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Cortalone 6 mg Tablet

Manufactured byDEA-DELLA LIFE SCIENCES PVT LTD
ContainsDeflazacort
Description
Cortalone 6 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of various conditions such as joint and muscle problems, allergies, asthma, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (a genetic disorder causing muscle degradation and weakness), and autoimmune diseases (disorder due to increased immune activity in the body). This medicine works by inhibiting the release of chemical substances that are responsible for swelling and allergic reactions. Cortalone 6 mg Tablet shows side effects that include headache, weight gain, cough, increased hunger, excess urination, etc. Consult your doctor if these side effects are bothering you. Cortalone 6 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food as prescribed by your doctor. Take this medicine around the same time every day so that a constant level of medicine can be maintained in your body. Do not skip the dose or double your dose than prescribed. Continue taking this medicine for the prescribed duration. Complete the whole course to see the maximum benefits. Cortalone 6 mg Tablet should be avoided if you are allergic to it. Use this tablet with caution if you have diabetes or gastrointestinal (stomach and intestine) diseases as it may worsen your condition. Your doctor may advise a dose adjustment or select another suitable medicine if necessary. This medicine lowers your body's capacity to fight infections. Inform your doctor if you notice any sign of infection like fever, sore throat, etc. Cortalone 6 mg Tablet is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding unless prescribed by your doctor. It is also not recommended in children below 2 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Cortalone 6 mg Tablet

  • Weight gain
  • Headache
  • Depressed mood
  • Nausea
  • Acne
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Increased appetite
  • Increased urination frequency

Uses of Cortalone 6 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Autoimmune diseases
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    It is not known when Cortalone 6 mg Tablet will start to act in your body.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    Cortalone 6 mg Tablet may remain in your body for approximately 9 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Cortalone 6 mg Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Cortalone 6 mg Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy. Animal studies indicate harmful effects on the developing foetus. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor to understand the benefits and risks.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    It is not known whether Cortalone 6 mg Tablet passes into breastmilk. Hence, it is not recommended while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine, if you are breastfeeding. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine only if the potential benefits are more than the risks.

Allergy

Avoid taking Cortalone 6 mg Tablet if you are allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Cortalone 6 mg Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy. Animal studies indicate harmful effects on the developing foetus. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor to understand the benefits and risks.

Breast-feeding

It is not known whether Cortalone 6 mg Tablet passes into breastmilk. Hence, it is not recommended while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine, if you are breastfeeding. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine only if the potential benefits are more than the risks.
General warnings

Altered thyroid function

The effect of Cortalone 6 mg Tablet may increase if you have hypothyroidism (less thyroid hormone level). Your doctor may recommend dose adjustments based on your condition.

Increased risk of infection

Prolonged use with higher doses of Cortalone 6 mg Tablet can suppress the immune system and increase the risk of infections. Inform your doctor as soon as you notice early signs of infections like fever, sore throat, pus discharge, etc.

Effect on bone

Cortalone 6 mg Tablet may decrease the absorption of calcium and bone formation, especially in the elderly population with existing bone disorders. Use Cortalone 6 mg Tablet with caution in such conditions. Giving Cortalone 6 mg Tablet to children may hamper their growth. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

Driving or operating machines

Cortalone 6 mg Tablet may cause dizziness, therefore understand how this medicine affects you before driving vehicles or operating machines.

Missed Dose

If you forget to take a dose of Cortalone 6 mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose then skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose. If you have consumed more than the prescribed amount of Cortalone 6 mg Tablet then seek immediate medical attention.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Antidiabetic medicines

Atazanavir

Chlorothiazide

Atenolol

Clarithromycin

Disease interactions

Diabetes

Cortalone 6 mg Tablet may raise blood sugar levels by suppressing the action of insulin. Hence, use this medicine with caution if you have Diabetes. Frequent monitoring of blood sugar levels and dose adjustment may be necessary while taking this medicine.

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Cortalone 6 mg Tablet may cause gastrointestinal perforation (holes in the stomach lining), ulcers, and bleeding when given in high dosages or for a prolonged time. Use this medicine with caution if you have gastrointestinal (stomach and intestine) diseases. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

Ocular Toxicities

Cortalone 6 mg Tablet should be used with caution if you have a history of eye problems as it can lead to glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eyes), or damage to the optic (eye) nerve resulting in impaired vision. Your doctor may suggest another suitable medicine or adjust the dose to use this medicine safely.

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a condition that causes skeletal muscle weakness and fatigue. It affects muscles under your voluntary control, including the arms and legs. Use Cortalone 6 mg Tablet with caution if you have myasthenia gravis as it may decrease the muscle strength at high doses.

Myocardial infarction

If you have a known history of myocardial infarction, you should take Cortalone 6 mg Tablet with caution as it may affect the functioning of your heart. Close monitoring of your heart function and vital signs, or appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary.

Psychosis

Cortalone 6 mg Tablet may cause side effects like inability to sleep, mood swings, behavioural changes, etc. Hence, close monitoring for any change in behaviour or mood may be necessary as it may sometimes aggravate the symptoms of psychosis (a mental disorder with disruptions to a person's thoughts) and emotional instability. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any depressed mood or suicidal thoughts.
Food interactions
Avoid taking Cortalone 6 mg Tablet with grapefruit juice. Grapefruit juice may increase the absorption of this medicine in your blood and increase the risk of side effects such as weight gain, high blood pressure, high blood glucose level, etc.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Cortalone 6 mg Tablet with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Do not break, crush or chew the tablets. Avoid discontinuing Cortalone 6 mg Tablet without talking to your doctor. Abrupt discontinuation of this medicine may cause symptoms such as loss of appetite, vomiting, upset stomach, drowsiness, confusion, headache, fever, joint and muscle pain, etc. Some vaccines may not be appropriate for you while taking Cortalone 6 mg Tablet. Inform your doctor before taking any vaccines. Avoid consuming grapefruit juice and alcohol while taking this medicine as it may increase the risk of side effects. Inform any early signs of infection to your doctor as soon as you notice them.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Cortalone 6 mg Tablet belongs to a class of medications known as steroids. It works by reducing the release of certain substances which cause swelling. It also suppresses the activity of the immune system.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Glucocorticoids

Schedule

Schedule H

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