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Pericort 4 mg Tablet

Manufactured byTHEMIS MEDICARE LTD
Description

Pericort 4 mg Tablet is a corticosteroid which is used to relieve symptoms such as swelling and pain in various conditions such as arthritis, skin disorders, and allergic disorders. This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes, liver, and kidney diseases.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Pericort 4 mg Tablet

  • Anxiety
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Weight gain
  • Numbness, tingling in arms or legs
  • Mood changes
  • Nausea and vomiting

Uses of Pericort 4 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Inflammaton
  • Psoriasis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours after administration of the dose.
  • 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 tendency has been 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 taking 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 taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to triamcinolone, any other inactive ingredients present along with it, or any other corticosteroids.
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 taking 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 taking this medicine.
General warnings

Vaccination

Administration of live or attenuated vaccines is not recommended in patients receiving immunosuppressive doses of this medicine due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Your doctor may advise you on an appropriate time gap between the administration of the vaccine and the medicine or suggest an alternative medicine or alternative means of vaccination based on your clinical condition.

Infections

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from systemic infections since it may worsen the patient's condition. Patients who are at risk of developing infections should be monitored closely during treatment with this medicine for any signs of infections. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Abrupt discontinuation

Do not stop the use of this drug without consulting your doctor. Abrupt discontinuation may cause withdrawal symptoms such as drowsiness, confusion, headache, fever, etc.

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause blurred vision or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances, especially if other medicines are not effective. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your 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

Antidiabetic medicines

Bupropion

Adalimumab

Ketoconazole

Ibuprofen

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Myocardial infarction

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of myocardial infarction due to an increase in the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Hyperlipidemia

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with preexisting hyperlipidemia due to an increased risk of elevation in serum triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels. Close monitoring of triglycerides and cholesterol levels is recommended for these patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Osteoporosis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with osteoporosis due to an increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Gastrointestinal perforation

This medicine is known to cause perforations and bleeding in the gut especially when high doses are consumed. Hence this medicine should be administered with caution in patients having a pre-existing perforation disorder of the stomach or intestine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Ocular herpes simplex

This medicine should be used with caution if the patient is suffering from an eye infection caused by herpes simplex virus. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the clinical condition of the patient.

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.
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
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
This medicine works by inhibiting the release of certain chemical substances that cause pain and swelling. It also works by suppressing or partially inhibiting the effect of the immune system.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Glucocorticoids

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00620

Triamcinolone: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 1 February 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a601122.html

[Internet]. Pillpack.com. 2018 [cited 1 February 2018]. Available from:

https://www.pillpack.com/medication/triamcinolone-tablets.pdf
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Information on this page was last updated on 10 Oct 2019

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