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Cortisone Acetate

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Cortisone is classified as a corticosteroid hormone, specifically a glucocorticoid. It acts by diminishing the body’s natural defensive response, thereby reducing symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions. This medication is employed to treat various conditions, including arthritis, blood/hormone/immune system disorders, allergic reactions, certain skin and eye conditions, breathing problems, and certain types of cancers. The anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties of cortisone make it valuable in managing a range of medical conditions associated with excessive immune system activity and inflammation.

Uses and Dosage

Take this medication orally with food or milk to avoid potential stomach upset. Use a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters) unless otherwise directed by your doctor. If you are taking this medication once daily, do so in the morning before 9 AM. For those on alternative schedules, such as every other day, consider marking a calendar as a reminder.

The prescribed dosage and treatment duration depend on your medical condition and response to the treatment. Administer this medication regularly to derive maximum benefits. To enhance compliance, take it at the same time(s) each day.

Continue taking the medication even if you feel well. Adhere to the dosing schedule meticulously and follow your doctor’s prescription precisely.

Do not discontinue this medication without consulting your doctor. Stopping the drug abruptly may worsen certain conditions. Your doctor may recommend a gradual reduction in dosage if discontinuation is necessary.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • increased appetite
  • indigestion
  • loss of appetite (for triamcinolone only)
  • nervousness or restlessness
  • darkening or lightening of skin color
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • flushing of face or cheeks
  • hiccups
  • increased joint pain (after injection into a joint)
  • increased sweating

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • decreased or blurred vision
  • frequent urination
  • increased thirst


  • Before taking cortisone, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or other corticosteroids (such as prednisone), or if you have any other allergies. Inactive ingredients in the product may cause allergic reactions or other issues.
  • Discuss your medical history with your doctor or pharmacist, especially if you have a history of bleeding problems, blood clot history, brittle bones (osteoporosis), diabetes, eye diseases, heart problems, high blood pressure, infections, kidney disease, liver problems, mental/mood conditions, low blood minerals, stomach/intestinal problems, or thyroid problems.
  • Cortisone may mask signs of infection, making you more susceptible to infections or worsening existing infections. Avoid contact with individuals who have easily spread infections (such as chickenpox, COVID-19, measles, flu). Consult your doctor if you have been exposed to an infection or for more details.
  • The prolonged use of corticosteroid medications can make it more challenging for your body to respond to physical stress.
  • Before undergoing surgery or emergency treatment or in the case of a serious illness/injury, inform your doctor or dentist of your use of this medication within the past 12 months. Notify your doctor promptly if you experience unusual/extreme tiredness or weight loss. If using this medication for an extended period, carry a warning card or medical ID bracelet indicating your use of this medication.
  • Inform your healthcare professional of your use of cortisone before undergoing immunizations, vaccinations, or skin tests. Avoid contact with individuals who have recently received live vaccines (such as the flu vaccine inhaled through the nose).
  • If you have a history of ulcers or take large doses of aspirin or other arthritis medication, limit alcoholic beverages while taking this medication to reduce the risk of stomach/intestinal bleeding.
  • For individuals with diabetes, this drug may complicate blood sugar level control. Regularly monitor your blood sugar levels and inform your doctor of the results. Adjustments to your medicine, exercise plan, or diet may be necessary.
  • This drug may cause dizziness. Alcohol or marijuana can intensify this effect. Avoid activities requiring alertness until you can do them safely.
  • Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, particularly bone loss/pain, stomach/intestinal bleeding, and mental/mood changes (such as confusion).
  • Prolonged use of this medication in children may slow down growth. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Regularly check with the doctor to monitor your child’s height and growth.
  • During pregnancy, use this medication only when clearly needed. Rare reports suggest potential harm to the unborn baby. Infants born to mothers using this medication for an extended time may have low levels of corticosteroid hormone. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Notify your doctor immediately if you observe symptoms such as persistent nausea/vomiting, severe diarrhea, or weakness in your newborn.
  • It is unclear if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strength

Cortone is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • cortisone acetate tablet:
    • 25 mg


How long does it take for Cortone to work?

Your body starts absorbing Cortone as soon as you take it. The medication should start working a few hours after the first dose.

Does Cortone make me gain weight?

A common side effect of corticosteroids, such as Cortone, is weight gain. This is because cortisone is similar to cortisol, a hormone in your body.



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Generic name:

Cortisone Acetate





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