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About Acticort 100

Acticort 100 is known as a topical steroid that is useful in helping to reduce swelling, redness, allergic reactions and itching. Acticort 100 has also been used to treat severe allergies, skin problems, asthma, arthritis, eczema, psoriasis and many other conditions.



Your Prescribing Doctor Must Know

Tell your physician if you have experienced any of these conditions for Acticort 100:
  • Cushing

If you are pregnant, breast feeding or currently trying to become pregnant, make sure your doctor is aware of your maternal condition; as Acticort 100 may not be recommended for certain situations.

Administering Acticort 100

It is important that you leave regular intervals between every dose of medication. Doing so will help the efficiency of this drug. Every prescription comes with instructions on the reverse side of each bottle or packaging. It is important that you follow the written instructions carefully as not all of them are identical.

Acticort 100 is a topical cream that should be rubbed gently onto the needed area. Be sure to wash your hands before and after using Acticort 100. Remember, when taking Acticort 100 or any prescription drug to always follow the label closely. Be sure to space your doses evenly and do not take more than directed.

Acticort 100 should only be taken as instructed by a professional physician. Be sure to remember not to stop taking this medicine without consulting your physician first about how to stop safely. If you are researching this medication for your child, keep in mind that children often have special dosage instructions. Ask your physician about these differences prior to starting this medication if this is the case.

What if I Miss a Dose of Acticort 100

In the event that a dose of Acticort 100 was missed, take one as soon as you can. But if your next scheduled dose is near, wait until that next dose is due and just skip the one you’ve already missed.

Caution: You should NEVER take double or extra doses of Acticort 100. Always ask your physician further about missed doses, as he may have special instructions.

Conflicting Medications

Always consult the doctor who prescribed Acticort 100 to you; as this is only a partial interacting medicines list:
  • certain vitamins
  • certain minerals
It is important that your physician knows if you are currently taking any medications along with Acticort 100; as there may be conflicting interaction. Let your physician know if you:
  • Are a smoker
  • Use any other legal or illegal drugs or substances
  • Consume alcohol or caffeine on a regular basis

All of the activities listed above could affect the results you see from taking Acticort 100.

Acticort 100 Common side effects

The following are side effects known to be common of Acticort 100 and they are experienced by users. These are common, side effects but if you feel uneasy or they persist do not hesitate to contact your physician.

  • Blurred Vision
  • Seeing rings around lights
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Weight gain
  • Nervousness, restlessness or difficulty sleeping

None of the above listed side effects require immediate medical attention. If you continue to experience these Common side effects for a few days, consult your prescribing physician for more advice. It is very important that you do not try to treat these symptoms on your own. Note: that elderly patients have a higher likelihood of experiencing side effects.

Acticort 100 Least Common side effects

The following side effects are rare and should not be taken lightly. If you experience any of these less common side effects from taking Acticort 100 consult your healthcare professional immediately. The following are less common side effects associated with Acticort 100:

  • Stretch marks
  • skin redness
  • Wounds that will not heal
  • thinning of the skin
  • burning
  • Itching
  • Peeling of the skin

It is important that you contact your physician right away if you've experienced any of the Less Common side effects listed above.

Acticort 100 Precautions

You should receive physical checkups on a regular basis; especially while taking prescription medicines. This is an easy way to monitor your progress and ensure your physical health as well. Your body may build up a dependency on Acticort 100 and you may experience dizziness or drowsiness up to a few days after you stop taking this medication.

Patients are advised not to operate heavy machinery or automobiles until the full effect of Acticort 100 is known. Do not consume alcohol while taking Acticort 100. Make sure your doctor is aware of upcoming surgeries you may have scheduled; or will be scheduling while taking this medication.

Contact your doctor for professional advice if you experience a cold, coughs or allergies. You should not try to treat yourself for such symptoms. Some ingredients found in other medications may have conflicting affects while taking Acticort 100 and may affect desired results. Acticort 100 cannot be given to any person without a prescription. Sharing Acticort 100 is against the law.

How To Store Acticort 100

The following is general storage information for Acticort 100:

  • It is important that you store Acticort 100 at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make sure Acticort 100 is kept away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Be sure to store Acticort 100 out of reach of any pets or small children; in a small childproof container.
  • Dispose of any expired or unused Acticort 100 properly.


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Conditions of USE: The prescription drug information on this database is to be used for instructional purposes only; it is not intended to substitute for the knowledge of a healthcare professional. Please consult a physician before and while you are taking Acticort 100. If you experience any other side effects while taking Acticort 100 please consult an experienced professional. This database does not contain all the information regarding Acticort 100 nor is it intended to cover all possible directions, side effects, and uses. If you need more information regarding Acticort 100, contact your physician or any other healthcare provider.

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