Kencort 16mg Tablet

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Introduction

Kencort 16mg Tablet is a steroid. It is used for treatment of wide variety of medical conditions such as severe allergic reactions, osteoarthritis, rheumatic disorders. It provides quick relief by preventing the release of substances that cause inflammation and by suppressing the immune system.

Kencort 16mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. Taking the medicine regularly at the right times increases its effectiveness. It is important to keep taking the medicine regularly until your doctor tells you it is safe to stop.

The most common side effects of this medicine ae reduction of bone density and upset stomach. Patients may experience other side effects such as weight gain, mood changes, and behavioural changes on taking this medicine. Taking Kencort 16mg Tablet can also make it harder for you to fight off infections. Tell your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as fever or sore throat. This drug is not recommended during pregnancy and before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems.

Uses of Kencort Tablet

Benefits of Kencort Tablet

In Treatment of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that occurs due to wearing down of the protective layer in your joints. Kencort 16mg Tablet works by blocking the action of some chemicals which cause inflammation. It can help reduce pain, stiffness and swelling in your joints and slow down the progression of bone and joint damage. This will help you do normal daily activities more easily and thus improve your quality of life. This medicine should be taken at the same time each day to get maximum benefits. Keep taking it even if you feel well because it is preventing future harm as well as improving your symptoms.

In Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where your body’s immune system (which usually fights bacteria and viruses) attacks your body’s own cells. Kencort 16mg Tablet stops that from happening and can relieve the symptoms of this condition such as pain, swelling, and stiffness in your joints. It can also slow down joint damage, reduce disability, and enable you to be as active for as long as possible. It can take several weeks or months to notice the effect of the medicine. You should continue taking it until your doctor says it is okay to stop using the medicine.

In Treatment of Severe allergic reactions

Kencort 16mg Tablet is a corticosteroid. In addition to the many other benefits, it can be used in the treatment of severe allergic reactions. This medicine works by reducing the inflammation associated with allergies. It is a highly effective medicine. Take it in the exact dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor to get most benefit from it.

Side effects of Kencort Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Kencort

  • Increased risk of infection
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Behavioural changes
  • Reduction in bone density
  • Upset stomach

How to use Kencort 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. Kencort 16mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Kencort Tablet works

Kencort 16mg 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Kencort 16mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Kencort 16mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Kencort 16mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Kencort 16mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Tell your doctor immediately if you have pain in the eyes or problems with your vision. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Kencort 16mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Kencort 16mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Kencort 16mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Kencort 16mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Kencort 16mg 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.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Kencort 16mg 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 Kencort 16mg Tablet. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Kencort 16mg Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucocorticoids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA
Action Class
Glucocorticoids

Interaction with drugs

Taking Kencort with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): M Spirin, Aspirin, Asalite
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

Patient concerns

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Rheumatoid arthritis with osteoarthritis
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Please refer to a Rheumatologist
Severe Joint pain in left hand wrist, elbow, shoulder and neck joint. Took some TEST and reports attached. Provided tablets are not killing the pain. Kindly help and guide us in right way. Attached Anti CCT TEST repory
Vipul Aggarwal
Looks like a case of rheumatoid arthritis.Kindly consult a rheumatologist asap
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FAQs

Q. What is Kencort 16mg Tablet used for?

Kencort 16mg Tablet has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant properties. It is used to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It is also helpful in treating many autoimmune diseases (these diseases happen when your body’s immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage).

Q. How does Kencort 16mg Tablet work?

Kencort 16mg Tablet works by reducing the inflammation which helps in treating many illnesses associated with active inflammation. Also, it stops the reactions known as autoimmune reactions which occur when your body's immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage.

Q. Is Kencort 16mg Tablet effective?

Kencort 16mg Tablet is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Kencort 16mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. When will I feel better after taking Kencort 16mg Tablet?

Kencort 16mg Tablet effectively treats pain and inflammation. However, its effect may vary from person to person, depending on the condition you are being treated for and also your body weight. Your doctor will prescribe you Kencort 16mg Tablet in the dose that suits your requirement. Do not alter your dose thinking that a higher dose will provide faster relief. Rather, you may end up having undesirable side effects. Be patient, and follow your doctor’s instructions regarding the use of Kencort 16mg Tablet. Consult your doctor if you do not see improvement in your condition even after completing the full course of treatment.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Kencort 16mg Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Kencort 16mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Kencort 16mg Tablet safe?

Kencort 16mg Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

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Country of origin: India

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