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H-CORTISONE 250mg Injection Vial

Hydrocortisone:250mg | Corticosteroids systemic

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Manufactured / Marketed By : MediateProduct Form : InjectionPack Size : VialIngredients : Hydrocortisone:250mgGeneric Category : Corticosteroids systemic

How it works

H-CORTISONE 250mg Injection Vial works by reducing the action of certain chemicals that cause swelling and pain in the body. It also changes the way in which the immune system normally works.

Uses of H-CORTISONE 250mg Injection Vial

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 that secrete these hormones or the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus which regulate the hormone release process. This medicine is also used for the regulation of steroidal hormone levels during surgeries.

  • Acute asthma

    This medicine is used to manage acute exacerbation of asthma. It helps to relieve the allergic symptoms associated with asthma.

  • Swelling and pain

    This medicine is used to relieve the pain and swelling associated with inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.

  • Duration of Effect

    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

  • 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 necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to H-CORTISONE 250mg Injection Vial or any other ingredients present along with the formulation.

  • 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 necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

General Warnings
  • 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

    Administration of live or attenuated vaccines is not recommended in patients receiving immunosuppressive doses of this medicine due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Your doctor may advise you on an appropriate time gap between the administration of the vaccine and the medicine or suggest an alternative medicine or alternative means of vaccination based on your clinical condition.

  • 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.

  • Driving or operating machinery

    This medicine may cause blurred vision or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during or immediately after treatment with this medicine.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Use in children

    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.

  • Other uses

    Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances, especially if other medicines are not effective. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

  • 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

    Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

  • Overdose

    Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.

Interactions

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

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes due to the increased risk of a rise in blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of glucose levels is necessary while taking this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • 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 should be used with extreme caution in patients with latent or active infections since this medicine can suppress the immune system and worsen the patient's condition. This risk is especially higher in patients on high doses of this medicine for a prolonged period of time. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of myocardial infarction due to an increase in the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with preexisting hyperlipidemia due to an increased risk of elevation in serum triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels. Close monitoring of triglycerides and cholesterol levels is recommended for these patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with osteoporosis due to an increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

  • severe

    This medicine is known to cause perforations and bleeding in the gut especially when high doses are consumed. Hence this medicine should be administered with caution in patients having a pre-existing perforation disorder of the stomach or intestine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with preexisting electrolyte imbalance due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Regular monitoring of electrolyte levels is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

General Instructions

This medicine is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this medicine.

References

Additional Information:

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver H-CORTISONE 250mg Injection Vial. 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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