Medicine Overview of Labocort Injection
Side Effects of Labocort are Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), Mood changes, Behavioural changes.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Labocort 100 mg Injection is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.
In Depth Information on Labocort Injection
Labocort 100 mg Injection is used to treat a variety of conditions 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.
Labocort 100 mg Injection 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 Labocort 100 mg Injection. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
- Do not stop taking Labocort 100 mg Injection suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.
Labocort Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Labocort 100 mg Injection 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.
Labocort 100 mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Labocort 100 mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Labocort 100 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Labocort 100 mg Injection is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
There is limited information available on the use of Labocort 100 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Labocort Injection
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.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Labocort with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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