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Defagem 6 mg/5ml Suspension


Overview

Uses of Defagem Suspension

Defagem 6 mg/5ml Suspension is used in the treatment of severe allergic reactions, allergic conditions, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders and eye disorders.

Defagem Suspension side effects

Common
  • Increased appetite
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Facial swelling
  • Abnormal hair growth
  • Cushingoid syndrome
  • Cough

How to use Defagem Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Defagem 6 mg/5ml Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Defagem 6 mg/5ml Suspension with salad and vegetable diet.

How Defagem Suspension works

Deflazacort is a corticosteroid drug. It increases the level of glucocorticoid in the body and works by decreasing the formation of substances that cause inflammation and suppresses immunity to stops self damage to body by immune system (auto-immune reactions occurring in organ transplants or cancer).
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Defagem Suspension related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Defagem 6 mg/5ml Suspension may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Defagem 6 mg/5ml Suspension is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Defagem 6 mg/5ml Suspension does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Defagem 6 mg/5ml Suspension is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Defagem 6 mg/5ml Suspension is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
Liver
Defagem 6 mg/5ml Suspension should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Defagem 6 mg/5ml Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Defagem 6 mg/5ml Suspension in these patients.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Defagem 6 mg/5ml Suspension
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Expert Advice

  • Defagem 6 mg/5ml Suspension helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Defagem 6 mg/5ml Suspension can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Defagem 6 mg/5ml Suspension. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Defagem 6 mg/5ml Suspension suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Defagem with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Mgmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Defagem

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Hi sir/Madam, my son completed 4 months on March 10th ( born on November 10, 2016). Some times I see that his eyes are not in co ordination with eachothet. I have attached a pic that I took yesterday for your reference. Last time ( he was 3 months old) when I met pediatrician he told it's normal till 4 or 5 months in kids. I wanted to check if this is normal and how long will it take to be like us. Or should I check with an eye specialist ? Pls help.
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, generally the accommodation and focussing of eyes happen by 5 months of age. If you notice any problem, please take an opinion of ophthalmologist to rule out congenital eye disorders.
Sir i caused with asthma .tell mi any chanses of lung cancerAnd my body weight not increase or decrease what should i do . ?Now i am taking AEROCORT rotacaps when needed .And sir I'm allergic with dust .
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
Poorly controlled asthma can cause multiple problems Please revisit a doctor nearby for asthma control and avoid allergies
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FAQs

Q. Is Defagem a steroid?

Yes, Defagem is a steroid medicine also known as glucocorticoids which occur naturally in the body and help to maintain health and wellbeing.

Q. What is Defagem used for?

Defagem has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant properties and is used for treating many conditions like allergy diseases, anaphylaxis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory skin diseases, autoimmune diseases (these diseases happen when your body’s immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage), and suppress the immune system in transplant patients.

Q. How does Defagem work?

Defagem is a steroid medicine also known as glucocorticoids which occur naturally in the body. Taking steroids from outside will help in treating many illnesses involving inflammation by reducing the inflammation. Also, it stops the reactions known as autoimmune reactions which occur when your body's immune system attack the body itself and cause damage.

Q. Is Defagem better than prednisone?

Clinical studies have shown that Defagem has a similar potency to prednisone and is better tolerated when used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions. However, consult your doctor for the right treatment of your condition with either of these medicines.

Q. Is Defagem a painkiller?

Defagem is not a painkiller. It belongs to the class of medicines known as steroids.

Q. Can I take Defagem with Tamsulosin?

Yes, Defagem can be taken with Tamsulosin. No harmful effects or any other interactions have been reported when they are used together.

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
80-82 LSC, DDA Market, 3rd Floor, J-Block, Vikas Puri, Delhi-18
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