Defcort 6mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Defcort 6mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Defcort 6mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Deflazacort(6.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Defcort 6 tablet is a steroid medicine containing deflazacort as its active component. Defcort 6 tablet is used for the treatment of a serious form of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. Defcort 6 tablet...
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    Precautions and Warnings
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Uses of Defcort 6mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Asthma and rheumatoid arthritis

Contraindications of Defcort 6mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • If you are allergic to Deflazacort or any of the ingredients of Defcort 6 tablet.
  • If you are having or recently had any vaccination with live vaccine
  • If you have an infection and you are not taking any anti-infective medicine

Side effects of Defcort 6mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Nausea
  • Swelling
  • Allergy
  • Weight gain
  • Acne, hair growth on face
  • Infections
  • Irregular periods
  • Mood changes

Precautions and Warnings of Defcort 6mg Strip Of 10 Tablets



Can I take Defcort 6 Tablet during pregnancy?
Taking Defcort 6 tablet during pregnancy might lead to growth abnormalities in the foetus. However, your doctor may prescribe you this medicine if really necessary after accessing benefits to the mother and child outweigh the risks.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Defcort 6 Tablet while breastfeeding?
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, as Corticosteroids pass in breast milk and may harm your baby.


Can I drive if I have consumed Defcort 6 Tablet?
Defcort 6 Tablet can cause dizziness or spinning sensatation in the head (vertigo). If you experience any of these side effects, caution is advised while driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Defcort 6 Tablet?
No information is available on 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 family history of psychiatric disorder
  • You experience fits, have muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis) or weak or brittle bones (osteoporosis)
  • You have diabetes, high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, liver, heart or kidney disease
  • You have tumour of adrenal gland tissue (pheochromocytoma)
  • You have a problem with your thyroid gland (hypothyroidism)
  • You have an infection in your eye due to herpes simplex virus (Ocular herpes)
  • You ever had a tuberculosis
  • You menses are irregular
  • You are going to take any vaccine
  • Anyone in your family has chickenpox, measles and you have never had it earlier

Mode of Action of Defcort 6mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

How Does It Work?

Deflazacort works by interfering with the release of certain chemicals in your body which cause inflammation and helps in relieving inflammation and allergies. It also plays important role by modifyin...
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Directions for Use of Defcort 6mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Defcort 6 tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it 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 6mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Interactions with other medicines

  • Defcort 6 tablet may interact with other medicines, discuss with your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbal preparations you are taking. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have...
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  • Especially, if you are taking antidiabetic medicines, medicines for epilepsy, certain anti-infectives, blood thinners, antacids and medicines for heart-related disorders.

Interactions with food items

Taking Defcort 6 tablet with food does not affect the way this medicine works. Deflazacort may be taken with or without food.

Storage and disposal of Defcort 6mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

  • Store Defcort tablets 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.
  • Discard any unused medicine properly. Do not flush in the toilet or throw it into the drain.

Dosage of Defcort 6mg Strip Of 10 Tablets


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

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of Defcort 6 tablet, 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 do...
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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I use Defcort 6 Tablet if I have blood related disorder?

A: Before you start taking Defcort 6 Tablet, 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 6 tablet on my own as I feel that I have recovered?

A: 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, diarrhea

Q: What is the use of Defcort 6?

A: Defcort 6 is used for the treatment of severe asthma and arthritis.

Q: Is Defcort 6 and deflazacort same?

A: Yes, deflazacort is the active ingredient present in the Defcort 6 tablets.

Q: How many days can we take Defcort 6?

A: Take this medicine for as long as directed by your doctor. Do not take it for a longer time than your doctor prescribed. As it is a steroid, it may cause adverse effects on unnecessary long-term use.

Q: Is Defcort 6 a steroid?

A: Yes, Defcort 6 is a steroid used to treat various diseases and conditions such as asthma, allergies, arthritis, blood, eye, skin and many other conditions.


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ContainsDeflazacort(6.0 Mg)
UsesAsthma, rheumatoid arthritis
Side effectsNausea, swelling of hands, feet, ankles and face, acne, hair growth on face
Last Updated on: 09 Dec 2021 | 12:16 PM (IST)
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