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Defcort Tm Tablet

By MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS
10 Tablet(s) in Strip

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Tamsulosin(0.4 Mg) + Deflazacort(30.0 Mg)
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DRUGS FOR RENAL CALCULI

Medical Description

Defcort Tm Tablet is used for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). In a few older men, the enlargement of the prostate occurs, leading to difficulty in urination. It is a combination o...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
    Quick Summary
uses

Uses of Defcort Tm Tablet

Defcort Tm Tablet is used for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
contraindications

Contraindications of Defcort Tm Tablet

  • If you are allergic to Tamsulosin and Deflazacort or any of the ingredient of this medicine.
  • If you have any liver problem.
  • If you suddenly feel dizzy or light-headed when you sit up or stand up.
  • If you have any infection in the body.
  • If you have recently taken any vaccine.
sideEffects

Side effects of Defcort Tm Tablet

  • Dry mouth
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulties in ejaculation
  • Breast tenderness breast enlargement
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Defcort Tm Tablet

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Defcort Tm Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Defcort Tm Tablet is not indicated for use in women.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Defcort Tm Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Defcort Tm Tablet is not indicated for use in women.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Defcort Tm Tablet?
A:
This medicine may cause dizziness, thus do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you are on treatment with this medicine.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Defcort Tm Tablet?
A:
Chances of drowsiness increases if you take this medicine with alcohol. Hence it is recommended to avoid alcohol.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a severe liver condition, kidney problems or heart problems.
  • You or any other family have a history of mental illness.
  • You have brittle or weak bones (Osteoporosis).
  • You have an eye problem that can cause detachment of the retina and bulging of the eyes.
  • You have Glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
  • You have any problem with the thyroid gland.
  • You have digestive system problems like inflammation of the food pipe, ulcers or inflammation of the intestine.
  • You have a history of bad reactions with steroid, like muscle weakness.
  • You have any viral or fungal infection.
  • You have a history of Tuberculosis.
  • You have faced or currently have any problems related to blood vessels and clotting.
  • You have tumours of the adrenal gland.
  • You going through any symptom of mental illness or suicidal thoughts or fits.
  • You or anyone in the family having diabetes or high blood pressure.
  • You have ever fainted or felt dizzy when suddenly sitting down or standing up.
  • You are currently undergoing or have been scheduled for eye surgery.
  • The use of Tamsulosin may increase the risk of eye complications during and after the cataract and Glaucoma surgery.
  • Chances of infections increase if you are taking this medicine.
  • If you get chickenpox, measles or shingles infection during this treatment, you can become seriously ill. Your doctor may advise frequent follow-up visits to monitor the condition during treatment.
  • Children or adolescents below 18 years of age should strictly avoid using this medicine.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Defcort Tm Tablet

How Does It Work?

  • Tamsulosin reduces the tension in muscles of the prostate and urethra (which carries urine) which facilitates an easier flow of urine.
  • Deflazacort is a steroid group of medicine, it restricts certain chemicals in the body, which are responsible for inflammation. Thus, it reduces symptoms related to inflammation like pain and swelling...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Defcort Tm Tablet

  • Take this medicine as a whole with a sufficient amount of water, with or without food.
  • You should consume this medicine regularly at the same time without fail as directed by your doctor.
  • You should not take it more than what has been prescribed by your doctor.
interactions

Interactions of Defcort Tm Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Concomitant use of medicines which decreases the blood pressure and Defcort Tm Tablet may tend to produce a decrease in blood pressure, dizziness or lightheadedness.
  • Concomitant use of medicines like Ketoconazole (used for fungal infection), Erythromycin (antibiotic), Cimetidine (used for acidity), Ritonavir, Indinavir (used for HIV infection) may interfere with t...
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  • Warfarin (used to prevent blood clotting) can speed up the removal of Tamsulosin, one of the components of this medicine and thus may decrease the effectiveness of this medicine when used together.
  • Use of medicines such as Aminoglutethimide (used in some cancer treatment), Rifampicin, Rifabutin (used for tuberculosis), Phenobarbitone, Primidone, Phenytoin, Carbamazepine (used for the treatment o...
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  • The effect of medicines for diabetes, medicine for high blood pressure, oral contraceptive medicines, medicine for heartburn and acidity, Salbutamol, Theophylline (used for asthma) is reduced when use...
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  • Inform your doctor about any of the other medicine you are consuming which includes medicine without prescription and herbal medicines as well, as these medicines may alter the effectiveness of Defcor...
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storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Defcort Tm Tablet

  • Keep Defcort Tm Tablet out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date.
  • Store below 30°C in the original package.
  • Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.
dosage

Dosage of Defcort Tm Tablet

Overdose

If you think you have consumed too much of Defcort Tm Tablet contact your doctor as soon as possible or visit the nearest hospital. Overdose of this medicine may cause severely low blood pressure dizz...
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Missed a Dose

Missing a dose of Defcort Tm Tablet may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. If you missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it's time for your next dose, skip the dose that ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How does Defcort Tm Tablet work?

A: Tamsulosin tends to reduce the tension in muscles of a gland known as the prostate gland and urethra (which carries urine), facilitating an easier flow of urine. Deflazacort belongs to the steroid group of medicine. It restricts certain chemical substances in the body, which are responsible for inflammation. Thus, it reduces symptoms related to inflammation like pain and swelling.

Q: What is the use of Defcort Tm Tablet?

A: This medicine is used to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), the enlargement of the prostate gland, leading to difficulty in urination.

Q: How long should Defcort Tm Tablet need to be taken?

A: Defcort Tm Tablet is to be taken as per your doctor's advice and should not be stopped without the consultation.

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ContainsTamsulosin(0.4 Mg),Deflazacort(30.0 Mg)
UsesBenign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Side effectsDizziness, difficulties in ejaculation, headache, nausea, vomiting
Last Updated on: 03 May 2021 | 12:23 PM (IST)
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