Defcort 12mg Tablet
By MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS
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It is a steroid-containing drug.
Uses of Defcort 12mg Tab
Defcort 12mg Tab uses include treatment of autoimmune conditions like systemic lupus erythematosus, autoimmune hepatitis and sarcoidosis. In addition, it is used to treat joint and muscle diseases, allergies and asthma, blood disorders and diseases of the skin, kidney, heart, digestive system and eyes. Defcort 12mg Tab is also used for the suppression of the immune system in patients who have had organ transplantation, in order to reduce the chances of rejection.
Contraindications of Defcort 12mg Tab
- Allergy or hypersensitivity to Defcort 12mg Tab
- Recently administered with a live vaccine.
- Infection that has spread to the entire body (systemic infection) and is not under treatment.
Side effects of Defcort 12mg Tab
- Weight gain, especially in the facial area
- Increased thirst and increased frequency of urination (potential symptoms of diabetes)
- High blood pressure
- Tuberculosis, which may recur if you have had it in the past)
- Muscular weakness
- Skin problems like acne, easy bruising and stretch marks
- Susceptibility to infection
- Irregular periods
- Difficulty in swallowing and white patches inside the mouth
- Headache, fits
- Eye problems like cataract and increased pressure inside the eye (due to long-term use)
- Restricted growth in children and teenagers
- Defcort 12mg Tab side effects can also include serious mental health problems like depression, suicidal tendencies, mood changes and anxiety.
Precautions and Warnings of Defcort 12mg Tab
Can I take Defcort 12mg Tab during pregnancy?
Avoid using Defcort 12mg Tab in pregnancy because it can cross the placenta and can affect the developing baby. If you become pregnant while on the drug, do not stop the medicine abruptly on your own. Consult your doctor as soon as possible.
Can I take Defcort 12mg Tab while breastfeeding?
It is not safe to use this medicine if you are breastfeeding because it passes into human breast milk and can affect the growth of the baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed Defcort 12mg Tab?
Defcort 12mg Tab will not hamper your ability to drive. But, avoid driving if it causes dizziness or spinning of the head (vertigo).
Can I consume alcohol with Defcort 12mg Tab?
There are no known interactions with alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Take the medication regularly and make sure to not miss any dose. The intake of this medicine should never be stopped abruptly. Inform your doctor if you have a history of depression, mania, fits, diabetes, high blood pressure, eye problems, stomach ulcers or tuberculosis.
Mode of Action of Defcort 12mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Defcort 12mg Tab interferes with the release of chemicals in body. These are inflammation-inducing chemicals called steroids that are normally found in a healthy body. Hence, Defcort 12mg Tab mainly works against inflammation and allergies and controls the occurrence of autoimmune reactions (the body's own tissues are interpreted as foreign and antibodies are produced against them).
Directions for Use of Defcort 12mg Tab
Make sure to take the tablet at around the same time daily. Take the tablet as directed by the physician. Do not make any alterations in Defcort 12mg Tab dosage.
Interactions of Defcort 12mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
It is very important to let your doctor know about all the medicines you are taking. Medicines that may interact include antacids, blood pressure medicines ( bACE inhibitors, calcium-channel blockers and ?-blockers), anti-diabetics, rifampicin, acetazolamide, aspirin and barbiturates. Inform your doctor if you have taken any vaccine recently.
Interactions with food items
There is no relevant information for this drug.
Other general Interactions
There is no relevant information for this drug.
Storage and disposal of Defcort 12mg Tab
Keep the tablets out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).
Dosage of Defcort 12mg Tab
Inform your doctor immediately in case of an overdose
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose, take it when you remember. Skip the missed dose and do not take an extra dose to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What special precautions should I take before consuming Defcort 12mg Tab?
A: Before taking the tablet, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it or to or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any other medications. Also, provide your doctor with information about all the medications you are taking or planning to take.
Q: How should this medicine be taken?
A: Defcort 12mg Tab is a tablet that should be taken orally, as prescribed by the physician.
Q: What should I do in case of an adverse reaction?
A: Inform your doctor as soon as possible. He may need to change the dose. Also, inform your doctor if your symptoms worsen.
Q: What should I do if I miss a dose?
A: Take a missed dose as soon as you remember. However, do not take an extra dose of medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
Q: What else do I need to I know while taking Defcort 12mg Tab?
- Do not miss an appointment with your doctor.
- Before going for a laboratory test, tell your doctor and the laboratory personnel that you are taking Defcort 12mg Tab.
- Do not let anyone else take your medication.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 02:51 PM (IST)
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