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Orthocort Information

Orthocort, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Allergy, Asthma, Rheumatic Disorder. The alternative uses of Orthocort have also been explained below.

The right dosage of Orthocort depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Orthocort as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Orthocort are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Orthocort is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Orthocort related warnings talks about Orthocort's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Orthocort can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Orthocort in conditions like Diabetes. Other contraindications of Orthocort have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug interactions for Orthocort have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Orthocort is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Orthocort Benefits & Uses

Orthocort is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Orthocort 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: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.9 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.9 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Orthocort Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Orthocort safe for pregnant women?


    Orthocort has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Orthocort without medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Orthocort safe during breastfeeding?


    Taking Orthocort may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Orthocort should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Orthocort on the Kidneys?


    There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Orthocort. 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 Orthocort on the Liver?


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

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


    You may experience side effects on your heart after taking Orthocort. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, and do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate


Severe Interaction of Orthocort with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Orthocort Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Orthocort

  • Is this Orthocort habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Orthocort has not been reported.

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


    Orthocort will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Orthocort only on doctor's advice.

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


    Orthocort is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Orthocort Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Orthocort


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

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Orthocort


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Orthocort and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Orthocort

Question about 5 years ago

Is Orthocort safe to use?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Orthocort is safe to use, if taken in prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, some side effects are observed at regular doses these are joint pain, dizziness, stomach upset, and headache. Do not hesitate to inform your doctor if you are facing any of the above.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Orthocort with Paracetamol?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Orthocort can be taken with paracetamol. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort do discuss with your doctor.

Question almost 5 years ago

Is Orthocort more effective than prednisolone in diabetic patients?

Dr. Ashish Mishra MBBS , Pathology

Yes, Orthocort have been reported to be more effective than prednisolone in people with diabetes.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does [Medicne] cause low potassium?

Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

Yes, only if Orthocort is taken along with any one of these drugs which are bumetanide, ethacrynic acid, furosemide, and torsemide then it may lead to low potassium levels in the blood. Taking this medicine with one of these drugs can result in increased loss of potassium from your body. It is recommended to avoid these medicines if you are taking Orthocort.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Orthocort raise blood sugar?

Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

Yes, Orthocort can raise blood sugar in diabetic patients. It raises blood sugar level by increasing the glucose production in the body and decreasing the effect of insulin which is produced by the pancreas. However, keep your doctor informed while taking this drug.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 289

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Emflaza™ (deflazacort)

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