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Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S

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FORMULAPrednisolone 5 mg
COMPANYTabros Pharma (Pvt) Ltd
TYPETablet
About

About

Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S is prescribed to treat a wide variety of ailments such as autoimmune disorders (such as, Hyperthyroidism), arthritis, cancers as well as rejection after an organ transplant, respiratory distress symptoms and many more. Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S comes from the steroid family and is commonly used to bring down excessive swelling in the human body.

Patients are started off on the lowest effective dose (the smallest possible dose that yields benefits to the patient) which is different for everyone. Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S dosage is entirely dependent upon the patient; the ailment being addressed and any comorbidities the patient might be facing. Dosage is not to be increased or decreased without the consent of a physician and Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S is to be taken for the recommended time period only; nor is Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S to be ingested for longer than prescribed and is never to be had without the care and supervision of a physician.

Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S is advised to be ingested once daily, preferably during the morning hours (after breakfast). Patients are advised to put an alarm on their phones of clocks to serve as a reminder to ingest Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S at the same time each day. For patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a family, Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S is prescribed only when absolutely necessary.

Indications

Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S can be used to treat:

  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma 
  • Allergic reactions 
  • In certain cases of organ transplantation (before surgery)
  • Inflammatory diseases 
  • Autoimmune disorders 

How Does Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S Work

Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S works by inhibiting the production of chemical mediators involved in inflammation and immune reaction. It binds to and inhibits phospholipase A2, blocking the formation of arachidonic acid subsequently reducing the biosynthesis of COX and LOX, the two most important enzymes involved in inflammation by forming prostaglandins, thromboxane’s. 

How To Use Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S

Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S is to be ingested once daily, preferably after breakfast. It is advised to have Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S with plenty of water to ease the passage of the tablet into the throat. Patients are advised to put an alarm on their phones of clocks to serve as a reminder to ingest Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S at the same time each day.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A tablet a day is the most prescribed dosage for patients aged 18 years and above

Child Dosage

For patients aged 18 years and below, the syrup format of this drug is most prescribed. For ages 2-5 years;20 mg of Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S is prescribed depending upon the patient’s weight, comorbidities and any adverse effects that might bother the patient. For patients ranging from ages 5 years and above, depending upon their weight;30-40mg of Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S may be prescribed.

Elderly Dosage 

The dosage for patients aged 65 years and older is mostly the same as the adult dosage with some alterations for patients with underlying medical conditions especially renal (kidney) and hepatic (liver) diseases.

Pregnancy Use and Lactation

Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S may be prescribed to pregnant women only when necessary and under the supervision of a physician. Despite being found in breast milk, Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S may be prescribed to breastfeeding mothers when necessary and under the supervision of a physician.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Allergic reaction to Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S or any other drug or ingredient
  • Glaucoma 
  • Cataract
  • Cushing's syndrome 
  • Addison’s disease
  • Threadworm infections
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Moderate to severe heart disease/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe kidney disease/impairment
  • Moderate to severe liver disease/impairment 
  • Depression 
  • Suicidal thoughts 
  • Malaria 
  • Tuberculosis 
  • Disturbances in thyroid gland 
  • Disturbances in thyroid levels 

Precautions 

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Controlled diabetes 
  • Recent history of bone fractures 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Mild to moderate heart disease/impairment 
  • Mild to moderate liver disease/impairment 
  • Mild to moderate kidney disease/impairment 
  • History of suicide attempts 
  • History of mental illnesses 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Breastfeeding 
  • Elderly patients

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Aminoglutethimide 
  • Amphotericin
  • Warfarin 
  • NSAIDS (such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin etc.)
  • Carbamazepine 
  • Celecoxib 
  • Cholestyramine 
  • Cyclosporine 
  • Digoxin 
  • Diuretics 
  • Erythromycin 
  • Certain oral contraceptives 
  • Isoniazid 
  • Ketoconazole 
  • Insulin 
  • Phenobarbital 
  • Phenytoin 
  • Rifampin 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines, Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S has certain side effects which include:

  • Nausea 
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness 
  • Heartburn 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt, the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Swelling in the hands and feet 
  • Weight gain 
  • Changes in women’s menstrual cycle
  • Higher chances of bone fractures 
  • Changes in mood and behavior 

How To Cope with Some of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you're sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.
  • Heartburn - can be dealt with by chewing on mint flavored gum that’ll help neutralize the acid in the body. Standing up straighter, adding ginger to the daily diet, elevating the patient’s upper body, and having licorice supplements has shown to provide relief.
  • Muscular Aches and Pains- A hot or cold compress can be placed at the area of discomfort to bring relief; an over-the-counter pain reliever such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can be ingested to bring ease as well. Avoid high intensity exercise while suffering from muscular pain.

FAQs

# 1. How To Store Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S?

Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place above 25°C, away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to change the chemical nature of certain drugs.

# 2. What IF I Take Too Much Of Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital right away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

# 3. What If I Miss a Dose Of Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule

#4. Will Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S Affect My Sexual Activity?

No, there isn't sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#5. Can I Take Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S During My Pregnancy?

Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S is prescribed to pregnant and breastfeeding women, ONLY if and when absolutely necessary and under the care and supervision of a physician.

#6. Will Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S Affect My Fertility??

No, there isn't sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility however, some females might experience an irregular menstrual cycle which returns to normal once the treatment ends

#7. What Lab Tests Will Be Prescribed While Undergoing Treatment With Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S?

The adrenocortical function or hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal activity should be assessed in cases of long-term intake of Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S. Your doctor may ask you for urinary-free cortisol and ACTH levels. Regular monitoring of blood sugar and blood pressure should also be maintained due to known side effects.

#8. Is It Safe to Have Painkillers While Taking Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S?

Yes, Over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S under the supervision of a doctor. Concurrent use of ibuprofen or naproxen and similar analgesics should be avoided.

#9. Is It Safe to Have Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S Along with Oral Contraceptives?

Not all oral contraceptives are safe to be taken while undergoing treatment with Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S as certain oral contraceptives (birth control pills) may negatively interact with Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S. Consult your doctor.

#10. Can Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S Cause Dizziness? If So, How Should I Manage It?

No, in general Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S does not cause dizziness but may disturb visual activity. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during your treatment, as it may worsen the.

#11. Does Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S Cause Addiction?

No, this drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#12. How Long Will I Have to Continue Taking the Medication?

It may be a long-term treatment or single shot/multiple weekly therapies depending on your condition and response and you might have to continue taking the medication even for the rest of your life.

# 13. Can I Consume Alcohol WITH Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S?

Alcohol is known to make an individual dizzy, thus if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during your treatment.

#14. Is Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S Safe to Give to Elderly Patients?

Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S causes immune suppression and muscle atrophy besides other side effects.  Extreme caution is advised when treating elderly patients

#15. Is It Safe to Have Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S Before Undergoing Any Surgical Procedure?

The patient must always inform the doctor regarding the intake of Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S before any kind of invasive treatment like surgery, dental procedure, etc. doctor will guide you better accordingly

#16. Can I Drive After Taking THIS Medication?

No, in general Rapicort 5mg Tablet 10 'S does not cause dizziness but may disturb visual activity. If this happens, avoid driving till it subsides.

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