Using Cortiment to treat Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
Cortiment is an unfunded medicine, a pharmacy charge will apply.
How to take Cortiment Tablets
- Swallow the Cortiment tablet whole with a glass of water.
- Do not chew, crush or break the Cortiment tablets.
Follow all directions given to you by your Doctor or Pharmacist carefully.
If you do not understand the instructions on the packaging, ask your Doctor or Pharmacist for help.
Further information about Cortiment
For further information about this medicine please refer to the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI). The CMI contains information about what your medicine is, what it treats and how you should take it. It also provides information on possible side effects and what you should do if you experience any of them. Your Doctor and Pharmacist can provide the CMI to you or you can access it on the Medsafe website, www.medsafe.govt.nz.
Questions and Answers
Your Doctor will weigh up the risks and benefits, and assess the suitability of Cortiment, before prescribing for you.
If you have any questions about taking Cortiment ask your Doctor or Pharmacist.
If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to. Otherwise, take the missed dose as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking your medicine as you would normally.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed. If you are not sure what to do, ask your Doctor or Pharmacist.
If you have trouble remembering to take your medicine, ask your Pharmacist for some hints.
Unwanted side effects can occur with any medicine. Contact your Doctor if you experience any side effects when taking Cortiment.
Keep your Cortiment tablets in the pack until it is time to take them. If you take Cortiment out of the pack they may not keep well. Keep your Cortiment in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 30°C.
Refer to the CMI for further information.
- Cortiment CMI