Defcort 12mg tablet contains a steroid known as Deflazacort. It is used for managing various conditions associated with asthma, arthritis, other allergic and inflammatory conditions. It reduces inflammation and allergy and improves the immune system. Caution is advised in persons having gastrointestinal disorders and diabetes. You should take the Defcort 12mg tablet exactly in doses and duration as prescribed by the doctor. Also, inform your doctor of a detailed medical history of health condition including pregnancy or planning a pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding. Tell about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting this medicine....
Q: In the past, I had a blood clot problem. Is this medicine safe to use?
A: Before you start taking this medication, 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 the Defcort 12mg tablet on my own as I feel that I have recovered?
No, you must not stop taking this medicine 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.