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Ledercort 4mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Ledercort 4mg 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.

Ledercort 4mg 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 Ledercort 4mg 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.

Benefits of Ledercort Tablet

In Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis or RA is an autoimmune disorder, in which the immune system starts attacking the lining of your joints. This causes pain and swelling in the joints.

Ledercort 4mg Tablet helps treat rheumatoid arthritis. It makes the immune system function normally and prevents it from attacking the body. This gives relief from the symptoms such as pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints. This helps in easy movement and makes you do your daily activities more easily.

In Treatment of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints.
Ledercort 4mg Tablet can give you relief from this pain and swelling. It also reduces stiffness in the joints and helps in easy movement. This will help you do your daily activities more easily and thus improve your quality of life. Ledercort 4mg Tablet should be taken at the same time each day to get maximum benefits. You should continue taking it until your doctor asks you to stop. Mild symptoms of osteoarthritis can sometimes be managed by doing light exercises, losing weight, and wearing suitable footwear.

Side effects of Ledercort 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 Ledercort

  • Reduction in bone density
  • Upset stomach
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Ledercort 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. Ledercort 4mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Ledercort Tablet works

Ledercort 4mg 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 Ledercort 4mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ledercort 4mg 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
Ledercort 4mg 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
Ledercort 4mg 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
Ledercort 4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ledercort 4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ledercort 4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ledercort 4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

All substitutes

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Quick tips

  • Ledercort 4mg 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.
  • Ledercort 4mg 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 Ledercort 4mg Tablet. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Ledercort 4mg 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 Ledercort 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): Aspirin, Actisprin, Asicom
Serious
Brand(s): Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod
Serious
Brand(s): Amfocare
Serious

Patient concerns

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Rheumatoid arthritis with osteoarthritis
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Please refer to a Rheumatologist
Sir/Ma'am, I feel pain in the heel of both the legs especially when I get up from the bed in the morning. After walking couple of steps, it goes away. there is no bone problem reported in the Xray report. Please guide me what could be the reason?
Dr. Mehtab Baig
Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
This is the test for rheumatoid arthritis
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FAQs

Q. What is Ledercort 4mg Tablet used for?

Ledercort 4mg 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 Ledercort 4mg Tablet work?

Ledercort 4mg 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 Ledercort 4mg Tablet effective?

Ledercort 4mg 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 Ledercort 4mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. When will I feel better after taking Ledercort 4mg Tablet?

Ledercort 4mg 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 Ledercort 4mg 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 Ledercort 4mg 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 Ledercort 4mg Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Ledercort 4mg 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 Ledercort 4mg Tablet safe?

Ledercort 4mg 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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