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DEFCORT TM 0.4 MG/30 MG TABLET

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Composition for DEFCORT TM

Tamsulosin(0.4 mg),Deflazacort(30 mg)

food interaction for DEFCORT TM

alcohol interaction for DEFCORT TM

pregnancy interaction for DEFCORT TM

lactation interaction for DEFCORT TM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Defcort tm 0.4 mg/30 mg tablet with salad and vegetable diet.
UNSAFE
Taking tamsulosin with alcohol may lower your blood pressure. This can cause dizziness or feeling like you might pass out, especially when getting up from a sitting or lying position.
UNSAFE
Defcort tm 0.4 mg/30 mg tablet 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Defcort tm 0.4 mg/30 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for DEFCORT TM

Tamsulosin(0.4 mg)

Uses

Tamsulosin is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).

How it works

Tamsulosin works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.

Common side effects

Frequent and excessive erections of penis, Back pain, Cough, Diarrhoea, Ejaculation disorder, Impotence, Insomnia, Running nose, Nasal congestion, Sleepiness, Sore throat
Deflazacort(30 mg)

Uses

Deflazacort is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders and eye disorders.

How it 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).

Common side effects

Osteoporosis, Abdominal pain, Acne, Infection, Anxiety, Insomnia, Cataract, Growth retardation, Headache, Increased hair growth, Mood changes, Weight gain

Common Dosage for DEFCORT TM 0.4 MG/30 MG TABLET

Patients taking DEFCORT TM 0.4 MG/30 MG TABLET

  • 78%
    Once A Day
  • 22%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for DEFCORT TM

No substitutes found

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  • Dr. Ashok Kumar
    MBBS, MD, Fellowship
    5
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    MBBS
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  • Dr. Naval Mendiratta
    MBBS, MD, Fellowship
    4.7
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    MBBS, MD, Fellowship
    4.6

Expert advice for DEFCORT TM

  • Take the drug 30 minutes after the same meal every day.
  • You may feel very dizzy when you first wake up. Be careful when standing or sitting up from a lying position.
  • Do not start or continue the tamsulosin tablets and consult your doctor If you are allergic to tamsulosin, soya, peanut or to any of the other ingredients of tablet/capsule.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly without consulting your doctor.
  • Tamsulosin lowers blood pressure and may cause dizziness or fainting, especially when you first start taking it, or when you start taking it again. Call your doctor if you have severe dizziness or feel like you might pass out.

Frequently asked questions for DEFCORT TM

Tamsulosin

Q.Is tamsulosin/ Flomax/ Veltam available over the counter?
No. Tamsulosin/ Flomax/ Veltam is not available over the counter. It is a prescription drug

Q.Is tamsulosin a steroid/ a diuretic?
No. Tamsulosin is not a steroid or diuretic. It is an alpha blocker

Q.Can I take tamsulosin with Cialis/ tadalafil/ finasteride/ ibuprofen/ sildenafil/ Viagra/ paracetamol/Tylenol/ Sudafed/ aspirin/, ciprofloxacin?
There are no confirmed studies about any interaction between tamsulosin and finasteride/ ibuprofen/ paracetamol/ Sudafed/ aspirin/ ciprofloxacin. However when tamsulosin is taken along with tadalafil or sildenefil the blood pressure may get lowered. Consult your doctor before use

Q.Does tamsulosin cause weight gain?
There is no confirmed evidence about tamsulosin causing weight gain. However the effect may vary with the individual taking the medicine

Q.Does tamsulosin lower prostate specific antigen?
Tamsulosin can lower the prostate specific antigen. However the effect may vary with the individual taking the medicine

Q.Does tamsulosin shrink prostate?
Tamsulosin is used to treat symptoms of enlarge prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia), however tamsulosin does not shrink the prostate

Q.Does tamsulosin contain sulfa?
Yes, tamsulosin contains sulpha (sulphur moiety, sulphonamide). Please consult your doctor prior to taking tamsulosin, if you have any allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives (sulfa allergy).

Deflazacort

Q.Is deflazacort a steroid?
Yes. Deflazacort is a steroid

Q.Is deflazacort the better than prednisolone?
Both deflazacort and prednisolone are steroid drugs, equally effective in the treatment of various inflammations

Q.Is deflazacort FDA approved?
It is not approved by the USFDA

Q.What is deflazacort and what is it used for?
Deflazacort is a steroid medication used to treat various inflammation related diseases in the body

Q.How does deflazacort work?
Deflazacort being a steroid, it increases the levels of steroids in the body. These steroids reduce the production of substances which cause inflammation in the body.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)