CORTEM 100MG INJECTION contains Hydrocortisone which belongs to the group of medicines called Corticosteroids. CORTEM 100MG INJECTION is used to treat endocrine disorders (diseases of endocrine glands), rheumatic disorders (inflammatory and autoimmune diseases), and hematologic disorders (blood disorders) in affected individuals.
It is also used to treat collagen diseases (autoimmune disease), dermatologic diseases, ophthalmic diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, respiratory diseases, and neoplastic diseases. The medicine is also indicated for use to replace insufficient corticosteroid hormone, and treat edematous & allergic states, and medical emergencies (such as shock/severe allergic reactions) in affected individuals.
CORTEM 100MG INJECTION is not recommended for use in patients allergic to hydrocortisone. It is also not recommended for use in patients with systemic fungal infections, viral infections (such as herpes simplex eye infection, vaccinia, varicella), and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (blood disorder marked by low platelet levels). The medicine is also not indicated for use in patients who had recently received live attenuated vaccines.
Before receiving CORTEM 100MG INJECTION, inform your doctor if you have/have had an infection (such as herpes simplex, chickenpox, tuberculosis, threadworm), bleeding/clotting problem, suffering from osteoporosis (brittle bone), high blood pressure, oedema (swelling in arms/legs), diabetes, kidney problems (such as renal insufficiency), and/or liver problems (such as cirrhosis).
CORTEM 100MG INJECTION should be administered with caution in pregnant and breastfeeding women only if it is clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before receiving the medicine.
CORTEM 100MG INJECTION should be administered with caution in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). If the medicine is to be received for a longer period of time, then frequent tests on the child needs to be conducted to prevent risk of developing high intracranial pressure in the child. The medicine is advised to be administered with caution in elderly patients (aged above 65 years) after consulting the doctor.
The most common side effects associated with the use of CORTEM 100MG INJECTION are pain and swelling at the site of injection. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsens.