Solu-Cortef(Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate)
Marketed as Solu-Cortef Act-O-Vial in Canada
Marketed as Solu-Cortef Act-O-Vial in Canada
Solu-Cortef Drug Information
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Solu-Cortef is used to treat various conditions such as arthritis, severe allergies, blood diseases, breathing problems, certain cancers, eye diseases, intestinal disorders, and skin diseases. It weakens your immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions. Hydrocortisone may also be used with other medications to replace certain hormones if you have decreased adrenal gland function or Addison's disease. Hydrocortisone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. Hydrocortisone injection is used when a similar drug cannot be taken by mouth or when a very fast treatment is needed for patients with severe medical conditions. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of hydrocortisone, especially if it is to be injected near your spine (epidural). Rare but serious side effects may occur with epidural use.
How to Use Solu-Cortef
Solu-Cortef is given by slow injection into a vein or directly into a muscle, as directed by your doctor. The Dosage of Solu-Cortef is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. If you are using Solu-Cortef at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check Solu-Cortef visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely. Do not stop using Solu-Cortef without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when Solu-Cortef is suddenly stopped. Also, you may experience symptoms such as weakness, weight loss, nausea, muscle pain, headache, tiredness, dizziness. To prevent these symptoms while you are stopping treatment with Solu-Cortef, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Report any new or worsening symptoms right away. Tell your doctor if you do not get better or if you get worse.
Before using hydrocortisone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Solu-Cortef may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Solu-Cortef, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,bleeding problems, blood clots, bone loss (osteoporosis), diabetes, certain eye diseases (such as cataracts, glaucoma, herpes infection of the eye), heart problems (such as heart failure, recent heart attack), high blood pressure, current/past infections (such as those caused by fungus, herpes, tuberculosis, threadworm), kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood conditions (such as psychosis, anxiety, depression), stomach/intestinal problems (such as diverticulitis, ulcer, ulcerative colitis), seizures, thyroid problems, mineral imbalance (such as low levels of potassium or calcium in the blood). Solu-Cortef 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. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). This medicine may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol while using this medicine may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Limit alcoholic beverages. Using corticosteroid medications for a long time can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using Solu-Cortef or have used Solu-Cortef within the past 12 months. Tell your doctor right away if you develop unusual/extreme tiredness or weight loss. If you will be using Solu-Cortef for a long time, carry a warning card or medical ID bracelet that identifies your use of Solu-Cortef. Solu-Cortef may mask signs of infection. It can make you more likely to get infections or may worsen any current infections. Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu). Consult your doctor if you have been exposed to an infection or for more details. Tell your health care professional that you are using hydrocortisone before having any immunizations, vaccinations, or skin tests. Avoid contact with people who have recently received live vaccines (such as flu vaccine inhaled through the nose). Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Solu-Cortef, especially bone loss/pain, stomach/intestinal bleeding, and mental/mood changes (such as confusion). Solu-Cortef 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. During pregnancy, Solu-Cortef should be used only when clearly needed. It may rarely harm an unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Infants born to mothers who use Solu-Cortef for a long time may have hormone problems. Tell your doctor right away if you notice symptoms such as nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, severe diarrhea, or weakness in your newborn. Solu-Cortef passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
It is important to get each dose of Solu-Cortef as scheduled. If you miss a dose of Solu-Cortef, ask your doctor or pharmacist right away for a new dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (such as prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.aldesleukin, mifepristone, other drugs that can cause bleeding/bruising (such as antiplatelet drugs like clopidogrel, NSAIDs like ibuprofen/naproxen, "blood thinners" like warfarin/dabigatran). Aspirin can increase the risk of bleeding when used with Solu-Cortef. However, if your doctor has directed you to take low-dose aspirin for heart attack or stroke prevention (usually 81-162 milligrams a day), you should continue taking it unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Solu-Cortef may interfere with certain lab tests (such as skin tests), possibly causing false test results. Make sure lab personnel and all your doctors know you use Solu-Cortef.
Solu-Cortef Side Effects
What are Solu-Cortef 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 Solu-Cortef 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 Solu-Cortef as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Solu-Cortef
The side effects of Solu-Cortef may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Solu-Cortef. 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 Solu-Cortef 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 Solu-Cortef, 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 Solu-Cortef.
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 Solu-Cortef, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Solu-Cortef and the side effects associated with Solu-Cortef are described in the following:
Common Solu-Cortef Side Effects
- gastric acid hypersecretory conditions
Less Frequent Solu-Cortef Side Effects
- diabetes mellitus
- gastrointestinal hemorrhage
- injection site sequelae
- irregular menstrual periods
- body fluid retention
Rare or Very Rare Solu-Cortef Side Effects
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- peptic ulcer
- fat embolism
- fungal infection
- ocular hypertension
- seizure disorder
- chronic heart failure
- pulmonary edema
- cardiac arrhythmia
- thromboembolic disorder
- skin atrophy
- impaired wound healing
- hypothalamic-pituitary insufficiency
- idiopathic intracranial hypertension
- tendon rupture
- central serous chorioretinopathy
- drug-induced psychosis
- gastrointestinal perforation
- injection site infection
- acute confusion
- allergic dermatitis
- skin hypopigmentation
- skin rash
- increased appetite
- mood changes
- personality disorders
- weight gain
- muscle weakness
- peripheral sensory neuropathy
- headache disorder
- acne vulgaris
- genital organ pruritus
- ocular infection
- dry skin
- facial edema
- abdominal distension
- blurred vision
- postmenopausal bleeding
- pruritus of skin
- muscle spasm
Store the vials at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. After the medication is mixed in solution in the vial, the drug may be kept at room temperature for up to 72 hours if protected from light. Consult your pharmacist for details. Discard any unused liquid. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Solu-Cortef when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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