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Defcort 6 MG Oral Suspension

Manufacturer: Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
Medicine composition: Deflazacort
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: April 05, 2019

Defcort 6 MG Oral Suspension is a part of a class of drugs called corticosteroids (steroids). This type of a steroid effectively treats a number of conditions, for instance autoimmune diseases 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 Defcort 6 MG Oral Suspension.

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.

when it comes to side effects, the drug can cause excessive urination, gastric problems, confusion, disturbances in the central as well as nervous system and increases thirst. In most cases the side effects disappear with time. In case they continue to persist it is best that you seek medical advice. If you also experience other side effects after taking the drug, it is advisable to get in touch with your doctor.

The dosage should be taken as per instructions given in the prescription. In case of adults, half to 3 tablets may be prescribed for daily intake. Children are prescribed lower doses and make be advised to take the drug on alternate days.

  • rheumatoid arthritis

    Defcort 6 MG Oral Suspension helps in Rheumatoid Arthritis by blocking the chemical substances that causes inflammation.
  • asthma

    Defcort 6 MG Oral Suspension also helps in curing asthma and its related symptoms.
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Defcort 6 MG Oral Suspension treats Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder that can cause muscle weakness.
  • Allergy

    Avoid if you have a known allergy to Defcort 6 MG Oral Suspension
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine will last for a duration of 4 to 8 hours and gets excreted from the body through urine and faeces.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1.5 to 2 hours after oral dose.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

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

    This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
  • 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.
  • Overdose instructions

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

Defcort 6 MG Oral Suspension 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

    Diabetes

    Defcort 6 MG Oral Suspension may alter the blood glucose levels and decrease the effects of anti-diabetic medicines. Frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. Inform the doctor if you are taking this medicine and suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine is recommended based on the clinical condition.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

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

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Carbamazepine

    The desired effect of Defcort 6 MG Oral Suspension will not be achieved if these medicines are taken together. An alternate medicine or suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

    Ketoconazole

    The concentration of Defcort 6 MG Oral Suspension will increase if taken with Ketoconazole. Monitoring of undesired effects is necessary. An alternate medicine or suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

    Antidiabetic medicines

    The desired effect of anti-diabetic agents will not be achieved if taken with Defcort 6 MG Oral Suspension. Frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. An alternate medicine or suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

    Rifampin

    The desired effect of Defcort 6 MG Oral Suspension will not be achieved if these medicines are taken together. An alternate medicine or suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.
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