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Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's

Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's

Prescription drug
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Manufacturer/Marketer

Prevego Healthcare & Research Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-26

About Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's

Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's is used as a hormone replacement for cortisol (a natural hormone) when your body does not make enough cortisol (ex, Addison's disease). It is used as a replacement therapy for children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Also, it is used postoperatively and during serious illness or trauma in children with known adrenal insufficiency or doubtful adrenocortical reserve. Also, it is used to treat various illnesses involving inflammation (swelling, redness, heat, and tenderness) in the body, such as severe allergies, asthma, certain forms of arthritis, blood, skin, kidney, eye, thyroid and intestinal disorders, and certain types of cancer.

Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's contains 'Hydrocortisone', a corticosteroid that works as a replacement therapy for the natural steroid hormone cortisol. Also, it works by inhibiting the release of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause redness, itching, and swelling.

Take Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's as prescribed. Your doctor will advise you on how often you take Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's based on your medical condition. Sometimes, Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's may cause common side effects such as acne, increased hair growth, weight gain, dizziness, headache, nausea, tiredness or indigestion. Most of these side effects of Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor. 

If you are allergic to Hydrocortisone or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or a nursing mother, please inform your doctor before taking Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's. If you have been vaccinated recently or are about to get vaccinated, inform your doctor before taking Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's. Drive only if you are alert after taking Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's. If you have an infection, avoid taking Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's, and if you develop any new infection while on treatment with Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's, consult a doctor.

Uses of Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's

Treatment of Hormone replacement for cortisol and to treat inflammatory conditions.

Medicinal Benefits

Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's contains 'Hydrocortisone', a corticosteroid used as a hormone replacement for cortisol (a natural hormone) when your body does not make enough cortisol (example: Addison's disease). It is used as a replacement therapy for children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Also, it is used postoperatively and during serious illness or trauma in children with known adrenal insufficiency or doubtful adrenocortical reserve. Also, it works by inhibiting the release of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause redness, itching, and swelling. Thus, it is used to treat various illnesses involving inflammation (swelling, redness, heat, and tenderness) in the body, such as severe allergies, asthma, certain forms of arthritis, blood, skin, kidney, eye, thyroid and intestinal disorders, and certain types of cancer.

Directions for Use

Take Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's with or without food as advised by the doctor. Swallow it whole with water; do not crush, break, or chew it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's

  • Acne

  • Increased hair growth

  • Weight gain

  • Dizziness

  • Headache

  • Nausea

  • Tiredness

  • Indigestion

Drug Warnings

Please tell your doctor if you are allergic to Hydrocortisone or other medicines. If you are pregnant or a nursing mother, please inform your doctor before taking Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's. If you have been vaccinated recently or are about to get vaccinated, inform your doctor before taking Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's. Some people may experience mood changes (feeling depressed or high), difficulty in thinking or being confused and losing their memory, feeling anxious, sleeping problems, feeling, hearing, or seeing things that do not exist, and having strange and frightening thoughts. If you experience any of these problems, please consult your doctor immediately. If you have an infection, avoid taking Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's, and if you develop any new infection while on treatment with Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's, consult a doctor.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Inform your doctor if you are taking antidiabetic drugs (insulin), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen), blood thinners (warfarin), cardiac glycosides (digoxin), diuretics (water tablets), medicines used to treat glaucoma (acetazolamide), central nervous system stimulant (ephedrine), antituberculosis drugs (rifabutin, rifampicin), anticonvulsants (phenobarbital, phenytoin, carbamazepine, primidone), growth hormone (somatropin), oral contraceptive, anti-progesterone (mifepristone), antifungal (amphotericin B, ketoconazole), antibiotic (erythromycin), anti-asthma drug (theophylline), an ulcer healing drug (carbenoxolone) and anti-HIV drugs (ritonavir).

Drug-Food Interactions: Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's may interact with St. John's wort (an antidepressant herbal supplement).

Drug-Disease Interaction: Avoid taking Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's if you have candida, thrush, or other infection. If you have ever had severe depression or bipolar disorder, tuberculosis (TB), glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye), have recently had a heart attack or high blood pressure, fits, osteoporosis (thinning of bones), diabetes, thyroid problems, weakened immune system, stomach ulcers, liver, kidney or heart problems, infection, inform your doctor before taking Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • INSULIN HUMAN
  • ASPIRIN
  • IBUPROFEN
  • DICLOFENAC
  • NAPROXEN
  • WARFARIN
  • DIGOXIN
  • ACETAZOLAMIDE
  • EPHEDRINE
  • RIFABUTIN
  • RIFAMPICIN
  • PHENOBARBITAL
  • PHENYTOIN
  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • PRIMIDONE
  • SOMATROPIN
  • MIFEPRISTONE
  • AMPHOTERICIN B
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • ERYTHROMYCIN
  • THEOPHYLLINE
  • CARBENOXOLONE
  • RITONAVIR

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Eat foods rich in quercetin (a flavonoid), such as apples, cherries, broccoli, spinach, and blueberries.

  • Consuming food rich in probiotics helps in developing the immune system against allergies.

  • Limit intake of food that might trigger allergies, such as dairy products, soy, eggs, and nuts.

  • Avoid the consumption of foods with excess sugar, as it may flare up inflammation.

  • Include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and fish in your diet.

  • Reducing stress and maintaining a regular sleep pattern would be helpful.

  • Avoid getting in contact with harsh soaps, detergents, and rough fabrics.

Special Advise

  • Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's may increase the risk of infections, especially if taken for a prolonged period, as it may weaken the immune system. Therefore, it is advised to stay away from people having chickenpox, measles or shingles as they can affect severely while taking Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Addison's disease: It is a disorder in which adrenal glands do not produce enough steroid hormones, cortisol and aldosterone. It is also known as hypocortisolism or primary adrenal insufficiency. The symptoms include darkening of the skin, extreme tiredness, nausea and dizziness upon standing.

 

Inflammation: It is a response generated by damage to living tissues. This response is a defence mechanism to protect the body from injury, infection, or disease. The symptoms of inflammation include redness, pain, swelling, heat, or loss of function. Inflammation can be caused due to certain medications, acute and chronic conditions, or exposure to foreign materials or irritants your body can’t eliminate easily. 

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Alcohol

Consult your doctor

The interaction of Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor if you have concerns.

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Pregnancy

Consult your doctor

Limited data is available on the effect of Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's in pregnancy. Hence, if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy, inform your doctor before taking Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Breast Feeding

Consult your doctor

Small amounts of Hydrocortisone may be excreted in breast milk. Therefore, if you are a nursing mother, inform your doctor before taking Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Driving

Caution

Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's may cause dizziness or extreme tiredness. If you experience these symptoms, avoid driving or operating machines.

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Liver

Consult your doctor

If you have a pre-existing or a history of liver disease, inform your doctor before taking Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's. Your doctor may adjust the dose of this medicine or prescribe a suitable alternative based on your condition.

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Kidney

Consult your doctor

If you have a pre-existing or a history of kidney diseases, inform your doctor before taking Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's. Your doctor may adjust the dose of this medicine or prescribe a suitable alternative based on your condition.

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Children

Caution

Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's should be used in dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Your doctor may monitor the growth of the child while on treatment with this medicine.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

4-6, Bora Bazar St, Borabazar Precinct, Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
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FAQs

Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's is used as a hormone replacement for cortisol (a natural hormone) and to treat inflammation (swelling, redness, heat, and tenderness), such as severe allergies, asthma, certain forms of arthritis, blood, skin, kidney, eye, thyroid and intestinal disorders, and certain types of cancer.
Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's contains 'Hydrocortisone', a corticosteroid that works as a replacement therapy for the natural steroid hormone cortisol. Also, it works by inhibiting the release of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause redness, itching, and swelling.
Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's may cause mental problems, especially if taken in high doses. However, inform your doctor immediately if you notice mood changes or have depression and suicidal thoughts while taking Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's.
A blue steroid card consists of patients' instructions and provides information to healthcare providers regarding the details of prescribed steroids. It is given to patients using Cortivac 10 Tablet 10's for more than three weeks. The patient is advised to carry a steroid card always and show it to the nurse, midwife, doctor, dentist or anyone who treats them.

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