Delsone Syrup

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Your Child’s Medicine At a Glance

Delsone Syrup belongs to a class of medicines called steroids. It helps treat certain types of allergies, inflammatory conditions, autoimmune disorders, hormonal disorders, and even cancer in children. It is also the treatment of choice after organ transplantation and for Nephrotic syndrome in children.

Give Delsone Syrup to your child with food. The usually prescribed frequency is once daily, preferably in the morning after breakfast. The dose of this medication will depend on your child’s clinical condition, body weight, age, and treatment response. Use Delsone Syrup only for the recommended duration of time. Do not prolong its use, more than recommended as that may lead to increased side effects. Also, do not stop giving this medicine suddenly. Sudden withdrawal may affect the ongoing treatment and the child may exhibit withdrawal symptoms such as dizziness, vomiting, and thirst. The dose needs to be gradually reduced before stopping it completely. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking Delsone Syrup, let the child calm down, and then give the same dose again.

The most common side effects associated with the use of Delsone Syrup include increased appetite, weight gain, increased blood pressure, and behavioral and mood changes. Many of these usually go away once the treatment is stopped. However, in case these persist or start bothering your child, consult your child’s doctor without any delay. Taking Delsone Syrup can also make it harder for your child to fight off infections. Tell the doctor if your child shows any signs of infection such as fever or sore throat.

Never practice self-medication, always consult your child’s doctor for advice. Your child’s doctor must be aware of your child’s entire medical history, including any previous episode of allergy, heart problem, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. Having an insight into your child’s overall health will help. This will guide the doctor in planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Delsone Syrup in Children

  • Treatment of Inflammatory conditions
  • Treatment of Autoimmune conditions
  • Treatment of Cancer
  • Treatment of Nephrotic syndrome

Benefits of Delsone Syrup for your child

In Treatment of Inflammatory conditions

Delsone Syrup helps in the treatment of a wide variety of inflammatory conditions such as asthma, severe allergic reactions, juvenile arthritis, uveitis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. Delsone Syrup works by inhibiting the secretion of chemicals that cause inflammation like prostaglandins and leukotrienes.

In Treatment of Autoimmune conditions

Delsone Syrup has been found useful in organ transplantation and in treating several autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, connective tissue disease, skin disorders, nephrotic syndrome, acute interstitial nephritis, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

Delsone Syrup stops the release of chemical messengers (interleukins) that are required for the multiplication of white blood cells (WBC) in the body. By doing so, it suppresses the body’s immune system and disables it from acting against the body’s organ systems. This helps in reducing symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching, and other allergic-type reactions. It is important to know that this medicine may weaken your child’s immune system, so you should keep your child away from other people who are ill or have infections.

In Treatment of Cancer

Delsone Syrup helps in the treatment of a variety of cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. When given to children, it helps in expediting the system of damaging the cancer cells (apoptosis). It also stops the cancer cells from multiplying. 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 Treatment of Nephrotic syndrome

The nephrotic syndrome affects the kidneys causing them to leak out large amounts of proteins through urine. This leads to a range of problems such as swelling of body tissues, and increased susceptibility to infections. Delsone Syrup suppresses the immune system and reduces inflammation and swelling. It also helps to restore normal kidney function and prevents further damage to the kidneys.

Side effects of Delsone Syrup in Children

Delsone Syrup does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Delsone

  • Increased risk of infection
  • High blood pressure
  • Irritability
  • Weight gain
  • Increased appetite
  • Easy bruise
  • Muscle weakness
  • Growth retardation
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Cough
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Abnormal hair growth
  • Obesity

How can I give Delsone Syrup to my child?

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. Delsone Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Delsone Syrup works

Delsone Syrup is a steroid medicine. It decreases the formation of chemical substances like prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and interleukins which are considered responsible for inflammation, and allergy. It also suppresses the immune system and stops the immune mechanisms from causing any self-damage to the body.

Safety Advice

Delsone Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Delsone Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Consult your child’s doctor in case of any doubt before giving this medicine to your child.
Delsone Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Delsone Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Consult your child’s doctor in case of any doubt before giving this medicine to your child.

What if I forget to give Delsone Syrup to my child?

Do not panic. Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, give the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Skip the missed dose if it is almost the time for the next dose. Do not give a double dose to catch up and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.

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Quick Tips

  • Prefer giving Delsone Syrup with food as an empty stomach can trigger acidity and gastric reflux.
  • Do not give this medicine more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Your child may be more likely to get new infections. Also, in some cases, old infections may become active. Tell your child’s doctor if you see any signs of an infection such as fever, cough, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • Delay vaccination while your child is taking Delsone Syrup as it may not work well. As soon as your child feels better, the vaccine can be given after consulting a doctor.
  • Do not stop the medicine abruptly. Seek the doctor’s guidance to taper the dose gradually as sudden withdrawal may result in a steroid withdrawal syndrome.
  • Always check with your child's doctor before giving any other medications, including those that don't need a prescription (over-the-counter medicines).

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
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Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

Nephrotic syndrome since December 2009
Dr. Vikas Sharma
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nephrotic syndrome protein in urine
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Hi Kindly consult to your nearest Ayurvedic doctor Need to take proper treatment
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Q. Is Delsone Syrup a steroid?

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

Q. Are there any serious side effects while my child is on Delsone Syrup?

We use medicines to make our children better, but sometimes they may cause some unwanted side effects. However, the occurrence of side effects in the case of short-term use is not commonly observed. Side effects are more likely to appear in case of high dose, increased dose, or any long-term use. The doctor will use the lowest possible dose for as little time as possible to avoid side effects.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Delsone Syrup?

Delsone Syrup can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Inform your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Delsone Syrup. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Delsone Syrup?

It is advised not to get your child vaccinated while they are on treatment with Delsone Syrup. Let your child recover from the ongoing illness and finish the complete course of the medicine. As soon as a child feels better, even if he or she is on antibiotics, the vaccine can be given after consulting the doctor.

Q. In what conditions should I avoid giving Delsone Syrup to my child?

Avoid giving Delsone Syrup if your child is suffering from conditions like cardiac disease or congestive heart failure (except in the presence of active rheumatic carditis), hypertension, thromboembolic disorders, or diabetes mellitus. Delsone Syrup should also be avoided if your child has a family history of active TB, active herpes infection, osteoporosis, myasthenia gravis, or renal insufficiency.

Q. How can I store Delsone Syrup at home?

Keep the medicine in a cool dry place out of the reach of children and pets. This will help avoid any accidental intake.

Q. Can Delsone Syrup cause any behavioral problems?

One of the potential side effects of corticosteroid medicine is mood change, such as irritability which can lead to difficult behavior in some children. When used for the short term, it can increase blood pressure and blood sugar levels, causing some children to become hyperactive. For this reason, it is always recommended to give Delsone Syrup in the morning, so there is less impact on sleep.

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