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Defcort 12 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
Medicine composition: Deflazacort
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: July 31, 2019

Defcort is a part of a class of drugs called corticosteroids (steroids). This type of a steroid helps in treating a number of conditions like sarcoidosis and autoimmune hepatitis, joint as well as muscle conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and some allergies. A few cancers are also treated with this medication.

The drug restricts the release of some chemicals in the body that result in inflammation, thus controlling or treating the above mentioned health conditions. A few precautions need to be taken before starting a course of this drug. Make sure that you inform your doctor about your medical history, including details about allergies and any health problems that you have. Inform your doctor about any of the below mentioned health issues before starting this tablet-

  • If you have hypertension.
  • If you have had heart attack before or are suffering from a heart problem.
  • If you are experiencing liver problems .
  • If you are suffering from diabetes or glaucoma.
  • If you are expecting or nursing a baby. Although this medication is safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers, it is important that your doctor knows about it.

This medication helps in treating the following problems in the human body:

Side effects of this medication which can be seen in a patient are:

  • Weight Gain

  • Headache

  • Vertigo

  • Depressed Mood

  • Nausea

  • Acne

  • Frequent Urge To Urinate

  • Facial Swelling

  • Abnormal Hair Growth

  • Cushing's Syndrome

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    This medicine has an impact upto 4 to 8 hours of its consumption as it discharge through urine and faeces.
  • What is the onset of action?

    Effect of this medicine can be observed after 1.5 to 2 hours of its oral consumption.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not considerable for pregnant women as it can have inadequate effect on the patient.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women are not adequate to use this medication.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Defcort 12 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

This tablet belongs to glucocorticoids. It works by acting on glucocorticoid receptor and inhibits the chemical substances that cause inflammation and allergic reaction

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease


    This medication interacts with Diabetes.
  • Interaction with Alcohol


    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    This medication interacts with Ketoconazole, Antidiabetic medicines, Rifampicin and others.
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About Defcort 12 MG Tablet
What are the uses of Defcort 12 MG Tablet
What are the contraindications of Defcort 12 MG Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Defcort 12 MG Tablet ?
Key highlights of Defcort 12 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Defcort 12 MG Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Defcort 12 MG Tablet ?