Cortenema

Cortenema generic name: Ala-Cort, Hydrocortisone, Hydrocortisone Acetate, Nu-Derm, Procto-Med Hc, Proctosol-Hc, Proctozone-Hc, Scalacort, Anti-Itch, Aquaphor Itch Relief, Beta Hc, Cortisone, Cortizone, Dermarest Eczema, Hydrocream Base, Monistat Care, Noble Formula Hc, Itch Relief

What is Cortenema used for?

This medication is used to treat the symptoms of a certain intestinal problem called ulcerative colitis. It is not a cure for this condition, but it is usually used with other treatments to manage this problem. Hydrocortisone enemas help to decrease diarrhea and bloody stools by reducing swelling (inflammation) in the rectum and colon. Hydrocortisone belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

CHEMICAL NAME

Hydrocortisone

DRUG TYPE

Rectal Disorders
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Cortenema Frequently Asked Questions

Read the directions for use that come with this product. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Use this product in the rectum as directed by your doctor, usually once nightly before bedtime. The usual length of treatment is 2 to 3 weeks or until symptoms go away (remission). In some cases, remission may take up to 2 or 3 months. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

For best results, use after a bowel movement. Shake the bottle thoroughly before use. Lie on your left side with your right knee bent toward the chest. Gently insert the applicator tip into the rectum. Gently but firmly squeeze the bottle so that all of the drug flows into the rectum. Remain lying on your left side for at least 30 minutes. Keep the medicine in your rectum for at least 1 hour and overnight if possible.

Use this medication regularly as prescribed to get the most benefit from it. It may take 3 to 5 days to notice an improvement.

Do not use more of this product, use it more often, or use it for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects may increase. If you have been using this medication for a long time (more than 3 weeks), do not stop using it without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after 2 to 3 weeks of treatment or if it worsens.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Cortenema Dosage and Form Information

Enema
100Mg/60Ml

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Suppository Rectal
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Generic Examples

Cream
1 %
Tablet
10 Mg
20 Mg
5 Mg
Enema
100Mg/60Ml
Cream
1 %
2.5 %
0.5 %
Cream With Perineal Applicator
1 %
2.5 %
Ointment
2.5 %
1 %
0.5 %
Lotion
2.5 %
1 %
Suppository Rectal
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25 Mg
Cream
1 %
Cream
4 %
4 %-Spf 15
Cream With Perineal Applicator
2.5 %
Cream With Perineal Applicator
2.5 %
Cream With Perineal Applicator
2.5 %
Lotion
2 %
Ointment
1 %
Cream
1 %
Lotion
1 %
Cream
1 %
Cream
1 %
Ointment
1 %
Cream
1 %
Cream
1 %
Ointment
1 %