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Overview

Cortipen Injection

Manufacturer: Morepen Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Hydrocortisone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Cortipen Injection effectively helps in the treatment of serious allergies, multiple sclerosis, asthma, and arthritis as well as some types of skin conditions. It acts as a corticosteroid, and prevents body tissues from reacting to inflammation.

Cortipen Injection is an oral drug, and can be taken either with food or without. Patients who are more likely to develop stomach problems should take the drug along with food. This drug should always be gradually stopped. If it is discontinued suddenly, its side effects may worsen resulting in seizures.

One of the side effects of the drug is dizziness. In this case alcohol consumption should be limited or avoided entirely, otherwise dizziness may become more severe. Driving and more complicated tasks should also be avoided in order to prevent accidents. The drug also lowers the immunity of the body, which is precisely why patients taking Cortipen Injection should avoid contact with those who have infections like the cold or flu. If the drug is used for a long period of time, it can result in the onset of eye problems like cataract, eye infections as well glaucoma. Other side effects of the drug include dry scalp, acne and redness of the face.

In addition to its intended effect, Cortipen Injection may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Jamopenz-h suppository may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Jamopenz-h suppository is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?
Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

Can I use hydrocortisone ointment for piles? If not suggest any other which is available in India.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello,Homoeopathy has a good treatment for piles.Take sulphur 30, 3 drops with water once daily in the morning and nux vom30, 3 drops once daily at night.BC No. 17, 5 tabs thrice daily. Drink water at frequent intervals. Add more roughage to your diet in order to avoid constipation. eat fruits ,salads, green vegetables. Avoid spicy food, fried and junk. revert me after 7 days.
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I am a patient of craniopharyngioma. I want to know which tablet is more effective whether prednisolone or hydrocortisone.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
None of them... They will just Mask the symptoms.. they are steroids... Better take Homoeopathic treatment..

In motions blood is coming (ulcer) but l using hydrocortisone enema from 20 days it controlled say the permanent cure to this.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Guwahati
In motions blood is coming (ulcer) but l using hydrocortisone enema from 20 days it controlled say the permanent cure...
It may be simple anal fissure. Stop using enema without consulting doctor. Avoid constipation. Avoid fatty fried food. Add some stool softener like syp duphalac or cremaffin plus. Take a tub. Add some luke warm water in it. Sit in it after passing stool.
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Please suggest. Can I apply Hydrocortisone cream for beard growth on face. Can it cause side effects. Is it effective.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Please suggest. Can I apply Hydrocortisone cream for beard growth on face. Can it cause side effects.
Is it effective.
pituitrin 30 one dose repeat after 15 days no further dose repeat after two month the same way tincture called Arnica Montana and mix 1 tsp in 1/2 cup of water and apply upon the face on the beard and the mustache area with a cotton swab The trichoactive lotion is to be used on face and trichoactive medicines is to be consumed to stimulate production of normal beard and mustache.

I had chicken pox from 21st feb 2018. I am healing now n my skin treatment has been started as well. I was recommended Hydrocortisone Aceponate cream for the day and Lumacip Plus cream for the night. Hydrocortisone has helped in fading away the scars so far but last night I started lumacip and today morning the scars that were fading suddenly appeared even more enhanced on my face, I am worried. Please help, does it happens?

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
I had chicken pox from 21st feb 2018. I am healing now n my skin treatment has been started as well. I was recommende...
Please take three doses of Natrum Mur 200 as follows. Day 1 morning 1st dose day 1 evening 2nd dose day 2 morning 3rd dose Please take 5 drops of Berberis Aquafolium Q in the morning and evening in some 20 ml water. Drink plenty of water. Use oil free cosmetic products. Wash a face twice a day. Use sunscreen daily. Make sure that the hands/ towel is clean when you touch your face. Eat food rich in water, fresh fruits, chicken, boiled fish, whole grains. Prefer steaming, boiling, grilling methods for cooking over frying. Don’t stress. Carry oil-absorbing tissues to wipe away oil whenever necessary. Don't ever go to bed with make-up on. Avoid smoking and drinking. Don't use creamy or milk cleansers. Don't over wash face. Don’t eat fried and processed foods. Avoid sugary products.

Popular Health Tips

Skin Rash: How to Deal With it?

DNB (Dermatology), Fellowship in Skin & Lasers, MBBS, Masters of Dermatology (M.Derm)
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Skin Rash: How to Deal With it?

A rash is a distinct change noticeable on the skin. The change may be on the skin color or the skin texture. It might make your skin scaly, itchy, lumpy and even irritated. You might get skin rashes if you are allergic to a particular substance, or if you are under some medicine which may have a side effect. Many cosmetics may also trigger skin rashes. Certain diseases like chicken pox or measles also cause the appearance of skin rashes. In order to deal with skin rashes, here are a few things you could do and use:

1. Care at home: With a sudden outburst of rashes, wash the affected area with water and mild soap to cool it down. Make sure you don't scratch there even if it itches, as that may cause infection. You may also apply cold water to help it cool down. Avoid sunlight as much as you can, as it will aggravate the condition. Wear loose fitting clothes so that there is minimal contact of the fabric and the skin as such contact may make the rash itch. Avoid using perfumes or deodorants as even they might set of the itchy feeling. Use a mild soap while bathing.

2. Use hydrocortisone cream: Hydrocortisone cream is also known as anti-itching cream. It helps to reduce the itching and redness as well as lessen the swelling. Hydrocortisone is a mild form of corticosteroid. Make sure you don't use it if the affected part is infected or sore because then the results will be the opposite from the one you want.

3. Use calamine lotions: Calamine lotions will give you relief from the pain caused due to the skin rash. It will also relieve you of the itching and the irritation which the rash causes. It will also help ooze dry and watery discharge from the rash. If you are pregnant or lactating, consult your doctor before using calamine lotions.

4. Have antihistamine tablets: If the skin rash is due to an insect bite, then you can take antihistamine tablets for it. These tablets reduce itching and lighten the rash until it disappears.

Even when you are using any of the above medicines, make sure you are not allergic to the ingredients of the medicine as that will just cause more complications. So consult your doctor before using any medicine. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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Dealing With Skin Rash

Fellowship In Hair Transplantation, DNB (Dermatology), Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Dealing With Skin Rash

A rash is a distinct change noticeable on the skin. The change may be on the skin color or the skin texture. It might make your skin scaly, itchy, lumpy and even irritated. You might get skin rashes if you are allergic to a particular substance, or if you are under some medicine which may have a side effect. Many cosmetics may also trigger skin rashes. Certain diseases like chickenpox or measles also cause the appearance of skin rashes.

In order to deal with skin rashes, here are a few things you could do and use:

  1. Care at home: With a sudden outburst of rashes, wash the affected area with water and mild soap to cool it down. Make sure you don't scratch there even if it itches, as that may cause infection. You may also apply ice to help it cool down. Avoid sunlight as much as you can, as it will aggravate the condition. Wear loose fitting clothes so that there is minimal contact of the fabric and the skin as such contact may make the rash itch. Avoid using perfumes or deodorants as even they might set of the itchy feeling. Use a mild soap while bathing.
  2. Use hydrocortisone cream: Hydrocortisone cream is also known as anti-itching cream. It helps to reduce the itching and redness as well as lessen the swelling. Hydrocortisone is a mild form of corticosteroid. Make sure you don't use it if the affected part is infected or sore because then the results will be the opposite from the one you want.
  3. Use calamine lotions: Calamine lotions will give you relief from the pain caused due to the skin rash. It will also relieve you of the itching and the irritation, which the rash causes. It will also help ooze dry and watery discharge from the rash. If you are pregnant or lactating, consult your doctor before using calamine lotions.
  4. Have antihistamine tablets: If the skin rash is due to an insect bite, then you can take antihistamine tablets for it. These tablets reduce itching and lighten the rash until it disappears.

Even when you are using any of the above medicines, make sure you are not allergic to the ingredients of the medicine as that will just cause more complications. So consult your doctor before using any medicine.

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Psoriasis home remedies

MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Psoriasis home remedies
1) exposure to sunlight helps most people with psoriasis.
2) keeping the skin soft and moist is helpful. Apply moisturizers after bathing.
3) do not use irritating cosmetics or soaps.
4) avoid scratching that can cause bleeding or excessive irritation.
5) soaking in bathwater with oil added and using moisturizers may help
6) bath soaks with coal tar or other agents remove scales
7) hydrocortisone based cream can reduce the itching of mild psoriasis.
8) some people use an ultraviolet b (uv-b) light unit at home under a doctor's supervision.
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Don't Ignore Skin Rashes

PGD Medical Cosmetology, BUMS ( Gold Medalist)
Unani Specialist, Pune
Don't Ignore Skin Rashes

Rashes on skin? when you need an expert opinion?
To the untrained eye, all rashes may look alike and seem easily treatable with over-the-counter oral antihistamines or hydrocortisone cream. However, it is not always so simple. Rashes can appear as blotches, welts or blisters; they can be red, itchy, scaly, or dry; and they can occur in one area of skin or all over the body.

Although most rashes are not life-threatening, some rashes can signal something more serious. If you have a rash and notice any of the following symptoms, make an appointment with Dr. Khans skin clinic immediately:

1. The rash is all over your body
2. You have a fever with the rash
3. The rash is sudden and spreads rapidly
4. The rash begins to blister
5. The rash is painful
6. The rash is infected

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Addison Disease - Treatment Options, Management and Prevention

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Medicine, DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Zirakpur
Addison Disease - Treatment Options, Management and Prevention

Often, a medical crisis does not happen suddenly, and your body shows a few symptoms well before it reaches the critical phase. However, there are conditions when the symptoms occur quite suddenly, and one such is the Addisonian crisis.

Addison's disease is a condition that occurs when the body fails to produce sufficient levels of certain hormones that are secreted by the adrenal glands. In this disease, the adrenal glands produce too little cortisol and even low amounts of aldosterone at times. Often referred to as adrenal insufficiency, it may occur at any age, and both sexes are affected by it. The worst part is that the disease can be life-threatening.

The symptoms of Addisonian crisis-
While severe fatigue, hyperpigmentation, severe fatigue, lightheadedness, salt cravings, and muscle and joint pains are the common symptoms of Addison’s disease, pain in your lower back, severe vomiting and diarrhea, low blood pressure, and high potassium and low sodium are the symptoms of acute adrenal failure (Addisonian crisis).

The low levels of cortisol associated with the Addisonian crisis are life-threatening; hence, when you experience one or more of these symptoms you must seek professional care immediately.

Treatment options that are available for Addison's disease-
Nearly all treatments for Addison's disease involve hormone replacement therapies for correcting the steroid levels that the body is not sufficiently producing. Some of the most effective treatment options for Addison's disease include:

  1. Oral corticosteroid medicines- Prednisone, Hydrocortisone and Cortisone acetate may be used in the pill form for replacing cortisol. Sometimes, doctors also prescribe fludrocortisone for the replacement of aldosterone.
  2. Corticosteroid injections- This is given to people who cannot take oral pills.

People diagnosed with Addison’s disease are at risk of developing Addisonian crisis. Such people must be well-aware of how to tackle the condition if they are to face it. Some people have a home kit which includes hydrocortisone injection. One should not wait too long or wait to feel very weak before taking the injection. Also, it is important to call the emergency after taking the injection to get further treatment.

What should you do to prevent and manage the Addisonian crisis?

If you indulge in heavy workout sessions, you should take ample amount of sodium. This is also recommended when you are experiencing a stressful situation, including any infection, operation or some minor illness.
You should not skip your meals or indulge in binge eating, but focus on having a well-balanced diet. You should also take plenty of healthy fluids throughout the day. Avoid exercising or doing any physically strenuous job in hot and humid weather. Also, you need to balance your active stretch of time with adequate rest.

Taking the prescribed medications on time, and carrying a hydrocortisone kit is crucial. Also, you may carry a card stating the condition that can help during an emergency.

Addison’s disease, in most cases, cannot be cured; so, it is vital to be aware of the symptoms and the ways to manage them to avoid an emergency.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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About Cortipen Injection
What are the side effects of Cortipen Injection?
Key highlights of Cortipen Injection
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