Stefcort 30mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. It is used for treatment of various diseases and conditions such as allergic conditions, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, and skin and eye disorders.
Stefcort 30mg Tablet works by inhibiting the release of substances that cause swelling or by changing how the immune system works. It can be taken in an empty stomach or after food. Taking the medicine regularly at the right times increases its effectiveness. It is important to keep taking the medicine regularly until your doctor tells you it is safe to stop.
Taking this medicine can cause few common side effects such as increased appetite, frequent urge to urinate, facial swelling, and abnormal hair growth. If any of these side effects bothers you, let your doctor know.
Stefcort 30mg Tablet can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Tell your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat. Before taking the medicine, you should let your doctor know of all the other medicines you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before taking the medicine.
USES OF STEFCORT TABLET
SIDE EFFECTS OF STEFCORT TABLET
Common side effects of Stefcort
- Increased appetite
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Facial swelling
- Abnormal hair growth
- Cushing syndrome
HOW TO COPE WITH SIDE EFFECTS?
The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.
Coping with Frequent urge to urinateThere are some exercises that can improve bladder control and help you to hold urine for longer. Avoid foods and drinks which remove water from your body. These include alcohol, caffeine, carbonated soft drinks and chocolate and are known as “diuretic”. Some foods such as apples and citrus fruits and juices may also increase the urge to urinate. Avoid drinking near bedtime. If you are in a public place, try to make sure you know where the nearest toilets are. Ask your doctor what is the best time to take your medicine.
Coping with Cushing syndromeSpeak to your doctor if you experience any symptoms. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly. Ask your doctor about gradually reducing the dose of your medicine or stopping the treatment. Look after your general health, eat well and exercise regularly. Make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet. Keep an eye on your mental health as depression can be a side effect of Cushing’s syndrome.
Coping with CoughGet plenty of rest as exhausting or stressing out yourself could aggravate your condition. You should drink plenty of fluids as it will keep your throat moist and comfortable. Try taking steam inhalation. The moisture can ease your breathing and loosen mucus. You can consider sipping warm water or tea with honey and lemon. This will keep your nose and throat from being too dry. Using an air humidifier may also help. You can also gargle with salt water several times a day. See your doctor if your symptoms last longer than 3 weeks or get worse quickly. Avoid alcohol and do not smoke as they can aggravate your conditions.
HOW TO USE STEFCORT TABLET
HOW STEFCORT TABLET WORKS
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
Limited information is available on the use of Stefcort 30mg Tablet in these patients.