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Omnacortil 40mg Tablet

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Prednisolone(40.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Omnacortil 40mg tablet helps in relieving pain and inflammation in various body parts due to inflammatory conditions like arthritis and allergic conditions like asthma, psoriasis, etc. It contains pre...
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Uses of Omnacortil 40mg Tablet

  • Omnacortil 40mg tablet is used for the treatment of various allergic conditions like asthma, skin allergies including psoriasis and lung conditions and allergies due to medicines.
  • It is also used for relieving pain and inflammation in different body parts and various conditions such as arthritis.

Contraindications of Omnacortil 40mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to prednisolone or steroids or any other ingredients of Omnacortil 40mg tablet.
  • If you are suffering from any fungal infection.
  • If you have been administered a live vaccination.

Side effects of Omnacortil 40mg Tablet

  • Irritation
  • Mood swings
  • Infections
  • Mood disorders

Precautions and Warnings of Omnacortil 40mg Tablet



Can I take Omnacortil 40mg tablet during pregnancy?
Omnacortil 40mg tablet should be taken only when the doctor recommends after assessing the benefits of this medicine to pregnant woman outweighs the risks to the unborn baby.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Omnacortil 40mg tablet while breastfeeding?
Prednisolone passes into breast milk in small amounts. Thus, you should only use Omnacortil 40mg tablet when prescribed by the doctor.


Can I drive if I have consumed Omnacortil 40mg tablet?
You may experience dizziness, fatigue and visual disturbances while on treatment with Omnacortil 40mg tablet. If you experience any of these effects, avoid driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Omnacortil 40mg tablet?
Although there is no known interaction of Omnacortil 40mg tablet with alcohol, it is important to consult your doctor if you drink alcohol too often.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have or develop an infection while on treatment.
  • You have liver, kidney or blood clotting problems.
  • You have or had an underactive thyroid gland, fits or tuberculosis.
  • You have osteoporosis (a condition in which bones become brittle and weak).
  • You have diabetes or any heart problems.
  • You have ulcers or have problems with your intestines.
  • You are suffering from phaeochromocytoma or scleroderma.
  • You experience mood disturbances and other psychiatric problems including suicidal thoughts.
  • You have a history of muscle weakness due to steroid therapy or have a condition called myasthenia gravis.
  • This medicine makes you more prone to infections, in case you already have an infection like a fungal infection or you have measles or chickenpox, you are taking medicines to suppress the immune respo...
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Mode of Action of Omnacortil 40mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Prednisolone is a naturally occurring steroid. Steroids are hormones produced in the human body and responsible for normal body functions. It acts by suppressing the immune response in allergies and i...
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Directions for Use of Omnacortil 40mg Tablet

Omnacortil 40mg tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for o...
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Interactions of Omnacortil 40mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Omnacortil 40mg tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • You should not take any live vaccine while taking Omnacortil 40mg tablet as it can reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine.
  • Antacids and antibiotics like rifamycin and erythromycin can reduce the effectiveness of this medicine.
  • You may require a higher dose of this medicine if you are taking medicines to treat fits like phenobarbital and phenytoin.
  • If you are taking antifungal medicines like amphotericin and ketoconazole, oral contraceptive medicines like ethinylestradiol and norethindrone, antibiotics like troleandomycin and erythromycin, immun...
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  • There is an increased risk of stomach bleeding if you are taking painkillers or aspirin along with this medicine.
  • You should be cautious you are taking any anti-diabetic medicine like insulin, medicines to stop blood clotting, a water pill and thyroid medicine such as carbimazole and thiamazole, medicines for hea...
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  • Somatropin a growth hormone if taken along can inhibit its growth in an individual.
  • Other medicines for treating asthma, like salbutamol may lead to an increase in potassium level in blood and you may experience irregular heartbeats.

Storage and disposal of Omnacortil 40mg Tablet

  • Store Omnacortil 40mg tablet below 25°C.
  • Keep it in the original packaging to protect it from catching moisture.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Omnacortil 40mg Tablet


You must seek immediate medical assistance in case you have taken too many Omnacortil 40mg tablets.

Missed a Dose

  • If you have missed any dose of Omnacortil 40mg tablet, take it as soon as you remember it.
  • If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details


Dr. Mansi Savla

B.Pharm, PharmD


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I inform my healthcare provider before taking Omnacortil 40 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. Also, inform your doctor if you are planning to take any vaccine, as this tablet reduces the efficacy of the vaccine.

Q: Can I stop taking Omnacortil 40 tablet 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 the vaccine if I am on medicine?

A: Omnacortil 40 tablet can reduce the effectiveness of some vaccines. Hence, it is best to consult your doctor before doing so.

Q: Is Omnacortil 40 tablet safe for children?

A: Omnacortil 40 tablet should only be given to children if it is prescribed by the doctor and in the exact dose as prescribed under adult supervision.

Q: Can I take Omnacortil 40 tablet more than the recommended dose?

A: No, you must take Omnacortil 40 tablet as per the recommendation of your doctor as taking more than the recommended dose of this tablet can lead to adverse effects. Visit your doctor or nearest hospital if you have taken too much of this medicine.

Q: Is the Omnacortil 40 tablet a steroid?

A: Yes, the Omnacortil 40 tablet is a steroid medicine, mainly used to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, psoriasis, autoimmune diseases, etc.

Q: When should I take Omnacortil 40?

A: Take Omnacortil 40 with breakfast so it doesn't upset your stomach or as per the schedule prescribed by the doctor.

Q: What is Omnacortil 40 used for?

A: Omnacortil 40 is used for the treatment of various allergic conditions like asthma, skin allergies including psoriasis and lung conditions and allergies due to medicines. It is also used for relieving pain and inflammation in different body parts and various conditions such as arthritis.


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ContainsPrednisolone(40.0 Mg)
UsesAllergic condition, pain, inflammation
Side effectsInfection, weight gain, muscle weakness, impaired wound healing
Last Updated on: 21 Nov 2021 | 12:03 AM (IST)
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