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What does Deflazacort treat?
Deflazacort is an anti-inflammatory medication and is prescribed to treat a range of inflammatory diseases including asthma (lung inflammation), rheumatic carditis, polymyalgia rheumatica, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile chronic arthritis, inflammatory eye and skin disorders besides inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. This is also a steroid medicine and prescribed to alleviate other inflammatory reactions such as allergies, anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) and sarcoidosis. This is also prescribed to suppress the immune system in organ transplant operations to avoid the rejection of transplanted organs. It also treats autoimmune diseases including autoimmune hemolytic anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), autoimmune hepatitis, immune thrombocytopenic purpura and polyarteritis nodosa. This is also indicated in the treatment of certain types of cancers such as acute and lymphatic leukemia, multiple myeloma and so on. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Deflazacort dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label.
Missed a dose?
Take it immediately once you remember. In case, this time falls close to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless your physician specifically directs you to do so.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Deflazacort is taken along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may increase or interfere with the effect of Deflazacort.
It may interact with:
It may also interact with antacids, diuretics, beta-agonists, antidiabetic tablets, barbiturates, coumarin anti-coagulants, oral contraceptives, tuberculosis medicines, high blood pressure medicines, salicylates, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, epilepsy medicines, estrogens and vaccines. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. Inform your doctor if you plan to take any vaccination, if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. While taking Deflazacort, stay away from people who have chickenpox, measles or shingles. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Deflazacort might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Some of the side effects could be pancreatitis, nausea, weight gain, increased appetite, muscle weakness, Cushing's syndrome, high blood pressure, water retention, high blood sugar level, bloating, indigestion, psychiatric reactions, menstrual disorders and eye problems. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Deflazacort
- Can I take Deflazacort along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Deflazacort?
- What is the dosage of Deflazacort to be consumed?
- How should I use Deflazacort?
- How will Deflazacort work on my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Deflazacort be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Deflazacort is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.