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Cortisone

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

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed cortisone to treat osteoarthritis, knee pain, shoulder pain, and contact dermatitis.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take cortisone if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

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