Colocort (Rectal)


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Generic-Colocort


Is Colocort a generic for Cort-enemas? Is there a generic for these Hydrocortisone enemas?
by Pat in West Palm Beach, Florida, 11/08/2005

Colocort (Rectal) Drug and Prescription Information

Colocort (Rectal)

Colocort (Rectal) Medication Classification

HYDROCORTISONE (Rectal)

Colocort (Rectal) Brandname

Colocort

Colocort (Rectal) is used for the Treatment

Hydrocortisone (hye-droe-KOR-ti-sone) Treats ulcerative colitis. Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

When To Not Use Colocort (Rectal)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to hydrocortisone or recent colostomy surgery.

How Should You Use Colocort (Rectal)

Enema

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often. Read and follow the instructions that came with this medicine.
  • Wash your hands before and after using.
  • Shake the bottle well before use.
  • Remove the cover from the applicator tip of the bottle.
  • Lie on your left side with your left leg straightened out and right leg bent and in front of you. Gently put the tip of the applicator into your rectum. Squeeze the bottle gently to release the contents.
  • Remain lying down for about 30 minutes, so that the fluid moves throughout the left colon. After using the medicine, remove the applicator from the rectum and throw away.
  • If you have any questions about this medicine, call your doctor or pharmacist.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Colocort (Rectal) Storage

Store Colocort (Rectal) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Colocort (Rectal) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Colocort (Rectal)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use other rectal medicines while using this medicine without first checking with your doctor.
  • Check with your doctor before you receive any vaccines while using this medicine.

Colocort (Rectal) Warnings

  • Talk with your doctor before using if you are pregnant, have active ulcers, diverticulitis, kidney disease, high blood pressure, or an infection.
  • You should not use this medicine for other rectal problems without first checking with your doctor.
  • If you are exposed to chickenpox or measles while using this medicine, tell your doctor as soon as possible.

Colocort (Rectal) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe rectal pain or bleeding
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Rectal irritation or burning

Colocort (Rectal) Ratings

Overall Rating:

2.5**~

 

(based on 1 review)

Effectiveness:

*

Ease of Use:

*****

Overall Satisfaction:

**

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