Uses of A Cort Tablet
A Cort 0.5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, severe allergic reaction, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders and nephrotic syndrome.
Side effects of A Cort Tablet
Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Increased blood pressure, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Cataract, Increased glucose level in blood.
How A Cort Tablet works
Betamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids which have anti-inflammatory and immune system suppressing activity. It prevents late phase allergic reactions by decreasing the chemicals responsible for the allergy..
Expert advice for A Cort Tablet
Take betamethasone tablet by mouth with food or milk to prevent stomach upset.
Do not take betamethasone tablets If you are allergic to betamethasone or any of the other ingredients of the tablet.
Do not take betamethasone tablets If you have an infection and have not yet started taking medicine (e.g. antibiotics) to treat it.
Do not use betamethasone cream if you are allergic to betamethasone or any of the other ingredients in this medicine.
Do not use the cream on your face repetitively for more than 5 days.
Do not use a large amount of cream continuously on large areas of the body since it can affect your hormones.
Excessive usage of cream in children might affect their growth and development.
Don’t apply the cream near your eyes.
Don’t swallow the cream, it is not meant for internal use.
Don’t use the cream under plaster or bandage.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
A Cort 0.5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
A Cort 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
A Cort 0.5mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
A Cort 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of A Cort 0.5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function test may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
There is limited information available on the use of A Cort 0.5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Betamethasone, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.