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Efficort Information

Efficort, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Cream. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis. Efficort also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Efficort depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

The most common side effects of Efficort are Skin Rash, Facial swelling, Muscle cramps or spasms (painful). Some other side effects of Efficort have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Efficort are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Efficort's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Unknown for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Efficort has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Efficort related warnings section.

The section on Efficort contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug reaction of Efficort with other medicines has been reported. Refer to the list below for further details.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Efficort is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Efficort Benefits & Uses

Efficort is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Efficort Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Psoriasis
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
Geriatric
  • Disease: Psoriasis
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Psoriasis
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Psoriasis
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Cream
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice

Efficort Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Efficort safe for pregnant women?


    Efficort may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Efficort again without your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Efficort safe during breastfeeding?


    In the absence of any scientific study about the side effects of Efficort in breastfeeding women, information on safety of Efficort is unavailable.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Efficort on the Kidneys?


    Kidney can be affected by Efficort. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Efficort on the Liver?


    The liver can be affected by Efficort. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart Efficort only after medical advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Efficort on the Heart?


    Efficort 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 Efficort with Other Drugs

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

Moderate



Efficort Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Efficort

  • Is this Efficort habit forming or addictive?


    Efficort is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Efficort since it will not make you feel sleepy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Efficort is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Efficort for mental disorders.

    No

Efficort Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Efficort


    Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Efficort together with food.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Efficort


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Efficort with alcohol will be.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 362-366

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 288

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

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Solu-Cortef® (hydrocortisone sodium succinate)

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

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

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