Cortoneand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Cortisone Acetate
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
No brand name is available for Cortone 25mg.
No brand name is available for Cortone 25mg.
- Manufactured by Valeant Canada LP
- Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
- Prescription Required
Cortone Drug Information
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Cortisone Acetate Drug Information
Cortisone is a corticosteroid hormone (glucocorticoid). It decreases your body's natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions. Cortone is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood/hormone/immune system disorders, allergic reactions, certain skin and eye conditions, breathing problems, and certain cancers.
How to Use Cortone
Take Cortone by mouth with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. Take Cortone by mouth with a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise. If you take Cortone once daily, take it in the morning before 9 AM. If you are taking Cortone every other day or on another schedule besides a daily one, it may help to mark your calendar with a reminder. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Use Cortone regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day. It is important to continue taking Cortone even if you feel well. Follow the dosing schedule carefully, and take Cortone exactly as prescribed. Do not stop taking Cortone without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when Cortone is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Before taking cortisone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone); or if you have any other allergies. Cortone may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Cortone should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine,untreated active fungal infections. Before using Cortone, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,bleeding problems, history of blood clots, brittle bones (osteoporosis), diabetes, eye diseases (e.g., cataracts, glaucoma, herpes infection of the eye), heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure), high blood pressure, other infections (e.g., tuberculosis, herpes), kidney disease, liver problems (e.g., cirrhosis), mental/mood conditions (e.g., psychosis, anxiety, depression), low blood minerals (e.g., low potassium or calcium), stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., ulcer, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis), thyroid problems. Cortone may mask signs of infection or put you at greater risk of developing very serious infections. Report any injuries or signs of infection (e.g., persistent sore throat/fever/cough, pain during urination, muscle aches) that occur during treatment. Using corticosteroid medications for a long time can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Therefore, before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using Cortone or have used Cortone within the past 12 months. Tell your doctor right away if you develop unusual/extreme tiredness or weight loss. If you will be using Cortone for a long time, carry a warning card or medical ID bracelet that identifies your use of Cortone. Do not have immunizations, vaccinations or skin tests unless specifically directed by your doctor. Live vaccines may cause serious complications (e.g., infection) if given while you are taking Cortone. Avoid contact with people who have recently received oral polio vaccine or flu vaccine inhaled through the nose. Avoid contact with people who have chickenpox or measles unless you have previously had these diseases (e.g., in childhood). If you are exposed to one of these infections and you have not previously had it, seek immediate medical attention. If you have a history of ulcers or take large doses of aspirin or other arthritis medication, limit alcoholic beverages while taking Cortone to decrease the risk of stomach/intestinal bleeding. If you have diabetes, Cortone may make it harder to control your blood sugar levels. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly and inform your doctor of the results. Your medicine, exercise plan, or diet may need to be adjusted. Cortone may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Cortone may slow down a child's growth if used for a long time. Consult the doctor or pharmacist for more details. See the doctor regularly so your child's height and growth can be checked. Cortone should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. There have been rare reports of harm to the unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Infants born to mothers who have been using Cortone for an extended time may have low levels of corticosteroid hormone. Tell your doctor right away if you notice symptoms such as persistent nausea/vomiting, severe diarrhea, or weakness in your newborn. It is not known whether Cortone passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you are taking Cortone once daily and miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up. Ask your doctor ahead of time what you should do If you miss a dose of Cortone while taking Cortone every other day or on another schedule besides a daily one.
Your healthcare professionals (such as your doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first. Before using Cortone, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use,aldesleukin, birth control pills, diabetes medications, estrogen hormone replacement, mifepristone, drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove cortisone from your body (such as azole antifungals including ketoconazole, barbiturates including phenobarbital, rifamycins including rifampin, certain anti-seizure medications including phenytoin), drugs that can cause bleeding/bruising (including antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel, "blood thinners" such as dabigatran/warfarin, NSAIDs such as aspirin/celecoxib/ibuprofen). If your doctor has directed you to take low-dose aspirin for heart attack or stroke prevention (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams a day), you should continue taking it unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Cortone may interfere with certain laboratory tests, possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Cortone. This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using Cortone, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
Cortone Side Effects
What are Cortone side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Cortone may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Cortone as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Cortone
The side effects of Cortone may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Cortone. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Cortone may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Cortone, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Cortone.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Cortone, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Cortone and the side effects associated with Cortone are described in the following:
Common Cortone Side Effects
- gastric acid hypersecretory conditions
- increased appetite
Less Frequent Cortone Side Effects
- diabetes mellitus
- gastrointestinal hemorrhage
- skin atrophy
- irregular menstrual periods
- dry skin
- facial edema
Rare or Very Rare Cortone Side Effects
- mood changes
- paranoid disorder
- drug-induced psychosis
- epidural lipomatosis
- idiopathic intracranial hypertension
- ocular hypertension
- cardiac arrest
- cardiac arrhythmia
- chronic heart failure
- thromboembolic disorder
- neutropenic disorder
- pulmonary edema
- esophageal ulcer
- peptic ulcer
- acute pancreatitis
- tendon rupture
- seizure disorder
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- impaired wound healing
- Fat Embolism
- hypothalamic-pituitary insufficiency
- Kaposi's sarcoma
- lupus-like syndrome
- gastrointestinal perforation
- central serous chorioretinopathy
- body fluid retention
- acute confusion
- personality disorders
- allergic dermatitis
- skin striae
- acne vulgaris
- muscle weakness
- blurred vision
- skin rash
- skin scaling
- weight gain
- headache disorder
- abdominal distension
- menstrual disorder
- memory impairment
Store the US product at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Store the Canadian product at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Cortone when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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