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Efcorlin 2.5 mg Pellets

Manufactured byGlaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Description

Efcorlin 2.5 mg Pellets are small white pellets that adhere inside the mouth and release the medicine as they melt. It is used in the treatment of stomatitis, a condition characterized by redness, swelling, and painful sores inside the mouth.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Efcorlin 2.5 mg Pellets

  • Dry mouth
  • Patches on the tongue or inside the mouth

Uses of Efcorlin 2.5 mg Pellets

What is it prescribed for?

  • Stomatitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • 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 tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to hydrocortisone or any other ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Use in children

This medicine should be used in children only under a doctor's supervision. It may cause growth retardation in some children. Therefore, children receiving this medicine should be monitored closely with regard to growth parameters. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Oral use only

This medicine is intended for oral use only. It should not be used for an ophthalmic or dermatological purpose.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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
Disease interactions

Hyperadrenocorticism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of hyperadrenocorticism due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use this medicine. An alternative treatment option may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels, appropriate dosage adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Infections

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with latent or active infections since this medicine can suppress the immune system and worsen the patient's condition. This risk is especially higher in patients on high doses of this medicine for a prolonged period of time. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Contact your doctor for reassessment if the symptoms do not improve in 2 weeks.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by inhibiting the release of certain chemical substances that cause pain and swelling.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Glucocorticoids, Corticosteroids for local oral treatment

Schedule

Schedule H

Hydrocortisone - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 12 July 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00741

Hydrocortisone | C21H30O5 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 12 July 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/5754
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Information on this page was last updated on 24 Oct 2019

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