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Cortisone belongs to the family of medications known as corticosteroids. It is used to treat several conditions and works by reducing swelling, inflammation, and irritation.
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Cortisone belongs to the family of medications known as corticosteroids. It is used to treat several conditions and works by reducing swelling, inflammation, and irritation. It is more commonly used to treat allergic reactions, certain skin conditions, severe Asthma, and Arthritis.
Cortisone can also be used to treat steroid deficiency in the body, certain blood disorders, certain types of cancer, and Ulcerative Colitis.
Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate), speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) without consulting your doctor.
Do not give Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) if their doctor has not prescribed it.
We manage your refills and get in touch with your doctors for prescription renewals so that you always have the medication you need.
The usual dose varies greatly according to the condition being treated and the circumstances of the person being treated.
Larger doses should be taken with food to reduce the chance of an upset stomach.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
Although most of these side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
If Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) is used for a long time, other side effects may occur. Contact your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects:
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate).
We sort your medication into clearly labeled, individual packs so you can be sure you're taking the right dose at the right time.
Each white, scored, compressed tablet, imprinted "ICN C23", contains cortisone acetate 25 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cornstarch, croscarmellose sodium, lactose, magnesium stearate, and talc.
Do not take cortisone if you:
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There may be an interaction between cortisone and any of the following:
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
Medications other than those listed above may interact with Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate). Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate).
Blood pressure: Average and large doses of cortisone can cause increases in blood pressure. You should have your blood pressure monitored while taking Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate). Your doctor may suggest diet changes or other measures to keep your blood pressure under control.
Diabetes: Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) may worsen blood sugar control for people with diabetes. People with diabetes may need to monitor their blood sugar more closely while they are taking Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate).
Eye problems: Prolonged use of cortisone may cause Glaucoma with possible damage to the optic nerves or it may produce Cataracts. It may also increase the risk of Eye Infections due to fungi or viruses. Report any change in vision, eye pain, eye irritation, redness, or discharge to your doctor as soon as possible.
Fertility: The use of Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) may affect fertility by increasing or decreasing the number and quality of sperm that are produced.
Infections: Cortisone may mask some signs of infection, and new infections may appear during its use. Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) may worsen internal fungal infections and should not be used by people with such infections.
Medical records: Inform all doctors involved in your care that you have used Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate).
Mental health: Cortisone, like other corticosteroids, may cause behaviour and personality changes and mood swings. These reactions are most likely to occur when you first start taking Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate). If you experience these symptoms, or notice them in a family member who is taking Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate), contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Osteoporosis: Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) can increase the risk of osteoporosis (brittle bones). Talk to your doctor about ways to help prevent osteoporosis. Your doctor will monitor your bone density if you take Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) for a long period of time.
Stomach and intestinal problems: If you have or have had a stomach or intestinal ulcer, or have ulcerative colitis, discuss with your doctor how Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate), and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Stopping the medication: When stopping the use of Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) after having used it for a long time, reduce the dose slowly as prescribed by your doctor. Stopping the medication too quickly could lead to withdrawal symptoms including fever, muscle and joint pain, and a general feeling of being unwell.
Stress: People who take cortisone and are also subjected to any unusual stress should increase the dosage of Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) before, during, and after the stressful situation, as directed by their doctor.
Pregnancy: Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) has not been adequately studied for use by pregnant women. It should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate), contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) passes into breast milk and could slow growth, interfere with the baby's own steroid production, or cause other unwanted effects for the breast-feeding infant. Women taking Cortisone Acetate (Cortisone-acetate) should not breast-feed.
Children: The growth and development of infants and children who take cortisone on a long-term basis should be carefully monitored.
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