What is Cortisone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Cortate

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Cortisone is a steroid hormone and along with adrenaline is one of the main stress hormones associated with the "fight or flight" response to stressors. Cortisone can be administered as a tablet, cutaneously or subcutaneously for a variety of indications and functions as an immune suppressant.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 11 8
Improve mobility 9 4
Multiple sclerosis 3 1
Pain in knee(s) 2 1
Rheumatoid arthritis 2 3

Show all 33 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 4
Mild 5
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cortisone

Side effect Patients
Blood clot 1
Brain fog 1
Burn 1
Constipation 1
Difficulty losing weight 1
Difficulty staying asleep 1

Show all 22 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cortisone

Dosage Patients
1 mg every 3 months 1
80 mg every 3 months 1
5 mg daily 1
25 mg daily 1
30 mg twice daily 1
37.5 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Cortisone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 16
Doctor's advice 5
Other 5
Side effects too severe 4
Did not seem to work 3
Personal research 1
See all 32 patients who've stopped taking Cortisone

Duration

Currently taking Cortisone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Cortisone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 19
1 - 6 months 5
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 3
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 9
Not specified 12

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Cortisone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lidocaine patch (Lidoderm) 1
Verapamil (Verapamil ER) 1

Patients stopped taking Cortisone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Adalimumab (Humira) 1
Fingolimod (Gilenya) 1
Tramadol (Ultram) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Cortisone.