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Tag: Absorption

When is a Cortisol Pump Necessary?

In patients with adrenal insufficiency, subcutaneous hydrocortisone infusion is a suitable alternative to oral glucocorticoids. This is especially true in cases of poor absorption or rapid metabolization of oral steroids. Poor Oral Absorption Causes of poor oral absorption may be due to acute gastrointestinal illness, chronic illness of the GI . . . Read more