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Composition FOR DEFCORT TM

Tamsulosin(0.4mg),Deflazacort(30mg)

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 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 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 tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR DEFCORT TM

Tamsulosin(0.4mg)

Uses

Tamsulosin is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph)

How it works

Tamsulosin relaxes the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland, so it becomes easy to pass urine.

Common side effects

Dizziness, Ejaculation disorder
Deflazacort(30mg)

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

Electrolyte imbalance, Headache, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Increased hair growth, Muscle disorders, Abdominal pain, Infection, Weight gain, Acne, Anxiety, Osteoporosis, Increased blood pressure, Growth retardation, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Mood changes, Behavioural changes, Cataract, Increased glucose level in blood

COMMON DOSAGE FOR DEFCORT TM TABLET

Patients taking DEFCORT TM TABLET

  • 82%
    Once A Day
  • 18%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR DEFCORT TM

No substitutes found

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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

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How does tamsulosin work?
Tamsulosin is an alpha blocker. It is used in men for the treatment of complaints of the lower urinary tract associated with an enlarged prostatic gland (benign prostatic hyperplasia) which includes difficulty in urinating (poor stream), dribbling, urgency and increased frequency of urination (many times) at night as well as during the day. It decreases the tension of the smooth muscles in the prostate and the urethra, enabling urine to pass more easily through the urethra and facilitating urination. In addition, it decreases sensations of urge.

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Can I take tamsulosin with food?
Tamsulosin should be taken half an hour after food as food may delay its absorption. It can be taken after any meal of the day but after the same meal every day.

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Does tamsulosin cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as a side effect with tamsulosin. Please consult your doctor in case you experience changes in weight while taking tamsulosin.

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Is tamsulosin available over the counter?
Tamsulosin is not an over the counter medicine. It belongs to a class of prescription medicines.

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Does tamsulosin lower prostate specific antigen (PSA)?
Lowering of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) has not been seen with tamsulosin. However, the effect may vary with the individual taking the medicine. You may need to get prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels checked at regular intervals afterward. If there are any changes in the PSA levels during therapy, consult your doctor.

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Does tamsulosin shrink prostate?
Tamsulosin is used to treat symptoms of enlarge prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia). It does not shrink the prostate. Please consult your doctor if you need treatment for a large prostate.

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Is tamsulosin an antibiotic?
Tamsulosin is not an antibiotic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Is tamsulosin a diuretic?
No, tamsulosin is not a diuretic. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Is tamsulosin an alpha blocker?
Yes, tamsulosin is an alpha blocker. It is a specific alpha1-adrenergic receptor blocker and is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Q.

Is tamsulosin a narcotic?
Tamsulosin is not a narcotic substance. t is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Is tamsulosin a blood thinner?
Tamsulosin is not a blood-thinner. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Is tamsulosin a beta blocker?
Tamsulosin is not a beta blocker. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Q.

Is tamsulosin a sulfa drug?
Tamsulosin contains sulfur molecule in its structure. Patients with a sulfa allergy should report it to the doctor prior to therapy with tamsulosin. However, allergic reaction due to the drug has only been rarely reported.

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Is tamsulosin a steroid?
Tamsulosin is not a steroid. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Is tamsulosin an anticholinergic?
Tamsulosin is not an anticholinergic medicine. It is an alpha adrenergic receptor blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Can I take tamsulosin in the morning?
Tamsulosin should be taken half an hour after food. It can be taken after any meal of the day but after the same meal every day. Consult your doctor for appropriate dosing of the drug.

Q.

Does tamsulosin help in erectile dysfunction?
Tamsulosin is not indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor if you have conditions like erectile dysfunction for the right treatment.

Q.

Does tamsulosin effect blood pressure?
Tamsulosin does not have any significant effect on blood pressure. However, it can reduce the blood pressure and is also associated with postural hypotension (fall in blood pressure when you stand suddenly). Consult your doctor if you have these symptoms during therapy as the dose of the medicine may need to be changed.

Q.

Does tamsulosin cause dry mouth?
Tamsulosin use is not known to cause dry mouth as there is very little clinical data available. However, consult your doctor if you experience any such symptom while taking the drug.

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Does tamsulosin raise blood sugar?
Tamsulosin use is not associated with a rise in blood sugar levels. If you notice any change in the blood sugar levels while taking the medication, consult your doctor.

Q.

Does tamsulosin cause hair loss?
Tamsulosin is not known to cause hair loss. If you notice excessive hair loss during the therapy, consult your doctor.

Q.

Can I take tamsulosin with tadalafil?
Both tadalafil and tamsulosin have a potential to lower blood pressure and can cause hypotension (fall in blood pressure) if given together. Consult your doctor before taking the medicines together.

Q.

Can I take tamsulosin with ibuprofen?
Tamsulosin and ibuprofen are not known to have any clinically relevant drug interactions. However, consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together as interactions can occur.

Q.

Can I take tamsulosin with finasteride?
Tamsulosin and finasteride, are not known to have any clinically relevant drug interactions. However, consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together as interactions can occur.

Q.

Can I take tamsulosin with sildenafil?
Both tamsulosin and sildenafil have a potential to lower blood pressure and can cause hypotension (fall in blood pressure) if given together. Consult your doctor before taking the medicines together.

Q.

Can I take tamsulosin with paracetamol?
Tamsulosin and paracetamol are not known to have any clinically relevant drug interactions and can be safely taken together. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.

Q.

Can I take tamsulosin with aspirin?
Tamsulosin and aspirin are not known to have any clinically relevant drug interactions. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.

Q.

Can I take tamsulosin with pseudoephedrine?
Tamsulosin and pseudoephedrine are not known to have any meaningful interactions. However, they act by opposite mechanisms and produce opposite effects and hence you should consult your doctor before taking these medicines together because one can decrease the effect of the other.

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Can I take tamsulosin with ciprofloxacin?
Tamsulosin and ciprofloxacin are not known to have any clinically relevant drug interactions. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the medicines together.

Deflazacort

Q.

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

Q.

What is deflazacort used for?
Deflazacort 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.

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How does deflazacort work?
Deflazacort 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.

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Is deflazacort safe in pregnancy?
Deflazacort can cross the placenta and has the potential to produce developmental problems in the fetus (unborn child) like other steroids. It should only be used in pregnancy if the benefits of therapy are more than the risk to the unborn child. Always consult your doctor before taking this medicine during pregnancy.

Q.

Is deflazacort approved in the United States?
Deflazacort has been approved in the United States by US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for use in a condition called Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Q.

Is deflazacort better than prednisone?
Clinical studies have shown that deflazacort 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.

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Is deflazacort a painkiller?
Deflazacort is not a painkiller. It is a steroid medicine.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)