What is Celestone Soluspan?
Celestone Soluspan is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Celestone Soluspan is used to treat many different inflammatory conditions such as allergic reactions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, inflammation of the joints or tendons, and problems caused by low adrenal gland hormone levels.
Celestone Soluspan may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Before receiving Celestone Soluspan, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions or allergies, all medicines you use, and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Before taking this medicine
You should not be treated with Celestone Soluspan if you are allergic to it, or if you have idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).
Celestone Soluspan can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection. Steroids can also worsen an infection you already have, or reactivate an infection you recently had. Tell your doctor about any illness or infection you have had within the past several weeks.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- heart disease, high blood pressure;
- a thyroid disorder;
- a parasite infection that causes diarrhea (such as threadworms);
- herpes infection of the eyes;
- a muscle disorder such as myasthenia gravis;
- kidney disease;
- cirrhosis or other liver disease;
- mental illness or psychosis;
- a stomach ulcer, diverticulitis, colostomy or ileostomy;
- a perforation (a hole or tear) in your stomach or your intestines;
- malaria; or
- osteoporosis or low bone mineral density (steroid medication can increase your risk of bone loss).
Tell your doctor if you have ever had tuberculosis or if anyone in your household has tuberculosis. Also tell your doctor if you have recently traveled. Tuberculosis and some fungal infections are more common in certain parts of the world, and you may have been exposed during travel.
It is not known whether Celestone Soluspan will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
It may not be safe to breastfeed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk.
How is Celestone Soluspan given?
Celestone Soluspan is injected into a muscle, joint, or lesion, or given as a shallow injection just beneath the skin. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.
Your dosage needs may change if you have any unusual stress such as a serious illness, fever or infection, or if you have surgery or a medical emergency. Tell your doctor about any such situation that affects you.
You should not stop using Celestone Soluspan suddenly. Follow your doctor’s instructions about tapering your dose.
In case of emergency, wear or carry medical identification to let others know you use steroid medicine.