25 mg may suffice, while in severe diseases doses higher than 300 mg may be required. The initial dosage should be maintained or adjusted until the patient’s response is satisfactory. If satisfactory clinical response does not occur after a reasonable period of time, discontinue Cortisone Acetate tablets and transfer the patient to other therapy.
As with any medication, there are possible side effects or risks involved. Common risks from steroid injections include pain at the injection site, bruising due to broken blood vessels, skin discolouration and aggravation of inflammation. Rarer risks include allergic reactions, infection, tendon rupture and serious injury to bones called necrosis. Long term side effects (depending on frequency and dose) include thinning of skin, easy bruising, weight gain, puffiness in the face, higher blood pressure, cataract formation, and osteoporosis (reduced bone density). Steroid injections may be given every 3-4 months but frequent injections may lead to tissue weakening at the injection site and is not recommended. Side effects do not happen in everyone and vary from person to person.
Cortisone injections are totally outdated and harmful to the area being applied. They may take some of the pain away for a little while but at a very high cost because it damages the tendons, ligaments and overall soft tissue where it is applied. Relapse of the injury occurs in most cases and makes it much harder to heal the area in the long term.
Doctors know it and can’t accept the fact that they are harming their patients by doing this or prescribe drugs to mask the pain which also harms the patient’s health and overall quality of life.