CORTITAB Tablets contain hydrocortisone which is a glucocorticoid. Glucocorticoids are adrenocotical steroids both naturally occurring and synthetic which are readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Naturally occurring glucocorticoids which also have salt-retaining properties are used as replacement therapy in adrenocortical deficiency states. Their synthetic analogs are primarily used for their potent anti-inflammatory effects in disorders of many organ systems. Glucocoticoids cause profound and varied metabolic effects. In addition they modify the body’s immune responses to diverse stimuli. It is indicated for endocrine disorders rheumatic disorders collagen diseases allergic states ophthalmic diseases neoplastic diseases edematous states and dermatologic diseases.