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Cortone Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Cortisone acetate is a glucocorticoid used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. The brand name of this medication is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Common side effects include insomnia, mood changes, acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration, slow wound healing, increased sweating, headache, dizziness, spinning sensation, nausea, stomach pain, bloating, or changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist).
The initial dosage of cortisone acetate may vary from 25 to 300 mg per day depending on the specific disease entity being treated. Cortisone acetate may interact with aspirin, diuretic, blood thinners, cyclosporine, insulin or oral diabetes medications, ketoconazole, rifampin, seizure medications, and other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. It is unknown if cortisone acetate will harm a fetus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication. Cortisone can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our cortisone acetate Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is Patient Information in Detail?
Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.
Cortone in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- problems with your vision;
- swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath;
- severe depression, unusual thoughts or behavior, seizure (convulsions);
- bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood;
- pancreatitis (severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate);
- low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling); or
- dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure).
Less serious side effects may include:
- sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes;
- acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration;
- slow wound healing;
- increased sweating;
- headache, dizziness, spinning sensation;
- nausea, stomach pain, bloating; or
- changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist).
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Cortone (Cortisone Acetate) »
What is Patient Information Overview?
A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.
Cortone Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: black stools, bone/joint pain, easy bruising/bleeding, fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, increased thirst/urination, mental/mood changes (e.g., depression, mood swings, agitation), muscle pain, persistent weight gain, puffy face, slow wound healing, seizures, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), stomach/abdominal pain, swelling of the ankles/feet, thinning skin, trouble breathing, unusual hair growth, unusual skin growths, vision changes, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, weakness.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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What is Prescribing information?
The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.
Cortone FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Fluid and electrolyte disturbances
Congestive heart failure in susceptible patients
Vertebral compression fractures
Loss of muscle mass
Pathologic fracture of long bones
Increases in alanine transaminase (ALT, SGPT), aspartate transaminase (AST, SGOT) and alkaline phosphatase have been observed following corticosteroid treatment. These changes are usually small, not associated with any clinical syndrome and are reversible upon discontinuation.
Impaired wound healing
Thin fragile skin
Petechiae and ecchymoses
May suppress reactions to skin tests
Suppression of growth in children
Development of Cushingoid state
Decreased carbohydrate tolerance
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Cortone (Cortisone Acetate) »
Additional Cortone Information
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