hydrocortisone foam - rectal, Cortifoam (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: live virus vaccines, natalizumab.If you are currently using any of these medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting hydrocortisone.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: aldesleukin, mifepristone, large doses of aspirin and aspirin-like drugs (salicylates), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as indomethacin, ibuprofen), birth control pills, estrogen hormone replacement, blood thinners (e.g., warfarin), bupropion, drugs for diabetes, herbal products (e.g., licorice), isoniazid, drugs for myasthenia gravis (e.g., neostigmine, pyridostigmine), drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove hydrocortisone from your body (such as ephedrine, erythromycin, azole antifungals including ketoconazole, barbiturates including phenobarbital, rifamycins including rifampin, certain anti-seizure medications including phenytoin), drugs that may cause potassium loss (e.g., amphotericin B, water pills such as hydrochlorothiazide or furosemide), quinolone antibiotics (e.g., ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin).Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many contain pain relievers/fever reducers (NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) which may increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Low-dose aspirin, as prescribed by your doctor for specific medical reasons such as heart attack or stroke prevention (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams per day), should be continued. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.This product may interfere with certain lab tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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