Deflazacort 6mg

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Deflazacort is a corticosteroid used in the treatment of Inflammatory conditions, Autoimmune conditions, and cancer. It is commonly used to treat Duchene muscular dystrophy in adults and children above 2 years of age. Duchene muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive disease in which the muscles do not function properly. The medicine increases the level of glucocorticoid in the body and works by reducing the formation of substances that cause inflammation and suppresses immunity to stop self-damaging the body by the immune system usually seen in auto-immune reactions occurring in organ transplants or cancer.

Take the Deflazacort tablets as per the dosage and duration prescribed by the doctor. Do not chew, crush or break the tablets. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. To avoid an upset stomach take the Deflazacort tablets with or after having food. Some people may experience a few side effects such as nausea, chest pain, vomiting, drowsiness, headache, dizziness, skin rash, tremor, nervousness, diarrhea, and fast heartbeats. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Deflazacort or similar medicines.

Medical Benefits of Deflazacort Tablets 

Deflazacort is a synthetic corticosteroid medication that has various medical benefits in treating certain conditions. It is highly beneficial in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, including asthma, arthritis, and allergies. It is commonly used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). It raises the amount of glucocorticoid in the body.

Deflazacort tablets work by reducing the formation of inflammatory substances and suppressing immunity to prevent self-damage caused by the immune system (auto-immune reactions occurring in organ transplants, autoimmune diseases, or cancer). The range of medical benefits offered by Deflazacort tablets is mentioned below:

  • Helps reduce inflammation in the body
  • Has Immunosuppressive effects
  • Useful in the treatment of respiratory conditions
  • Used in the treatment of neurological disorders such as DMD

Side Effects of Deflazacort Tablets 

Mostly the side effects of Deflazacort Tablets are mild to temporary that do not last for a long time. The side effects are individualistic in nature as they depend on the physiological condition and response to the treatment. Immediately inform your doctor if your side effects persist or get worse with time. The range of side effects noticed on using the Deflazacort Tablets are given below:

  • Increased appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Mood changes
  • Cushingoid syndrome
  • Excessive hair growth on the face
  • Central obesity
  • Polyuria
  • Constipation
  • Irritability
  • Fever
  • Back pain
  • Erythema (skin redness)
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Nosebleeds
  • Stretch marks

Drug Interaction 

Deflazacort tablets can interact with certain medical conditions and cause adverse side effects. The drugs can also interact with certain food items and health conditions. Do not take Deflazacort tablet with the following mentioned drugs:

  • Anti-tuberculosis (anti-TB) drugs like rifampicin
  • rifabutin
  • Pain-relieving drugs like carbamazepine
  • Anti-seizure drugs like phenobarbitone, phenytoin & pyrimidine
  • Antifungals like ketoconazole

Directions For Use 

Carefully read the manual given along the tablets. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break the tablets. Follow the dosage and duration prescribed by the doctor. Take Deflazacort tablets with food to avoid an upset stomach.

Storage Instructions 

Store the Deflazacort tablets in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.

Safety Precautions 

1. Avoid consuming alcohol as it may interact with the Deflazacort and cause adverse side effects.

2. Do not stop taking Deflazacort suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

3. Do not take Deflazacort tablets without your doctor’s consultation if you are pregnant or breastfeeding your newborn.

4. Store the tablets in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.

5. Properly dispose of expired and discarded Deflazacort tablets and keep them out of reach of your children and pets.






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