Deflazacort 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 Deflazacort.
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. Make sure to inform your doctor about any of the below mentioned health issues before starting Deflazacort-
- if you have hypertension
- if you have had an 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 Deflazacort is safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers, it is important that your doctor knows about it.
- if you have taken any vaccinations recently
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.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
Duchenne Muscular DystrophyDeflazacort is used in the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which is a genetic disorder that can cause muscle weakness.
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 instructionsThe 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 instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Deflazacort as ingredient
Deflazacort 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
DiabetesDeflazacort 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
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
CarbamazepineThe desired effect of Deflazacort 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.
KetoconazoleThe concentration of Deflazacort 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 medicinesThe desired effect of anti-diabetic agents will not be achieved if taken with Deflazacort. Frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. An alternate medicine or suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.
RifampinThe desired effect of Deflazacort 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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