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Zcort 7-Day

Name of the Generic: Dexamethasone (oral) (oral) dex-aMETHa-sone [dex-a-METH-a-sone]
The Brand Names are: Dexa Bliss 11-Day Dose Pack, DexAMETHasone Intensol, Fx Evo 11-Day Dose Pack, Hemady, HiDex 6-Day Taper Pack, etc. Display all 11 names.
Drug Class: Glucocorticoids

What is Zcort 7-Day?

There are numerous kinds and brands of dexamethasone available. Some brands are not included in this leaflet.Zcort is a synthetic steroid that blocks the release of chemicals in the body that trigger inflammation.

Zcort 7-Day is used to treat a variety of diseases, such as allergies and skin disorders, as well as arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and psoriasis. It can also treat lupus, pneumonia, or breathing problems.Zcort 7-Day could also be used to treat conditions not covered in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Zcort 7-Day

Seek medical attention immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergy such as asthma, such as hives or swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face,

Zcort 7-Day can cause severe adverse effects. Contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Muscle tightness, weakness, or a limb sensation;
  • Blurred vision blurred vision, pain in the eyes, or seeing halos of light sources;
  • Breathlessness (even at moderate exertion), swelling, and rapidly gaining weight;
  • Extreme depression; abnormal thoughts or behaviors;
  • A seizure (convulsions);
  • Bloody or tarry stools bleeding blood from the bowels;
  • Rapid, low heartbeat, and weak pulse
  • Pancreatitis—severe discomfort in your stomach that spreads into the back of your body; sickness along with nausea;
  • Low potassium level—leg cramps and constipation irregular heartbeats, chest pain, or an increase in thirst or urination. Numbness or the sensation of tingling
  • Elevated blood pressure, a severe headache, blurred vision, or the pounding of your neck or ears. Stress nasal bleeding.

Zcort 7-day can affect growth in children. Inform your doctor if your child's growth is not at a normal pace while taking zcort 7-day.

Common negative side effects of zcort's 7-day could include:

  • Fluid retention (swelling in your ankles, hands, or fingers);
  • An increase in appetite;
  • Mood changes, trouble sleeping;
  • Skin and discoloration, bruises, or bruising;
  • Acne, more sweating, and hair growth
  • Headache, dizziness;
  • Nausea, vomiting, upset stomach;
  • Changes in your menstrual cycle
  • Modifications in the form or position of fat (especially on your legs, arms, face, and neck), the breasts, your waist, and your neck.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could be present. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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It is not recommended to use this medication if you suffer from a yeast infection throughout your body.

Inform your doctor of any medical issues as well as all medications you take. There are a variety of other illnesses that could be impacted by the use of steroids, as well as numerous other medications that could interfere with steroids.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't take Zcort 7-Day if you suffer from an allergic reaction to it or if you suffer from

  • A fungal infection throughout your body.

Speak to your doctor if you've ever had:

  • The liver condition (such as cirrhosis);
  • Kidney disease;
  • An thyroid disorder;
  • Malaria;
  • Tuberculosis;
  • Osteoporosis;
  • A muscle disorder, such as myasthenia gravis;
  • Diabetic (steroid medication that can raise levels of glucose concentrations in urine or blood);
  • Glaucoma or cataracts
  • Eye herpes infection;
  • Stomach ulcers and ulcerative colitis; diverticulitis; inflammatory bowel disease;
  • Mental illness or depression
  • Congestive heart failure,

The steroid medication affects the immune system. It is possible to contract infections more frequently. Steroids can also cause or revive an infection that you've previously had. Inform your doctor of any illness or infection that you have suffered in the last few weeks.

It isn't known if Zcort 7-Day could cause harm to an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting.

Do not breastfeed while using Zcort 7-Day.

How to take Zcort 7-Day?

Follow the instructions on the label of your prescription and study all medication guides or instruction sheets. The doctor might alter your dosage. Be sure to take your dosage exactly as directed.

Your dosage requirements can change due to surgery, stress, illness, or even a medical emergency. Discuss with your doctor any of these situations that may affect your health.The medicine could affect the results of certain tests. Be sure to inform any doctor treating you that you're taking Zcort 7-Day.

Don't stop taking Zcort 7-Day abruptly, or you may suffer painful withdrawal signs. Discuss with your doctor the best way to effectively stop taking this medication.In the event of an emergency, be sure to wear a medical ID to let people know that you are using Zcort 7-Day.Place it in a cool, dry place far from heat and moisture.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Contact your doctor for advice. If you have missed a dose of Zcort Seven-Day,

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

A dexamethasone overdose isn't expected to cause serious symptoms. The long-term use of excessive doses could result in thin skin, easy bruising, changes in the body's fat (especially on the neck, face, back, waist, and face), a rise in facial hair or acne, menstrual disorders, impotence, or a decrease in desire to sex.

What should be avoided?

Avoid contact with those with illnesses or who are suffering from infections. Consult your physician for treatment to prevent infection in the event that you have been affected by chickenpox or measles. These illnesses can be very serious or even fatal for people who are taking steroid medications.

Beware of drinking alcohol while Zcort 7-Day is being taken.

Don't receive any "live" vaccines while using Zcort 7-Day. The vaccine might not function in the same way during this period, and it may not completely safeguard you from illness. The live vaccines are measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), as well as polio, the typhoid virus, rotavirus, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), and zoster (shingles).

Interaction with other drugs

There are times when it's not recommended to use certain medicines simultaneously. Certain drugs may affect your blood levels and the other medications that you take, which can create side effects or render the medication less effective.

Discuss with your doctor the medicines you are currently taking. A variety of drugs can interfere with Zcort 7-Day. Specifically:

  • An antimicrobial or antifungal medicine
  • Birth control tablets and hormone therapy
  • Insulin or diabetes medications that you are taking by mouth.
  • Medication to treat the symptoms of dementia as well as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's diseases;
  • A blood thinner (Warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven);
  • The nsaids (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and many others.

This is not a complete list, and a variety of other medications could interfere with Zcort 7-Day. This includes prescription as well as over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. The interactions of all drugs are included here.



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