A tablet that is often used to treat low cortisol levels in your body usually due to adrenal gland disease (such as adrenocortical insufficiency, Addison’s disease, and others). Physicians may also prescribe this medicine to treat severe allergic reactions, cancer, skin, and eye disorders, and other conditions not listed in this article. This medication contains Hydrocortisone as an active ingredient. Despite that, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as lactose, mineral oil, calcium stearate, sorbic acid, sucrose, and others. Hisone 10 mg is known as a corticosteroid drug.
The manufacturer of Hisone 10 mg is Samarth Pharma.
How to Use Hisone 10 mg?
Administer the tablet whole by mouth with or without food usually, two or three times daily, or as directed by your physician. It is advised to use a glass of water to swallow the pill and avoid other beverages such as alcohol or grapefruit juice because your risk of side effects may increase. Do not crush, break, or chew the tablet while swallowing because you may notice a bitter taste in your mouth. To decrease the risk of an upset stomach or nausea, you can administer this medicine with milk or light food. Use Hisone 10 mg regularly at the same time each day, to get the most benefit.
If you decide to use this product more often than is allowed by your physician, it will not treat your disease faster. Your doctor may adjust the dosage or even change the medicine if you do not notice the desired result.
Using the liquid form of this medicine requires a special measuring device or spoon. It is not allowed to use a household teaspoon because you may get the wrong dose and your risk of side effects may increase. Consult a doctor right away if your health condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Usually, dosages are based on your age, weight, response to treatment, the severity of the medical condition, and other drugs you may be using. Do not use this product or consult with a doctor if you are unsure what dosage is better for you. Additionally, continue administering Hisone 10 mg even if you feel well because stopping suddenly the treatment without a doctor’s approval may lead to a return of the symptoms. Thus, your disease may become worse.
- Hisone 10 mg
Sometimes, you may forget about this medicine and it is advised to administer the dose as soon as possible. In case it is near the time for the next dose, simply skip the missed dose and continue the regular treatment as prescribed. It is not allowed to administer a double dose of Hydrocortisone the next time to catch up because you may experience severe side effects.
Rarely, an overdose may occur usually due to an increased dose of Hisone 10 mg. Stop using this drug and seek medical attention right away if you experience any of the following symptoms. Examples include passing out, severe dizziness, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, and others. If you have any questions, ask your doctor.
Side Effects of Hisone 10 mg
While you are on treatment with Hisone 10 mg, you may notice certain adverse effects. Overdose and allergy are two factors that can provoke negative effects. There are three types of side effects such as mild, moderate, and severe.
Mild Side Effects
This category of side effects usually is caused by dehydration. Thus, to diminish this issue, it is advised to drink plenty of water during treatment unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Check some examples below:
Moderate Side Effects
Commonly, this category of side effects is not dangerous for the patients. It means that they can continue using Hisone 10 mg safely even if notice any of them. Furthermore, your healthcare professional may help you to prevent or avoid side effects. Examples include:
- Increased sweating
- Thinning skin
Severe Side Effects
You may notice this category of adverse reactions rarely usually due to an increased dose of Hisone 10 mg. If you experience any of the following side effects, stop using Hydrocortisone and ask for medical help immediately. Check below some examples:
- Slow wound healing
- Severe stomach or abdominal pain
- Black stools
- Muscle pain
- Mental disorders (such as depression, agitation, mood swings, and others)
- Vision problems (such as blurred vision)
- Sore throat
- Ankle swelling
If you experience any of the adverse reactions listed above or any other effects, inform your doctor immediately.
Hisone 10 mg may interact with some medicines and substances. It means that other drugs may change how Hydrocortisone works by decreasing its effectiveness or even increasing the risk of side effects. Before using this medicine, tell your doctor about all products that you are using. Examples include supplements, vitamins, herbal products, prescription medicines, nonprescription medicines, and others. Check below some examples of drug interaction:
- Amphotericin B
This article does not contain a full list of drug interactions. In addition, starting, stopping, or changing the dosages without the physician’s approval is prohibited because you may experience undesired results.
Share your medical history with your healthcare provider before using this medicine. For example:
- Mineral imbalance (such as decreased level of potassium or calcium in the blood)
- Mood or mental problems (such as psychosis, anxiety, depression, and others)
- Bleeding problems
- Blood clots
- Brittle bones (osteoporosis)
- Infections (such as herpes, fungal infection, tuberculosis, and others)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Liver or kidney disease
- Thyroid problems
- Heart disease (such as recent myocardial infarction, heart failure, and others)
- Eye disease (such as cataracts, glaucoma, and others)
Hydrocortisone may cause stomach bleeding. Avoid alcoholic beverages during treatment because the risk of stomach bleeding may increase. Talk to a doctor for more details.
- You may find some differences between this article and the doctor’s prescription. Hence, to treat your diseases fast and safely, it is advised to follow the physician’s recommendations only.
- Do not use Hisone 10 mg after its shelf life because it may cause severe adverse effects.
- It is not allowed to share Hydrocortisone with others, especially with children.