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Cortisone

CORTISONE is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands. Compare corticosteroids.
Cortone Coupon - Cortone 25mg tablet
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Cortone Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. If you are taking this medicine over a prolonged period, carry an identification card with your name and address, the type and dose of your medicine, and your doctor's name and address.

This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Stay away from people who are sick. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are around anyone with measles or chickenpox.

If you are going to have surgery, tell your doctor or health care professional that you have taken this medicine within the last twelve months.

Ask your doctor or health care professional about your diet. You may need to lower the amount of salt you eat.

The medicine can increase your blood sugar. If you are a diabetic check with your doctor if you need help adjusting the dose of your diabetic medicine.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Corticosteroids may lower your resistance to infections. Also, any infection you get may be harder to treat. Always check with your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any signs of a possible infection, such as sore throat, fever, sneezing, or coughing.

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

Decreased or blurred vision

frequent urination

increased thirst

Rare

Blindness (sudden, when injected in the head or neck area)

burning, numbness, pain, or tingling at or near place of injection

confusion

excitement

false sense of well-being

hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)

mental depression

mistaken feelings of self-importance or being mistreated

mood swings (sudden and wide)

redness, swelling, or other sign of allergy or infection at place of injection

restlessness

skin rash or hives

Additional side effects may occur if you take this medicine for a long time. Check with your doctor if any of the following side effects occur:

Abdominal or stomach pain or burning (continuing)

acne

bloody or black, tarry stools

changes in vision

eye pain

filling or rounding out of the face

headache

irregular heartbeat

menstrual problems

muscle cramps or pain

muscle weakness

nausea

pain in arms, back, hips, legs, ribs, or shoulders

pitting, scarring, or depression of skin at place of injection

reddish purple lines on arms, face, groin, legs, or trunk

redness of eyes

sensitivity of eyes to light

stunting of growth (in children)

swelling of feet or lower legs

tearing of eyes

thin, shiny skin

trouble in sleeping

unusual bruising

unusual increase in hair growth

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting

weight gain (rapid)

wounds that will not heal

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Increased appetite

indigestion

loss of appetite (for triamcinolone only)

nervousness or restlessness

Less common or rare

Darkening or lightening of skin color

dizziness or lightheadedness

flushing of face or cheeks

hiccups

increased joint pain (after injection into a joint)

increased sweating

nosebleeds (after injection into the nose)

sensation of spinning

After you stop using this medicine, your body may need time to adjust. The length of time this takes depends on the amount of medicine you were using and how long you used it. If you have taken large doses of this medicine for a long time, your body may need one year to adjust. During this time, check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Abdominal, stomach, or back pain

dizziness

fainting

fever

loss of appetite (continuing)

muscle or joint pain

nausea

reappearance of disease symptoms

shortness of breath

unexplained headaches (frequent or continuing)

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting

weight loss (rapid)

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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