Alcort 100 Injection

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Alcort 100 Injection

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Hydrocortisone साल्ट से बनी दवाएं:

Alcort के सारे विकल्प देखें

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Alcort Information

Alcort is a prescription medicine that is available as a Injection. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis. Other than this, Alcort has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The correct dosage of Alcort depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

The most common side effects of Alcort are Skin Rash, Facial swelling, Muscle cramps or spasms (painful). Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Alcort can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Alcort go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Alcort's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Unknown for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Alcort related warnings talks about Alcort's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

The section on Alcort contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Alcort may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Alcort is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.

  1. Alcort Benefits & Uses
  2. Alcort Dosage & How to Take
  3. Alcort Side Effects
  4. Alcort Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Alcort with Other Drugs
  6. Alcort Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Alcort
  8. Alcort Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Alcort Benefits & Uses

Alcort is used to treat the following -

  1. Ulcerative Colitis Primary
  2. Psoriasis
  3. Inflammatory Disease
  4. Piles
  5. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  6. Dermatitis
  7. Eczema
  8. Osteoarthritis
  9. Gout
  10. Itchy Scalp
  11. Itchy Ear

Alcort Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Alcort

Hydrocortisone

Alcort Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Alcort is used -

  1. Electrolyte imbalance
  2. Redistribution/accumulation of body fat
  3. Increased risk of infection
  4. Bone degradation
  5. Skin scar
  6. Unusual behavior
  7. Altered bone growth
  8. Increased blood pressure
  9. Muscle disorders
  10. Increased Glucose level in the blood
  11. Cataract
  12. Skin Thinning
  13. Contact Dermatitis
  14. Angioedema
  15. Bone Fracture
  16. Bradycardia
  17. Edema
  18. Heart Attack
  19. Arrhythimia
  20. Erythema
  21. Cushing syndrome
  22. Skin Rash Common
  23. Facial swelling
  24. Muscle cramps or spasms (painful)
  25. Nausea or vomiting
  26. Abdominal Pain Common
  27. Decreased blood pressure
  28. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)

Alcort Related Warnings

Is the use of Alcort safe for pregnant women?

Alcort may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Alcort, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

Moderate

Is the use of Alcort safe during breastfeeding?

Information about safety of Alcort for women who are breastfeeding is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

Unknown

What is the effect of Alcort on the Kidneys?

There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Alcort. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

Moderate

What is the effect of Alcort on the Liver?

Alcort can have moderate side effects on the liver. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

Moderate

What is the effect of Alcort on the Heart?

Alcort can have moderate side effects on the heart. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Alcort with Other Drugs

Alcort should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Alcort Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Alcort unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Shock
  2. Infections
  3. Tuberculous Meningitis (TBM)
  4. Dehydration
  5. Potassium Deficiency
  6. Calcium Deficiency
  7. Gastritis
  8. Ulcerative Colitis
  9. Heart Disease
  10. Peptic Ulcer
  11. Scleroderma
  12. Depression
  13. Heart Failure
  14. High Blood Pressure
  15. Osteoporosis
  16. Diabetes
  17. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  18. Diaper Rash
  19. Tuberculosis (TB)

Frequently asked Questions about Alcort

Is this Alcort habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Alcort has not been reported.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Alcort since it does not cause drowsiness.

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, Alcort is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Alcort in mental disorders is not effective.

No

Alcort Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Alcort

There is no information on the effects of taking Alcort with food, because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Alcort

Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Alcort.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

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  5. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Pandel (hydrocortisone probutate)
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