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Unicort 100mg Inj

By NEON LABORATORIES LIMITED
0.1g Powder For Injection in Dry Vial
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Hydrocortisone(100.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
STEROID

Medical Description

Unicort Powder For Injection is useful for treating swelling, redness due to various conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, severe asthma, skin allergies, other allergic conditions, severe shock due to...
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Uses of Unicort 100 MG

Unicort Powder For Injection is used to treat inflammation (swelling, redness) due to various conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, severe asthma, skin allergies, other allergic conditions, severe sho...
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Contraindications of Unicort 100 MG

  • If you are allergic to Hydrocortisone or any other ingredients of Unicort Powder For Injection.
  • If you already have been vaccinated or have a vaccination scheduled.
  • If you are suffering from any viral infection (such as measles, chickenpox, shingles) and have not yet started medicines to treat it.

Side effects of Unicort 100 MG

  • Injection site reactions like pain, redness, swelling, etc
  • Altered mood (mood swings)
  • Confusion
  • Insomnia

Precautions and Warnings of Unicort 100 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Unicort Powder For Injection during pregnancy?
A:
  • Unicort Powder For Injection must be avoided during pregnancy as it may be harmful. However, your doctor will only give you this injection if considered essential after assessing the benefits over ris...
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  • If you get pregnant while on treatment, please consult your doctor and do not stop the medicine unless told to do so by your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Unicort Powder For Injection while breastfeeding?
A:
Although there is limited information, this medicine is likely to pass into breast milk, thus you should consult a doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Unicort Powder For Injection?
A:
There is limited data available about the effects of this medicine on driving, but if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert, you should avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Unicort Powder For Injection?
A:
Although there is no known interaction between alcohol and this medicine, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have liver or kidney diseases.
  • You have problems with your heart like heart failure, high blood pressure, etc.
  • You are suffering from any mental health problems like depression.
  • You have diabetes, tuberculosis or fits (epilepsy).
  • You or any member of your family had or have an eye problem like glaucoma.
  • You have osteoporosis (bones becoming weak).
  • You are suffering from a stomach ulcer.
  • You have a condition of muscle weakness.
  • You have an underactive thyroid gland.
  • You have any type of infection.
  • You have a vaccination planned.
  • You recently had chickenpox, shingles, measles, etc. or have been in contact with a person who has it.
  • You experience any kind of mental health problems like depression, suicidal thoughts, etc; immediately contact your doctor.
  • Unicort Powder For Injection should not be discontinued suddenly, as it may cause serious side effects.
  • It should not be used too often or for a prolonged duration

Mode of Action of Unicort 100 MG

How Does It Work?

Hydrocortisone in Unicort Powder For Injection works by blocking or reducing the action of some natural substances in the skin that cause swelling, redness and allergies.

Directions for Use of Unicort 100 MG

  • Unicort Powder For Injection will be given to you in the hospital by your doctor or nurse. Do not self-inject this medicine.
  • Follow any instructions suggested by the doctor or nurse during the procedure or for aftercare.

Interactions of Unicort 100 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • You should always tell the doctor if you are taking any other medicines, herbal preparation and supplements to avoid any interaction with Unicort Powder For Injection.
  • Medicines like Rifampicin, rifabutin (used in tuberculosis), carbamazepine, phenobarbitone, phenytoin, primidone (used to treat fits or seizures) may reduce the effects of this medicine and thus shoul...
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  • Medicines like insulin (and other diabetic medicines), other anti-hypertensive medicines (captopril, verapamil), blood thinners like warfarin, water pills, pain killers like ibuprofen, aspirin, acetaz...
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  • Other medicines like Carbenoxolone, Oral contraceptive pill, Mifepristone, Vecuronium, Tretinoin, Quetiapine should be used cautiously along with Unicort Powder For Injection.

Storage and disposal of Unicort 100 MG

  • Store Unicort Powder For Injection under the conditions mentioned on the pack.
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Unicort 100 MG

Overdose

This injection will be given to you by a doctor or nurse. Therefore, it is less likely that you may get an overdose of Unicort Powder For Injection. If you experience any discomfort right after taking...
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Missed a Dose

You will be monitored by the doctor or nurse as to when this injection should be given to you. It is unlikely that the dose will be missed. However, if you think your doctor or nurse might have missed...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Why can't I take Unicort Powder For Injection by myself?

A: Unicort Powder For Injection is to be taken by injection and are given into tissue just under the skin or into the vein. So, it is always advisable to get this injection from an experienced doctor or nurse. It also needs to observe the patient for some time after injection. So, this medicine should not be self-administered.

Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before starting Unicort Powder For Injection?

  • Inform the doctor about your detailed medical & surgical history.
  • Inform your doctor if you have heart, liver or kidney disease.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to have a baby.
  • Unicort Powder For Injection may interact with other medicines, hence, inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines including supplements or herbal products. Also, inform your doctor if yo...
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Q: Is Unicort Powder For Injection a steroid?

A: Yes, Unicort Powder For Injection contains Hydrocortisone, which belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.
Product Details
Brand
UNICORT
Expires on or After
15/08/2022

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ContainsHydrocortisone(100.0 Mg)
UsesTo treat inflammation due to various conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, severe asthma, skin allergies, other allergic conditions
Side effectsInjection site reactions
Last Updated on: 07 May 2022 | 02:39 PM (IST)
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