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PRIMACORT 100 VIAL

Primacort Vial 200
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Primacort Vial 200 is used to treat as a supplement in adrenal insufficiency during minor surgery under general anesthesia and also used to treat acute adrenocortical insufficiency. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Primacort Vial 200 is Hydrocortisone 200mg/inj.

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Hydrocortisone inhibits multiple cytokines that actually promote inflammation and also aids in adrenocortical insufficiency. Thus how treats immune, inflammatory and neoplastic conditions, etc.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this Primacort Vial 200:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredient used in the Primacort Vial 200 such as Hydrocortisone 200mg
  • Systemic functional infection
  • Cerebral malaria
  • Caution:
  • Immuno suppressed
  • Active infection
  • TB infection, active or latent
  • Infection risk
  • Measles or varicella exposure
  • HTN
  • Pheochromocytoma risk
  • CHF
  • Recent MI
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • PUD
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Recent intestinal anastomosis
  • GI perforation risk
  • Seizure disorder
  • Psychiatric disorder
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis risk
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Optic neuritis
  • Ocular HSV
  • Renal impairment
  • Cirrhosis
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this Primacort Vial 200. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

  • Cushingoid appearance
  • Hirsutism
  • Weight gain
  • Erythema
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Appetite changes
  • Emotional liability
  • Rash/urticaria
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Sodium and fluid retention
  • Hypokalemia
  • BP elevated
  • Edema
  • Diaphoresis
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Impaired wound healing (long term use)
  • Skin atrophy (long term use)
  • Acne
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Cushing syndrome (long term use)
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Leukocytosis
  • Epidural lipomatosis
  • Central serious chorioretinopathy

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Steroid psychosis
  • Steroid myopathy
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Infection
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Seizures
  • GI perforation
  • PUD
  • Exophthalmos
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Tendon rupture
  • Osteoporosis (long term use)
  • Glaucoma (long term use)
  • Cataracts
  • Immunosuppression
  • Kaposi sarcoma
  • Growth suppression
How to Use

How to Use

If self-administered, take the injection at prescribed dose and time.
Sterilize the area before taking the shot with an antiseptic swab.
Spread the skin at the site where the injection needs to be given by using your hand.
Gently insert the needle into the site (where the shot needs to be given) at a 30-degree angle; slowly inject the solution and then quickly remove the needle from the inserted area. Finish off by pressing the injection site firmly with an alcohol swab.

Overdosage

Avoid using more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, look for any new symptoms. If you observe any, promptly seek medical advice or report it to the nearby poison control center.

Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take the Primacort Vial 200 only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Pregnancy:

safety during pregnancy has not been established. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during the treatment.

Lactation:

safety during lactation is unknown. Hence, take the medicine only if suggested by your doctor.

Food:

interferes with Calcium absorption

Drug Interactions:

Caution always advised when used with other medicines. Therefore, inform your doctor about your current list of medicines (if you use any) during the treatment.

Precautions
  • Keep the medicine out of sight and reach of children.
  • Store at 15-30-degree centigrade, away from heat and moisture.
  • Do not use the medicine beyond its expiry.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant the use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Drug Composition information
What is Hydrocortisone for:

This medication is a corticosteroid, prescribed for severe allergies, arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis and skin conditions.

How does Hydrocortisone work:

It is also used to treat certain types of cancer.

How should Hydrocortisone be used:

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. IV- The recommended dose is 20mg per day.

Common side effects of Hydrocortisone :

High blood sugar may cause diabetes while on this drug. This most often goes back to normal when this drug is stopped. Chance of getting an infection. Wash hands often. Stay away from people with infections, colds, or flu. Belly pain. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Weight gain. Mood changes. Change in body fat. Weak bones with long-term use. Muscle weakness, mostly in the thighs and upper arms. Skin changes (pimples, stretch marks, slow healing, hair growth). For women, vaginal yeast infection. Report itching or discharge. Cataracts or glaucoma with long-term use.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What precautions should I take when taking Hydrocortisone :

If you have an allergy to hydrocortisone or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have a bad infection.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.5°F (38°C) or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain. Feeling very tired, weak, or touchy; trembling; having a fast heartbeat, confusion, sweating, or dizziness if you missed a dose or recently stopped this drug. Trouble breathing. Very upset stomach or throwing up. A big weight gain. If you have been exposed to chickenpox and have not had chickenpox or had a chickenpox vaccine. Sudden change in eyesight. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Hydrocortisone with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Hydrocortisone :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification

Corticosteroid Hormones, Topical Corticosteroids, Eye Corticosteroids

Seller Information
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MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

khasra no-21,22,66,67&68-aho-yangtam,namchepung,po-ranipool,sikkim-737135 office-macleods pharmaceuticals ltd atlanta arcade,marol church road,andheri (east),mumbai - 400059, india.

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MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

khasra no-21,22,66,67&68-aho-yangtam,namchepung,po-ranipool,sikkim-737135 office-macleods pharmaceuticals ltd atlanta arcade,marol church road,andheri (east),mumbai - 400059, india.

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