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Cortisone Side Effects

Common Cortisone Side Effects


The most commonly reported Cortisone side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (26)
Pain (17)
Headache (12)
Nausea (12)
Pain In Extremity (12)
Rash (12)
Back Pain (11)
Arthralgia (10)
Dyspnoea (9)
Fatigue (8)
Hyperhidrosis (8)
Weight Increased (7)
Hospitalisation (7)
Asthenia (7)
Infection (7)
Vomiting (7)
Hypersensitivity (6)
Joint Swelling (6)
Pyrexia (6)
Malaise (6)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Cortisone Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Cortisone reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Cortisone on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Rash
This is a report of a 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Cortisone (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Rash
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cortisone treatment in female patients, resulting in rash side effect.

Headache, Pain In Jaw, Toothache, Tinnitus, Eating Disorder, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired
This report suggests a potential Cortisone Acetate Headache, Pain In Jaw, Toothache, Tinnitus, Eating Disorder, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 86-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: arthritis and used Cortisone Acetate (dosage: Unk) starting 201311. Soon after starting Cortisone Acetate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Headache
  • Pain In Jaw
  • Toothache
  • Tinnitus
  • Eating Disorder
  • Activities Of Daily Living Impaired
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Prednisone (1 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Enalapril (Unk)
Although Cortisone Acetate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as headache, may still occur.

Swelling
This Swelling problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 43-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Cortisone (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Cortisone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Swelling
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as swelling, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Rash
This is a report of a 76-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Cortisone (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Rash
This opens a possibility that Cortisone treatment could cause the above reactions, including rash, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.


Toxicity To Various Agents, Soft Tissue Inflammation
A 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: back pain,sciatica started Cortisone treatment (dosage: Unk) on NS. Soon after starting Cortisone treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Soft Tissue Inflammation
Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Cortisone.

Pain, Wheelchair User, Amnesia, Movement Disorder
A 40-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: back pain and was treated with Cortisone(dosage: NA). The treatment was initiated on NS. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Pain
  • Wheelchair User
  • Amnesia
  • Movement Disorder
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Cortisone efficacy: NA.The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Burning Sensation, Injection Site Pain, Tendonitis, Rotator Cuff Syndrome, Joint Range Of Motion Decreased
In this report, Cortisone was administered for the following condition: periarthritis,rotator cuff syndrome.A 48-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA) started Cortisone treatment (dosage: NA) on Feb 18, 2013.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Burning Sensation
  • Injection Site Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Joint Range Of Motion Decreased
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction: NA.Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Cortisone treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Meningitis
This is a report of the following Cortisone side effect(s):
  • Meningitis
A male patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: musculoskeletal pain,arthralgia and received a treatment with Cortisone (dosage: NA) starting: 1981.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions: NA.The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.This report suggests that a Cortisone treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Premature Menopause, Vaginal Haemorrhage, Suicidal Ideation, Malaise, Hysterectomy, Thyroid Neoplasm, Coeliac Disease, Depression
This Cortisone Acetate report was submitted by a 30-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: addison^s disease and Cortisone Acetate was administered (dosage: NA) starting: 201208. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Premature Menopause
  • Vaginal Haemorrhage
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Malaise
  • Hysterectomy
  • Thyroid Neoplasm
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Depression
Other drugs used simultaneously:
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Butalbital (2 Tablets)
  • Sulfa
  • Imitrex
  • Ativan
  • Ativan
  • Morphine
The patient was hospitalized.Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Cortisone Acetate treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Osteonecrosis
This is a report of a possible correlation between Cortisone use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Osteonecrosis
which could contribute to an assessment of Cortisone risk profile.A 53-year-old female consumer from TR (weight: NA) was suffering from exostosis and was treated with Cortisone (dosage: 4x?) starting NS.Other concurrent medications: NA.

Diabetes Mellitus, Vision Blurred, Nervous System Disorder, Pancreatic Disorder, Pain, Disturbance In Attention, Feeling Hot
A 57-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: NA and after a treatment with Cortisone (dosage: Unk) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Vision Blurred
  • Nervous System Disorder
  • Pancreatic Disorder
  • Pain
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Feeling Hot
The treatment was started on 2002. Cortisone was used in combination with the following drugs:
  • Lyrica (50 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Diazepam (5 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Percocet (10/325 Mg, As Needed)
The patient was hospitalized.This report could alert potential Cortisone consumers.

Cerebrovascular Accident, Intervertebral Disc Protrusion, Pain In Extremity, Back Disorder, Limb Discomfort, Gait Disturbance
In this report, a 48-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Cortisone side effect.The patient was diagnosed with NA. After a treatment with Cortisone (dosage: Unk, start date: Apr 24, 2013), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Intervertebral Disc Protrusion
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Back Disorder
  • Limb Discomfort
  • Gait Disturbance
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction:
  • Neurontin (75 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Lyrica (75 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Lyrica
  • Pravastatin Sodium (20 Mg/day)
  • Tenormin (50 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Lisinopril (Unk, 1x/day)
The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Cortisone treatment.

Blood Pressure Increased, Headache, Hyperhidrosis, Heart Rate Irregular, Dyspnoea, Mood Altered, Condition Aggravated, Postmenopausal Haemorrhage, Muscle Spasms
This is a report of a 74-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA), who used Cortisone (dosage: Injection Into Both Knees) for a treatment of osteoarthritis. After starting a treatment on Apr 03, 2013, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Headache
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Heart Rate Irregular
  • Dyspnoea
  • Mood Altered
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Postmenopausal Haemorrhage
  • Muscle Spasms
The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Cortisone treatment NA.Taken together, these observations suggest that a Cortisone treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Blood Pressure Increased, Headache, Hyperhidrosis, Heart Rate Irregular, Dyspnoea, Mood Altered, Condition Aggravated, Postmenopausal Haemorrhage, Muscle Spasms.

Rash
This rash side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 60-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Cortisone Acetate (dosage: Unk), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Cortisone Acetate the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Rash
These side effects may potentially be related to Cortisone Acetate.

Heart Rate Increased, Palpitations
This is a Cortisone side effect report of a 64-year-old male patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Cortisone (dosage:Unk, start time: 201302), combined with:
  • Lipitor (10 Mg, Unk)
  • Verapamil (5 Mg, Unk)
, and developed a serious reaction and a heart rate increased side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Heart Rate Increased
  • Palpitations
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cortisone treatment in male patients suffering from NA, resulting in heart rate increased.

Injection Site Pain
This report suggests a potential Cortisone injection site pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 40-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): muscle spasms,neck pain,migraine and used Cortisone (dosage: Single Injection) starting Mar 12, 2013. Soon after starting Cortisone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Injection Site Pain
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Cortisone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as injection site pain, may still occur.

Palpitations, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Cyanosis, Hyperhidrosis, Pulmonary Oedema, Extrasystoles, Cardiac Murmur, Hypocalcaemia, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
This palpitations problem was reported by a physician from US. A 86-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,renal disorder.On NS a consumer started treatment with Cortisone (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Furosemide
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Acetylsalcysteine
When commencing Cortisone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Palpitations
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Cyanosis
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Pulmonary Oedema
  • Extrasystoles
  • Cardiac Murmur
  • Hypocalcaemia
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as palpitations, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Flushing, Nausea, Headache, Visual Impairment, Blood Pressure Increased
This is a Cortisone 40 Mg side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: meniscus injury and was treated with Cortisone 40 Mg (dosage: NA) starting Feb 07, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Flushing
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Visual Impairment
  • Blood Pressure Increased
This opens a possibility that Cortisone 40 Mg could cause flushing and that some female patients may be more susceptible.

Nausea
A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: adrenal insufficiency started Cortisone treatment (dosage: 17.5 Mg, Daily) on NS. Soon after starting Cortisone treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Nausea
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Cortisone side effects, such as nausea.

Flushing, Dehydration, Dysmenorrhoea, Uterine Leiomyoma, Menorrhagia, Joint Swelling, Constipation, Weight Decreased, Oropharyngeal Pain
This flushing side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 54-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Cortisone (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..When starting to take Cortisone the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
  • Flushing
  • Dehydration
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Uterine Leiomyoma
  • Menorrhagia
  • Joint Swelling
  • Constipation
  • Weight Decreased
  • Oropharyngeal Pain
These side effects may potentially be related to Cortisone. The patient was hospitalized.

Paraparesis, Spinal Cord Compression, Spastic Paraplegia, Incontinence, Fat Tissue Increased, Osteoporosis, Cardiac Failure, Skin Disorder
This is a report of a 22-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from DE, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Cortisone (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Prednisolone
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Paraparesis
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spastic Paraplegia
  • Incontinence
  • Fat Tissue Increased
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cardiac Failure
  • Skin Disorder
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cortisone treatment in male patients, resulting in paraparesis side effect.

Paraparesis, Urinary Tract Disorder, Spinal Cord Compression, Myelopathy, Epidural Lipomatosis
This report suggests a potential Cortisone Paraparesis, Urinary Tract Disorder, Spinal Cord Compression, Myelopathy, Epidural Lipomatosis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from DE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Cortisone (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Cortisone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Paraparesis
  • Urinary Tract Disorder
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Myelopathy
  • Epidural Lipomatosis
Drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although Cortisone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as paraparesis, may still occur.

Rash, Throat Tightness, Chest Pain, Dyspnoea
This Rash, Throat Tightness, Chest Pain, Dyspnoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Cortisone (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Benadryl
When commencing Cortisone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Rash
  • Throat Tightness
  • Chest Pain
  • Dyspnoea
The patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as rash, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Muscle Spasms, Influenza Like Illness, Oropharyngeal Pain, Arthralgia, Neuropathy Peripheral, Eye Pain, Tinnitus, Malaise, Burning Sensation
This is a report of a 47-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Cortisone (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Influenza Like Illness
  • Oropharyngeal Pain
  • Arthralgia
  • Neuropathy Peripheral
  • Eye Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Malaise
  • Burning Sensation
This opens a possibility that Cortisone treatment could cause the above reactions, including muscle spasms, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.

Urticaria, Blister, Scar, Product Contamination, Anaemia, Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Swelling Face, Local Swelling
A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: meniscus tear of knee started Cortisone treatment (dosage: Injection) on Apr 23, 2012. Soon after starting Cortisone treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Urticaria
  • Blister
  • Scar
  • Product Contamination
  • Anaemia
  • Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage
  • Swelling Face
  • Local Swelling
Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Cortisone.

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Top 10 Cortisone Side Effects for Women

Women Side EffectsReports
Pain 13
Osteonecrosis Of Jaw 12
Nausea 11
Arthralgia 9
Pain In Extremity 9
Back Pain 8
Headache 8
Rash 7
Asthenia 6
Fall 6

Top 10 Cortisone Side Effects for Men

Men Side EffectsReports
Osteonecrosis Of Jaw 14
Dyspnoea 5
Hospitalisation 5
Rash 5
Headache 4
Pain 4
Weight Increased 4
Back Pain 3
Dysphonia 3
Hyperhidrosis 3

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    Cortisone Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0115-7033
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameFludrocortisone Acetate
    NameFLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE
    Dosage FormTABLET
    RouteORAL
    On market since20020318
    LabelerGlobal Pharmaceuticals, Division of Impax Laboratories, Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE
    Strength(s)0.1
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma Class

    More About Cortisone

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 251

    Cortisone safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 6

    Reported hospitalizations: 72

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