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Defcort 18mg Tablet

Defcort 18mg Tablet

By MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS
6 Tablet(s) in Strip
182.79*
MRP 215.05
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Defcort 18 MG Description

Defcort Tablet is a steroid that is used to treat various disease conditions such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. It contains deflazacort as an active ingredient that acts by reducing inflammati

on (swelling) and by changing the way the immune system works. Take Defcort Tablet at the same time every day as directed by your doctor and in prescribed dosage. The dose of this medicine will be decreased gradually by your doctor to allow your body to adjust before stopping the drug completely.

modeOfAction

Product Summary

Offer Price₹182.79
You Save₹32.26 (15% on MRP)
ContainsDeflazacort(18.0 Mg)
UsesAsthma, rheumatoid arthritis
Side effectsHeadache, weight gain, nausea, indigestion, irregular periods
TherapySTEROID
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uses

Uses of Defcort 18 MG

Defcort Tablet is used in the treatment and management of various diseases and conditions such as allergic conditions, asthma and rheumatic disorder (like rheumatoid arthritis).
contraindications

Contraindications of Defcort 18 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 live vaccine.
  • If you have an infection that is not being treated.
sideEffects

Side effects of Defcort 18 MG

  • Headache
  • Weight gain especially around face
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Irregular periods
  • Muscle weakness
  • Acne, hair growth on face
  • Mood changes
  • Stretch marks on skin
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Defcort 18 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

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

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Defcort Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Defcort Tablet pass into the breastmilk. 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.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Defcort Tablet?
A:
The medicine is likely to affect your ability to drive. However, do not drive until you know how the medicine affects you. Caution is advised while driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Defcort Tablet?
A:
No information is available on interaction of this medicine when taken with alcohol, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a family history or have any underlying medical condition such as liver or kidney diseases, peptic ulcers, fits, hypertension, diabetes, weak or brittle bones (osteoporosis), brain-related di...
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  • You had or have depression, psychosis or any psychiatric illnesses.
  • You ever had tuberculosis.
  • You have any kind of heart diseases. In such condition restricted salt diet and potassium supplements are suggested.
  • You have tumour of adrenal gland tissue (pheochromocytoma).
  • You have a problem with your thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), it may required dose adjustment.
  • You have an infection in your eye due to herpes simplex virus (Ocular herpes).
  • Anyone in your family has chickenpox, measles and you have never had it earlier. You should avoid contact and inform your doctor.
  • You are going to take any vaccine.
  • Do not stop taking the medicine abruptly.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Defcort 18 MG

How Does It Work?

Corticosteroids are present naturally in the body, taking extra corticosteroid like Deflazacort helps to treat various diseases involving inflammation. Deflazacort controls inflammation and helps in r...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Defcort 18 MG

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

Interactions of Defcort 18 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can interfere with the action of Defcort Tablet, if taken at the same time.
  • Always inform your doctor about all the medicine you are taking, that includes all prescribed or non-prescribed herbal medicines, dietary supplements as well as other treatment if you are taking for a...
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  • In particular, if you are taking medicines for diabetes, hypertension, asthma, fungal infection, or any viral infection etc.
  • Other medicines that should be used with caution are water pills, antacids, painkillers, immunosuppressants like ciclosporin, blood thinners like warfarin, anti-tuberculosis medicines like rifampicin ...
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  • Keep a gap of at least two hours between the antacids and Defcort Tablet.
  • Also, you should inform your doctor if you have a planned surgery or vaccination scheduled.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Defcort 18 MG

Store this medicine below 25°C and keep it out of the reach of children.
dosage

Dosage of Defcort 18 MG

Overdose

If you think you have taken too much of this medicine and experience any unusual symptoms, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of medicine, 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. Do not take a double dos...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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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 Defcort 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 fever, joint and muscle pain, itching etc.
Product Details
Brand
DEFCORT
Expires on or After
27/02/2025
Last Updated on: 16 May 2022 | 12:43 PM (IST)
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