Unicort Injection

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Unicort Injection

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Hydrocortisone साल्ट से बनी दवाएं:

Unicort के सारे विकल्प देखें

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Unicort Information

Unicort is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection. It is typically used for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis. Other than this, Unicort has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The optimal dosage of Unicort is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Common side effects of Unicort include Skin Rash, Facial swelling, Muscle cramps or spasms (painful). Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Unicort as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Unicort are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Unicort's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Unknown for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Unicort's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Unicort are listed in the contraindications section below.

Besides this, Unicort may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

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

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

Unicort Benefits & Uses

Unicort 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

Unicort Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Unicort

Hydrocortisone

Unicort Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Unicort 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)

Unicort Related Warnings

Is the use of Unicort safe for pregnant women?

Unicort can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Unicort, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Unicort safe during breastfeeding?

Due to lack of research work on this topic, the side effects of Unicort for breastfeeding women are not known.

Unknown

What is the effect of Unicort on the Kidneys?

There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Unicort. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

Moderate

What is the effect of Unicort on the Liver?

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

Moderate

What is the effect of Unicort on the Heart?

Unicort may cause harmful effects on the heart. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Unicort with Other Drugs

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

Unicort Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Unicort 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 Unicort

Is this Unicort habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Unicort is addictive.

No

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

Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Unicort as it does not make you drowsy.

Safe

Is it safe?

Unicort 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 Unicort for mental disorders.

No

Unicort Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Unicort

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

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Unicort

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

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

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