About Omnacortil 30 Mg
This medication helps in the treatment of several conditions such as skin problems, arthritis, breathing disorders, psoriasis, lupus, and allergies. Omnacortil 30 mg tablet is also known as corticosteroid, which helps to prevent the release of certain substances available in the body that lead to inflammation in the body.
Before starting this steroid you must be aware of the general information about it. Consult a doctor before taking this medicine if you are allergic to Omnacortil 30 mg Tablet, any of its components, or if you have a fungal infection.
Omnacortil 30 Mg Composition
Omnacortil tablet contains Prednisolone and is a corticosteroid that belongs to a class of steroid medications. Which is used to treat and prevent breathing disorders, lupus, and skin conditions such as psoriasis. It is used to treat symptoms like skin rash, swelling, etc.
Manufacturer of Omnacortil 30 Mg
Omnacortil is manufactured by Macleods Pharmaceuticals LTD, a non-govt company. This company is public unlisted and classified as a ‘Company Limited by Shares’. Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd is major in Metals & Chemicals, and its products business for the last 32 years, and to date, the company has active operations.
Uses of Omnacortil 30 Mg
It is used in the treatment of arthritis which is a type of joint inflammation. Its severe pain, redness are some of the symptoms of gouty arthritis.
This medicine is used in the treatment of psoriasis which is a skin disease characterized by red, scaly, and itchy patches of skin.
It is used in the treatment of nephrotic syndrome which is a type of kidney disease characterized by symptoms such as swelling around the feet and ankles, weight gain, foamy urine, etc.
This medication is used to relieve some of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis such as swelling, pain, and stiffness of the joints.
Asthma is treated with this medicine which is an inflammation of the airways and wheezing, cough, and difficulty in breathing are some of the symptoms of asthma.
It is also used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, a condition characterized by joint pain and stiffness.
This medicine is used in the treatment of bursitis which is characterized by pain and swelling in joints such as elbows, hips, or knees, etc.
This medicine is also used for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis, a progressive disease that may be characterized by symptoms like numbness, loss of speech, blurred vision, etc.
How does Omnacortil 30 Mg work?
Prednisolone is a naturally occurring steroid in Omnacortil. Steroids are hormones produced in the human body and are responsible for normal body functions. It works by suppressing the immune response in allergies and inflammation and during organ transplantation. It may also delay the progression of leukaemia and is important in the maintenance of normal body functions in times of stress.
Prednisolone reduces inflammation by inhibiting the migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and reversing the increased capillary permeability. It suppresses the immune system by reducing the activity and production of lymphocytes and eosinophils. It is readily absorbed from the GI tract with peak plasma concentrations after 1–2 hours.
How to take Omnacortil 30 Mg?
Omnacortil 30 Tablets should be taken with food at the prescribed dosage and time as prescribed by the doctor. The dosage to be given to you depends on your condition and how you react to the medicine. Muscle weakness, nausea, headache, peptic ulcer, etc. may be experienced but most of these side effects do not require medical attention and resolve with time. But if these side effects persist, consult a doctor. Take this medicine only when prescribed by a doctor and never encourage self-medication or recommend your medicine to anyone else.
This medicine should be taken in the morning after breakfast, one tablet should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Your doctor may keep your daily dosage between 5 and 60 mg depending on your illness. It is initially 20-60 mg daily for adults. Specific conditions may require higher doses. As you recover, a maintenance dose of 5-20 mg daily may be prescribed.
What should I do if Skip a dose?
If you have missed a dose for the day, take it as soon as you remember and start your next dose at the usual time. Remember do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
Side effects of Omnacortil 30 Mg
Bloated, swollen face and tongue or body, which can cause shortness of breath, shock, and collapse.
Painful skin ulcers may also occur.
May cause inflammation of the pancreas or very severe abdominal pain.
Will feel depressed, have suicidal thoughts, and feel high or mania, etc.
Feeling more anxious, having trouble sleeping, having trouble thinking or being confused, and losing your memory can be problems with you.
You may begin to have strange and frightening thoughts, change the way you act, or a feeling of being alone may come to mind.
May become dependent on this product or feel addicted.
Drug interactions of Omnacortil 30 Mg
No live vaccine should be taken while using this medicine as it may decrease the effectiveness of the vaccine.
Antacids and the antibiotics rifamycin and erythromycin may reduce their effectiveness.
If you are taking these medicines to treat seizures, such as phenobarbital, phenytoin, etc., you may need a higher dose of this medicine.
You are more likely to experience side effects of any medicine if you are taking antifungal medicines such as amphotericin and ketoconazole, oral contraceptive medicines such as Ethinyl estradiol, and norethindrone, antibiotics such as troleandomycin, and immunosuppressants such as erythromycin, ciclosporin, methotrexate.
There may be a risk of stomach bleeding if you are taking pain relievers or aspirin with this medicine.
Along with taking anti-diabetic medication such as insulin, medicines to prevent blood clots, water pills and thyroid medication such as carbimazole and methimazole, medicines for heart failure such as digoxin.
Somatropin being a growth hormone, taking it along with this medicine can inhibit its growth in a person.
Medicines for the treatment of asthma such as albuterol can lead to an increase in potassium levels in the blood as you may experience irregular heartbeat.
Consult a doctor before taking if you are allergic to prednisolone or any other ingredients of this medicine.
The use of this medicine can affect your entire body if you have an infection like measles, chickenpox, or shingles.
Do not use it if you have a herpes infection of the eye, severe depression or manic-depression, psychosis, and epilepsy.
Have diabetes or high blood pressure, kidney, liver, or heart problems and also have brittle or weak bones called osteoporosis.
Have had blood clots, glaucoma, stomach ulcers, and have ever had a bad reaction to steroids such as muscle weakness.
Tuberculosis or receiving any vaccine, have scleroderma, blurred vision, cold sores affecting the eyes.
Suffering from hypothyroidism, Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease.
Pregnant and lactating women or those planning to have a child, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
How to store?
Firstly, keep the medicine out of the reach of children and store it at a room temperature of 15 to 25°C. Please check the expiry date before buying and do not use it after the expiry date.
Omnacortil 30 Mg Review
Omnacortil 30 Mg is a drug used to treat a wide range of allergic reactions and inflammations in the body including allergies, blood disorders, skin diseases, infections, certain cancers, and prevent organ rejection after a transplant. It also dampens the immune system, which can assist with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, where the immune system mistakenly attacks its tissues.