Medicine Overview of Defstead Tablet
Side Effects of Defstead are Increased appetite, Frequent urge to urinate, Facial swelling, Abnormal hair growth, Cushingoid syndrome, Cough.
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. Defstead 6 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Defstead 6 mg Tablet with salad and vegetable diet.
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).
In Depth Information on Defstead Tablet
Defstead 6 mg Tablet is used to treat a variety of conditions that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
- Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
Defstead 6 mg 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 Defstead 6 mg Tablet. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
- Do not stop taking Defstead 6 mg Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.
Defstead Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Defstead 6 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.
Defstead 6 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Defstead 6 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Defstead 6 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Defstead 6 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
Defstead 6 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Defstead 6 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Defstead 6 mg Tablet in these patients.
Frequently asked questions about Defstead Tablet
Q. Is Defstead a steroid?
Yes, Defstead is a steroid medicine also known as glucocorticoids which occur naturally in the body and help to maintain health and wellbeing.
Q. What is Defstead used for?
Defstead 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 Defstead work?
Defstead 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 Defstead better than prednisone?
Clinical studies have shown that Defstead 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 Defstead a painkiller?
Defstead is not a painkiller. It belongs to the class of medicines known as steroids.
Q. Can I take Defstead with Tamsulosin?
Yes, Defstead can be taken with Tamsulosin. No harmful effects or any other interactions have been reported when they are used together.
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Taking Defstead with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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