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Cortef IV/IM100mg/2ml

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Aristopharma Limited
Generic: Hydrocortisone
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Cortef IV/IM. Please consult your doctor.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cortef IV/IM may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the devel... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cortef IV/IM is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is n... View More
DrivingDriving
SAFE
Cortef IV/IM does not usually affect your ability to drive. None stated
KidneyKidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cortef IV/IM is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Cortef IV/IM is recommended. However, talk to your doctor if you have... View More
LiverLiver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Cortef IV/IM in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Cortef IV/IM belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It is used to treat a variety of diseases and conditions such as severe allergic re... View More

Uses of Cortef IV/IM

  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Allergic conditions
  • Cancer
  • Skin disorders
  • Eye disorders

Side effects of Cortef IV/IM

Common
  • Ankle swelling

How to use Cortef IV/IM

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cortef IV/IM is to be take... View More

How Cortef IV/IM works

Cortef IV/IM is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swellin... View More

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  • Cortef IV/IM helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction o... View More
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Cortef IV/IM can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Cortef IV/IM. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Cortef IV/IM suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses, hypersensitivity reactions such as, angioedema, status asthmaticus, Soft tissue inflammation, Joint inflammations... View More

Administration

Should be taken with food.

Adult Dose

Oral Replacement therapy in adrenocortical insufficiency Adult: 20-30 mg daily in 2 divided doses. Intravenous As supplement in adrenal insufficie... View More

Child Dose

Oral Replacement therapy in adrenocortical insufficiency Child: 400-800 mcg/kg/day, in 2-3 divided doses. Intravenous Acute adrenocortical insuff... View More

Contraindication

Viral/fungal infections, tubercular or syphilitic lesions, bacterial infections unless used in conjunction with appropriate chemotherapy.

Mode of Action

Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid used for its anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. Its anti-inflammatory action is due to the suppression ... View More

Precaution

CHF, hypertension, DM, epilepsy, elderly, patients on prolonged therapy. Gradual withdrawal, pregnancy and lactation. Lactation: Drug enters breast m... View More

Side Effect

Sodium and fluid retention. Potassium and calcium depletion. Muscle wasting, weakness, osteoporosis. GI disturbances and bleeding. Increased appetite an... View More

Interaction

Thiazides may enhance hyperglycaemia and hypokalaemia caused by corticosteroids. Increased incidence of peptic ulcer or GI bleeding with concurrent NSAI... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More

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