What is Oracortia?
Oracortia medicine is a synthetic corticosteroid that is used topically to treat various skin conditions, to relieve the discomfort of mouth sores, and is administered intra-articularly by doctors to treat treatment of various joint diseases.
It is a more potent derivative of triamcinolone and approximately eight times more potent than prednisone. Topical triamcinolone is considered medium to high strength. Topical ointments are the strongest because they penetrate the skin best.
How does Oracortia work?
Triamcinolone acetonide is a corticosteroid. It is specifically a glucocorticoid, or an agonist of the glucocorticoid receptor, which is five times more potent than cortisol. It has very little mineralocorticoid effect.
Oracortia drug information
- Drug Name: Oracortia.
- Registration Number: VD-24653-16.
- Active ingredient – Concentration/content: Triamcinolone acetonide 0.1g.
- Dosage Form: Ointment.
- Packing: Box of 24 aluminum bags x 1g; box of 50 aluminum bags x 1g; big box/12 small box/aluminum tube x 5g.
- Expiry date: 36 months.
- Dermatology drug group
What is Oracortia used for?
Oracortia is an adjuvant treatment for the temporary relief of symptoms of oral cavity infections or traumatic ulcerative lesions.
Who should not take the drug?
- Do not give patients hypersensitivity to the components of the drug Oracortia.
- Lesions caused by fungal infections, vitiligo, Herpes, neoplasms, rosacea, ulceration
Dosage and how to use Oracortia?
Dosage of Oracortia
Apply a small amount to damaged skin (do not rub) to create a thin film. Use at bedtime so that the medication stays in contact with the affected area throughout the night. If needed, can be applied 2-3 times a day, after eating.
How to take medicine
- Use Oracortia only for the condition for which it was prescribed. Do not use it for longer than prescribed.
- Use the medicine only on the skin. Do not use it on your face, groin, or armpits unless directed to do so by your doctor.
- Wash and dry your hands. Before applying the medication, wash and dry the affected area.
- Do not cover, bandage, or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
- After applying the medicine, wash your hands unless you are using this medicine to treat your hands.
- When applying the medicine near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes because this medicine can worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, avoid getting this medicine in your nose or mouth. If you get the medicine in your eyes, nose or mouth, rinse with plenty of water.
What to do in case of overdose?
In the event of an emergency or overdose, immediately call 911 or go to the nearest local health station.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you forget to take a dose of Oracortia, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not take double the prescribed dose.
Precautions while you are taking Oracortia
The active ingredient Triamcinolone in Oracortia can weaken your immune system. It can make you more susceptible to infection.
Do not take this medicine if you have an infection. Try to avoid people with infections.
Do not take a live vaccine while you are taking it. Ask your doctor for information.
Contact your doctor immediately if you have signs of infection such as fever, chills, and body aches.
Triamcinolone can cause severe allergic reactions in some people. Tell your doctor if you have ever had a reaction to a corticosteroid.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There are not enough studies to determine the risks of taking this medicine during pregnancy or breast-feeding. Before taking medication, always consult with your doctor to weigh the benefits and risks.
Oracortium side effects
Drug side effects include:
- Skin atrophy;
- Stretching and thinning of the skin;
- Stretch marks, especially in areas with many folds.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. If you have any questions about side effects, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What other drugs may interact with Oracortia?
Before using this medicine, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription herbal products you may use, especially:
- Oral corticosteroids (eg, prednisone).
- Medicines that suppress the immune system (eg, cyclosporin).
This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with triamcinolone. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you use.
How much does Oracortia cost?
How to store medicine?
- You should store the medicine at room temperature, in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.
- You should not store the medicine in the refrigerator.
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- Do not throw medicine down the toilet or plumbing.
The above article is for reference only and is not a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. Readers should only follow the instructions of the doctor who is treating you, Thuoclp Vietnamese Health disclaims responsibility if problems occur.
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Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tran Ngoc Anh is currently Hanoi Medical University Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Head of Department of General-Uematology of Hanoi Medical University. Consulting doctor at ThuocLP Pharmacy.
Professional qualifications, Academic degrees – Education:
Graduated from General Practitioner System, Hanoi Medical University
Graduated with a Master degree in Internal Medicine, Hanoi Medical University
Graduated from the training program specialized in Gastrointestinal, Henri Mondor Institute Center, University of Paris 6, French Republic 1996-1997; 1999
Graduated from the training program specialized in Gastrointestinal, North Royal Sydney Hospital, Australia; 2002
Graduated from a training program specialized in chronic liver diseases, Pizza, Italy 2009
Graduated with a PhD in Gastrointestinal, Hanoi Medical University
Associate Professor, Gastroenterology, Hanoi Medical University
Training and Scientific Research:
Published more than 200 articles in domestic and international specialized journals
Editor of many monographs and participates in compiling 2 textbooks.
Guide many students and graduate students of Hanoi Medical University
Manager of many grassroots research projects
Certificate of Good Clinical Practice (GCP: 2012, 2015), Ministry of Health
Specialized certificates: General gastrointestinal endoscopy, Interventional gastrointestinal endoscopy, General gastrointestinal ultrasound, Interventional gastrointestinal ultrasound (Bach Mai BV), Chronic liver disease.