Defcon 6mg Strip Of 6 Tablets
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The generic name of Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S is deflazacort. It is a steroid hormone.
Uses of Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S
Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S uses include treatment of a rare autoimmune disorder like muscular dystrophy, which is common in the age group of 5 years and young adults. It also helps treat autoimmune diseases related to skin, joints, intestines, eyes, cancer, asthma and other serious allergies.
Contraindications of Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S
- Allergy to this medication or its other components
- History of vaccination (with live vaccines) for a viral disease
- Untreated infection in the body
Side effects of Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S
- The Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S side effects are:
- Swelling on the face and neck
- Abnormal hair growth on the body, face and neck
- Weight gain
- Red rashes, dark stripes resembling stretch marks, pimples, proneness to bruising on the skin
- Discomfort and pain in the stomach, nausea, constipation
- Increased tendency to infections
- Irregular periods
- Irritability, depression, suicidal tendency
- Fever, back pain, muscular weakness, headache, epilepsy or fits
- Bleeding from the nose
- White patches inside the mouth making it difficult to swallow
- High blood pressure
- Cataract, increased pressure in the eyes, brittle bones or decrease in the bone density because of prolonged use
- Retarded or obstructed growth in children and adolescents
Precautions and Warnings of Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S
Can I take Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S during pregnancy?
No, because it retards the baby's growth and causes other birth defects like cleft palate, cleft lip etc. It also causes abnormal functioning of the adrenal gland.
Can I take this while breastfeeding?
No, because its use will harm the baby's health and growth.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
Although it does not normally affect the ability to drive a vehicle, it is better to be cautious because this medicine can cause dizziness.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
There are no reports of its interaction with alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
There should be regular monitoring for possible adverse effects of Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S like high blood pressure, brittle bones, increased blood sugar, tendency to infections, etc. Take the dose regularly as prescribed by the doctor and avoid missing the dose. Do not stop using Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S abruptly without the doctor's advice.
Mode of Action of Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S
How Does It Work?
The Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S composition interferes with the release of certain chemicals in the body which cause inflammation. It also helps prevent weakening of the body's immune system.
Directions for Use of Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S
Take it in doses prescribed by the doctor. The tablet can be swallowed whole or crushed, with or without food.
Interactions of Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S
Interactions with other medicines
This medication interacts with antacids, barbiturates, active vaccines and different medicines like aspirin, calcium channel blockers, beta blockers, rifampicin, acetazolamide.
Interactions with food items
There are reports of its interaction with grapefruit juice.
Other general Interactions
Due caution should be observed while using this medicine for the treatment of patients of diabetes, high blood pressure, blood disorders, heart problems, liver diseases, kidney problems, tuberculosis, epilepsy and muscle disorders.
Storage and disposal of Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.
Dosage of Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S
An overdose can be extremely harmful. Therefore, inform your doctor immediately.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S dosage as soon as you remember it, but avoid it if it is time for the next dose. Do not double its dose to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is it safe to use Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S in the treatment of children?
A: According to research studies, the Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S composition is safe and effective in the treatment of children above 5 years. However, there is no clinical data of studies performed in the case of children below the age of 5 years. It is always advisable to use this medicine strictly under a doctor's supervision.
Q: Can I stop taking Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S after I feel better?
A: It is not advisable to stop using this medicine suddenly as it is associated with headache, fever, vomiting, loss of appetite, peeling of the skin, joint pains etc. Doctors stop its use by gradually decreasing the dose in order to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
Q: Does this medication cause cancer?
A: Experiments show that its large doses were associated with bone cancer in rats. However there are no studies performed to observe this medicine's cancer causing effect on humans.
Q: What are the symptoms of this medicine's overdose?
A: Its over dose can cause difficulty in breathing, vomiting, fits, sudden decrease in blood pressure and unconsciousness.
Q: Does Defcon 6mg Tab 6'S effect fertility?
Q: According to scientific studies conducted on animals, it did not have any effect on the fertility in rats. There are no studies conducted on humans in this regard.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 12:00 PM (IST)
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