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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

Electrolyte imbalance, Headache, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Insomnia, Increased hair growth, Muscle disorders, Abdominal pain, Infection, Weight gain, Acne, Anxiety, Osteoporosis, Increased blood pressure, Growth retardation, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Mood changes, Behavioural changes, Cataract, Increased glucose level in blood

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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



Is deflazacort a steroid?
Yes. Deflazacort is a steroid


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


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

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


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 18 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)