GENERIC NAME: HYDROCORTISONE ACETATE - INJECTION (hi-dro-KORT-ih-sown)
HOW TO USE: Give this medication by injection directly into the affected area (e.g., joint, lesion, soft tissue) as directed by the doctor. Do not give this medication into the vein (IV). The dosage and length of treatment depends on your medical condition and your response to therapy. Follow all instructions for proper mixing with other injected drugs (e.g., local anesthetics). If you have questions regarding the use of this medication, consult your pharmacist. If you are using this medication for joint problems (e.g., arthritis, bursitis), follow all instructions for the proper care of the affected area. Avoid overuse of the joint. If you have any questions about any of this information, consult your pharmacist. Before using, check this product visually for unusual particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or use it for a longer period of time than prescribed. Also, do not suddenly stop using this drug without your doctor's approval.
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