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Cortrik Suspension

Manufactured byZee Laboratories
ContainsDeflazacort
Description

Cortrik Suspension is mainly used in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). It may also be used for the treatment of inflammation in various conditions like asthma, arthritis, allergic conditions, skin disorders, eye disorders, etc. This medicine should be used with caution in diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, etc. Do not take this medicine in case of any known allergies or received vaccines recently.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Cortrik Suspension

  • Weight gain
  • Headache
  • Depressed mood
  • Nausea
  • Acne
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Cough

Uses of Cortrik Suspension

What is it prescribed for?

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Inflammatory conditions
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of allergy to deflazacort or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Diabetes mellitus

This medicine may increase the risk of altering blood glucose levels. Frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Altered thyroid function

This medicine may increase the risk of altering thyroid levels. Frequent monitoring of thyroid levels is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Increased risk of infection

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with latent or active infections since this medicine can suppress the immune system and worsen the patient's condition. This risk is especially higher in patients on high doses of this medicine for a prolonged period of time. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Effects on bone

This medicine will decrease the absorption of calcium and decreases bone formation. Use with caution in the elderly population with existing bone disorders. Administering this medicine to children may lead to inhibition of bone growth.

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

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

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

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

Instructions

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

Antidiabetic medicines

Atazanavir

Infliximab

Atenolol

Clarithromycin

Diltiazem

Chlorthiazide

Disease interactions

Diabetes

This medicine may increase the risk of altering blood glucose levels. Frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Gastrointestinal perforations

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in gastrointestinal perforation conditions as this medicine may worsen the condition on prolonge use. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Ocular Toxicities

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of glaucoma, or increased intraocular pressure due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Myasthenia Gravis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of myasthenia gravis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Myocardial infarction

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of myocardial infarction due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Psychosis

This medicine should be used with a known history of psychotic disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of patients for any changes in behavior or mood may be necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include dizziness, headache, swelling of hands and feet, fainting, etc.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take/Administered this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by inhibiting the chemical substances that cause inflammation and allergic reactions.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Glucocorticoids

Schedule

Schedule H

DailyMed - EMFLAZA- deflazacort tablet EMFLAZA- deflazacort suspension [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 6 March 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=c1d8a24e-96d4-4e3a-8f7e-b9c2dc060b1f

Deflazacort: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 12 February 2020]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a617024.html

Deflazacort - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 12 February 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB11921
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Information on this page was last updated on 16 Jun 2020

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