This medication is used to treat hemorrhoids and
itching/swelling in the rectum and anus. It is also used with other medications
to treat certain intestinal problems (such as ulcerative colitis of the rectum
and other rectal/anal inflammatory conditions). Hydrocortisone suppositories
help to relieve rectal pain, itching, bloody diarrhea, and bleeding by reducing
swelling (inflammation) directly in the rectum and anus. Hydrocortisone belongs
to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.