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Ascort Forte 1 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Ascort Tablet

Ascort Forte 1 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of allergic conditions.

Ascort Tablet side effects

Common
  • Skin thinning
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Reduction in bone density
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Stomach upset
  • Behavioural changes

How to use Ascort Tablet

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. Ascort Forte 1 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Avoid Ascort Forte 1 mg Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Ascort Tablet works

Ascort Forte 1 mg Tablet is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Ascort Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ascort Forte 1 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Ascort Forte 1 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Ascort Forte 1 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Ascort Forte 1 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ascort Forte 1 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function test may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Ascort Forte 1 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Ascort Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Ascort Forte 1 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Ascort Forte 1 mg Tablet
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Expert Advice

  • Ascort Forte 1 mg Tablet helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
  • Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Ascort Forte 1 mg Tablet 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 Ascort Forte 1 mg Tablet. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Ascort Forte 1 mg Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ascort with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Mgmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ascort

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Dear Dr. One of my friend son 6 years old boy is using Montair LC for allergy. Is theier any problems by using this tablet. Medical Shoppers told that usually using this tablets elders only.
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
For kids, Montair LC is available as Montair LC KID tablet and Montair LC KID syrup. It contains Montelukast (4mg) and Levocetrizine (2.5mg). Montelukast is used to prevent and treat asthma, seasonal and year round allergies (hay fever), and prevent exercise-induced asthma. Levocetirizine is used to treat symptoms of allergic conditions such as allergic fever (hay fever), year-round allergies like dust or pet allergies and chronic nettle rash. It is best to take the drug at bedtime as it can make you drowsy.
1) Am I really suffering from diabetes. I am daily doing Ramdev baba Yoga for 1 - 1/30 Hrs 2) I am normal , May I stop Tab Glycomet 500 ? 3) ECG is abnormal but 2D eco is normal. What is a problem? 4) Why Doctor is asking me to take daily Cap. BecoZinc forever. May I stop or continue? 5) I am suffering from Neck spondilites . 6) I feel giddiness, so doctor starts this medicine and asked to take forever for long time May I continue or what ?Plz give me second opinion.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Your HbA1c levels will ascertain your diabetes control. You must continue glycometSR. It's dose may even beFor giddiness you may take stemetil MD tab sos and pantop DSR before breakfast
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FAQs

Q. Is Ascort an antibiotic?

Ascort is not an antibiotic. It's a glucocorticoid.

Q. Is Ascort safe to use?

Ascort is safe to use when used for an indication in a dose as advised by your doctor.

Q. Does Ascort cause hair loss?

Ascort is not known to cause hair loss. Rather, it may cause an increase in body hair growth (especially in females) on long-term use. Talk to your doctor if you get excessive hair growth on your body while taking Ascort.

Q. Does Ascort work in retention edema?

Ascort is not used in retention edema. Glucocorticoids can cause fluid and salt retention as a side effect thereby causing edema or aggravating edema. However, Ascort does not normally cause retention of salt and water and the risk of inducing edema and hypertension is almost negligible.

Q. Is Ascort stronger than hydrocortisone?

Ascort and hydrocortisone belong to the same class of medications (i.e. corticosteroids) and produce almost similar pharmacological responses. The effect may vary based on the conditions and individual response. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use.

Q. Can I take Ascort with ibuprofen?

An increase in the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding may occur if non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) like ibuprofen are taken with corticosteroids. Talk to your doctor before taking Ascort with any NSAID.

Q. Does Ascort expire?

Yes, Ascort does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

Q. Does Ascort cause insomnia?

Ascort can cause insomnia (inability to sleep). Most people find that using this medicine for a short time causes no problems. Talk to your doctor if you experience insomnia while taking Ascort.

Q. Does Ascort cause weight gain?

Ascort can cause weight gain especially when high doses taken for a long time or repeated short courses are taken. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Ascort.

Q. Is Ascort a steroid?

Ascort is a glucocorticoid and belongs to a group of medicines called steroids also known as corticosteroids. These are synthesized naturally in the body and help to maintain health and well-being. Two main classes of corticosteroids, glucocorticoids, and mineralocorticoids are involved in a wide range of physiologic processes, including stress response, immune response, and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate metabolism, protein catabolism, blood electrolyte levels, and behavior.

Q. Is Ascort a hydrocortisone?

Ascort is not a hydrocortisone. These are two different drugs which belong to the same group of medicines called steroids (also known as corticosteroids).

Q. Is Ascort over the counter?

Ascort is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine. It is available only when prescribed by a doctor.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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