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Cortimax Xl Bottle Of 60ml Suspension

60ml Suspension in Bottle

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Deflazacort(6.0 Mg)
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Cortimax Suspension contains Deflazacort as its active ingredient. It is a corticosteroid. Cortimax Suspension is used to treat various disease conditions such as allergies, arthritis, eyes, blood, sk...
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Uses of Cortimax Xl Bottle Of 60ml Suspension

Cortimax Suspension is used for the treatment of various diseases and conditions such as allergic conditions, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, post-transplant, blood and skin and eye disorders.

Contraindications of Cortimax Xl Bottle Of 60ml Suspension

  • If you are allergic to Deflazacort or any other ingredients of Cortimax Suspension.
  • If you are having or recently had any vaccination with a live vaccine.
  • If you have an infection.

Side effects of Cortimax Xl Bottle Of 60ml Suspension

  • Weight gain
  • Nausea
  • Increased blood glucose
  • Increased hunger
  • Increased risk of getting infections
  • Irregular periods
  • Mood changes - irritability, suicidal thoughts
  • Acne, hair growth on the face
  • Allergic reactions like itching, hives, rashes (urticaria)

Precautions and Warnings of Cortimax Xl Bottle Of 60ml Suspension



Can I take Cortimax Suspension during pregnancy?
There is limited information about the effect of Cortimax Suspension during pregnancy. Thus, it is recommended to avoid the use of this medicine unless it is prescribed by your doctor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or planning a baby.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Cortimax Suspension while breastfeeding?
Cortimax Suspension might pass into the breastmilk and can cause harm to the newborn baby. Thus, it is recommended to avoid the use of this medicine while breastfeeding. Your doctor might suggest you an alternative or ask you to monitor your baby closely.


Can I drive if I have consumed Cortimax Suspension?
Cortimax Suspension can cause dizziness or a spinning sensation in the head (vertigo). If you experience any of these side effects, caution is advised while driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Cortimax Suspension?
It is advised to avoid drinking alcohol while on Cortimax Suspension, as it may worsen the side effects and lead to health consequences.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of depression or mania or a family history of mental illness.
  • You have fits.
  • You have diabetes or high blood pressure.
  • You are suffering from stomach ulcers.
  • You have kidney, liver or heart diseases.
  • You have a tumour of the adrenal gland tissue (pheochromocytoma).
  • You have weak or brittle bones (osteoporosis).
  • You have muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis).
  • You have a problem with your thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).
  • You have an infection in your eye due to herpes simplex virus (Ocular herpes).
  • You ever had tuberculosis.
  • You have irregular menses.
  • Anyone in your family has chickenpox, measles and you have never had it earlier. You could be seriously affected.
  • You are going to take any vaccine.

Mode of Action of Cortimax Xl Bottle Of 60ml Suspension

How Does It Work?

  • Corticosteroids are present naturally in the body, taking extra Corticosteroids like Deflazacort helps to treat various diseases involving inflammation.
  • Deflazacort controls inflammation and helps in reducing allergies and autoimmune reactions.

Directions for Use of Cortimax Xl Bottle Of 60ml Suspension

Swallow Cortimax Suspension as a whole with a glass of water or take this medicine as directed by your doctor. Take this medication daily at the same time.

Interactions of Cortimax Xl Bottle Of 60ml Suspension

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used to treat diabetes.
  • Medicines used to treat fits or epilepsy like Phenobarbitone, Primidone, Phenytoin, Carbamazepine, Acetazolamide
  • Caution is needed when taking it with Ciprofloxacin as it can lead to tendon damage.
  • Oral contraceptives.
  • Medicines used to treat pain (painkillers) like Aspirin.
  • Medicines used to treat some types of cancer like Aminoglutethimide.
  • Medicines used to treat fungal infections like Ketoconazole.
  • Water tablets (Diuretics) like Spironolactone, Triamterene or Amiloride.
  • Medicines used for thinning your blood like Warfarin, caution required and be watchful for bleeding.
  • Medicines used to treat tuberculosis (TB) like Rifampicin or Rifabutin.
  • Medicines used to treat indigestion and heartburn like antacids, keep a gap of at least two hours between the two doses.
  • Medicines used to treat asthma (Salbutamol and Theophylline).
  • Discuss with your doctor about any other medicines, herbal preparations and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible interactions.

Storage and disposal of Cortimax Xl Bottle Of 60ml Suspension

  • Store Cortimax Suspension at or below 25°C.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Protect it from light and moisture.

Dosage of Cortimax Xl Bottle Of 60ml Suspension


If you think you have taken too much of Cortimax Suspension, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of Cortimax Suspension, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. D...
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Nancy Dixit

B.Pharmacy, M pharmacy


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: In the past, I had a blood clot problem. Is Cortimax Suspension safe to use?

A: Before you start taking Cortimax Suspension, you need to tell your doctor if you have any problem with your blood vessels like blood clots. The doctor may change the dose or may suggest an alternate for this medicine or monitor your blood reports more closely.

Q: Can I stop taking Cortimax Xl Bottle Of 60ml Suspension on my own as I feel that I have recovered?

  • No, you must not stop taking Cortimax Suspension on your own, even if you are feeling fine.
  • Please discuss with your doctor as he/she shall decrease your dose gradually over a few weeks.
  • Stopping the treatment abruptly can lead to severe consequences like high temperature, joint pain, itching, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, diarrhoea.

Q: Is Cortimax Suspension a steroid?

A: Yes, Cortimax Suspension is a steroid, used to treat various diseases and conditions such as asthma, allergies, arthritis, blood, eye, skin and many other conditions.


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ContainsDeflazacort(6.0 Mg)
UsesAllergic condition, inflammation
Side effectsWeight gain, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, increased appetite
Last Updated on: 23 Apr 2021 | 07:31 PM (IST)
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