food interaction for ACUCORT
alcohol interaction for ACUCORT
pregnancy interaction for ACUCORT
lactation interaction for ACUCORT
Take it with food.
No data available for interaction with alcohol
Weigh benefit versus risk during pregnancy. Consult your doctor.
Safe during breast feeding. Consult your doctor.
SALT INFORMATION for ACUCORTHydrocortisone(100 mg)
It is used as a cream to treat mild to moderate inflammatory skin disorders such as mild to moderate eczema (itchy skin rash)contact dermatitis (e.g. after contact with certain plants, cosmetics, irritants like detergents), insect bite reactions. Orally it is used to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation and to reduce the body's immune response. In general this drug is used to treat hormonal conditions when the body does not produce enough of its own steroids, and to treat a range of immune and allergic conditions. Acucort 100mg injection is used as an injection for treating various conditions such as severe allergic reactions, arthritis, blood diseases, breathing problems, certain cancers, eye diseases, intestinal disorders, and skin diseases. The injectable form of Acucort 100mg injection is used when a similar drug cannot be taken by mouth or when a very fast treatment is needed, especially in patients with severe medical conditions. This drug may also be used with other medications as a replacement for certain hormones.
How it works
Acucort 100mg injection belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It prevents and treats the allergic and inflammatory reactions by decreasing the number of blood cells that cause inflammation and allergy.
Common side effects
Vomiting, Nausea, Acne, Allergic skin rash, Anxiety, Blue colour of skin, Purple colour of skin, Depression, Easy bruise, Eye pain, Fragile skin, Dizziness, Headache, Increased hair growth, Increased sweating, Insomnia, Irregular menstrual cycle, Mood changes, Muscle pain, Skin redness, Vision disorder, Weakness
SUBSTITUTES for ACUCORT
- PRIMACORT 100MG INJECTION(10 ML injection in vial)Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt LtdRs. 3.64/ML of injectionRs. 36.36save 58% more per ML of injection
- LYCORTIN S INJECTION(1 injection in vial)Hetero Drugs LtdRs. 43.50/injectionRs. 43.50pay 405% more per injection
- CORT S 100MG INJECTION(2 ML injection in vial)Neon Laboratories LtdRs. 18/ML of injectionRs. 36pay 109% more per ML of injection
- HYDROLIN 100MG INJECTION(1 injection in vial)Hetero Drugs LtdRs. 41.32/injectionRs. 41.32pay 380% more per injection
- TROYCORT 100 MG INJECTION(1 injection in vial)Troikaa Pharmaceuticals LtdRs. 40.90/injectionRs. 40.90pay 375% more per injection
Top General Physicians
- Dr. Khoobsurat NajmaMBBS
- Dr. M. K. SinghMBBS, MD
- Dr. Prabhat Kumar JhaMBBS, MD
- Dr. Sushila KatariaMBBS, MD, Diploma
- Dr. Joy ChakrabortyMBBS, MD
Expert advice for ACUCORT
Do not use these medicine:
- if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or any of the other ingredients in this medicine.
- on broken or infected skin.
- on the face or near your eyes.
- on the anal or genital areas.
- if you are pregnant.
Do not apply plasters or dressings over the cream. Do not use on children under 10 years, unless your doctor tells you to. Do not use for a duration more than that is prescribed by your doctor, especially in children.
Do consult your doctor, if the skin condition does not improve after application at prescribed dose and duration. The injection can may make you dizzy.
Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.The injection may mask signs of infection or put you at greater risk of developing very serious infections. Report to your doctor any injuries or signs of infection (e.g., persistent sore throat/cough/fever, pain during urination, muscle aches) that occur while using this medication or within 12 months after stopping it.
Frequently asked questions for ACUCORT
Q. Is hydrocortisone safe?
Hydrocortisone belongs to a class of medications called corticosteroids. Hydrocortisone is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is hydrocortisone same as cortisone, cort stim, cort s?
Cort s is proprietary (brand) name of hydrocortisone injection. Cortisone is other name of hydrocortisone. Cort stim is contracted (short) form for cortisol stimulation test.
Q. Is hydrocortisone good for ringworm, cold sores, haemorrhoids, scars or burns?
No. Hydrocortisone is contraindicated in any condition where the skin is infected or inflamed.
Q. Does hydrocortisone help in eczema, acne, hives, dry skin and thrush?
Hydrocortisone relieves the itching associated with eczema and local swelling and itching associated with hives. It should not be used in acne, dry skin and thrush.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen, Tylenol or Benadryl with hydrocortisone?
NSAIDs like ibuprofen, Tylenol (acetaminophen), Benadryl (paracetamol, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine) should not be taken if hydrocortisone is being taken orally. There is however little chance of interaction between hydrocortisone for local application and other drugs which are taken orally. Always follow the advice of the doctor regarding use of hydrocortisone ointment/cream and other medications.