Cortival 2.00% Cream 5 gm

 18.00

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Drug Strength: 2.00%
Drug Form : Cream
Pack Size : 5 gm
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Cortival Cream contains Hydrocortisone, Topical | belongs to Corticosteroid

SKU: pg_5313_7477 Categories: , ,

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    How it works

    Cortival 2.00% Cream 5 gm reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Cortival 2.00% Cream 5 gm

    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    • Delayed wound healing
    • Sleeplessness
    • Extreme changes in mood severe
    • Sore throat and fever severe
    • Convulsions (seizures) severe
    • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet severe
    • Difficulty in breathing
    • Irregular menstrual periods rare
    • Changes in vision
    • Severs allergic reaction severe
    • Muscle weakness
    • Black or tarry stools rare
    • Unwanted hair growth
    • Depression

    Uses of Cortival 2.00% Cream 5 gm

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Adrenal insufficiency

      This medicine is used to treat a condition where the body is not able to produce sufficient amounts of steroidal hormones. This may be caused due to improper functioning of adrenal glands which secrete these hormones or the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus which regulate the hormone release process. Cortival 2.00% Cream 5 gm is also used for the regulation of steroidal hormone levels during surgeries.

    • Swelling and pain

      This medicine is used to relieve swelling and inflammation of joints and soft tissues associated with arthritis.0

    • Acute asthma

      This medicine is used to manage an acute episode of asthma.

    • Skin allergies and swelling

      This medicine is used topically to relieve itching, burning, swelling, and pain of the skin associated with various conditions like eczema, psoriasis, pruritus, etc.

    • Hemorrhoids and swelling of the intestinal lining

      This medicine is used to relieve rectal pain, discomfort, and itching associated with Proctitis, Ulcerative colitis, and hemorrhoids.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The amount of time taken for this medicine to show its effect is subject to vary based on the route of administration.

    • Duration of Effect

      The amount of time for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary based on the intended use and the route of administration.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendencies were reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The quantity of medicine and the duration of use should be kept as low as possible. Special precaution is advised during the first trimester of pregnancy. Risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before using this medicine.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as the effect on the nursing infant is unknown. Consult your doctor and discuss the benefits and risks before using this medicine.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to Cortival 2.00% Cream 5 gm or any other ingredients present along with it.

    • Untreated serious infection

      This medicine is not recommended for use if you have an active infection which is untreated or the treatment is in progress.

    • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

      This medicine is not recommended for use if you have this immune system disorder that causes a decrease in the level of blood cells.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The quantity of medicine and the duration of use should be kept as low as possible. Special precaution is advised during the first trimester of pregnancy. Risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before using this medicine.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as the effect on the nursing infant is unknown. Consult your doctor and discuss the benefits and risks before using this medicine.

    General Warnings
    • Other medicines

      Report the use of all other medicines including herbs and supplements to the doctor. This medicine can potentially interact with a large number of other medicines.

    • Other diseases

      Report the incidence of any active disease to the doctor before receiving this medicine. Chances of any interaction while consuming this medicine must be ruled out. Special caution is advised in cases of heart conditions, liver problems, infections, diabetes, and psychotic disorders.

    • Delayed wound healing

      Use of this medicine may delay the process of wound healing. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases based on your clinical condition.

    • Vaccination

      Vaccination with live attenuated strains of micro-organisms should be avoided while taking this medicine. It is advised to avoid coming in contact with a person suffering from an infection while you are taking this medicine.

    • Tuberculosis relapse

      Use of this medicine may cause a recurrence of tuberculosis and hence, this medicine should not be used if the patient has tested positive for the tuberculin test.

    • Vision disturbances

      Use of this medicine for a prolonged duration may cause an increase in the intraocular pressure, resulting in glaucoma. Some instances of cataracts after prolonged usage have also been reported. The risk of adverse effects is significantly higher in patients with ocular herpes simplex infection.

    • Pheochromocytoma

      This medicine should not be used in patients having a disorder of the adrenal glands. Appropriate tests must be performed to rule out this condition before treatment is initiated.

    • Enhanced effect of the medicine

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with hypothyroidism and in those with cirrhosis (liver disease). Appropriate dose adjustments are advised to negate the enhanced effect of this medicine.

    • Withdrawal

      Abrupt withdrawal of this medicine may cause unwanted side effects. It is advised to gradually reduce the dosage of this medicine before stopping the treatment.

    • Pediatric use

      Prolonged use of this medicine in infants and children should be avoided as it may alter their growth and development process. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made since the amount of medicine absorbed into the body of an infant and children is significantly higher than that of adults.

    • Use in the elderly

      This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly patients as the risk of osteoporosis and stress fractures is significantly high. It may interfere with the protein and calcium metabolism and hence, appropriate supplementation is advised in such cases. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    • Epidural injection

      The epidural route of administration for this medicine should be avoided as the safety and efficacy are not established. Some serious adverse effects have been reported with the epidural administration method.

    • Psychiatric disturbances

      Use of this medicine has been associated with euphoria, sleep disturbances, mood swings, and personality changes in some patients. It is advised to consider all such disorders before starting the treatment course with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required if the patient is under stress.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. The missed dose can be skipped if it is almost the time for the next scheduled dose.

    • Overdose

      Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. The severity of the symptoms may vary based on the form and route of administration. The effects of an overdose are likely to be more severe with the injectable and oral forms.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Amlodipine severe
    • Carbamazepine moderate
    • Estradiol severe
    • Metformin severe
    • Mifepristone moderate
    • Phenytoin moderate
    • Warfarin moderate
    • Chlorothiazide moderate
    • Phenobarbital moderate
    • Live attenuated vaccines and related products severe
    • Alprazolam moderate
    • Diclofenac moderate
    Disease interactions
    • moderate

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients having diabetes. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is advised if this medicine is used for a prolonged period of time.

    • severe

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a condition where the adrenal glands secrete an excess of steroidal hormones in the body. Suitable tests must be conducted to rule out this condition before beginning treatment with this medicine.

    • moderate

      This medicine is not recommended for use if the patient is being treated for an active infection since it may suppress the immune system response. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative that is safer to use based on your clinical condition.

    General Instructions

    Take Cortival 2.00% Cream 5 gm exactly as prescribed by the doctor. The dosage form, strength, frequency, and duration of use are very specific to your needs. Do not take in quantities larger or smaller than advised. The use of this medicine should not be stopped abruptly. Consult your doctor before stopping this medicine.

    Other details

    • Usage does not depend on food timings
    • To be taken as instructed by doctor
    • Does not cause sleepiness

    References

    Additional Information>

    what are the adverse effects of Cortival 2.00% Cream 5 gm?

    Burning, itching, irritation, erythema, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, pruritus, acneiform eruptions, hypo-pigmentation, peri-oral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, numbness of fingers, stinging and cracking/tightening of skin, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, malaria, telangiectasia, cushingoid changes, adrenal suppression, local skin reactions, acne, folliculitis. Hypersensitivity reactions incl contact dermatitis (discontinue).

    What happens if I miss a dose of Cortival 2.00% Cream 5 gm?

    Adults & Children: Apply sparingly two to three times daily.

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Cortival 2.00% Cream 5 gm. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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