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   Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids
(oral) (tablet, Capsule, Extended Release)


Treat asthma, serious skin disorders, arthritis, and other conditions.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Orapred, Medrol, Cortef, Prednisone Intensol, Entocort EC, Celestone, Decadron, Dexpak, DexPak Jr TaperPak, Dexamethasone Intensol, Deltasone, Sterapred, Prednicot, Sterapred DS, Methylpred-DP
 
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Corticosteroids
Orapred, Medrol, Cortef, Prednisone Intensol, Entocort EC, Celestone, Decadron, Dexpak, DexPak Jr TaperPak, Dexamethasone Intensol, Deltasone, Sterapred, Prednicot, Sterapred DS, Methylpred-DP
Uses
Treat asthma, serious skin disorders, arthritis, and other conditions.

Storage
  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • You might need to store the oral liquid in the refrigerator.
  • Ask your pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • Do not freeze. Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Tablet, Long Acting Capsule, Delayed Release Capsule, Liquid. Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often.
  • Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. It is best to take this medicine with food or milk. Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. Swallow the extended-release capsule whole.
  • Do not crush, break, or chew it.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Unexplained fever or sore throat Pain when going to the bathroom (urinating) Muscle aches Hallucinations, sudden mood changes Bloody or black stools Blurred vision, eye pain

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an unusual or allergic reaction to any cortisone drugs such as hydrocortisone, prednisone, dexamethasone, or triamcinolone.

Missed Dose
  • If you take the medicine once or several times a day, take the missed dose as soon as possible unless it is almost time for the next dose.
  • If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time. If you take the medicine every other day, take the missed dose that same morning.
  • If you remember the missed dose later in the day, skip the missed dose and take the dose the next morning and then go back to your regular schedule.

Drug Interactions
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine. Check with your doctor if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, AIDS, glaucoma, kidney disease, liver disease, stomach ulcers, tuberculosis, or herpes infection or any other type of viral or bacterial infection before you use any corticosteroid. Before you have any surgery, make sure your doctor or dentist knows that you are using this medicine. If you have diabetes, corticosteroids may increase your blood sugar level. Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor.
  • You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.

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