Also known as Cortone Acetate and Cortone
Cortisone is a 21-carbon steroid hormone. It is one of the main hormones released by the adrenal gland in response to stress. In chemical structure, it is a corticosteroid closely related to cortisol. It is used to treat a variety of ailments and can be administered intravenously, orally, intraarticularly (into a joint), or transcutaneously. Cortisone suppresses the immune system, thus reducing inflammation and attendant pain and swelling at the site of the injury. Risks exist, in particular in the long-term use of cortisone.Source: Wikipedia
Estimated Total Cost: $17.92 for an average of 28 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed cortisone to treat osteoarthritis, knee pain, shoulder pain, and contact dermatitis.