Procort Side Effects, Overdose and Pregnancy Information
Procort is a topical corticosteroid given to treat the rash,
itching, inflammation, and other forms of skin disorders including eczema
and psoriasis. Drugs like Procort do not cure the cause of these
problems but they can quickly relieve the symptoms by interfering with the
production of various substances in the body that cause these skin
disorders. That is why it is imperative that corticosteroids like
Procort should not be used without prior consultation of your
physician, as these conditions could be a symptom of a larger problem. Main ingredient in Procort is Procortisone.
Procort is for external use only.
Procort Side Effects
Procort side effects may include allergic
reaction, rash, irritation, acne, itching, and discoloration of skin. The
side effects are more likely when the treated area is covered with
Use of large quantities of topical corticosteroids like
Procort over large parts of your body should be avoided as large
quantities may be absorbed into the blood stream, which could lead to
serious side effects.
Procort Side Effects Reporting
If you experience any Procort side effects not mentioned above you should report it to your primary health care provider or FDA 1-800-FDA-1088 in the United States, Health Canada 1-866-225-0709 in Canada, MHRA 020 3080 6000 in UK, or TGA 1800 020 653 in Australia.
There are no known symptoms of Procort overdose. However, if
you suspect Procort overdose, seek medical help right away.
Procort and Pregnancy
Topical corticosteroids like Procort may cause birth defects
especially when applied in large amounts. If you are or think you may be
pregnant, do not use Procort without first checking with your
doctor. Nursing mothers should switch to bottle-feed while using
Avoid using large amounts of Procort over large areas of your
body as this could lead to needless side effects somewhere else in the
Topical corticosteroids like Procort should not be used as the
exclusive treatment for serious skin diseases like herpes, fungus, or skin
Do not use Procort if you ever had an allergic reaction from
using it in the past.
Prolonged use of topical corticosteroids like
Procort near the eyes may cause cataracts or glaucoma.
Children are more at risk of serious side effects from
Procort. Procort should not be given to infants under
one year of age or for children older than 1 year more than 3 weeks.
Check with your physician before combining Procort with other
Consult with you physician or pharmacist as the doses vary with each