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    Information about Deflazacort

    Deflazacort uses

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

    How deflazacort 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 of deflazacort

    Increased risk of infection, Weight gain, Facial swelling, Cushing syndrome, Increased appetite, Cough, Frequent urge to urinate, Abnormal hair growth
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    Expert advice for Deflazacort

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

    Frequently asked questions for Deflazacort


    Q. Is Deflazacort a steroid?

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

    Q. What is Deflazacort used for?

    Deflazacort has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant properties. It is used for treating conditions like allergy diseases, anaphylaxis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory skin diseases and autoimmune diseases (these diseases happen when your body’s immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage). The medicine also helps transplant patients as it suppresses the immune system so that the body does not reject the organ.

    Q. How does Deflazacort work?

    Deflazacort is a steroid medicine also known as glucocorticoids which occur naturally in the body. The medicine works by reducing the inflammation which helps in treating many illnesses caused due to active inflammation. Also, it stops the reactions known as autoimmune reactions which occur when your body's immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage.

    Q. Is Deflazacort better than Prednisone?

    Clinical studies have shown that Deflazacort has a similar effect as that of prednisone. Moreover, Deflazacort is better tolerated when used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions. However, consult your doctor for the right treatment of your condition.

    Q. Is Deflazacort a painkiller?

    No, Deflazacort is not a painkiller. It belongs to the class of medicines known as steroids.

    Q. Can I take Deflazacort with Tamsulosin?

    Yes, Deflazacort can be taken with Tamsulosin. No harmful effects or any other interactions have been reported when they are used together.