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Defza 6 MG Tablet

Defza 6 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Wallace Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Deflazacort
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Defza 6 MG Tablet 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 Defza 6 MG Tablet.

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 Defza 6 MG Tablet-

  • 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 Defza 6 MG Tablet 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.

Defza 6 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis which is a joint disorder. It works by inhibiting the chemical substances that cause inflammation.
Defza 6 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of asthma. It works by inhibiting the chemical substances that cause inflammation.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Defza 6 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which is a genetic disorder that can cause muscle weakness.
Avoid if you have a known allergy to Defza 6 MG Tablet
In addition to its intended effect, Defza 6 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Weight gain Minor Common
Headache Minor Less Common
Vertigo Minor Less Common
Depressed mood Minor Less Common
Nausea Minor Less Common
Acne Minor Less Common
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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Defza 6 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
Wockhardt Ltd
Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Alembic Ltd
Neon Laboratories Ltd
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.
India
United States
Japan
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 Moderate
Defza 6 MG Tablet 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 Moderate
The desired effect of Defza 6 MG Tablet 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 Moderate
The concentration of Defza 6 MG Tablet 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 Moderate
The desired effect of anti-diabetic agents will not be achieved if taken with Defza 6 MG Tablet. 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 Moderate
The desired effect of Defza 6 MG Tablet 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.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hi my uric acid level is 9.4. I am having swelling n pain in my toe and foot. Doctor prescribed me Zyloric, Defza 6, nucoxia tablets. But still its not cured from 15 days. My age is 27.

MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Hi my uric acid level is 9.4. I am having swelling n pain in my toe and foot. Doctor prescribed me Zyloric, Defza 6, ...
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I am 32 years old man having Psoriatic arthritis having 5.5 lakh platelet count is any problem with me doctor given me nucoxia 90 mg, defza 6 mg, sazo 1 gm please suggest me what to do.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Psoriasis is an auto immune disease and we can control it but not cure it fully and if it has lead to arthritis than you will have to take medication but also contact a Rheumatologist for further guidance.

My mother was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis 19 years back, all her test results are normal, just that lefumide or lefra has stopped helping in easing the pain, but steroids like Defza 6 or Dezacore help. Her doctor has asked her to start using biologics. I have done my research, and the side effects I've come to know of are alarming, more so, biologics are too expensive. Isn't there any other alternative? She is 46 years old.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
My mother was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis 19 years back, all her test results are normal, just that lefumide ...
Biologics are very good drugs, if used judiciously and has changed the way RA can be treated. You can technically use leflunomide, methotrexate etc, but many times they are intolerable. RA is a disease which makes you miserable, which is sometimes more worse than cancer which either kills or gets cured (I have put it simply and morbidly but unfortunately people will spend anything for cancer even if they are dying, but will see side effects of biologics and not use them, hence the comparison). Yes, biologics are expensive. But they have been used safely in may patients for more than 30 years now. There is no guarantee that your mother will respond to that, but at least that is an option to consider. Don't fear side effects, you should not be using steroids like defza also then. Defza will make her feel a bit better though even if she has a lot of damaged joints, if things are not controlled joints will further get damaged, and it will only worsen things. Also, the more uncontrolled RA is, it can affect internal organs and be life-threatening, You have to think all of this before thinking that biologics have side effects. The side effects of biologics are far lesser than RA disease itself. They are standard of care in most developed countries for a reason. A good rheumatologist should be able to address your concerns including cost considerations, buts sometimes there are so far and few in between, so they always find it difficult to counsel well in a busy clinic. But I hope I have been helpful. Best wishes Regards.

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