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Medication Description: Hydrocortisone Acetate (Hydrocortisoni acetas)

HYDROCORTIZONA ACETATE (Hydrocortisoni acetas).

Synonyms: Abbocort, Cortibel, Cortoderm, Hydrison, Hydro-Adreson, Synthacort, etc.

White crystalline powder. Practically insoluble in water.

When administered intramuscularly (as a suspension, it has the same effect and causes the same side effects as cortisone acetate. When applied topically and administered as a suspension into the joint cavity (intrasynovially), it has a strong anti-inflammatory effect without common side effects.

Externally applied as a 1% ointment for allergic skin diseases.

Form release: in tubes of 5 g.

For the introduction into the joints, the dosage form suspension of hydrocortisone acetate 2, 5% for injection (Suspensio Hydrocortisoni acetati 2, 5% pro injectionibus) is produced (in ampoules of 2 ml).

It is used for the same purposes and in the same doses as the microcrystalline suspension of hydrocortisone.

Suspended before use shaken. The drug after agitation is a suspension of white or white with a yellowish tint color.

Product: in ampoules, in a package of 5 ampoules.

Storage: List B. In the dark spot.

In eye practice (for conjunctivitis, blepharitis, iritis, iridocyclitis, keratitis, eyelid dermatitis, etc.), 0.5% eye ointment (Unguentum Hydrocortisoni acetatis 0.5%) is used.

The ointment is injected directly from the tube into the conjunctival sac 1 - 3 times a day, depending on the nature of the disease.

The drug is contraindicated in viral and fungal diseases of the eye, eye tuberculosis.

In inflammatory diseases of the eye, hydrocortisone suspension in the form of eye drops (0.5–2.5%), 2 drops in the conjunctival sac, 3–4 times a day, is also prescribed.

Form release: in tubes of 2, 5 g.

The ointment << Corticomycetin >> (Unguentum << Corticomycetinum >>) is white with a yellowish tinge. Contains hydrocortisone acetate 0.5 g, levomycetin 0.2 g, anhydrous lanolin 10 g, medical vaseline and vaseline oil of 22, 5 g, other fillers and distilled water to 100 g

Applied with inflammatory and allergic skin diseases, including those complicated by microbial flora sensitive to chloramphenicol (infected and microbial eczema, neurodermatitis, pyoderma, etc.). Ointment is applied with a thin layer to the affected areas 2 to 3 times a day in a daily dose of 2 to 30 g. When using an occlusive dressing, the drug is prescribed in a reduced dose 1 time per day. The course of treatment usually lasts 7 to 10 (up to 30) days.

Ointment is contraindicated in tuberculosis, fungal and viral skin diseases, ulcers of the skin, wounds, pregnancy. When using the ointment, itching, hyperemia, soreness, exacerbation of acute inflammatory reactions are possible; in these cases, the ointment is canceled.

Form release: in aluminum tubes of 15 g.

Storage: List B. In a cool place.

Hydrocortisone acetate is also included in the composition of the emulsion preparation << Fencortisol >> (see. Phenyl salicylate) and the ointment << Sulfodekortem >> (see. Sulfur precipitated).