How Long Does Hydrocortisone Stay In The Body? Does Age, Size, Length Of Use Matter?

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Asked by Hbear8m

How Long Does Hydrocortisone Stay In The Body? Does Age, Size, Length Of Use Matter?

title says it all. oh it is oral hydrocortisone!

Answer

Yes, age, size, metabolism and length of use can all make a difference. The general rule is that a drug stays in the body five to six times its half-life. The half-life of hydrocortisone is 8 - 12 hours, so it could stay in the body for 2 to 3 days. Your pharmacist may be able to give you more information.

Answered by Karen Lee Richards