Has this happened to you? You get a refill of a medication you've used without issue for years but then suddenly you have a reaction like redness, itching, hives or worse? What happened? Did the formula change? Did the manufacturer change? Did you change? It happened to me last week. I bought a new tube of Retin-A for adult acne. I've been using Retin-A on and off since it first appeared on the market over 20 years ago. I've never had an allergic reaction to any of the formulations. Then last week, after not using the product for 16 months, I went to my dermatologist, got a new prescription, filled it, (at $100 a pop - a $50 co-pay and a $50 deductible), and applied the Retin-A ointment that evening. I used the product on my face, neck and chest for two nights. By Day 3, I noticed some intense itching around my neck, jaw line and chest. I stopped using the product immediately. That evening, the intense itching kept me awake all night...
Generic Name: CORTISONE - ORAL Pronounced: (KOR-ti-sone) Cortisone Oral Uses
Cortisone is a corticosteroid hormone (glucocorticoid). It
decreases your body's natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as
swelling and allergic-type reactions.
This medication is used to treat conditions such as
arthritis, blood/hormone/immune system disorders, allergic reactions, certain
skin and eye conditions, breathing problems, and certain
How To Use Cortisone Oral
Take this medication by mouth with food or milk to prevent
stomach upset. Take this medication by mouth with a full glass of water (8
ounces/240 milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise. If you take
this medication once daily, take it in the morning before 9 AM. If you are
taking this medication every other day or on another schedule besides a daily
one, it may help to mark your calendar with a reminder.
The dosage and length of treatment are based o...
Generic Name: HYDROCORTISONE ACETATE - TOPICAL Pronounced: (HYE-droe-KOR-ti-sone AS-e-tate) Medi-Cortisone Top Precautions
Before using hydrocortisone acetate, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids (e.g.,
prednisone, triamcinolone); or if you have any other allergies. This product
may contain inactive ingredients (such as sulfites), which can cause allergic
reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history.
Do not use if there is an infection or sore in the area to
be treated. Skin infections can become worse when this medication is used.
Notify your doctor promptly if redness, swelling, or irritation does not
Children may be more sensitive to the effects of too much
corticosteroid medication. Consult your doctor for more
During pregnancy, this medica...
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