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Cortenema is a medication that contains hydrocortisone enema, a steroid that is used to treat the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, particularly distal forms, including ulcerative proctitis and other diseases that are caused by inflammation of the colon and rectum.

Cortenema is not a cure for ulcerative colitis or other inflammatory conditions. The usual course of therapy is one Cortenema nightly for 21 days, or until the patient comes into remission both clinically and proctologically.

Use and Dosage

Read the directions for use that come with this product. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Use this product in the rectum as directed by your doctor, usually once nightly before bedtime. The usual length of treatment is 2 to 3 weeks or until symptoms go away (remission). In some cases, remission may take up to 2 or 3 months. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

For the best results, use it after a bowel movement. Shake the bottle thoroughly before use. Lie on your left side with your right knee bent toward the chest. Gently insert the applicator tip into the rectum. Gently, but firmly, squeeze the bottle so that all the drug flows into the rectum. Remain lying on your left side for at least 30 minutes. Keep the medicine in your rectum for at least 1 hour and overnight if possible.

Use this medication regularly as prescribed to get the most benefit from it. It may take 3 to 5 days to notice an improvement.

Do not use more of this product, use it more often, or use it for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects may increase. If you have been using this medication for a long time (more than 3 weeks), do not stop using it without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after 2 to 3 weeks of treatment or if it worsens.

Side Effects

Common side effects include:

  • Mild pain or burning in the rectum
  • Discomfort
  • Increased sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Unusual weight gain
  • Unusual hair growth
  • Acne
  • Menstrual changes

The adverse effects caused by this retention enema are usually mild. If they become worse or if they persist, you should report them to your healthcare provider.

Serious adverse reactions include:

  • Persistent rectal bleeding
  • Persistent headache
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Swelling of the lower extremities
  • Puffy face
  • Vision problems
  • Slow wound healing
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Easy bruising
  • Skin thinning
  • Unusual skin growths
  • Muscle weakness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Severe heartburn
  • Seizures
  • Painful urination
  • Bone pain


Using this type of product can be contraindicated for people with certain gastrointestinal conditions, certain conditions, certain infections, heart problems, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, diabetes, liver problems, kidney disease, blood clotting problems, myasthenia gravis, mineral imbalances, and some mental conditions. Further, you should talk to your physician regarding all the drugs you are using as they may interact with this retention enema.

Avoid this product if you previously had an allergic reaction to hydrocortisone, other corticosteroids, or other ingredients this solution may contain. Signs of hypersensitivity are usually severe itching, severe dizziness, hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of the face. Emergency help is usually necessary when this occurs.

Using some forms of hydrocortisone can cause harm to unborn babies. Using this enema, especially prolonged use, is not recommended during pregnancy. For nursing mothers, it is unknown if this medication can be excreted into breast milk. Discuss with your physician before using this type of medication.

Form and Strengths

Cortenema is available in the following form and strengths:

  • Cortenema Enema:
    • 100 mg


How long can I use Cortenema?

You may use this type of medication for up to three to six months. Prolonged use of enemas can lead to systemic side effects.

Can I use Cortenema for hemorrhoids?

Hydrocortisone can help with the swelling of the anal area. Other alternatives would be in the form of foam or topical ointment.

Are there other alternatives to Cortenema?

Currently, there are no exact alternatives to Cortenema (generic name: hydrocortisone). However, other forms of treatment can be used for ulcerative colitis.

How much Cortenema is absorbed?

This hydrocortisone enema can be partially absorbed by the body. According to clinical studies, about 40% of the solution can be absorbed.



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