hydrocortisone acetate-injection (cont.)

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: phenytoin, barbiturates (e.g., phenobarbital, primidone), rifamycin antibiotics (e.g., rifampin, rifabutin), macrolide antibiotics (e.g., clarithromycin, erythromycin), high-dose aspirin or aspirin-like drugs (e.g., salsalate, magnesium salicylate), neuromuscular blocking drugs (e.g., pancuronium, vecuronium), "water pills" (e.g., potassium-sparing diuretics such as spironolactone or triamterene), antifungal drugs (e.g., itraconazole, ketoconazole), estrogen-containing drugs (e.g., birth control pills, estradiol), "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin). This medication can affect the results of certain lab tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use this drug. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

NOTES: Do not share this medication with others. Inform all your doctors (including dentists) that you use (or have used) this medication. Laboratory and/or medical tests may be performed to monitor for side effects and response to treatment.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose or the dose is interrupted, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosing schedule.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 68 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. Discard any unused liquid. After mixing with other injected drugs (consult your pharmacist for details), use immediately. Discard any unused liquid.

MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).

Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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