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Resalling Solu-Cortef?
I work in a pharmacy and a customer has bought a lot of solu-cortef for her son who recently passed away. Is there anywhere she can legally resale this unopened drug?
KAYE
05/10/07
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  nope, not in the US anyway. Even unopened the drug is considered contaminated, and even if it weren't she hasn't a pharmacists license which is also required to sell prescription drugs. Not to mention the little necessity of needing a prescription from a doctor to possess the medication legally. NO, she is better off throwing it away.
essentiallysolo
05/10/07
i need to know if i should take Humulin, glucotrol, solu-cortef, or pitressin?
Concetta J
09/18/08
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  This is a decision to be made by your doctor. He knows your case history and is familiar with your disease. It is not a decision you make without him/her. Every diabetic is different and their disease can react differently to certain drugs. What works good for one person will not necessarily work well for the other person. There may be good reasons that your doctor wants you to be on a certain drug. Ask him.
MamaSmurf
09/18/08
I am allergic to solu-cortef and penicillin. Need dental treatment but am worried about anaesthetic?
Jeanette
08/28/10
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the patient had a diagnosis of addisons disease which is caused by decreased functioning of the adrenal cortex?
a) glucotrol
b) humulin
c) solu-cortef
d) pitressin
destineblack
11/13/08
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  The question is missing the second part. The question is not really a question but a statement.
The choices are medications. Unless one of them destroys the adrenal gland, the response is C.
The only one used for adrenals is c) solu-cortef but that is only for emergency purposes, not on a daily basis.
Jen S
11/15/08
The patient had a diagnosis of Addison's disease?
which is caused by decreased functioning of the adrenal cortex. Which of the following medications may have been prescribed?

Glucotrol.......Humulin.....Solu-Cortef....Pitressin
knations79
03/01/08
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  Solu-corte or Solu-Cortef ...hydrocortisol

The other 2 are for diabetes.
knicname
03/01/08
What is the difference between Solu Cortef and Hydrocortisone?
I take hydrocortisone but they were giving me the other when I was sick in the hospital .
Thanks that makes alot of sense now to why my hands and feet are more puffy because of too much water in me.
Koter Boters misses Rufus!
06/10/07
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  Solu-Cortef, is a water soluble, injectable hydro-cortisone. Solu-Cortef is just a brand name.
The Un-Cola
06/10/07
What is the clinical half-life and duration of action of injected Solu-Cortef (hydrocortisone)?
More specifically, if you administered hydrocortisone to a diabetic patient, how long might this be responsible for an elevation of blood glucose?
XOUT
04/21/07
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  The effects of steroid administration to a diabetic go beyond its half-life as there are a lot post-transcriptional changes that occur. The general wisom is that 48 hours after an injection of hydrocortisone, the effects on blood glucose should go away.
michael p
04/23/07
Cortef????????????????
I take the medicine called cortef.And I want to become an athlete . Can i become an athlete.

thanks
Hi
03/08/09
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  I'm not sure exactly what you're asking. Cortef is a corticosteroid, very similar to hydro-cortisone which is commonly used to treat rashes, bug bites, poison ivy, etc.

I don't think that taking Cortef will prevent you from exercising or competing in a sport.

If you're wondering whether you'll get in trouble like all the MLB players, the answer is no. Cortef is not the kind of steroid that will make your muscles big, your balls small, and your brain angry...

However, once you get to the professional level they've got all kinds of crazy rules. For instance, if memory serves, I think the Olympic committee has aspirin listed as a performance enhancing drug...
Phil
03/08/09
which is stronger cortisone or solu medrol for Sciatica pain?
I have a bad sciatica pain in my right leg. It feels numb all the time. I am not sure if Solu medrol is better or Cortisone is better in terms of strength?
pectin232
09/09/10
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  Unfortunately each person is different in terms of reaction to certain steroids. Not sure if you're looking at taking these orally or through an injection but I put some links below to help you out.
MikeL
09/09/10
How do you get rid of the horrible pain in your legs after having an IV bolus dose of Solu-Medrol?
I had an allergic reaction to something and part of my ER treatment was a bolus dose of Solu-medrol. I feel like someone pulled really hard on my legs and they are over stretched now - kind of like growing pains as a kid only 5000 times worse! The IV was in my arm, so it doesn't match the injection site pain mentioned in everything I find for side-effects. I took some advil - can't stand this anymore!!
Joy H
06/03/08
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  I would recommend getting in touch with your primary care physician to let them know what's going on so that they can evaluate the situation further.
sokokl
06/08/08
Are the drugs Decadron & Solu-medrol the same thing?
Would they ever be mixed and given as a single injection?
Decadron can be injected- I have had the injections many times before.
I went to the doctor for sinusitis and received an injection. The doctor said it was a steroid shot and I received a bill for a $70.00 injection.

The bill shows it is Solu-Medrol and Decadron injection combined.
It's Just Me
03/19/09
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  Are they the same? Yes and No. They are both glucocorticoids but chemically not the same. Decadron is dexamethasone. Solu-Medrol is methylprednisolone. They shouldn't be mixed together.

EDIT: I've looked in all of my injectable medication compatibility references. There are no references to either support or denounce mixing them together. My statement above is based on the fact that there is no evidence which says it's OK to mix.
daddyrx
03/19/09
why does solu medrol cause hyperglycemis?
tmaccrochet
02/09/06
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  because solumedrol is a corticosteroid and every cortico steroid cause hyperglycemia. also its in the family of glucocorticoid and it release glucose in the blood
Matth
02/09/06
what is cortef a medicine used after a pituitary tumor removal?
docter told me to take this
kathy p
05/21/07
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  It is to replace adrenal production of cortisol. Its very important you take it because adrenal insufficiency can be life threatening. Also, you should have an emergency injection kit in case you are in a care wreck, or some other stressful situation. Why was your entire pituitary removed?
laineyette
05/22/07
Losing huge amount of hair taking Synthroid and Cortef will this stop?
Brenda J
02/12/09
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  Hair loss is a symptom of hypothyroidism. Synthroid treats hypothyroidism. So as soon as the sythhroid works, and your hormone levels are back to normal, and you are no longer hypothyroid, your hair will stop falling out.
Lisa A
02/12/09
I have been put on cortef for adrenal insufficiency?
My body was barely making any not sure why it all started, but in order for me to have my back surgery they put me on this stupid steroid around the clock. I am depressed and don't want to take it anymore - what happens if I decide I don't take it.
RebelYankee
02/23/10
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Where online can I get cortef or generic: hydrocortisone tablets without a prior prescription?
Or where can I get it prescribed online?

THANKSS
WINNING
01/12/11
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  This is a drug that really needs to be supervised by a doctor. It can mess with your body and cause you big problems.

The problem with ordering online as well can be risky as there are MANY out there that are fake. They take your money and send you sugar pills.
♥♥The Queen Has Spoken♥♥
01/12/11
how to lose weight after 14 years on daily cortef?
corticosteroids cause weight gain.I have to take daily to live but have many serious side effects.
rierie
03/17/07
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  Exercise everyday like jogging around the block
Skip meals. Eat 2 times per day than 3 times per day
Dont eat until you're full
Eat fruits at night if your hungry.
Drinks lots of water and stop all the fast food and chocolate.
I found this on this website. There are more tips and info.
there's a video on success fitness too.
kelly
03/17/07
Anyone had solu-medrol IV for MS?
Specifically for vision problems. Did it help?
I started IV treatments this morning. I've almost completely lost the vision in my right eye. I'd just like to hear something positive from someone whose had the same experience.
Thanks!
ETHAL, COULD YOU PLEASE CONTACT ME THROUGH MY PROFILE?
THANKS,
MICHELLE
Sorry, spelled that wrong, Ethel.
Michelle *The Truth Hurts
10/06/06
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  here are some links to others like yourself are going with the same problems,
rich_below
10/06/06
I took my medication wrong I think should I worry?
Well I recently had bad case of poison oak and I went to the doctor and I was inject with 80 mg of Solu-Medrol and that same day I came home I was prescribed some antibiotics and Prednisone and I took 60 mg 3 pills of Prednisone and I'm not sure if I was suppose to take it next day because I have to cut down on Prednisone every day.Is Solumedrol and Prednisone the same thing? Should I worry I don't feel any different.
mexicandude02
09/29/10
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