Deflazacort is a steroid primarily used in the treatment of Duchene muscular dystrophy in adults and children above 2 years of age. DMD (Duchene Muscular Dystrophy) is an autoimmune condition, where the body’s immune system is unable to differentiate the body’s cells and foreign bodies harmful to the system leading to health conditions like Duchene muscular dystrophy, psoriasis & arthritis, etc. Deflazacort works by suppressing the response of the immune system, thereby relieving inflammatory activity and the effect of autoimmune disease. The drug makes organ transplantation viable and provides relief in autoimmune disorders like Duchene muscular dystrophy.
Deflazacort is available in the form of oral tablets and suspension dosage forms. The deflazacort tablets can be consumed before or after having a meal. Do not crush, chew or break the tablet. Swallow the tablet whole with water. Do not self-medicate the medicine and take it as per the dosage and duration prescribed by the doctor. Some people may experience side effects like nausea, chest pain, vomiting, drowsiness, headache, dizziness, skin rash, tremor, nervousness, diarrhea, and fast heartbeats. The side effects are mild to temporary and do not last very long. However, if the side effects prolong, immediately seek a doctor’s consultation. Inform your doctor beforehand if you are allergic to deflazacort or already have an infection.
Avoid taking deflazacort if you are currently suffering or have a medical history of the below-mentioned disease. The contraindications of deflazacort are given following:
Deflazacort has a low side effect profile and its user may experience a wide range of side effects. The side effects heavily depend on the medical history of the user and response to the medicine. Usually, the side effects do not last for a long time and resolve gradually. If the side effects persist or worsen with time, consult medical advice. The list of side effects is given below:
Deflazacort has anti-inflammatory properties and is a common immunosuppressant. It is used in the following health conditions:
When two or more drugs are taken together, it can lead to undesirable effects. The drugs can also interact with certain food items and beverages.
Interaction with Medicines:
Interaction with Food:
Do not consume grapefruit or its juice.
Interaction with Disease:
Deflazacort can cause common side effects such as excessive facial hair, increased weight, puffy facial appearance, skin redness, abdominal pain, constipation, irritability, abnormal behavior, fever, back pain, bruise, nausea, and nosebleeds. If any of these side effects get worsens, consult your doctor immediately.
Yes, you might experience increased thirst and need to pass water more often than usual which could be signs of diabetes. If you are already diabetic, your doctor may prescribe more of your diabetes medicine to balance the effects of Deflazacort Tablets.