Omnacortil 10mg Tablet
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Omnacortil 10 Tablet contains prednisolone. It is a corticosteroid which belongs to a class of steroid medicines. It is used to treat allergic conditions, relief pain and inflammation in various parts of the body. Omnacortil 10 Tablet works by reducing the immune response and thus provides relief from specific conditions. Take it at prescribed dose and at prescribed time to gain optimal benefit. Take this medicine with food. You should never stop taking this medicine even if you start feeling better else it can lead to life threathening side effects.
Uses of Omnacortil 10mg Tablet
- For the treatment of various allergic conditions like asthma, skin allergies including psoriasis and lung conditions and allergies due to medicines
- For relieving pain and inflammation in different body parts and in various conditions such as arthritis
Contraindications of Omnacortil 10mg Tablet
- If you are allergic to Prednisolone, any other steroids or any other ingredients of this medicine
- If you have any other infection and you are not taking any medicine to treat that infection
- If you are suffering from viral infection of eye caused by herpes virus
Side effects of Omnacortil 10mg Tablet
- Feeling angry
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
Precautions and Warnings of Omnacortil 10mg Tablet
Can I take Omnacortil 10 Tablet during pregnancy?
Omnacortil 10 Tablet should not be used during pregnancy as it may affect the growth of foetus. Cases of cataracts have been also observed in babies born of mothers taking steroids for long term. Thus, it should be taken only when doctor recommends after assessing the benefits of this medicine to pregnant women outweighs the risks to unborn baby.
Can I take Omnacortil 10 Tablet while breastfeeding?
This medicine passes into the breast milk. Thus, the use of this medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding mothers unless prescribed by doctor.
Can I drive if I have consumed Omnacortil 10 Tablet?
It has no influence on your driving ability.
Can I consume alcohol with Omnacortil 10 Tablet?
Although there is no known interaction with alcohol, it is important to consult your doctor if you drink alcohol too often.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- This medicine makes you more prone for infections, in case you already have any infection like fungal infection, or you have measels or chicken pox, you are taking medicines to suppress immune response discuss your condition with doctor.read less
- You experience any skin allergies and rise in blood sugar levels or you are diabetic.
- You experience mood disturbances, fits and other psychiatric problems including suicidal thoughts.
- You experience visual disturbances and eye infections. Upon long term use there is the probability that you may develop a cataract.
- You are elderly, you have a heart problem, high blood pressure and cholesterol, blood clotting problems, liver and kidney diseases.
- It can impair the fertility of an individual, be very cautious
- You have a history of muscle weakness due to steroid therapy or have a condition called mysthenia gravis
- This medicine may cause inflammation and swelling in different parts of your gut like stomach, pancreas and can also cause ulcers.
- Children and adolescents receiving steroids should be observed for growth abnormalities as steroids can retard the growth
Mode of Action of Omnacortil 10mg Tablet
How Does It Work?
Prednisolone is a naturally occuring steroid. Steroids are hormones produced in human body and responsible for normal body functions. It acts by suppressing the immune response in allergies and inflammation and during organ transplantation. It can also delay the progress of leukemia (blood cancer) and is critical in the maintenance of normal body functions during stress.
Directions for Use of Omnacortil 10mg Tablet
- Omnacortil 10 Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Take it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking this medicine on your own.read less
Interactions of Omnacortil 10mg Tablet
Interactions with other medicines
- You should not take any live vaccine while taking this medicine as it can reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine.
- The effect of Omnacortil 10 Tablet decreases when taken along with erythromycin, rifamycin (antibiotic) and aluminum hydroxide gel (antacids).
- Medicine used to treat seizures or fits such as phenobarbital, phenytoin decreases the effect of Omnacortil 10 Tablet.
- If you are taking medicines antifungal medicines like amphoterecin and ketoconazole, oral contraceptive medicines like ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone, immunosuppresants like ciclosporin, methotrexate you are more likely to increase the effect of Omnacortil 10 Tablet.read less
- There is an increased risk of stomach bleeding if you are taking painkillers or aspirin along with this medicine.
- You should be cautious if you are taking any anti-diabetic medicine like insulin, medicines to stop blood clotting like warfarin, water pill such as furosemide and thyroid medicine such as carbimazole and thiamazole, medicines for heart failure like digoxin along with this medicine.read less
- Somatropin a growth hormone if taken along with this medicine can inhibit the growth of an individual.
- Other medicines for treat asthma like salbutamol may lead to an increase in potassium level in blood and you may expereince irregular heart beats when used along woth this medicine.
- Discuss with your doctor about any other medicine, herbal preparation and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible drug interactions.
Interactions with food items
Storage and disposal of Omnacortil 10mg Tablet
- Store this medicine below 25°C
- Keep it in original pack to protect it from catching moisture
- Keep out of the reach of children
Dosage of Omnacortil 10mg Tablet
Taking more than the prescribed dose can cause side effects like mental disorders, hallucinations, depression, irregular heart beats or sometimes it can be even fatal. You must seek immediate medical assistance in case you have taken too much of this medicine.
Missed a Dose
- If you missed any dose of this medicine take it as soon as you remember.
- If it's time for your next dose then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule.
- Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I inform my healthcare provider before taking Omnacortil 10 Tablet?
A: It is important to inform your healthcare provider about your complete medical/surgical history, especially if you have any diseases like bleeding anomalies, fungal infections, kidney ailments or liver diseases.
Q: Can I stop taking this medicine on my own?
A: No steroids therapy should not be stopped abruptly as it can lead to psychological problems, your dose will be gradually reduced by your doctor before completely withdrawing this therapy.
Q: Can I take vaccine if I am taking Omnacortil?
A: Omnacortil 10 Tablet can reduce the effectiveness of some vaccines. Hence, it is best to consult your doctor before doing so.
Q: Is Omnacortil safe for children?
A: It should only be given to children if it is prescribed by the doctor and in the exact dose as prescribed under adult supervision. Giving steroids to children for long term treatment can impair the growth.
Q: How to reduce side effects of Omnacortil?
- Talk to your doctor about any specific side effect bothering you
- Your doctor may reduce the dose of your steroid medicine or suggest you an alternative route of administration
- Make healthy food choices and maintain an active lifestyle
- Taking steroids for too long can affect your bone health, consult your doctor if you can take Vitamin D and calcium supplement
- Never stop taking this medicine abruptly as it can aggravate the side effects your doctor will reduce the dose gradually
Q: Can corticosteroid Omnacortil helps to grow hair?
A: No, this medicine doesn’t help in hair growth. Hair loss can be due to different reasons and sometimes it can be hormonal as well. Consult a specialist for better information on the cause of hair loss. Do not take this medicine on your own for any condition which is not prescribed by your doctor.
Q: Can Omnacortil 10 tablet cause weight gain?
A: Yes, Omnacortil 10 tablet can cause weight gain. If this effect is bothersome, talk to your doctor or dietician. Or else you can start exercising daily.
Last Updated on: 16 Dec 2020 | 05:13 PM (IST)
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