PRIMACORT 100 MG INJECTION

Generic : Hydrocortisone (100mg)

Treatment : Eye disorders ,Skin disorders, Treatment of Cancer, Allergic conditions, Allergic reactions.

Pack size  : 10 Ml  (Vial)

Manufacturer : Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$0.90

PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Primacort 100 Injection belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It is used to treat a variety of diseases and conditions such as severe allergic reactions, allergic conditions, cancer, and skin and eye disorders. It is used for the treatment of conditions that need a quick response.

Primacort 100 Injection is administered by a healthcare professional. It is usually given to patients who are not able to take the tablet form of the medicine. Taking the medicine can make it harder for your body to fight off infections. Tell your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat. Also before taking this medicine, you should let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking.

 

BENEFITS OF PRIMACORT INJECTION

In Severe allergic reactions

Primacort 100 Injection is a corticosteroid. In addition to the many other benefits, it can be used in the treatment of severe allergic reactions. This medicine works by reducing the inflammation associated with allergies. It is a highly effective medicine. Take it in the exact dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor to get most benefit from it.

In Treatment of Allergic conditions

Primacort 100 Injection prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It can be used to treat a great many different inflammatory and allergic conditions including arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis which affect the skin, blood, eyes, lungs, stomach, and nervous system. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions thereby reducing symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching and other allergic-type reactions.

You should always take it as it has been prescribed for you. Do not stop taking it without your doctor’s advice. This can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Because this medicine weakens your immune system, you should avoid being near people who are ill or have infections.

In Treatment of Cancer

Primacort 100 Injection helps in the treatment for a variety of cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. It works by suppressing the immune system thereby reducing inflammation around the site of the cancer. It is used specifically to decrease swelling (edema), associated with tumors of the spine and brain. Moreover, it helps to treat or prevent allergic reactions in cancer patients. This medicine also treats nausea and vomiting associated with some chemotherapy medicines. Besides, it is also used to stimulate appetite in cancer patients with severe appetite problems, thus aiding in cancer treatment.

In Treatment of Skin disorders

Primacort 100 Injection prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It can be used to treat a great many different inflammatory and allergic conditions of the skin such as eczema, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions thereby reducing symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching and other allergic-type reactions.

In Treatment of Eye disorders

Primacort 100 Injection helps relieve symptoms of eye infections such as redness, swelling, itching and watering of eyes. This medicine works by decreasing the production of certain chemicals that cause inflammation of the eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. Use it as prescribed to get the most benefit. If you see no improvement even after a week, talk to your doctor.

 

HOW TO USE PRIMACORT INJECTION

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

 

HOW PRIMACORT INJECTION WORKS

Primacort 100 Injection is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Primacort 100 Injection. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Primacort 100 Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Primacort 100 Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
warnings

Driving

SAFE
Primacort 100 Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
None stated
warnings

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Primacort 100 Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Primacort 100 Injection is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
warnings

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Primacort 100 Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

 

Interaction with drugs

  • RITONAVIR
  • COBICISTAT
  • PHENOBARBITAL
  • PHENYTOIN
  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • PRIMIDONE
  • RIFABUTIN
  • RIFAMPICIN
  • INSULIN HUMAN
  • METFORMIN
  • GLIBENCLAMIDE
  • ASPIRIN
  • CARBENOXOLONE
  • FUROSEMIDE
  • BENDROFLUMETHIAZIDE

 

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE PRIMACORT INJECTION?

If you miss a dose of Primacort 100 Injection, please consult your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Primacort

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Mood changes
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Weight gain

FAQ's

Q. How does Primacort 100 Injection work?

Primacort 100 Injection works by reducing the inflammation which helps in treating many illnesses caused due to active inflammation. In addition to that, it stops the autoimmune reactions which occur when your body’s immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage.

Q. Is Primacort 100 Injection a steroid?

Yes, Primacort 100 Injection is a steroid medicine also known as corticosteroids which occur naturally in the body. These corticosteroids help to maintain health and wellbeing. Primacort 100 Injection increases the levels of corticosteroids in the body by treating various illnesses involving inflammation (redness, tenderness, heat and swelling).

Q. What is Primacort 100 Injection used for?

Primacort 100 Injection has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant properties. It is used to treat many conditions like allergic conditions, anaphylaxis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory skin diseases. It also helps to treat autoimmune diseases (these diseases happen when your body’s immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage), and certain eye disorders.

Q. How is Primacort 100 Injection administered?

Primacort 100 Injection should be administered by a doctor or under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. Usually, it is given into a muscle (intramuscular), joint (intra-articular), directly into a vein (direct intravenous), infusion or into the area being treated (soft tissue infiltration). Your doctor will decide the dose based on the condition you are being treated for and also your body weight. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Primacort 100 Injection.

Q. I was given Primacort 100 Injection in the knee as I have arthritis. Will it pain after taking Primacort 100 Injection? What should I do about it?

Primacort 100 Injection effectively treats many inflammatory conditions, joint pain and inflammation in arthritis being one of its multiple uses. Usually, the pain gets better after a day or two. Try not to have frequent movement for about 24 hours after the injection and do not do any heavy exercise for best results. However, if you experience pain, consult your doctor. The doctor may prescribe some over the counter pain medications if the pain persists for longer or if it bothers you a lot.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Pack size  – 10 ml 

pack form  – injection

MORE INFORMATION

 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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