DEFCORT 6 mg Oral Suspension 30 ml

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About

Prescription status:

Prescription required


Manufacturer Name: 

Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd


Drug classification: 

Glucocorticoids, Systemic Corticosteroid preparations


What is this used for:

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Allergic and inflammatory disorders
  • Asthma
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Juvenile chronic arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Acute interstitial nephritis
  • Rheumatic carditis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Acute and lymphatic leukemia
  • Malignant lymphoma, multiple myeloma
  • Immune suppression in transplantation


When to not take this medicine:

  • Hypersensitivity/Known Allergy to this medicine
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease


How should I take the medicine?

Take this medicine as directed by the physician. Do not take this medicine in small or larger amounts than recommended.


How this medicine works:

This medicine works by altering the way the immune system works and reduces inflammation (swelling).


Side effects 

  • Water retention (Less common)
  • Skin rash (Less common)
  • Increased Hair Growth(Less common)
  • Acne(Less common)
  • Bulging Eyes(Less common)
  • Irregular Menstrual Periods(Less common)
  • Weak Muscles(Less common)
  • Joint Pain(Less common)
  • Dizziness(Less common)
  • Increased Appetite(Less common)
  • Upset Stomach(Less common)
  • Back Pain(Less common)


Pregnancy warning: Not Assigned (Unknown)

Use of this medicine is not recommended for individuals who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant unless absolutely necessary as the safety and efficacy of this medicine is not well established. Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.


Lactation warning:

Use of this medicine is not recommended for lactating and breastfeeding mothers unless absolutely necessary. Inform your doctor about the use of this medicine. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.


Renal dose adjustments:

Care must be taken for individuals with kidney disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative on the basis of creatinine clearance values.


Hepatic dose adjustments:

Care must be taken for individuals with liver disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative.

 

Drug interactions:

  • Acarbose- Moderate 

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together it can cause irregular blood sugar levels. Inform your doctor on priority when you experience any unusual signs and symptoms. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.


  • Acetylsalicylic acid-Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together it can cause severe side effects. Inform your doctor on priority when you experience any unusual signs and symptoms. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.


  • Alprazolam- Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together it can cause severe side effects. Inform your doctor on priority when you experience any unusual signs and symptoms. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.


  • Chloramphenicol- Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together it can cause severe side effects. Inform your doctor on priority when you experience any unusual signs and symptoms. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.


  • Cholestyramine- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together it can cause severe side effects. Inform your doctor on priority when you experience any unusual signs and symptoms. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.


  • Clopidogrel- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together it can cause severe side effects. Inform your doctor on priority when you experience any unusual signs and symptoms. Appropriate dose adjustments or suitable alternatives may be considered based on your condition.


Alcohol interactions:

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while taking this medicine as it may cause interactions and lead to serious adverse effects and may worsen the health condition.


Food interactions:

N/A


Expert Advice:

  1. The use of this medicine is not recommended for individuals with kidney or liver diseases as this may cause organ failure or may cause severe health complications like coma or even death.
  2. Discuss with the doctor about the risk associated with this medicine if taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

 

Missed dose instructions:

Take this medicine as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost the for your next dose skip the dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose to make up for the missed dose.


Overdose Instructions:

Seek emergency treatment or contact your physician in case if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms during the treatment with this medicine.

 

Storage Instructions:

Store the medicine in a cool and dry place. Keep the medicine away from the reach of the children


References:

1. Drugs H. Deflazacort: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 1 October 2020]. Available from: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a617024.html

2. Calcort 6mg Tablets - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2020 [cited 1 October 2020]. Available from: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/6287/smpc#PHARMACOLOGICAL_PROPS

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Caution

Keep away from direct sunlight

Store in a dry place

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