PRIMACORT INJECTION 100GM

Manufacturer : MAC-MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS
Composition : HYDROCORTISONE-100MG
Dose Form : INJECTION
Description : PRIMACORT 100GMS INJ
Route Of Administration : PARENTERAL
Pack : 1
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PRI0028
₹38.35
Manufacturer : MAC-MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS
Composition : HYDROCORTISONE-100MG
Dose Form : INJECTION
Description : PRIMACORT 100GMS INJ
Route Of Administration : PARENTERAL
Pack : 1

Drug Ingredient Information

HYDROCORTISONE-100MG

HYDROCORTISONE

Information for patients
Drug Information Hydrocortisone sodium succinate contains Hydrocortisone Sodium succinate. Hydrocortisone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids or steroids.Corticosteroids are produced naturally in your body and are important for many body functions.Boosting your body with extra corticosteroid such as Hydrocortisone sodium succinate can help when injected by a doctor or nurse if your body cannot produce enough corticosteroid due to problems with your adrenal glands (e.g. adrenal insufficiency).Corticosteroids can also help treat shock following surgery, injuries, hypersensitivity (anaphylactic) reactions or other stressful conditions. These include inflammatory or allergic conditions affecting the •bowel and gut e.g. Crohn’s disease (inflammation of the gut) or ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the lower bowel) •lungs e.g. bronchial asthma or inflammation caused by breathing in (aspirating) vomit or stomach contents •skin e.g. Stevens-Johnson syndrome (an ‘auto-immune disorder in which an immune system causes the skin to blister and peel), or systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), Hydrocortisone sodium succinate may be prescribed to treat conditions other than those listed above. Ask your doctor if you are unsure why you have been given this medicine.
Drug Alert
Alert •You think you have ever suffered an allergic reaction, or any other type of reaction after being given Hydrocortisone sodium succinate , or any other medicine containing a corticosteroid or any of the ingredients in this medicine. An allergic reaction may cause a skin rash or reddening, swollen face or lips or shortness of breath. •You have any fungal infection (such as thrush) which is not being treated. •You must not have ‘live’ vaccines while using this medicine.
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug •You think you have ever suffered an allergic reaction, or any other type of reaction after being given Hydrocortisone sodium succinate , or any other medicine containing a corticosteroid or any of the ingredients in this medicine. An allergic reaction may cause a skin rash or reddening, swollen face or lips or shortness of breath. •You have any fungal infection (such as thrush) which is not being treated. •You must not have ‘live’ vaccines while using this medicine.
Drug Special Care You must tell your doctor before you take this medicine if you have any of the following conditions. Your doctor may also have to monitor your treatment more closely, alter your dose or give you another medicine. •Chickenpox, measles, shingles or a herpes eye infection. If you think you have been in contact with someone with chickenpox, measles or shingles and you have not already had these illnesses, or if you are unsure if you have had them. •Severe depression or manic depression (bipolar disorder). This includes having had depression before while taking steroid medicines like Hydrocortisone sodium succinate ,or having a family history of these illnesses. •Diabetes (or if there is a family history of diabetes). •Epilepsy. •Glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) or if there is a family history of glaucoma. •You have recently suffered a heart attack. •Heart problems, including heart failure or infections. •Hypertension (high blood pressure). •Hypothyroidism (an under-active thyroid). •Karposi’s sarcoma (a type of skin cancer). •Kidney or liver disease. •Muscle problems (pain or weakness) have happened while taking steroid medicines in the past. •Myasthenia gravis (a condition causing tired and weak muscles). •Osteoporosis (brittle bones). •Skin abscess. •Stomach ulcer or other serious stomach or intestinal problems. •Thrombophlebitis - vein problems due to thrombosis (clots in the veins) resulting in phlebitis (red, swollen and tender veins). •Tuberculosis (TB) or if you have suffered tuberculosis in the past.
Drug Drug Interactions Always tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any medicines (including any you have bought without a prescription) as taking Hydrocortisone sodium succinate with Lidocaine with other medicines could be harmful.You should tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines which can affect the way Hydrocortisone sodium succinate or the other medicine worK: •Acetazolamide - used to treat glaucoma and epilepsy •\Aminoglutethimide – used for treating cancer •Anticoagulants -used to ‘thin’ the blood such as acenocoumarol,phenindione and warfarin •Anticholinesterases-used to treat myasthenia gravis (a muscle condition) such as distigmine and neostigmine •Antibiotics (such as erythromycin) •Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (also called NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen used to treat mild to moderate pain •Barbiturates, carbamezipine, phenytoin and primidone– used to treat epilepsy •Carbenoxolone and cimetidine - used for heartburn and acid indigestion •Ciclosporin - used to treat conditions such as severe rheumatoid arthritis,severe psoriasis or following an organ or bone marrow transplant •Digoxin - used for heart failure and/or an irregular heart beat •Diltiazem or mibefradil – used for heart problems or high blood pressure •Diuretics – sometimes called water tablets. •Ketoconazole or itraconazole – used to treat fungal infections •Pancuronium – or other medicines called neuromuscular blocking agents which are used in some surgical procedures •Rifampicin and rifabutin – antibiotics used to treat tuberculosis (TB) •Vaccines - tell your doctor or nurse if you have recently had, or are about to have any vaccination. You should not have ‘live’ vaccines while using this medicine. Other vaccines may be less effective
Drug Pregnancy Interaction You must tell your doctor if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are trying to become pregnant as this medicine could slow the baby’s growth. Tell your doctor if you are breast feeding as small amounts of corticosteroid medicines may get into breast milk.If you continue breast-feeding while you are having treatment, your baby will need extra checks to make sure he or she is not being affected by your medicine.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction You must tell your doctor if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are trying to become pregnant as this medicine could slow the baby’s growth. Tell your doctor if you are breast feeding as small amounts of corticosteroid medicines may get into breast milk.If you continue breast-feeding while you are having treatment, your baby will need extra checks to make sure he or she is not being affected by your medicine.
Drug Machinery Interaction There are no special precautions while you are being treated with this medicine.
Drug More Information If you are being treated for diabetes, high blood pressure or water retention (oedema) tell your doctor as he/she may need to adjust the dose of the medicines used to treat these conditions. Before you have any operation, tell your doctor, dentist or anesthetist that you are taking this medicine. If you require a test to be carried out by your doctor or in hospital it is important that you tell the doctor or nurse that you are taking Hydrocortisone sodium succinate .This medicine can affect the results of some tests.
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info •These illnesses can be serious. •Usually they start within a few days or weeks of starting the medicine. •They are more likely to happen at high doses. •Most of these problems go away if the dose is lowered or the medicine is stopped. However if the problems do happen they might need treatment. Remember to always carry a Steroid Treatment Card. Make sure your doctor or pharmacist has filled out the details of your medicine, including the dose and how long you will require steroid treatment.You should show your steroid card to anyone who gives you treatment (such as a doctor, nurse or dentist) while you are taking this medicine, and for 3 months after your last injection. If you are admitted to hospital for any reason always tell your doctor or nurse that you are taking this medicine. You can also wear a medic-alert bracelet or pendant to let medical staff know that you are taking a steroid if you have an accident or become unconscious
Drug quanitty Hydrocortisone sodium succinate will be given as an injection by your doctor or nurse, either into a vein (intravenous) or into a muscle (intramuscular). Usually the first dose is given into a vein, especially in an emergency. It will be given slowly over a period of between 1 – 10 minutes. Depending on your condition a repeat dose may be injected at intervals of between 2 to 6 hours. Large doses should normally be used for only two to three days The medicine is first dissolved in Sterile Water for Injections. If the medicine is to be given by infusion (using a pump or drip) it is then mixed with another suitable fluid. No other medicines should be mixed with it. Elderly Treatment will normally be the same as for younger adults. However your doctor may want to see you more regularly to check how you are getting on with this medicine. Children Corticosteroids can affect growth in children so your doctor will prescribe the lowest dose (normally not more 25mg a day) that will be effective for your child.
Drug Dose Your doctor will decide on the site of injection, how much of the medicine and how many injections you will receive depending on the condition being treated and its severity. Your doctor will inject you with the lowest dose for the shortest possible time to get effective relief of your symptoms.
Excess Drug Consumption If you think you have been given too many injections of this medicine please speak to your doctor immediately
Forgot Drug Consumption
Stop Drug Consumption Your doctor will decide when it is time to stop your treatment. You will need to come off this treatment slowly if you: •have been given more than 160 mg of Hydrocortisone, such as Hydrocortisone sodium succinate,for more than 3 weeks, •have been given high doses of corticosteroids, such as Hydrocortisone sodium succinate , over 32 mg (0.8 ml) daily, even if it was only for 3 weeks or less, •have already had a course of corticosteroid tablets or injections in the last year, •already have problems with your adrenal glands (adrenocortical insufficiency) before you started this treatment. You will need to come off this medicine slowly to avoid withdrawal symptoms.These symptoms may include itchy skin, fever, muscle and joint pains, runny nose,sticky eyes, sweating and weight loss.If your symptoms seem to return or get worse as your dose of this medicine is reduced tell your doctor immediately.
Possible Side Effects
General Information •Allergic reactions, such as skin rash, swelling of the face or wheezing and difficulty breathing. This type of side effect is rare, but can be serious. •Acute pancreatitis, stomach pain which may spread through to your back,possibly accompanied by vomiting, shock and loss of consciousness. •Burst or bleeding ulcers, symptoms of which are severe stomach pain which may go through to the back and could be associated with bleeding from the back passage, black or bloodstained stools and/or vomiting blood. •Infections. This medicine can hide or change the signs and symptoms of some infections, or reduce your resistance to the infection, so that they are hard to diagnose at an early stage. Symptoms might include a raised temperature and feeling unwell. Symptoms of a flare up of a previous TB infection could be coughing blood or pain in the chest. This medicine may also make you more likely to develop a severe infection. •Pulmonary embolus (blood clot in the lung) symptoms include sudden sharp chest pain, breathlessness and coughing up blood. •Raised pressure within the skull of children (pseudotumour cerebri) symptoms of which are headaches with vomiting, lack of energy and drowsiness. This side-effect usually occurs after treatment is stopped. •Thrombophlebitis (blood clots or thrombosis in a leg vein), symptoms of which include painful swollen, red and tender veins.
Common Drug Side Effects Blood, heart and circulation •Problems with the pumping of your heart (heart failure) symptoms of which are swollen ankles, difficulty in breathing and palpitations (awareness of heart beat) or irregular beating of the heart, irregular or very fast or slow pulse. •Increased numbers of white blood cells (leucocytosis). Body water and salts •Swelling and high blood pressure, caused by increased levels of water and salt content. •Cramps and spasms, due to the loss of potassium from your body. In rare cases this can lead to congestive heart failure (when the heart cannot pump properly). Digestive system •Nausea (feeling sick) or vomiting (being sick). •Ulcers or thrush in the gullet (discomfort on swallowing). •Indigestion. •Bloated stomach. •Persistent hiccups, especially when high doses are taken. Eyes •Glaucoma (raised pressure within the eye, causing pain in the eyes and headaches). •Swollen optic nerve (causing a condition called papilloedema, and which may cause sight disturbance). •Damage to the optic nerve or cataracts (indicated by failing eyesight). •Thinning of the clear part at the front of the eye (cornea) or of the white part of the eye (sclera). •Worsening of viral or fungal eye infections. •Protruding of the eyeballs (exophthalmos). •Blurred or double vision. Hormones and metabolic system •Slowing of normal growth in infants, children and adolescents which may be permanent. •Irregular or no periods in women. •Increased hair on the body and face in women (hirsutism). •Round or moon-shaped face (Cushingoid facies). •Increased appetite and weight gain. •Diabetes or worsening of existing diabetes. •Prolonged therapy can lead to lower levels of some hormones which in turn can cause low blood pressure and dizziness. This effect may persist for months. •The amount of certain chemicals (enzymes) called alanine transaminase,aspartate transaminase and alkaline phosphatase that help the body digest drugs and other substances in your body may be raised after treatment with a corticosteroid. The change is usually small and the enzyme levels return to normal after your medicine has cleared naturally from your system. You will not notice any symptoms if this happens, but it will show up if you have a blood test Immune system •Increased susceptibility to infections which can hide or change normal reactions to skin tests, such as that for tuberculosis. Muscles and bones •Muscle weakness or wasting. •Brittle bones (bones that break easily). •Broken bones or fractures. •Breakdown of bone due to poor circulation of blood, this causes pain in the hip. •Torn muscle tendons causing pain and/or swelling. •Muscle cramps or spasms. Nerves and mood issues Steroids, including Hydrocortisone sodium succinate , can cause serious mental health problems.These are common in both adults and children. They can affect about 5 in every 100 people taking medicines like Hydrocortisone sodium succinate . •Feeling depressed, including thinking about suicide. •Feeling high (mania) or moods that go up and down. •Feeling anxious, having problems sleeping, difficulty in thinking or being confused and losing your memory. •Feeling, seeing or hearing things which do not exist. Having strange and frightening thoughts, changing how you act or having feelings of being alone. •Other nervous system side effects may include breathing problems, convulsions, dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty breathing, sensation of cold, heat or numbness, tinnitus or unconsciousness. Skin •Abscess, especially near injection sites •Acne. •Poor wound healing. •Thinning of skin with stretch marks. •Bruising. •Small purple/red patches on the skin. •Pale or darker patches on your skin, or raised patches which are an unusual color.
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How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Hydrocortisone sodium succinate must not be used after the expiry date ‘EXP’ shown on the container. The doctor or pharmacist will keep the medicine in a safe place where children cannot reach or see it. This medicine must be stored below 25°C. Once the medicine has been mixed with Sterile Water for Injections the solution should be used straight away. Any unused liquid should be disposed of safely.Your doctor will check that the solution contains no particles and is not discoloured before using it

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