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Defort 6mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Defort 6mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. It is used for treatment of various diseases and conditions such as allergic conditions, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, and skin and eye disorders.

Defort 6mg Tablet works by inhibiting the release of substances that cause swelling or by changing how the immune system works. It can be taken in an empty stomach or after food. Taking the medicine regularly at the right times increases its effectiveness. It is important to keep taking the medicine regularly until your doctor tells you it is safe to stop.

Taking this medicine can cause few common side effects such as increased appetite, frequent urge to urinate, facial swelling, and abnormal hair growth. If any of these side effects bothers you, let your doctor know.

Defort 6mg Tablet can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Tell your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat. Before taking the medicine, you should let your doctor know of all the other medicines you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before taking the medicine.

Uses of Defort Tablet

Benefits of Defort Tablet

In Severe allergic reactions

Defort 6mg Tablet is a corticosteroid. In addition to the many other benefits, it can be used in the treatment of severe allergic reactions. This medicine works by reducing the inflammation associated with allergies. It is a highly effective medicine. Take it in the exact dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor to get most benefit from it.

In Allergic conditions

Defort 6mg Tablet prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It can be used to treat a great many different inflammatory and allergic conditions including arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis which affect the skin, blood, eyes, lungs, stomach, and nervous system. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions thereby reducing symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching and other allergic-type reactions.

This medicine is given orally (by mouth). You should always take it as it has been prescribed for you. Do not stop taking it without your doctor’s advice. This can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Because this medicine weakens your immune system, you should avoid being near people who are ill or have infections.

In Asthma

Defort 6mg Tablet works by reducing and preventing swelling and inflammation in your lungs. It is known as a “preventer” and is used to prevent the symptoms of asthma such as tightness in your chest, wheezing, breathlessness and coughing. This means you can carry out your daily activities more easily and more confidently. It may take a few weeks for this medicine to show full effects. This medicine will not stop an asthma attack that has already started.

In Cancer

Defort 6mg Tablet helps in the treatment for a variety of cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. It works by suppressing the immune system thereby reducing inflammation around the site of the cancer. It is used specifically to decrease swelling (edema), associated with tumors of the spine and brain. Moreover, it helps to treat or prevent allergic reactions in cancer patients. This medicine also treats nausea and vomiting associated with some chemotherapy medicines. Besides, it is also used to stimulate appetite in cancer patients with severe appetite problems, thus aiding in cancer treatment.

In Rheumatic disorder

Defort 6mg Tablet prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It can be used to treat a great many different inflammatory and allergic conditions including arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis and conditions which affect the skin, blood, eyes, lungs, stomach, and nervous system. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions thereby reducing symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching and other allergic-type reactions.

In Skin disorders

Defort 6mg Tablet prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It can be used to treat a great many different inflammatory and allergic conditions of the skin such as eczema, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions thereby reducing symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching and other allergic-type reactions.

In Eye disorders

Defort 6mg Tablet helps relieve symptoms of eye infections such as redness, swelling, itching and watering of eyes. This medicine works by decreasing the production of certain chemicals that cause inflammation of the eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. Use it as prescribed to get the most benefit. If you see no improvement even after a week, talk to your doctor.

Side effects of Defort Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Defort

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

How to use Defort Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Defort 6mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Defort Tablet 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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Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Defort 6mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Defort 6mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Defort 6mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Defort 6mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Defort 6mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Defort 6mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Defort 6mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Defort 6mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Defort 6mg Tablet in these patients.

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Quick Tips

  • Defort 6mg Tablet 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.
  • Defort 6mg Tablet 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 Defort 6mg Tablet. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Defort 6mg Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Gluco/mineralocorticoids, progestogins and derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
HORMONES

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Defort with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): M Spirin, Aspirin, Asalite
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod
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Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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What is the cause of increase level of IgE
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello , it generally increase in allergic disorders. But sometimes it may also suggest underlying serious blood disorders. Please consult a nearest pediatrician for clinical evaluation and management options. An opinion of pediatric hrmatologist may also be required.
Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
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FAQs

Q. Is Defort 6mg Tablet a steroid?

Yes, Defort 6mg Tablet is a steroid medicine also known as glucocorticoids which occur naturally in the body. These glucocorticoids help to maintain health and wellbeing. Defort 6mg Tablet increases the corticosteroids levels in the body which helps in treating various illnesses involving inflammation (redness, tenderness, heat and swelling).

Q. What is Defort 6mg Tablet used for?

Defort 6mg Tablet has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant properties. It is used for treating conditions like allergy diseases, anaphylaxis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory skin diseases and autoimmune diseases (these diseases happen when your body’s immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage). The medicine also helps transplant patients as it suppresses the immune system so that the body does not reject the organ.

Q. How does Defort 6mg Tablet work?

Defort 6mg Tablet is a steroid medicine also known as glucocorticoids which occur naturally in the body. The medicine works by reducing the inflammation which helps in treating many illnesses caused due to active inflammation. Also, it stops the reactions known as autoimmune reactions which occur when your body's immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage.

Q. Is Defort 6mg Tablet better than Prednisone?

Clinical studies have shown that Defort 6mg Tablet has a similar effect as that of prednisone. Moreover, Defort 6mg Tablet is better tolerated when used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions. However, consult your doctor for the right treatment of your condition.

Q. Is Defort 6mg Tablet a painkiller?

No, Defort 6mg Tablet is not a painkiller. It belongs to the class of medicines known as steroids.

Q. Can I take Defort 6mg Tablet with Tamsulosin?

Yes, Defort 6mg Tablet can be taken with Tamsulosin. No harmful effects or any other interactions have been reported when they are used together.

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References

  1. Deflazacort. Guildford, Surrey: Sanofi; 1994 [revised 3 May 2018]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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