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Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking hydrocortisone sodium succinate powder for injection.
Indications and Usage
Hydrocortisone sodium succinate powder for injections is indicated in the treatment of various conditions such as skin conditions, asthma and other lung conditions.
This medication can be used to treat or prevent allergic reactions or auto-immune diseases, by relieving symptoms of itching, redness and swelling.
Hydrocortisone sodium succinate can be used in the treatment for a variety of cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.
Do not take hydrocortisone sodium succinate powder for injections if:
- You are hypersensitive or allergic to corticosteroids or have other allergies;
- You have medical history of infections (e.g., tuberculosis, threadworm), bleeding problems, blood clots, brittle bones (osteoporosis), high blood pressure, certain heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure, recent heart attack), diabetes, certain eye diseases (e.g., cataracts, herpes infection, glaucoma), kidney disease, severe liver disease (cirrhosis), mental/mood conditions (e.g., psychosis, anxiety, depression), seizures, stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., diverticulitis, ulcer, ulcerative colitis), thyroid problems, untreated mineral problems (e.g., low potassium or calcium);
- You have developed persistent sore throat/cough/fever, pain during urination, muscle aches.
Administration of hydrocortisone sodium can lead to dizziness. Therefore, driving or using of machinery or doing any activity which requires alertness should be prohibited.
This medication should be taken whenever needed in pregnancy. There have been rare reports of harm to an unborn baby when corticosteroids are used during pregnancy.
Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Infants born to mothers who have been using this medication for an extended time may have low levels of corticosteroid hormone.
Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking hydrocortisone sodium succinate powder for injection.
Administration and Dosage
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Recommendations of dosage are based on the severity of the infections, age, gender and bodyweight.
The administration of this injection can be either intravenous or intramuscular. It can also be given through intravenous infusion. But during emergency situations, the most preferred method is through intravenous injection.
Strength of dosages usually depends on the severity of condition which is usually between the ranges of 100-500mg injected intravenously within 10 minutes This dose may be repeated at intervals of 2, 4 or 6 hours depending on the clinical condition of the patient and response towards the treatment.
Hydrocortisone sodium succinate powder for injection may interact with aldesleukin, birth control pills/patch/ring, drugs for diabetes, antiplatelet drugs, “blood thinners” such as dabigatran/warfarin, NSAIDs such as aspirin/celecoxib/ibuprofen, estrogens, mifepristone, drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove hydrocortisone from your body (e.g., aprepitant, azole antifungals such as ketoconazole, rifamycins such as rifampin, certain anti-seizure medications such as phenytoin and phenobarbital), herbal products (e.g., licorice).
Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with hydrocortisone sodium succinate powder for injection.
Symptoms of overdose include trouble breathing and passing out. These symptoms have to be reported to the medical health professional and seek a medical help urgently. In patients with renal function impairment, ampicillin can be removed by hemodialysis but not peritoneal dialysis.
High dosage of corticoid therapy is associated with adverse effects. Although peptic ulceration may occur with short term corticoid therapy. Signs and symptoms of adrenocortical insufficiency may be observed in patients who are subjected to corticoid therapy and undergoing severe stress.
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