Hydrocortisone Injection 500 mg
This medicine is used for the following purposes:
- allergic reaction
- autoimmune disorder
- blood disorder
- diagnostic test
- endocrine disorder
- inflammatory disease
- immune suppression
- COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Carefully follow the instructions for preparing this medicine before injection.
Read and make sure you understand the instructions for measuring your dose and using the syringe before using this medicine.
Always inspect the medicine before using.
The liquid should be clear or light yellow.
Do not use the medicine if it contains any particles or if it has changed color.
Shake the medicine well before use.
Keep this medicine at room temperature.
Protect medicine from light.
Inject the medicine immediately after mixing.
Discard unused medicine after 72 hours at room temperature.
Never use any medicine that has expired.
Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.
If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.
Talk to your doctor before taking other medicines, including aspirins and ibuprofen containing products. Speak to your doctor about which medicines are safe to use while you are on this medicine.
Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Check with your doctor before stopping.
This medicine may affect your blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, talk to your doctor before changing the dose of your diabetes medicine.
This medicine may affect the strength of your bones. If you have or are at increased risk for developing osteoporosis (weakening of the bones), your doctor may recommend adding foods containing calcium and vitamin D while on this medicine. Please talk to your doctor for more information.
You may need vitamin and mineral supplements while on this medicine. Please speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine may interfere with some lab test results. Be sure to tell all your healthcare providers that you are taking this medicine.
It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
This medicine may cause serious bleeding from the stomach or bowels. Stop this medicine and call your doctor immediately if you see any signs of bleeding. Bleeding can cause pain in the stomach, vomiting up liquid that looks like coffee grounds, and red or dark tarry stools.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.
This medicine may reduce your body's ability to fight infections. Try to avoid contact with people with colds, flu or other infections.
Contact your doctor if you develop any signs of a new infection such as fever, cough, sore throat, or chills.
Wash your hands often and avoid close contact with people with infections such as colds and flu.
Speak with your health care provider before receiving any vaccinations.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Used needles and syringes should be thrown away properly in a medical waste container. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need help.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
- increased appetite
- high blood sugar
- high blood pressure
- reaction at the area of the injection (pain, redness, swelling)
- stomach upset or abdominal pain
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- bleeding that is severe or takes longer to stop
- severe or persistent bone, joint or jaw pain
- unusual bruising or discoloration on skin
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- depression or feeling sad
- swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
- fever or chills
- flu-like symptoms
- hair growth
- fast or irregular heart beats
- mood changes
- muscle weakness
- thinning of the skin
- severe stomach or bowel pain
- dark, tarry stool
- excessive thirst
- yeast infection of mouth
- unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
- increased urinary frequency
- vaginal itching or yeast infection
- blurring or changes of vision
- sudden or unexplained weight gain
- slow wound healing
A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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