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Hypopituitarism - If you require hydrocortisone, prednisone, or desmopressin replacement:

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  1. ALWAYS CARRY A MEDICAL ALERT CARD (STEROID ALERT CARD IN THE UK AND OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES) AND WEAR A MEDICAL ALERT BRACELET OR NECKLACE AT ALL TIMES THAT STATES YOU HAVE THIS CONDITION
  2. When you have another illness such as the flu, pneumonia, urinary tract infection: increase the dose of hydrocortisone or prednisone during the illness.
    If you cannot take the pills, go to an Emergency Department to receive hydrocortisone intravenously.