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Sinocort 40 Injection

Sinocort 40 Injection

Prescription drug
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Synonym

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Manufacturer/Marketer

Sonixa Lifecare

Consume Type

PARENTERAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

About Sinocort 40 Injection

Sinocort 40 Injection belongs to a group of medications called corticosteroids. It is primarily used to treat the pain of osteoarthritis (OA) in the knee and helps to reduce the joint pain, stiffness, and swelling associated with inflammatory disorders. Osteoarthritis is a common type of arthritis in which the cartilage that cushions the bone's ends erodes due to wear and tear over time. Common symptoms are joint pain and stiffness. The risk of osteoarthritis increases with increasing age.

Sinocort 40 Injection contains ‘triamcinolone’, which belongs to the class of corticosteroids. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies. Thus, it helps reduce swelling, pain and discomfort.

Sinocort 40 Injection will be administered by a healthcare professional. Do not self-administer. Sometimes Sinocort 40 Injection may cause certain side effects such as sore throat, runny nose, sinusitis, dizziness, nervousness, cough, contusions (bleeding under the skin) and injection site reactions. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

Sinocort 40 Injection should be avoided if you are allergic to it. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, inform your doctor before receiving this injection. It is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age. Sinocort 40 Injection is intended for intra-articular use only. If you have osteoporosis (weak bones) or any other bone or joint relations problems, inform your doctor before receiving Sinocort 40 Injection. Sinocort 40 Injection may cause dizziness; hence it is advised to avoid driving vehicles or operating machines after receiving this injection.

Uses of Sinocort 40 Injection

Management of pain in osteoarthritis

Medicinal Benefits

Sinocort 40 Injection contains 'Triamcinolone,' a corticosteroid. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation and allergies. Thus, it helps reduce osteoarthritis symptoms such as pain, inflammation, swelling and stiffness.

Directions for Use

Sinocort 40 Injection is administered by a healthcare professional. Hence, do not self-administer. It is intended for intra-articular use only. Hence do not administer this medicine by epidural, intrathecal, intravenous, intraocular, intramuscular, intradermal, or subcutaneous routes.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Sinocort 40 Injection

  • Contusions (bleeding under the skin)
  • Sore throat
  • Sinusitis (Inflammation of the nasal sinus)
  • Dizziness
  • Nervousness
  • Injection site reactions

Drug Warnings

Please inform your doctor if you are allergic to it and if you are using any prescription, or non-prescription medicines, including vitamin and herbal supplements, before receiving Sinocort 40 Injection. This medicine weakens your immune system making you more prone to infections. So, keep a distance from people who are sick or have infections. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Sinocort 40 Injection is not recommended for use in children 12 years of age as the safety and efficacy are not established. If you have osteoporosis (weak bones) or any other bone or joint relations problems or have a recent history of heart, liver or kidney diseases, glaucoma, cataracts, nasal surgery, and chronic nasal inflammation, insomnia, or mood swings, inform your doctor before receiving Sinocort 40 Injection. This medicine may cause dizziness; hence it is advised to avoid driving vehicles or operating machines after receiving this injection.

Drug Interactions

Drug-drug interactions: Sinocort 40 Injection may interact with other corticosteroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (diclofenac), antifungals (ketoconazole), antibiotics (clarithromycin, rifampicin), an antidepressant (nefazodone), antitubercular drug (isoniazid), birth control pills, anticoagulants (warfarin), antidiabetic drugs, Amphotericin B, and drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (cyclosporine).

Drug-food interactions: Avoid the consumption of alcohol.

Drug-disease interactions: Sinocort 40 Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver and kidney diseases, endocrine disorders, diabetes, tuberculosis, osteoporosis (bone thinning), joint disorders, eye problems such as glaucoma or cataracts, and high blood pressure.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • RITONAVIR
  • ATAZANAVIR
  • ITRACONAZOLE
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • CLARITHROMYCIN
  • RIFAMPICIN
  • NEFAZODONE
  • CYCLOSPORINE

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Perform gentle activities like 20-30 minutes of walking or swimming. Physical activity helps strengthen muscles and relieves joint stiffness.
  • Perform yoga as it may help in improving joint flexibility and pain management.
  • Maintain a healthy weight by performing regular low-strain exercises and eating healthy food.
  • Get adequate sleep, as resting the muscles can help reduce inflammation and swelling.
  • De-stress yourself by meditating, reading books, taking a warm bubble bath or listening to soothing music.
  • Acupuncture, massage, and physical therapy may also be helpful.
  • Limit salt intake and prefer herbs or spices like garlic, ginger and turmeric, a natural anti-inflammatory.
  • Try to avoid alcohol, as it can affect your stomach and intestine and limit the absorption of the essential nutrients required by your body.

Special Advise

Sinocort 40 Injection is intended for intra-articular use only. Hence do not administer this medicine by epidural, intrathecal, intravenous, intraocular, intramuscular, intradermal, or subcutaneous routes.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Osteoarthritis: It is a degenerative joint disease in which the two ends of the joints come together due to the breakdown of a protective covering of cartilage. Due to the absence of this protective covering, the joints rub against each other, leading to pain and stiffness. Symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain, stiffness, inflammation, and tenderness. The main reason for osteoarthritis is age; the older you are, the more likely you could get osteoarthritis, thus known as degenerative disease, meaning that the joints wear out as a person ages. Other reasons might include a past injury such as torn cartilage, dislocated joints and ligament injuries.

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Alcohol

Caution

Avoid consumption of alcohol while on treatment Sinocort 40 Injection as it may increase adverse effects.

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Pregnancy

Caution

It is not known whether Sinocort 40 Injection can be used in pregnancy. Hence, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy. Your doctor will prescribe this medicine only if the benefits outweigh the potential risks.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

It is not known whether Sinocort 40 Injection passes in breast milk. Hence, inform your doctor if you are a breastfeeding mother. Your doctor will prescribe this medicine only if the benefits outweigh the potential risks.

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Driving

Caution

Sinocort 40 Injection may cause dizziness. So, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or refrain from activities that require your alertness.

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Liver

Caution

Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases before receiving Sinocort 40 Injection. Your doctor may adjust the dose of this medicine or prescribe a suitable alternative based on your condition.

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Kidney

Caution

Let your doctor know if you have a pre-existing or a history of kidney disease. Your doctor may adjust the dose of this medicine or prescribe a suitable alternative based on your condition.

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Children

Unsafe

Sinocort 40 Injection is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age. Please consult your doctor in case of any concerns.

Country of origin

India
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FAQs

Sinocort 40 Injection works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers involved in allergic and non-allergic-mediated inflammation. This helps in reducing osteoarthritis symptoms such as pain, inflammation, swelling and stiffness.
Sinocort 40 Injection weakens your immune system and increases the risk of getting infections. So, make sure you stay away from people who are sick or have infections. These conditions are life-threatening in people using steroids such as Sinocort 40 Injection.
Do not stop using Sinocort 40 Injection even if you feel better, as it may worsen your condition. However, if you experience any difficulty while using Sinocort 40 Injection, please consult a doctor.
Sinocort 40 Injection may cause harmful effects on the unborn baby. So, it is not recommended for use in pregnancy. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits outweigh the risks.

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