Deflazacort

Description

Deflazacort is used in the treatment of various conditions like allergic joint, and muscle disorders. Use with caution in diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, and bone disorders. Do not take this medicine if you have any known allergies or received vaccine recently.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Deflazacort

  • Weight gain
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Depressed mood
  • Nausea
  • Acne

Uses of Deflazacort

What is it prescribed for?

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1.5 to 2 hours after oral dose.
  • 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.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.

Allergy

Avoid if you have a known allergy to Deflazacort
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Diabetes mellitus

This medicine may alter the blood glucose levels and can reduce the effect of anti-diabetic agents. Use with caution if you are suffering from diabetes.

Altered thyroid function

The effect of this medicine may get altered if you are suffering from impaired thyroid functioning. Suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

Increased risk of infection

This medicine may suppress the immune system and can increase the risk of infections. Monitor the development of infections. Make suitable dose adjustments or withdraw the medicine based on the severity of the infection.

Effects on bone

This medicine will decrease the absorption of calcium and decreases the 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.

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

Carbamazepine

Ketoconazole

Antidiabetic medicines

Rifampicin

Disease interactions

Diabetes

Deflazacort 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.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Deflazacort with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Inform the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects.
Miscelleneous

Food timings: Information not available

Administration time: Information not available

Sleep inducing: Information not available

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

Approved

Approved

Approved

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

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 6 March 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/20915

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Information on this page was last updated on 13 Mar 2017

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