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Nestacort 6 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Nestacort Tablet

Nestacort 6 mg Tablet is a steroid. It is used for treatment of various diseases and conditions such as severe allergic reactions, asthma, and arthritis. It works by inhibiting the release of substances that cause inflammation or by changing how the immune system works.

Nestacort 6 mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. Take it at the same times of each day to get the most benefit of the medicine. Do not stop taking this medicine without speaking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms. Taking Nestacort 6 mg 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. If you are taking Nestacort 6 mg Tablet for a long term, you may need frequent medical tests to check for your vision and bone mineral density.

Nestacort Tablet side effects

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

How to use Nestacort 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. Nestacort 6 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Nestacort 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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Nestacort Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Nestacort 6 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nestacort 6 mg 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nestacort 6 mg 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
Nestacort 6 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nestacort 6 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Nestacort 6 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Nestacort 6 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nestacort 6 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Nestacort 6 mg Tablet in these patients.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Nestacort 6 mg Tablet
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Expert Advice

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

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Nestacort with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Excrete
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Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
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Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
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Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Canzit
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Nestacort

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What is the cause of increase level of IgE
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
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.
Hi sir/Madam, my son completed 4 months on March 10th ( born on November 10, 2016). Some times I see that his eyes are not in co ordination with eachothet. I have attached a pic that I took yesterday for your reference. Last time ( he was 3 months old) when I met pediatrician he told it's normal till 4 or 5 months in kids. I wanted to check if this is normal and how long will it take to be like us. Or should I check with an eye specialist ? Pls help.
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, generally the accommodation and focussing of eyes happen by 5 months of age. If you notice any problem, please take an opinion of ophthalmologist to rule out congenital eye disorders.
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FAQs

Q. Is Nestacort a steroid?

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

Q. What is Nestacort used for?

Nestacort 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 Nestacort work?

Nestacort 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 Nestacort better than prednisone?

Clinical studies have shown that Nestacort 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 Nestacort a painkiller?

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

Q. Can I take Nestacort with Tamsulosin?

Yes, Nestacort 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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