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Hydrocortisone sodium succinate is a corticosteroid-type hormone used to suppress or inhibit the immune system in horses in the treatment of allergies and other conditions.
Hydrocortisone sodium succinate is used as an anti-inflammatory drug in treating horses. Because the drug is able to enter the cell and alter functions associated with the inflammatory response, hydrocortisone sodium succinate is used to reduce swelling, inflammation, and to inhibit the immune response.
Dosage and Administration
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|Intramuscular or Intravenous injection||1-4 mg/kg||50 mg/ml 1||Every 2, 4 or 6 hours depending on the patients response and clinical conditions||Usually not beyond 24 or 48 hours|
|Intramuscular or Intravenous injection||1-4 mg/kg||125 mg/ml 1||Every 2, 4 or 6 hours depending on the patients response and clinical conditions||Usually not beyond 24 or 48 hours|
Corticosteroids, such as hydrocortisone sodium succinate, may cause laminitis in horses.
Hydrocortisone sodium succinate may cause or worsen gastric ulcers.
Use of corticosteroids may delay wound healing and contribute to adrenal insufficiency. Increased urination, increased water consumption, and muscle wasting may occur with long-term corticosteroid use.
U. S federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the lawful written or oral order of a licensed veterinarian.
Corticosteroids are forbidden in any drug-free competition. It is important to consult with the individual regulatory group.
Reports of enhanced, as well as diminished, effects of anticoagulants when given concurrently with corticosteroids make close monitoring important.
Overdose may result in increased level of side effects mentioned above.