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Deflazacort

INFORMATION

Uses

Deflazacort is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders and eye disorders.

How it 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).

Common side effects

Osteoporosis, Abdominal pain, Acne, Infection, Anxiety, Insomnia, Cataract, Growth retardation, Headache, Increased hair growth, Mood changes, Weight gain

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Expert advice

  • Do not take the medicine if  you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
  • Inform your doctor before taking this medicine If  you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
  • Stay away from people who are sick to prevent chances of infection as your immune system will be weak while taking this drug.

Frequently asked questions

Deflazacort

Q.Is deflazacort a steroid?
Yes. Deflazacort is a steroid

Q.Is deflazacort the better than prednisolone?
Both deflazacort and prednisolone are steroid drugs, equally effective in the treatment of various inflammations

Q.Is deflazacort FDA approved?
It is not approved by the USFDA

Q.What is deflazacort and what is it used for?
Deflazacort is a steroid medication used to treat various inflammation related diseases in the body

Q.How does deflazacort work?
Deflazacort being a steroid, it increases the levels of steroids in the body. These steroids reduce the production of substances which cause inflammation in the body.


Content on this page was last updated on 20 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)