Hostacortin H 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.
Hostacortin H 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 Hostacortin H. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
Do not stop taking Hostacortin H suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.
Hostacortin H belongs to the class of corticosteroids which has anti-inflammatory properties (suppresses the inflammation associated with many diseases, for example, arthritis). Hence, Hostacortin H is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.
Q. How long can I take Hostacortin H for?
It is advisable to take Hostacortin H 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 Hostacortin H contain penicillin?
Hostacortin H does not contain penicillin. Hostacortin H belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.
Q. Does Hostacortin H expire?
Yes, Hostacortin H 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 Hostacortin H a pain-killer?
Hostacortin H is not a pain-killer. Hostacortin H 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 Hostacortin H safe?
Yes. Hostacortin H is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Is Hostacortin H an immunosuppressant?
Hostacortin H belongs to the class of corticosteroids and has immunosuppressant properties (suppresses the body’s immune system). Hence, Hostacortin H is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.
Q. Is Hostacortin H a glucocorticoid?
Hostacortin H is a glucocorticoid and belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (corticosteroids).
Q. Can I take Hostacortin H with antibiotics?
Certain antibiotics may increase the metabolism of Hostacortin H and hence decrease its effects. So, it may be necessary to adjust the dose of Hostacortin H accordingly. Please consult your doctor before taking Hostacortin H with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take Hostacortin H with paracetamol?
Hostacortin H 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 5th Mar 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.