialist will make the correct calculation, before applying, you need to inform him about all the pathologies that are among the contraindications (if any).

What else does the instruction manual give us to Hydrocortisone for inhalation?

Features of the use of inhalation for the treatment of children

Children are inhaled less frequently than adults. This remedy is hormonal, and it is used with caution to treat a growing body with reduced immunity. Dosage "Hydrocortisone" for inhalation is very different from the dosage of an adult. Up to two years, only a doctor may prescribe a drug to babies.

One milliliter of substance can have up to five milliliters of saline. The dosage depends on the state of the child’s body and the severity of the disease. "Hydrocortisone" for inhalation in patients under two years of age is prescribed in extreme cases - for laryngeal edema or pulmonary pathology. The number of inhalations is no more than two per day for five days. If the disease continues, the doctor prescribes another drug. The “Hydrocortisone” emulsion is prescribed for therapy no more than once every six months.

It should be noted that when using twice a day, the drug can be applied for three days. From the fourth one it is necessary to switch to a single inhalation and gradually abandon it (the rules for discontinuing the use of hormonal drugs).

How to properly dilute the means for children's inhalation, will tell exactly the doctor, based on the individual characteristics of a particular child. Using inhalation with a strong cough or acute pain, the patient will feel the effect after ten minutes. It is advisable to do it at night, because the child will wake up less often, his sleep will become more sound.

Inhalation with laryngitis with "Hydrocortisone"

The drug is diluted with saline in the same proportions as in bronchial asthma or bronchitis. Using it in laryngitis, you should take into account this feature: the steam must be inhaled through the mouth and nose, as the larynx inflames.

Combined preparations help to eliminate puffiness and speed up the healing process. If the body is not sensitive to the composition, an inhalation mixture is prepared: combine one milliliter of Kalanchoe juice, Hydrocortisone emulsion for inhalation, chinosol solution (1%), etonium solution (2%).

Specifying with a specialist how to properly carry out inhalation with a hormonal agent, you need to know that this kind of treatment is not in itself a guarantee of recovery. It is effective only with an integrated approach prescribed by a doctor.

Use during pregnancy

It is prohibited to use "Hydrocortisone" during pregnancy at any time. This stops the development of the fetus or provokes a spontaneous miscarriage. The current pharmaceutical industry produces many drugs that are approved for lactating and pregnant. However, this medicine does not apply to them, including its analogues.

Are inhalations with Hydrocortisone always safe for adults and children?

Combination with other drugs

"Hydrocortisone" in ampoules does not fit well with other drugs. It is able to enhance the negative properties of paracetamol contained in most of the antipyretic. Accelerates the elimination of antibiotics from the body, blocks the effect of heart drugs. When used at the same time, other hormonal substances combination with "hydrocortisone" causes acne.

When the solution is applied

Appoint Hydrocortisone for inhalation in such cases:

  • Bronchitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngotracheitis
  • Bronchial asthma.

Each of these diseases is characterized by inflammation, swelling of tissues. Inhalation with Hydrocortisone for laryngitis and other respiratory diseases will help eliminate inflammation and painful sensations, which will speed up the healing process.

How to use

Nebulizers (ultrasonic, compressor and mesh nebulizers) are preferable for inhalation, as these devices are not only convenient to use, but also facilitate the rapid entry of the drug into the tissue and, accordingly, the earliest possible manifestation of the therapeutic effect.

Preparation for the procedure

In order for the treatment to bring the desired result, it is necessary to follow a number of simple rules:

  • For an hour before inhalation, physical activity should be excluded.
  • Approximately 2 hours before the procedure and after 30 minutes. after it is not recommended to eat and drink liquid
  • If the patient has a fever, it is necessary to postpone the inhalation procedure.

Adverse reactions and contraindications

Do not use glucocorticosteroids in order to conduct inhalation for such diseases:

  • Ulcerative lesions of the digestive tract
  • Tuberculosis
  • Diagnosing Diabetes
  • The occurrence of osteoporosis.

With the uncontrolled use of drugs increases the risk of adverse reactions and exacerbation of various chronic diseases.

It should be borne in mind that glucocorticosteroids can provoke an increase in body weight, the occurrence of acne lesions. In addition, Hydrocortisone can change the psycho-emotional mood of the patient.

Do not use the drug during pregnancy and lactation, as well as persons over 60 years.

Although the drug is quite effective, do not forget that it is among the hormonal drugs, so its use is shown in exceptional cases and only on the advice of a doctor.

Use of hydrocortisone in inhalation

Hydrocortisone for inhalation is a synthetic substance similar to the adrenal hormone. It eliminates inflammation by regulating carbohydrate and protein metabolism. Substance is issued in various forms. For inhalation procedures, both conventional and carried out using the apparatus (nebulizer) emulsion is used in ampoules.

Hydrocortisone has a healing effect for the following ailments.

  • Bronchitis.
  • Inhalation with laryngitis.
  • Laryngotracheitis.
  • Bronchial asthma.
  • Spasmodic cough.

Important! Before using hydrocortisone for inhalation, you should be familiar with all possible contraindications.

The hormonal drug hydrocortisone has an anti-inflammatory effect, preventing the hearth from spreading, removes toxins, as a result of which the puffiness is relieved. There is a form of the drug, produced with lidocaine, which has an analgesic effect, removing spasms, reducing the pulse rate. The doctor can prescribe just such a combination. Hydrocortisone Richter is a lidocaine medicine that eliminates pain.

Hydrocortisone children

Small patients inhale with the same hydrocortisone, which is used intramuscularly. That is - use ampoules with a liquid pure drug. A pediatrician can prescribe this procedure to the child to relieve swelling in the bronchi or throat.

Features of the use of pure drug in ampoules for children are as follows.

  • How to dilute a hormone for use in diluted form? Saline and hydrocortisone are taken in a 1: 2 ratio, and for infants up to 2 years old - 1: 5. It is possible to measure the dose and dilute the agent for inhalation with a syringe.
  • Inhalation should be done in the morning, in the evening or urgently during an attack. At the end of the course they switch to 1 time per day.
  • The course is conducted from 3 days to a week.
  • On prescription, hydrocortisone alternate with ambroxol.

Inhalations with hydrocortisone in children should not be carried out if the condition is nervous. First you need to calm the child and create a favorable environment. The number of minutes spent on the medical steam tank is determined by age. At 4, you have to sit 4 minutes, and at seven - 7 minutes. The temperature of the steam should not exceed 30 degrees.

Hydrocortisone - instructions for use in inhalation

Inhalation with hydrocortisone conducting, strictly observing the following rules.

  • The daily dose can not be more than 30 ml.
  • No need to mix the drug with other drugs.
  • Do not exercise before and after use.
  • The procedure is carried out no more than 3 times per day for 10 minutes.

Inhalation effect will be better with the use of devices: inhalers, nebulizers, the second of which are very functional, allow you to adjust the flow. Procedures are carried out only with the use of a suspension of hydrocortisone. These are Hydrocortisone acetate in ampoules of 2 ml and Hydrocortisone-Richter in vials of 5 ml. The composition includes other anti-inflammatory, painkillers.

Inhalation is carried out in the following steps.

  • Add hydrocortisone to the hot water in the prescribed dosage (it is better if the mixture is loaded into the nebulizer).
  • The patient leans over the pan, covered with a towel, breathes in pairs. Adult inhalation time is 15 minutes. During the day, 3 procedures are recommended. Course - up to 10 days. Inhalation will be more effective with the use of an inhaler or device - a nebulizer that directs steam to the inflammatory focus.
  • Adult dose - 2 ml of hydrocortisone and saline, 1 ml. It is added to inhalation capacity.
  • The procedure is carried out an hour after eating, no less. After it, you also do not need to eat, smoke, leave the house.
  • 30 minutes before inhalation, you should calm down, do not expose yourself to physical exertion.
  • With a cold, couples inhale with their noses, and with coughs and sore throats, with their mouths.
  • Steam temperature - up to 70 degrees for an adult.
  • Pose should be comfortable, clothes - free, should not be distracted.

Inhalation with hydrocortisone in the nebulizer

Apparatus inhalations with the help of devices - nebulizers are more effective and convenient. A hydrocortisone emulsion is sprayed with this device and inhaled. Attached to the device attachments corresponding to various diseases. The solution turns into an aerosol cloud, penetrating into the right places of the respiratory tract. The treatment period is reduced by 2 times compared with inhalation of steam over the pan. And also it is possible to reduce the number of procedures carried out during the day.

Note! The usual procedure without a nebulizer with this hormonal drug can lead to complications. Therefore, this device is necessary in all cases of using hydrocortisone.

Hydrocortisone in ampoules

Hydrocortisone in vials for inhalation (that is, liquid) requires compliance with the rules when applying. Namely, contraindications are available for:

  • body temperature above 37.5,
  • frequent nosebleeds,
  • cardiovascular failure
  • with a child less than 2 years old.

Also pure hydrocortisone is not prescribed for:

  • diabetes
  • dermatitis, rashes, ulcers, herpes, measles,
  • pregnancy,
  • osteoporosis
  • stomach ulcer and intestines,
  • increased thrombosis,
  • venereal diseases,
  • tuberculosis.

Hydrocortisone acetate in ampoules of 2 ml may interact with other drugs, sometimes in an unfavorable manner to humans. So he:

  • enhances the effect of toxins when taking paracetamol,
  • quickly removes ascorbic acid, antibiotics,
  • reduces the effect of cardiovascular drugs,
  • increases the pressure in the presence of drugs in the body with sodium, can cause swelling,
  • when combined with other hormonal agents, the occurrence of acne, rash is likely.

Attention! Hydrocortisone in ampoules was not originally intended for inhalation. Therefore, dilution in the correct dose and instructions for use indicated by a doctor.

A remedy such as inhalation with hydrocortisone cannot by itself ensure complete recovery and is used only in conjunction with the main treatment prescribed by the doctor.