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Fracture (8319118-6)
on Apr 25, 2012 Female from FINLAND , 62 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • arthritis
  • prophylaxis
and was treated with Cortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cortisone side effects: fracture. Cortisone dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Fosamax Plus D
Patient was hospitalized.

Cartilage Atrophy, Injection Site Erythema, Oedema Peripheral, Abscess, Calcinosis, Swelling, Injection Site Pruritus, Injection Site Vesicles, Osteolysis (8312368-4)
Patient was taking Cortisone Acetate. Patient felt the following Cortisone side effects: cartilage atrophy, injection site erythema, oedema peripheral, abscess, calcinosis, swelling, injection site pruritus, injection site vesicles, osteolysis on Apr 11, 2012 from TURKEY Additional patient health information: Female , 55 years of age, . Cortisone Acetate dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Enbrel (50 Mg, Weekly)


Gastric Ulcer Haemorrhage, Osteoarthritis (8308928-7)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 20, 2012 by a Female taking Cortisone Acetate (Dosage: N/A) . Location: GERMANY , 60 years of age, weighting 154.3 lb, After Cortisone was administered, patient encountered several Cortisone side effects: gastric ulcer haemorrhage, osteoarthritis.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Methotrexate
  • Humira
  • Nsaid Coxibe


Thrombosis, Contusion, Diverticulitis (8297929-3)
on Apr 17, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 75 years of age, was treated with Cortisone /00014602/. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cortisone side effects: thrombosis, contusion, diverticulitis. Cortisone /00014602/ dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Prolia (Unk Unk, Q6mo)
  • Coumadin
Patient was hospitalized.


Fungaemia, Trichosporon Infection, Septic Shock (8291293-1)
on Apr 02, 2012 Male from GREECE , 74 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • autoimmune hepatitis
and was treated with Cortisone Acetate. Patient felt the following Cortisone side effects: fungaemia, trichosporon infection, septic shock. Cortisone Acetate dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ciprofloxacin Hcl (Unk)
  • Vancomycin Hychloride (Unk)
  • Azathioprine (Unk)
  • Tigecycline (Unk)
  • Gentamicin (Unk)
  • Colistin Sulfate (Unk)


Skin Plaque (8281623-9)
Patient was taking Cortisone Cream. After Cortisone was administered, patient encountered several Cortisone side effects: skin plaque on Apr 03, 2012 from CANADA Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 211.6 lb, . Cortisone Cream dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Remicade


(8267232-6)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 04, 2012 by a Male taking Cortisone Acetate (Dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with
  • blood corticotrophin abnormal
  • growth hormone deficiency
  • blood thyroid stimulating hormone decreased
  • blood luteinising hormone abnormal
  • blood follicle stimulating hormone abnormal
  • ischaemia
  • hypercholesterolaemia
  • hypogonadism
and. Location: NETHERLANDS , 75 years of age, weighting 200.6 lb, .
Associated medications used:
  • Somatropin (0.1 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Levothyroxine (Unk)
  • Andriol (Unk)
  • Andriol
  • Ascal (Unk)
  • Simvastatin (Unk)
  • Andriol
  • Testosterone


Incontinence, Sensation Of Pressure, Pain In Extremity, Spinal Disorder, Fibromyalgia, Myocardial Infarction, Therapeutic Response Decreased (8258060-6)
on Mar 25, 2012 Female from GERMANY , 65 years of age, was treated with Cortisone. Patient felt the following Cortisone side effects: incontinence, sensation of pressure, pain in extremity, spinal disorder, fibromyalgia, myocardial infarction, therapeutic response decreased. Cortisone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Simponi
  • Morphine


Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (8256472-8)
on Mar 23, 2012 Male from BELGIUM , weighting 165.3 lb, was diagnosed with
  • pruritus
and was treated with Cortisone. After Cortisone was administered, patient encountered several Cortisone side effects: non-small cell lung cancer. Cortisone dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lenalidomide (5 Milligram)
  • Duragesic-100 (2400 Microgram)
  • Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride
  • Atopicalm


Hypersensitivity (8246322-8)
Patient was taking Cortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cortisone side effects: hypersensitivity on Mar 27, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 36 years of age, weighting 154.3 lb, . Cortisone dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Oxycodone Hcl (Unk Unk, Qd)
  • Numbing Agent Used For A Filling (Unk)
  • Ciprofloxacin Hcl


Retinal Disorder, Disorientation, Nerve Injury, Back Pain, Cataract, Paralysis, Incorrect Dose Administered (8242462-8)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 19, 2012 by a Female taking Cortisone Acetate (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • back pain
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 82 years of age, weighting 121.0 lb, Patient felt the following Cortisone side effects: retinal disorder, disorientation, nerve injury, back pain, cataract, paralysis, incorrect dose administered.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Fexofenadine Hydrochloride
  • Antihypertensives
  • Synthroid
  • Gabapentin
  • Multi-vitamins
  • Allegra
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Vitamin E


Intervertebral Disc Disorder (8240256-0)
on Mar 20, 2012 Male from GERMANY , 64 years of age, was treated with Cortisone Acetate. After Cortisone was administered, patient encountered several Cortisone side effects: intervertebral disc disorder. Cortisone Acetate dosage: 6 Mg, Qd.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Forteo (Unk, Qd)
Patient was hospitalized.

Thrombocytopenia, Epistaxis, Vaginal Haemorrhage, Anal Haemorrhage, Platelet Count Decreased, Thrombosis, Thrombocytosis, Platelet Count Increased, Rebound Effect (8238039-0)
on Mar 22, 2012 Female from BRAZIL , weighting 220.5 lb, was treated with Cortisone Acetate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cortisone side effects: thrombocytopenia, epistaxis, vaginal haemorrhage, anal haemorrhage, platelet count decreased, thrombosis, thrombocytosis, platelet count increased, rebound effect. Cortisone Acetate dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Promacta (50mg See Dosage Text)
  • Corticosteroid
Patient was hospitalized.

Sinus Disorder, Feeling Abnormal (8225679-8)
Patient was taking Cortisone Acetate. Patient felt the following Cortisone side effects: sinus disorder, feeling abnormal on Mar 12, 2012 from GERMANY Additional patient health information: Male , 44 years of age, . Cortisone Acetate dosage: 10 Mg, Unk. Patient was hospitalized.

Hospitalisation, Foot Fracture (8215142-2)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 06, 2012 by a Male taking Cortisone Acetate (Dosage: 5 Mg, Unk) . Location: GERMANY , 41 years of age, After Cortisone was administered, patient encountered several Cortisone side effects: hospitalisation, foot fracture.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lyrica
  • Antihypertensives
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Ergocalciferol
  • Forteo (Unk, Qd)
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin D
Patient was hospitalized.

Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (8214918-5)
on Mar 15, 2012 Female from GERMANY , weighting 165.3 lb, was treated with Cortisone Acetate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cortisone side effects: deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, upper respiratory tract infection. Cortisone Acetate dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Humira
  • Bisoprolol Fumarate (Once Daily)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
Patient was hospitalized.

Retroperitoneal Haemorrhage, Shock (8199057-4)
on Mar 05, 2012 Male from GREECE , 50 years of age, was treated with Cortisone Acetate. Patient felt the following Cortisone side effects: retroperitoneal haemorrhage, shock. Cortisone Acetate dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Arixtra (7.5mg Per Day)
Patient was hospitalized.

Hypersensitivity, Influenza, Respiratory Rate Increased, Balance Disorder, Breath Sounds Abnormal, Fatigue, Malaise, Asthma, Nasopharyngitis (8181999-7)
Patient was taking Cortisone Acetate. After Cortisone was administered, patient encountered several Cortisone side effects: hypersensitivity, influenza, respiratory rate increased, balance disorder, breath sounds abnormal, fatigue, malaise, asthma, nasopharyngitis on Feb 22, 2012 from CANADA Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 114.8 lb, . Cortisone Acetate dosage: High Doses.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Xolair (150 Mg, 1/month)
  • Xolair (150 Mg, 1/month)
  • Ventolin (2 Puff, Prn, Dose=2 Puff)
  • Prednisone Tab (15 Mg, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Knee Arthroplasty, Arthritis, Cartilage Injury, Dental Operation, Endodontic Procedure, Meniscus Lesion (8180797-8)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 08, 2012 by a Female taking Cortisone Acetate (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 72 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cortisone side effects: knee arthroplasty, arthritis, cartilage injury, dental operation, endodontic procedure, meniscus lesion.
Associated medications used:
  • Boniva
  • Vitamin D
  • Tricor
  • Norvasc
  • Ascorbic Acid


Blood Potassium Increased, Dizziness, Fatigue, Cardiac Failure (8180004-6)
on Feb 28, 2012 Female from GERMANY , 94 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • bronchitis
and was treated with Cortisone Acetate. Patient felt the following Cortisone side effects: blood potassium increased, dizziness, fatigue, cardiac failure. Cortisone Acetate dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Avelox (400 Mg, Unk)


Platelet Count Decreased, Back Pain, Asthenia, Pain In Extremity (8177784-2)
on Feb 27, 2012 Male from BELGIUM , 66 years of age, was treated with Cortisone Acetate. After Cortisone was administered, patient encountered several Cortisone side effects: platelet count decreased, back pain, asthenia, pain in extremity. Cortisone Acetate dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Nplate (500 Mug, Unk)
  • Glucophage
Patient was hospitalized.

Renal Failure Acute, Off Label Use (8173388-6)
Patient was taking Cortisone Acetate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cortisone side effects: renal failure acute, off label use on Feb 22, 2012 from GERMANY Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 220.5 lb, was diagnosed with
  • pyoderma gangrenosum
and. Cortisone Acetate dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Myfortic (720 Mg, Bid)
  • Methylprednisolone (50 Mg, Uid/qd)
  • Gentamicin (Unk)
  • Protopic (0.1 %, Bid)
  • Jurnista Bet.m (16 Mg, Uid/qd)
Patient was hospitalized.

Skin Infection, Tooth Abscess, Device Breakage (8172709-8)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 20, 2012 by a Female taking Cortisone Acetate (Dosage: Unk) . Location: FRANCE , 62 years of age, Patient felt the following Cortisone side effects: skin infection, tooth abscess, device breakage.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Enbrel (25 Mg, Weekly)


Anxiety, Vision Blurred, Arthritis, Insomnia, Arthralgia, Back Pain, Inflammation (8165490-X)
on Feb 15, 2012 Female from CANADA , weighting 154.3 lb, was treated with Cortisone Acetate. After Cortisone was administered, patient encountered several Cortisone side effects: anxiety, vision blurred, arthritis, insomnia, arthralgia, back pain, inflammation. Cortisone Acetate dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Remicade
  • Calcium
  • Mesalamine
  • Ativan
  • Dexilant
  • Remicade
  • Advair Diskus 100/50
  • Acetaminophen


Adenocarcinoma (8162793-X)
on Feb 20, 2012 Female from ITALY , 66 years of age, was treated with Cortisone Acetate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cortisone side effects: adenocarcinoma. Cortisone Acetate dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (Unk)
  • Genotropin (0.2 Mg, 1x/day)
Patient was hospitalized.

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Active Ingredient: ACETIC AC CORTISONE FLUDROCOR HYDROCORT

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Reported hospitalizations: 56

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