are many and therefore, doctors determine the necessary doses of this medicine, so that it does not cause harm to patients, especially to the joints.
But first let’s get to know what is Costisone?
It’s a medicine of the family of Glucocorticoids, and doctors prescribe it a to prevent allergic reactions along with the treatment of the following health conditions:
- Arthritis arthritis
- Ulcerative colitis
- Skin problems such as psoriasis and acne
- Eye problems
- Some types of cancer.
Note that cortisone is given in the form of pills or injections. In general, you should not take cortisone injections for more than six weeks, three or four times per year, at most.
Cortisone effects After taking a cortisone injection, your doctor may ask you to:
- Protecting the area that was injected with the cortisone for a day or two, for example, if the area is in the shoulder, you should avoid carrying heavy objects, but if it is in the knee, you should sit as much as possible.
- You can apply ice to the area to relieve pain, but hot cloth is prohibited.
- Watch for signs of infection, such as increased pain, redness, and swelling in the area for the next 48 hours.
After you protect yourself after taking a cortisone injection, you should know the cortisone damage associated with it, whether in the form of an injection or a medication, which is:
- Stomach irritation
- Change in menstruation
- Sleep problems
- Increase the appetite
But rest assured that your doctor would not prescribes the medicine for you unless it will benefit you in away more than all of these risks and effects associated with taking it, however, you should see a doctor immediately if the following appears:
- Black stools
- Pain in the joints and bones
- You bleed or bruise easily and slow the wound healing process
- Accelerated and irregular heartbeat
- Increased urination and thirst
- Mood swings
- Muscle pain
- Significant increase in weight and facial swelling
- Stomach pain and vomiting
- Swelling and swelling in the ankle and feet
- Breathing problems
- Abnormal hair growth
- Change in vision.