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Kivicort 1mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Kivicort 1mg 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.

Kivicort 1mg 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.

Kivicort 1mg 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 Kivicort Tablet

Side effects of Kivicort Tablet

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Frequent urge to urinate
    There are some exercises that can improve bladder control and help you to hold urine for longer. Avoid foods and drinks which remove water from your body. These include alcohol, caffeine, carbonated soft drinks and chocolate and are known as “diuretic”. Some foods such as apples and citrus fruits and juices may also increase the urge to urinate. Avoid drinking near bedtime. If you are in a public place, try to make sure you know where the nearest toilets are. Ask your doctor what is the best time to take your medicine.
  • Coping with Cushing syndrome
    Speak to your doctor if you experience any symptoms. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly. Ask your doctor about gradually reducing the dose of your medicine or stopping the treatment. Look after your general health, eat well and exercise regularly. Make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet. Keep an eye on your mental health as depression can be a side effect of Cushing’s syndrome.
  • Coping with Cough
    Get plenty of rest as exhausting or stressing out yourself could aggravate your condition. You should drink plenty of fluids as it will keep your throat moist and comfortable. Try taking steam inhalation. The moisture can ease your breathing and loosen mucus. You can consider sipping warm water or tea with honey and lemon. This will keep your nose and throat from being too dry. Using an air humidifier may also help. You can also gargle with salt water several times a day. See your doctor if your symptoms last longer than 3 weeks or get worse quickly. Avoid alcohol and do not smoke as they can aggravate your conditions.

How to use Kivicort 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. Kivicort 1mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Kivicort 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 Kivicort 1mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Kivicort 1mg 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
Kivicort 1mg 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
Kivicort 1mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Kivicort 1mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Kivicort 1mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Kivicort 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Kivicort 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Kivicort 1mg Tablet in these patients.

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Quick Tips

  • Kivicort 1mg 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.
  • Kivicort 1mg 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 Kivicort 1mg Tablet. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Kivicort 1mg Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Kivicort 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
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Brand(s): M Spirin, Aspirin, Colsprin
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Brand(s): Amom, Samlodon, Amodep
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Brand(s): Hospicin B
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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 Kivicort a steroid?

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

Q. What is Kivicort used for?

Kivicort 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 Kivicort work?

Kivicort 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 Kivicort better than prednisone?

Clinical studies have shown that Kivicort 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 Kivicort a painkiller?

Kivicort is not a painkiller. It belongs to the class of medicines known as steroids.

Q. Can I take Kivicort with Tamsulosin?

Yes, Kivicort 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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