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Cortrima 0.01% Cream

Manufacturer: NuLife Pharmaceuticals
Medicine composition: Triamcinolone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: April 21, 2021

Cortrima 0.01% Cream falls under a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It is used to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis. When this drug is used in combination with other medication, it is also used to treat adrenocortical insufficiency, rheumatic disorders, allergic states, respiratory diseases, systemic lupus erythematosus, and other diseases requiring anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressive effects

Before using this medication, you should inform your doctor if you have or are:

  • Allergic to any ingredient contained within Cortrima 0.01% Cream.
  • Allergic to any food or medicine or substance.
  • Taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs.
  • Thyroid disorder/herpes/diabetes/kidney disease/high blood pressure.
  • History of glaucoma or malaria or mental illness especially depression.

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding must consult doctor before using this drug. The usual dose in adults for treating adrenocortical insufficiency is 4-12 mg orally per day. Ideally your dose needs to be prescribed by the doctor.

Take exactly as directed; do not increase dose or discontinue abruptly without consulting prescriber. Take oral medication with or after meals. Limit intake of caffeine or stimulants. Prescriber may recommend increased dietary vitamins, minerals, or iron.

Diabetics should monitor glucose levels closely (antidiabetic medication may need to be adjusted). Inform prescriber if you are experiencing greater than normal levels of stress (medication may need adjustment).

Some forms of this medication may cause GI upset (oral medication may be taken with meals to reduce GI upset; small frequent meals and frequent mouth care may reduce GI upset). You may be more susceptible to infection (avoid crowds and persons with contagious or infective conditions).

When consumed in excessive quantities, systemic hypercorticism and adrenal suppression may occur, in those cases discontinuation and withdrawal of the corticosteroid should be done judiciously.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

The drug is used to treat:

  • Hypersensitivity

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Inform prescriber if you are or intend to be pregnant. Pregnant women must consult doctor before using this drug.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women are advised to take medical help before using this drug. Consult prescriber if breast-feeding.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    This medicine might affect the consciousness of the patient thus driving must be avoided while taking this medicine.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution must be taken while using this medicine in patients with kidney disease. Adjustment of dose might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Caution must be taken while using this medicine in patients with liver disease. Adjustment of dose might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine will remain active for about 8 - 12 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine will be initiated within 45 - 60 minutes after its administration.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

Cortrima 0.01% Cream involve phospholipase A2 inhibitory protein, lipocortins that bring about anti-inflammatory actions. This action is brought about by inhibition of arachidonic acid. It controls biosynthesis of leukotrienes and prostaglandins.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    • Decreased effect: Barbiturates, phenytoin, rifampin metabolism of triamcinolone; vaccine and toxoid effects may be reduced.
    • Increased toxicity: Salicylates may increase risk of GI ulceration.
  • Interaction with Disease

    • Fatalities have occurred due to adrenal insufficiency in asthmatic patients during and after transfer from systemic corticosteroids to aerosol steroids; several months may be required for recovery from this syndrome; during this period, aerosol steroids do not provide the increased systemic steroid requirement needed to treat patients having trauma, surgery or infections; avoid using higher than recommended dose.
    • Long-term effects of this reduction in growth velocity on final adult height are unknown. Likewise, it also has not yet been determined whether patients' growth will "catch up" if treatment in discontinued. Drug manufacturers will continue to monitor these drugs to learn more about long-term effects. Children are prescribed inhaled corticosteroids to treat asthma. Intranasal corticosteroids are generally used to prevent and treat allergy-related nasal symptoms.
  • Interaction with Food

    May be administered with food to decrease GI distress.

Ques: What is Cortrima 0.01% Cream?

Ans: It is used to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis. When this drug is used in combination with other medication it is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), osteoarthritis and post-traumatic arthritis.

Ques: How long do I need to use Cortrima 0.01% Cream before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day to 1 week. Please consult your doctor for the time period you need to use this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Cortrima 0.01% Cream?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Cortrima 0.01% Cream empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is advised to be consumed orally. If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset the stomach. Please consult the doctor before using it.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Cortrima 0.01% Cream?

Ans: It should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.

Ques: What is Cortrima 0.01% Cream used for?

Ans: Cortrima 0.01% Cream has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant properties. It is used to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Ques: How does Cortrima 0.01% Cream work?

Ans: Cortrima 0.01% Cream works by reducing the inflammation which helps in treating many illnesses associated with active inflammation. Also, it stops the reactions known as autoimmune reactions which occur when your body's immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage.

Ques: Is Cortrima 0.01% Cream effective?

Ans: Cortrima 0.01% Cream is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition.

Ques: What if I forget to take a dose of Cortrima 0.01% Cream?

Ans: If you forget a dose of Cortrima 0.01% Cream, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time.

Ques: Is Cortrima 0.01% Cream safe?

Ans: Cortrima 0.01% Cream is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.
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