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Nucort 5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Nucort Tablet

Nucort 5 mg Tablet is a steroid. It is used to treat a variety of medical conditions like severe allergic reactions, asthma, rheumatic disorder, skin and eye disorders. It provides quick relieve by preventing the release of substances that cause inflammation and by suppressing the immune system.

Nucort 5 mg Tablet should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an stomach upset. To get maximum benefit of the medicine, take it regularly and at the fixed times of each day. Do not discontinue taking the medication without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Nucort 5 mg Tablet may cause few common side effects such as stomach upset or reduction of your bone density. Taking Nucort 5 mg 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.

Nucort 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 Nucort 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. Nucort 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Nucort Tablet works

Nucort 5 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.

Nucort Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Nucort 5 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nucort 5 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nucort 5 mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Nucort 5 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nucort 5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Nucort 5 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease as careful dose selection and regular monitoring of kidney function tests are advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Nucort 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nucort 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Nucort 5 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.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Nucort 5 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 Nucort 5 mg Tablet. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Nucort 5 mg Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Nucort with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Nucort

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What is the cause of increase level of IgE
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello , it generally increase in allergic disorders. But sometimes it may also suggest underlying serious blood disorders. Please consult a nearest pediatrician for clinical evaluation and management options. An opinion of pediatric hrmatologist may also be required.
Hi sir/Madam, my son completed 4 months on March 10th ( born on November 10, 2016). Some times I see that his eyes are not in co ordination with eachothet. I have attached a pic that I took yesterday for your reference. Last time ( he was 3 months old) when I met pediatrician he told it's normal till 4 or 5 months in kids. I wanted to check if this is normal and how long will it take to be like us. Or should I check with an eye specialist ? Pls help.
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, generally the accommodation and focussing of eyes happen by 5 months of age. If you notice any problem, please take an opinion of ophthalmologist to rule out congenital eye disorders.
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FAQs

Q. Is Nucort an anti-inflammatory drug?

Nucort belongs to the class of corticosteroids which has anti-inflammatory properties (suppresses the inflammation associated with many diseases, for example, arthritis). Hence, Nucort is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.

Q. How long can I take Nucort for?

It is advisable to take Nucort for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop the treatment suddenly or take for a longer period than recommended by your doctor.

Q. Does Nucort contain penicillin?

Nucort does not contain penicillin. Nucort belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.

Q. Does Nucort expire?

Yes, Nucort 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. Is Nucort a pain-killer?

Nucort is not a pain-killer. Nucort belongs to a group of medicines called steroids which are anti-inflammatory in nature and can help in the relief of pain associated with inflammation.

Q. Is Nucort safe?

Yes. Nucort is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.

Q. Is Nucort an immunosuppressant?

Nucort belongs to the class of corticosteroids and has immunosuppressant properties (suppresses the body’s immune system). Hence, Nucort is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.

Q. Is Nucort a glucocorticoid?

Nucort is a glucocorticoid and belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (corticosteroids).

Q. Can I take Nucort with antibiotics?

Certain antibiotics may increase the metabolism of Nucort and hence decrease its effects. So, it may be necessary to adjust the dose of Nucort accordingly. Please consult your doctor before taking Nucort with antibiotics.

Q. Can I take Nucort with paracetamol?

Nucort can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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