Cortisone belongs to the family of medications known as corticosteroids. It is used to treat several conditions. It works by reducing swelling, inflammation, and irritation. Cortisone is more commonly used to treat allergic reactions, some skin conditions, severe asthma, and arthritis. It can also be used to treat steroid deficiency in the body, certain blood disorders, certain types of cancer, and ulcerative colitis. Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. The usual dose varies greatly according to condition being treated and circumstances of person being treated. Larger doses should be taken with food to reduce the chance of an upset stomach Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor. It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.


Cortisone Acetate Discussions

  1. link Sparkle380
    pain a few hours after a cortisone shot
    I got a cortisone shot in my shoulder because i have bursitis. I felt good for about 4 hours then my arm got stiff and the pain was worse than before - 53% more...
    Sparkle380- over a year ago - in Cortisone Acetate
  2. link Diamond3
    weight gain
    what procedure can you use to lose weight after a cortisone injection.
    Diamond3- over a year ago - in Cortisone Acetate
  3. link Shoppercheri
    Cortisone Acetate cortisone shot, soft tissues, muscle pains, cortisone, hot flash
    I had a cortisone shot in my knee Jan 2010. The next day I woke up with what looked like a sunburn! I went online and found it was a side affect. [Fac - 81% more...
    Shoppercheri- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Cortisone Acetate
  4. link Kf0711
    Cortisone Acetate gonna puke, excruciating pain, bursitis, cortisone, rest of the night
    Had cortisone shot in my hip the other day for bursitis. Also had lidocaine in the shot, so didn't feel any pain for the rest of the night. The next m - 85% more...
    Kf0711- over a year ago - in Cortisone Acetate
  5. link Enlightenme
    Cortisone Acetate purple blotches, knee pain, cortisone, physical therapy, pain relief
    Just had my second shot of cortisone in each knee yesterday. I had the shots 3 months ago and they worked for the arthritis. Both of my knees were ful - 85% more...
    Enlightenme- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Cortisone Acetate
  6. link Ifeoma
    Cortisone Acetate epidural steroid injections, oral steroids, throat area, horrible pain, logical answer
    Had horrible pain down the right buttock all the way to my ankle an foot area. In Feb-2010 was given oral steroids (Prednisone), didn't work, went bac - 88% more...
    Ifeoma- over a year ago - in Cortisone Acetate
  7. link Jsc37087
    Cortisone Acetate extreme tiredness, light headiness, exrays, tightness in chest, high blood pressure
    Got shot on Wed. am, almost fainted with high blood pressure by 5 pm, released by e.r. Thursday saw family doctor about light headiness and diziness, - 82% more...
    Jsc37087- over a year ago - in Cortisone Acetate
  8. link Beranderson1
    Cortisone Acetate dark circles under the eyes, cortisone shots, insatiable hunger, piriformis muscle, nasty taste
    Had four cortisone shots in my piriformis muscle and sciatic nerve on 5-3-2010. They really did help with the pain in my backside and down my leg. The - 81% more...
    Beranderson1- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Cortisone Acetate
  9. link Lisamoreno201
    Cortisone Acetate cortizone injections, antiboitics, antibotics, tingeling, stress test
    Hubby had 1st injection Feb / 2nd injection March .... a few days after 2nd shot --- went ER with fear of heart attack -- blood pressure very high the - 89% more...
    Lisamoreno201- over a year ago - in Cortisone Acetate
  10. link Mihoshi
    Cortisone Acetate normal blood pressure, cortisone shot, antihistimine, cortisone, coworker
    Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences. This has really helped me as I was scared about what was happening. I got a cortisone shot in my hand tw - 86% more...
    Mihoshi- over a year ago - in Cortisone Acetate
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