Defcort 12mg Tablet
Defcort 12mg Tablet

Defcort 12mg Tablet

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Deflazacort(12.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

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 inflam...
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Uses of Defcort 12 MG

Defcort 12mg tablet is used in asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and various allergic & inflammatory conditions.

Contraindications of Defcort 12 MG

  • If you are allergic to this medicine or any of the ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you are having or recently had any vaccination with a live vaccine.
  • If you have an untreated or undertreated infection.

Side effects of Defcort 12 MG

  • Blurred vision
  • Body ache
  • Weight gain
  • Nausea
  • Mood changes
  • Irritation
  • Acne, hair growth on the face
  • Allergic reactions like itching, hives, rashes (urticaria)

Precautions and Warnings of Defcort 12 MG



Can I take Defcort 12mg tablet during pregnancy?
This medicine may cause abnormalities in the fetus. However, your doctor may prescribe you this medicine if necessary after accessing benefits to the mother and child outweigh the risks.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Defcort 12mg tablet while breastfeeding?
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, as Corticosteroids pass into the breast milk and may harm your baby. Take this medicine only if it is considered to be essential.


Can I drive if I have consumed the Defcort 12mg tablet?
This medicine can cause dizziness or spinning of the head (vertigo). If you experience any of these side effects, caution is advised while driving.


Can I consume alcohol with the Defcort 12mg tablet?
No information is available on the interaction of this medicine when taken with alcohol, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.

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 any underlying medical condition like diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney, liver or heart disease, stomach ulcers, overactive thyroid, muscle weakness, weak or brittle bones or tuberculosi...
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  • You have a tumour of adrenal gland tissue (pheochromocytoma).
  • You have an infection in your eye due to the herpes simplex virus (Ocular herpes).
  • 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 Defcort 12 MG

How Does It Work?

Deflazacort works by interfering with the release of certain chemicals in your body that causes inflammation and helps in relieving inflammation and allergies. It also plays an important role by modif...
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Directions for Use of Defcort 12 MG

  • It should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, with or without food.
  • Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Defcort 12 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the defcort works or defcort itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially, if you are taking anti-diabetic medicines, anti-epileptic medicines like phenytoin, painkillers like aspirin, anti-fungal medicines like ketoconazole, blood thinners like warfarin, anti-tu...
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  • Try to keep a gap of at least two hours between defcort and antacids.
  • Also, you should inform your doctor if you have a planned surgery or vaccination scheduled.

Storage and disposal of Defcort 12 MG

  • Store the medicine below 25°C in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
  • Do not use expired or damaged medicines.

Dosage of Defcort 12 MG


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

Missed a Dose

If you have missed any dose of the Defcort 12mg tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not ta...
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Content Details


Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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.


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ContainsDeflazacort(12.0 Mg)
UsesAllergies, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis
Side effectsBlurred vision, body ache, weight gain, nausea, mood changes
Last Updated on: 29 Jun 2021 | 11:13 AM (IST)
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