Description of the drug: Hydrocortisone acetate (Hydrocortisoni acetas)
HYDROCORTIZONE ACETATE (Hydrocortisoni acetas).
Synonyms: Abbocort, Cortibel, Cortoderm, Hydrison, Hydro-Adreson, Synthacort, and others.
White crystalline powder. Almost nerastvorim in the water.
When administered intramuscularly (as a suspension, it has the same effect and causes the same side effects as cortisone acetate.) When applied locally and administered as a suspension in the joint cavity (intrasinovial), it has a strong anti-inflammatory effect without common side effects.
External applied in the form of 1% ointment for allergic skin diseases.
Product: in tubes of 5 g.
For injection into the joints, a drug form of hydrocortisone acetate suspension of 2.5% for injection (Suspensio Hydrocortisoni acetati 2, 5% pro injectionibus) is released (in ampoules of 2 ml).
It is used for the same purposes and at the same doses as the microcrystalline suspension of hydrocortisone.
The suspension is shaken before use. The drug after shaking is a suspension of white or white with a yellowish hue.
The form of release: in ampoules, in a package of 5 ampoules.
Storage: List B. In the dark place.
In eye practice (with conjunctivitis, blepharitis, iritis, iridocyclitis, keratitis, dermatitis of the eyelids, etc.) 0.5% ophthalmic ointment (Unguentum Hydrocortisoni acetatis 0,5%) is used.
Ointment is injected directly from the tube into the conjunctival sac 1 to 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, eyes are also prescribed a suspension of hydrocortisone in the form of eye drops (0.5-2.5%) 2 drops per conjunctival sac 3 to 4 times a day.
Product: in tubes of 2, 5 g.
Ointment << Corticomycetine >> (Unguentum << Corticomycetinum >>) is white with a yellowish tinge. Contains hydrocortisone acetate 0.5 g, levomycetin 0.2 g, lanolin anhydrous 10 g, vaseline medical and vaseline oil for 22, 5 g, other excipients and water distilled to 100 g.
Applied with inflammatory and allergic skin diseases, including those complicated by microbial flora, sensitive to levomycetin (infectious and microbial diseases, neurodermatitis, pyoderma, etc.). Ointment is applied a thin layer on the affected areas 2 - 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 7-10 (up to 30) days.
Ointment is contraindicated in cases of tuberculosis, fungal and viral diseases of the skin, ulcerous skin lesions, wounds, pregnancy. When applying the ointment, itching, hyperemia, soreness, exacerbation of acute inflammatory reactions are possible; In these cases, the ointment is canceled.
Product: in aluminum tubes of 15 g.
Storage: List B. In a cool place.
Hydrocortisone acetate is also included in the emulsion preparation "Fenkortizol" (see Phenyl salicylate) and ointments << Sulfodecorthem >> (see Sulfur precipitated).