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Dezacor Suspension

Manufactured byAristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsDeflazacort
Description
Dezacor Suspension is used in the treatment of various conditions such as joint and muscle diseases, allergies, asthma, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (a genetic disorder causing muscle degradation and weakness), and autoimmune diseases (disorder due to increased immune activity in the body). This medicine works by inhibiting the release of chemical substances that are responsible for swelling and allergic reactions. Dezacor Suspension shows side effects that include headache, weight gain, cough, increased hunger, excess urination, etc. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you. Dezacor Suspension can be taken with or without food as prescribed by your doctor. Take this medicine around the same time every day so that a constant level of medicine can be maintained in your body. You should not skip or double your dose than prescribed. Continue taking this medicine until your doctor tells you to stop the medicine. Complete the whole course to see the maximum benefits. Dezacor Suspension should be avoided if you are allergic to it. Use Dezacor Suspension with caution if you have diabetes or gastrointestinal (stomach and intestine) diseases as it may worsen your condition. Your doctor may advise a dose adjustment or select another suitable medicine if necessary. This medicine lowers your body's capacity to fight off infections. Inform your doctor if you notice any sign of infection like fever, sore throat, etc. Dezacor Suspension is not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding unless prescribed by your doctor.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Dezacor Suspension

  • Weight gain
  • Headache
  • Depressed mood
  • Nausea
  • Acne
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Increased appetite
  • Increased urination frequency

Uses of Dezacor Suspension

What is it prescribed for?

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Autoimmune diseases
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    It is not known when Dezacor Suspension will start to act in your body.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    Dezacor Suspension may remain in your body for approximately 9 hours.
  • 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 for Dezacor Suspension.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Dezacor Suspension should be avoided during pregnancy. Animal studies indicate harmful effects on the developing foetus. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor to understand the benefits and risks.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    It is not known whether Dezacor Suspension passes into breastmilk. Hence, it is not recommended while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine, if you are breastfeeding. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine only if the potential benefits are more than the risks.

Allergy

Avoid taking Dezacor Suspension if you are allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Dezacor Suspension should be avoided during pregnancy. Animal studies indicate harmful effects on the developing foetus. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor to understand the benefits and risks.

Breast-feeding

It is not known whether Dezacor Suspension passes into breastmilk. Hence, it is not recommended while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine, if you are breastfeeding. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine only if the potential benefits are more than the risks.
General warnings

Altered thyroid function

The effect of Dezacor Suspension may increase if you have hypothyroidism (less thyroid hormone level). Your doctor may recommend dose adjustments based on your condition.

Increased risk of infection

Prolonged use with higher doses of Dezacor Suspension can suppress the immune system and increase the risk of infection. Inform your doctor as soon as you notice early signs of infections like fever, sore throat, pus discharge, etc.

Effects on bone

Dezacor Suspension may decrease the absorption of calcium and bone formation. Use Dezacor Suspension with caution in such conditions, especially in the elderly population with existing bone disorders. Giving Dezacor Suspension to children may hamper their growth. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

Driving or operating machines

Dezacor Suspension may cause dizziness, therefore understand how this medicine affects you before driving vehicles or operating machines.

Missed Dose

If you forget to take a dose of Dezacor Suspension, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose then skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose. If you have consumed more than the prescribed amount of Dezacor Suspension then seek immediate medical attention or consult your doctor.
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

Chlorothiazide

Infliximab

Atenolol

Clarithromycin

Diltiazem

Disease interactions

Diabetes

Dezacor Suspension may raise blood sugar levels by suppressing the action of insulin. Hence, administer this medicine with caution if you have Diabetes. Frequent monitoring of blood sugar levels and dose adjustment may be necessary while taking this medicine.

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Dezacor Suspension may cause gastrointestinal perforation (holes in the stomach lining), ulcers, and bleeding when given in high dosages or for a prolonged time. Use this medicine with caution if you have gastrointestinal (stomach and intestine) diseases. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

Ocular Toxicities

Dezacor Suspension should be used with caution if you have a history of eye problems as it can lead to glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eyes), or damage to the optic (eye) nerve resulting in impaired vision. Your doctor may suggest another suitable medicine or adjust the dose to use this medicine safely.

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a condition that causes skeletal muscle weakness and fatigue. It affects muscles under your voluntary control, including the arms and legs. Use Dezacor Suspension with caution if you have myasthenia gravis as it may decrease the muscle strength at high doses.

Myocardial infarction

If you have a known history of myocardial infarction, you should take Dezacor Suspension with caution as it may affect the functioning of your heart. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, or appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary.

Psychosis

Dezacor Suspension may show side effects such as inability to sleep, mood swings, and behavioural change. If you have psychosis (a mental disorder with disruptions to a person's thoughts), the symptoms may be aggravated. Hence, close monitoring for any change in behaviour or mood may be necessary. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any depressed mood or suicidal thoughts.
Food interactions
Avoid taking Dezacor Suspension with grapefruit juice. Grapefruit juice may increase the absorption of this medicine in your blood leading to side effects such as weight gain, high blood pressure, high blood sugar level, etc.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Dezacor Suspension with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Shake the bottle well before use. Use a measuring device to measure the dose of Dezacor Suspension. Avoid discontinuing Dezacor Suspension without talking to your doctor. Abrupt discontinuation of this medicine may cause symptoms such as loss of appetite, vomiting, upset stomach, drowsiness, confusion, headache, fever, joint and muscle pain, etc. Some vaccines may not be appropriate for you while taking Dezacor Suspension. Inform your doctor before taking any vaccines. Avoid consuming grapefruit juice and alcohol while taking this medicine as it may increase the risk of side effects. Inform any early signs of infection to your doctor as soon as you notice them.
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
Dezacor Suspension belongs to a class of medications known as steroids. It works by reducing the release of certain substances which cause swelling. It also suppresses the activity of the immune system.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Glucocorticoids

Schedule

Schedule H

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