Q. Is Acticort 5mg Tablet an anti-inflammatory drug?
Acticort 5mg Tablet belongs to the class of corticosteroids which has anti-inflammatory properties. It works by suppressing the inflammation associated with many diseases, for example, arthritis. Therefore, Acticort 5mg Tablet is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.
Q. How long can I take Acticort 5mg Tablet for?
It is advisable to take Acticort 5mg Tablet 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 Acticort 5mg Tablet contain penicillin?
No, Acticort 5mg Tablet does not contain penicillin. Acticort 5mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.
Q. Does Acticort 5mg Tablet expire?
Yes, Acticort 5mg Tablet 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 Acticort 5mg Tablet a pain-killer?
No, Acticort 5mg Tablet is not a pain-killer. Acticort 5mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called steroids which are anti-inflammatory in nature. The medicine can help in pain relief which is caused due to inflammation.
Q. Is Acticort 5mg Tablet safe?
Acticort 5mg 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.
Q. Is Acticort 5mg Tablet an immunosuppressant?
Acticort 5mg Tablet has immunosuppressant properties which means it suppresses the body’s immune system. Hence, Acticort 5mg Tablet is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.
Q. Is Acticort 5mg Tablet a glucocorticoid?
Yes, Acticort 5mg Tablet is a glucocorticoid. It belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (corticosteroids).
Q. Can I take Acticort 5mg Tablet with antibiotics?
Certain antibiotics may increase the metabolism of Acticort 5mg Tablet and hence decrease its effects. So, if you are already taking antibiotics then it may be necessary to adjust the dose of Acticort 5mg Tablet accordingly. Hence, consult your doctor before taking Acticort 5mg Tablet with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Acticort 5mg Tablet with paracetamol?
Yes, Acticort 5mg Tablet can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported when used together. However, in some cases interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 26th May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.