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Tixocortol is part of a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. Corticosteroids, or steroids, are synthetic drugs that are modeled after the naturally occurring hormone cortisol, which is produced in the adrenal glands located above the kidneys. Corticosteroids are used to reduce inflammation, pain, itchiness, and other effects mediated by the immune system response.
Tixocortol is mainly indicated to treat the following conditions:
Tixocortol is available as a nasal suspension. Clean and dry the inside of your nose with a tissue before using this medication. Remove the cap of the spray bottle and insert the nozzle into your nostril and spray the solution. Repeat in the other nostril and recap the bottle.
Do not share this medication with anyone, even if they have been diagnosed with rhinitis or have similar symptoms as you.
This drug should be stored at room temperature (<30°C) and be protected from light and moisture. Always check the label before using this product. For safety, keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Do not use if the printed expiration date has passed, the product seal has been broken, or the product has changed in color, odor, or consistency.
Do not dispose of this product by pouring it down the drain, toilet, or into the environment. Ask your pharmacist regarding the proper way and location of disposal.
Before using this medication, inform your doctor if:
This drug is a pregnancy category C drug. There is insufficient evidence from human studies that shows it can cause fetal harm when taken during pregnancy. This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus, as determined by your doctor.
As a nasal suspension, this drug is not likely to pass in breast milk. This drug should be used while breastfeeding only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the child, as determined by your doctor.
All drugs have the potential to elicit side effects even with normal use. Many side effects are route and dose-related and will likely resolve when it is adjusted or at the end of therapy.
Potential side effects while using this drug include:
You may experience some, none, or other side effects not mentioned above. If you have any concerns about a side effect or it becomes bothersome, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This drug may interact with other medications. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and inform your doctor and pharmacist.
If you experience an adverse drug interaction stop taking this drug. Inform your doctor immediately to reevaluate your treatment plan. Your dose may need to be adjusted, substituted with another drug, or discontinue using the drug.
There are no known food or alcohol interactions with tixocortol.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding food-drug interactions.
This drug should be taken with caution if you have any of the following conditions or risk factors:
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding specific health conditions.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist before using tixocortol.
For treating rhinitis
This drug is not recommended for use in children and the recommended dose has not been established. Consult a doctor or pharmacist for alternatives and more information.
This drug is available in the following brands, dosage forms, and strengths:
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
If you miss a dose of this drug, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Tixocortol, https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/tixocortol, Accessed Sept 9, 2020
Pivalone, http://labeling.pfizer.com/ShowLabeling.aspx?id=12277, Accessed Sept 9, 2020