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Cortenema Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is hydrocortisone rectal (Cortenema)?
- What are the possible side effects of hydrocortisone rectal (Cortenema)?
- What is the most important information I should know about hydrocortisone rectal (Cortenema)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using hydrocortisone rectal (Cortenema)?
- How should I use hydrocortisone rectal (Cortenema)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Cortenema)?
- What happens if I overdose (Cortenema)?
- What should I avoid while using hydrocortisone rectal (Cortenema)?
- What other drugs will affect hydrocortisone rectal (Cortenema)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Cortenema)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Cortenema)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
An overdose of hydrocortisone rectal is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms. However, long-term use of high steroid doses can lead to symptoms such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
What should I avoid while using hydrocortisone rectal (Cortenema)?
Avoid getting a vaccine during your treatment with hydrocortisone rectal. Vaccines may not work as well while you are using a steroid medicine.
What other drugs will affect hydrocortisone rectal (Cortenema)?
Before using hydrocortisone rectal, tell your doctor if you also use insulin or take oral diabetes medication.
There may be other drugs that can interact with hydrocortisone rectal Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about hydrocortisone rectal foam or enema.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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