Cortisone acetate


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Are there reactions to recieving a Cortisone Shot in the Knee


I recieved a cortisoneou shot 7/19/2006 in my right knee. I wonder if there any reactions to your system as a result? I have type 2 Diebeties and noticed that my blood sugar reading was rather high from what it had been. I also have flushness on my fa...
by Arlene in Huntley, Il, 07/20/2006

what are the effects of long term use of cortisone in high doses?


I had a andrenalectomy after being diagnose with Cushings Disease 1988, caused by a tumor on the andrenal gland not too long after that I was told I had Addisons Disease because the remaining andrenal was not producing enough cortisone to sustain me...
by Carla Robinson in Sydney, Australia, 11/24/2005

Cortisone acetate
(Compound E)

Cortisone acetate (Cortone Acetate)
Compound E (Cortone Acetate)
Cortisone acetate
( KOR-tih-zohn) Cortone Cortone Acetate Cortone Acetate Sterile Suspension (Rx)

Classification: Corticosteroid, glucocorticoid-type

See Also: See also Corticosteroids .

Action/Kinetics: Possesses both glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid activity. Short-acting. t 1/2, plasma: 30 min; t 1/2, biologic: 8-12 hr.

Uses: Replacement therapy in chronic cortical insufficiency. Short-term (due to strong mineralocorticoid effect) for inflammatory or allergic disorders. Sterile suspension: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia in children.

Special Concerns: Use during pregnancy only if benefits outweigh risks.

How Supplied: Injection: 50 mg/mL; Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg

Dosage
?Tablets, Injection Initial or during crisis.
25-300 mg/day. Decrease gradually to lowest effective dose.
Anti-inflammatory.
25-150 mg/day, depending on severity of the disease.
Acute rheumatic fever.
200 mg b.i.d. day 1, thereafter, 200 mg/day.
Addison's disease.
Maintenance: 0.5-0.75 mg/kg/day.

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