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   Cortisone Acetate

Cortisone Acetate
(oral) (tablet)


Treats endocrine (gland and hormone) disorders, arthritis, lupus, skin disease, allergies, autoimmune disorders, swelling, asthma or other breathing problems. Also treats many other medical conditions. This medicine is a steroid.

 
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Cortisone Acetate

Uses
Treats endocrine (gland and hormone) disorders, arthritis, lupus, skin disease, allergies, autoimmune disorders, swelling, asthma or other breathing problems. Also treats many other medical conditions. This medicine is a steroid.

Storage
  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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. Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often.
  • Your dose may need to be changed several times in order to find out what works best for you.
  • Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing. Bloody or black, tarry stools. Coughing up blood, or vomit that looks like coffee grounds. Dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle cramps, nausea or vomiting. Fever, chills, cough, sore throat, and body aches. Gaining weight around your neck, upper back, breasts, face, or waist. Pain in a joint or tendon (such as your wrist, elbow, or ankle). Shortness of breath, cold sweat, and bluish-colored skin. Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet. Unusual bruising. Unusual thoughts, feelings, or behavior.

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to cortisone acetate, if you are breast feeding, or if you have an infection caused by fungus.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant, or if you have congestive heart failure or high blood pressure.
  • Tell your doctor if you have underactive thyroid, diabetes, tuberculosis, kidney disease, osteoporosis, or myasthenia gravis.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have cirrhosis of the liver, or stomach problems (such as ulcer, colitis, or diverticulitis). Tell your doctor if you have glaucoma, cataracts, or an eye infection (especially from herpes simplex). If you have been exposed to chickenpox or measles, tell your doctor right away. You may need to change your dose of this medicine if you have a medical emergency, an infection, or need to have surgery.
  • Tell your doctor about anything that may affect your health, including emotional stress. This medicine may slow down a child's growth.
  • If you think your child is not growing properly while using this medicine, talk with your doctor. Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor.
  • You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.
  • After stopping this medicine, call your doctor if you have fever, tiredness, and muscle or joint pain. Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine.
  • This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.

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