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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Cortisone, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Cortisone side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Cortisone.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Cortisone side effects are:
Anxiety (6 reports)
Pounding Heart (3 reports)
Acne (2 reports)
Bleeding (2 reports)
Coughing And Runny Nose Clear Mucas (2 reports)
Chest (1 reports)
Coughing Runny Nose Clear Mucas (1 reports)
Intense Throbbing Upper Back (1 reports)
Intense Throbbing Upper Back And Chest (1 reports)

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To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Cortisone side effects . You can also compare Cortisone side effects or view FDA reports.

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).
The 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 identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Fall, Hip Fracture
on Oct 26, 2012 Female from US , 53 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, was treated with Cortisone. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cortisone side effects: fall, hip fracture. Cortisone dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Prednisolone (Unk)
  • Plaquenil (Unk)
  • Synthroid (0.112 Mg, Daily)


Headache, Nausea, Confusional State, Impaired Work Ability
Patient was taking Cortisone. Patient felt the following Cortisone side effects: headache, nausea, confusional state, impaired work ability on Oct 12, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 112.0 lb, . Cortisone dosage: 1 Injection. Patient was hospitalized.

Dysphonia, Viith Nerve Paralysis, Weight Increased, Thyroid Neoplasm, Deafness, Increased Appetite
Adverse event was reported on Jun 18, 2012 by a Male taking Cortisone Acetate (Dosage: Unk) . Location: TURKEY , 61 years of age, weighting 227.1 lb, After Cortisone was administered, patient encountered several Cortisone side effects: dysphonia, viith nerve paralysis, weight increased, thyroid neoplasm, deafness, increased appetite.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Forearm Fracture, Grand Mal Convulsion, Syncope, Concussion, Gait Disturbance
on Oct 07, 2011 Female from GERMANY , 79 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, was treated with Cortisone Acetate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cortisone side effects: forearm fracture, grand mal convulsion, syncope, concussion, gait disturbance. Cortisone Acetate dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Carbamazepine
  • Pantoprazole
  • Ibuprofen (Frequency: 3/2 Per Day. Daily Dose: 180 Mg/1200 Mg)
  • Acetaminophen
  • Prednisolone
  • Vimpat
Patient was hospitalized.


Rash
on Jun 18, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 83 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • rash
  • blood cholesterol abnormal
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • blood pressure abnormal
and was treated with Cortisone Acetate. Patient felt the following Cortisone side effects: rash. Cortisone Acetate dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Livalo (2 Mg, Daily)
  • Gabapentin (2 Capsules Three Times A Day)
  • Accupril (20 Mg, 2x/day)


Abdominal Distension, Nausea, Oesophageal Infection, Headache, Neck Pain
Patient was taking Cortisone Acetate. After Cortisone was administered, patient encountered several Cortisone side effects: abdominal distension, nausea, oesophageal infection, headache, neck pain on Jun 11, 2012 from BRAZIL Additional patient health information: Female , 54 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, was diagnosed with
  • pain
  • rheumatoid arthritis
and. Cortisone Acetate dosage: 5 Mg, Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Enbrel (25 Mg, 2x/week)
  • Omeprazole (20 Mg, 2x/day)


Therapeutic Response Decreased
Adverse event was reported on Jun 11, 2012 by a Female taking Cortisone Acetate (Dosage: N/A) . Location: NORWAY , 39 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cortisone side effects: therapeutic response decreased.
Associated medications used:
  • Ibuprofen (Unk Df, Prn)
  • Otrivin (3-4 Times Per Day, Over 35 Years)
  • Acetaminophen (Unk Df, Prn)


Blood Pressure Increased, Crying, Depressed Mood, Bedridden, Swelling, Pain
on Jun 11, 2012 Female from BRAZIL , 51 years of age, was treated with Cortisone. Patient felt the following Cortisone side effects: blood pressure increased, crying, depressed mood, bedridden, swelling, pain. Cortisone dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Constipation, Tooth Fracture, Arthritis, Arthralgia, Myalgia, Pain In Extremity, Oral Infection, Tooth Disorder, Dental Caries
on Apr 26, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 69 years of age, was treated with Cortisone Acetate. After Cortisone was administered, patient encountered several Cortisone side effects: constipation, tooth fracture, arthritis, arthralgia, myalgia, pain in extremity, oral infection, tooth disorder, dental caries. Cortisone Acetate dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Gastrointestinal Infection, Localised Infection, Gastric Haemorrhage, Foot Operation
Patient was taking Cortisone Acetate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cortisone side effects: gastrointestinal infection, localised infection, gastric haemorrhage, foot operation on Jun 06, 2012 from GERMANY Additional patient health information: Female , 75 years of age, . Cortisone Acetate dosage: 5 Mg, Unk.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Viith Nerve Paralysis, Weight Increased, Deafness, Increased Appetite, Dysphonia, Thyroid Neoplasm
Adverse event was reported on Jun 01, 2012 by a Male taking Cortisone Acetate (Dosage: Unk Unk, Unk) . Location: TURKEY , 61 years of age, weighting 227.1 lb, Patient felt the following Cortisone side effects: viith nerve paralysis, weight increased, deafness, increased appetite, dysphonia, thyroid neoplasm.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Vomiting, Stress Cardiomyopathy, Crohn's Disease, Diarrhoea, Pyrexia, Proctocolectomy, Abdominal Pain, Enterostomy, Anal Stenosis
on Jun 07, 2012 Female from GERMANY , weighting 132.3 lb, was treated with Cortisone Acetate. After Cortisone was administered, patient encountered several Cortisone side effects: vomiting, stress cardiomyopathy, crohn's disease, diarrhoea, pyrexia, proctocolectomy, abdominal pain, enterostomy, anal stenosis. Cortisone Acetate dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Pericardial Effusion
on May 28, 2012 Female from COLOMBIA , 64 years of age, was treated with Cortisone Acetate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cortisone side effects: pericardial effusion. Cortisone Acetate dosage: 16 Mg Once A Day.
Associated medications used:
  • Enbrel (50 Mg, Weekly)
  • Lyrica (75 Mg, Twice A Day)
  • Tramadol Hcl (Unk)


Bronchitis Viral, Back Pain, Cataract
Patient was taking Cortisone Acetate. Patient felt the following Cortisone side effects: bronchitis viral, back pain, cataract on May 29, 2012 from CANADA Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 155.2 lb, was diagnosed with and. Cortisone Acetate dosage: In Back (prn) And Right Knee.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Pentasa
  • Premarin
  • Remicade
  • Apo-bromazepam
  • Remicade


Klebsiella Infection, Gangrene, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Abdominal Sepsis, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Infusion Related Reaction, Small Intestinal Perforation, Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage
Adverse event was reported on May 29, 2012 by a Female taking Cortisone Acetate (Dosage: ^cortisol^ Last Dose Taken 09-dec-2008) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 116.0 lb, After Cortisone was administered, patient encountered several Cortisone side effects: klebsiella infection, gangrene, disseminated intravascular coagulation, abdominal sepsis, cardio-respiratory arrest, infusion related reaction, small intestinal perforation, gastrointestinal haemorrhage.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Morphine (Last Dose Given 09-dec-2008 2100)
  • Thyroid Tab (Last Dose Taken 09-dec-2008)
  • Neurontin (Last Dose Taken 10-dec-2008 0700)
  • Lexapro (Last Dose Taken 09-dec-2008)
  • Norco (Last Dose Taken 10-dec-2008 0700 10/325 4 To 5 Times Daily)
  • Famotidine
  • Solu-cortef
  • Remicade
Patient was hospitalized.

Crohn's Disease, Enterostomy, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Pyrexia, Anal Stenosis, Proctocolectomy, Stress Cardiomyopathy
on May 21, 2012 Female from GERMANY , weighting 132.3 lb, was treated with Cortisone Acetate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cortisone side effects: crohn's disease, enterostomy, vomiting, diarrhoea, pyrexia, anal stenosis, proctocolectomy, stress cardiomyopathy. Cortisone Acetate dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Testosterone Decreased
on Apr 09, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 31 years of age, was treated with Cortisone Acetate Inj. Patient felt the following Cortisone side effects: blood testosterone decreased. Cortisone Acetate Inj dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Back Pain, Transient Ischaemic Attack
Patient was taking Cortisone Acetate. After Cortisone was administered, patient encountered several Cortisone side effects: lumbar spinal stenosis, back pain, transient ischaemic attack on May 21, 2012 from GERMANY Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 185.2 lb, . Cortisone Acetate dosage: 5mg Daily.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Humira
  • Methotrexate
  • Durogesin 750
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Hypertension, Back Pain, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Skin Discolouration, Adverse Event, Musculoskeletal Pain, Escherichia Infection
Adverse event was reported on May 14, 2012 by a Female taking Cortisone Acetate (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 82 years of age, weighting 156.1 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cortisone side effects: hypertension, back pain, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, basal cell carcinoma, skin discolouration, adverse event, musculoskeletal pain, escherichia infection.
Associated medications used:
  • Prilosec
  • Crestor
  • Methotrexate
  • Pravachol
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Crestor
  • Prednisone


Joint Range Of Motion Decreased, Arthralgia, Musculoskeletal Pain, Pain In Extremity, Musculoskeletal Stiffness
on May 16, 2012 Female from MEXICO , weighting 172.0 lb, was treated with Cortisone Acetate. Patient felt the following Cortisone side effects: joint range of motion decreased, arthralgia, musculoskeletal pain, pain in extremity, musculoskeletal stiffness. Cortisone Acetate dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Infection, Weight Decreased, Jaw Disorder, Gastrointestinal Inflammation, Abdominal Discomfort
on May 07, 2012 Female from GERMANY , 55 years of age, weighting 88.18 lb, was treated with Cortisone Acetate. After Cortisone was administered, patient encountered several Cortisone side effects: infection, weight decreased, jaw disorder, gastrointestinal inflammation, abdominal discomfort. Cortisone Acetate dosage: 80 Mg, Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Prednisolone (40 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Enbrel (50 Mg, Once Weekly)
  • Ibuprofen (400 Mg, Qd)
  • Caprimida D Forte (Unk)
  • Symbicort (160/4.5 Twice Daily)
  • Enbrel (Unk)


Dyspnoea, Arthralgia, Constipation, Erythema, Dyspepsia, Arthropathy, Nausea, Dysgeusia, Headache
Patient was taking Cortisone Acetate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cortisone side effects: dyspnoea, arthralgia, constipation, erythema, dyspepsia, arthropathy, nausea, dysgeusia, headache on May 14, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 156.5 lb, . Cortisone Acetate dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:

Intestinal Anastomosis Complication
Adverse event was reported on May 08, 2012 by a Female taking Cortisone Acetate (Dosage: 60 Mg Daily) . Location: GERMANY , weighting 138.9 lb, Patient felt the following Cortisone side effects: intestinal anastomosis complication.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Prostate Cancer, Infection, Epistaxis, Juvenile Arthritis, Nephrolithiasis, Excoriation, Colitis, Femur Fracture, Confusional State
on May 07, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 56 years of age, weighting 116.8 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cortisone. After Cortisone was administered, patient encountered several Cortisone side effects: prostate cancer, infection, epistaxis, juvenile arthritis, nephrolithiasis, excoriation, colitis, femur fracture, confusional state. Cortisone dosage: 1950-present.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Cough, Bronchial Injury, Erythema, Aspiration, Sensation Of Foreign Body, Bronchitis, Dyspnoea
on May 03, 2012 Male from GERMANY , 71 years of age, was treated with Cortisone Acetate. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cortisone side effects: cough, bronchial injury, erythema, aspiration, sensation of foreign body, bronchitis, dyspnoea. Cortisone Acetate dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

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