8 Sep 2009
What are you using it for? Cortisone injections can be used to treat the inflammation of small areas of the body (local injections eg. tendonitis, arthritis), or they can be used to treat inflammation that is widespread throughout the body (systemic injections eg allergy,asthma).
If you are using a cortisone injection in a joint because of pain the duration of effectiveness depends on the type of cortisone injected (there are short and long acting preparations) and how long the patient rests the joint after injection. Generally you would expect many weeks relief. A good general rule to follow is to give no more that 2-3 injections into the same joint in any given year, and ideally, rest the joint for 1 week after each injection.
- Cortisone Information for Consumers
- Cortisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cortisone (detailed)
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How long will this last if it is normal and how bad should I let it get before I call my surgeon? Thanks!
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... this be related? Could diuresis 3 nights after cortisone shot and insomnia for 3 nights after the shot be a side effect of the cortisone?
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I suffered from an allergic reaction to honey, quite a severe one. I was prescribed cortisone tablets 40 mg of which I did a three-day course, which ...
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