Deflazacort 6mg Tablet



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Deflazacort 6mg tablets are medicines that consist of the active ingredient deflazacort. Deflazacort is a synthetic glucocorticoid, which means it has similar properties to the natural hormone cortisol produced by the adrenal glands.

The tablets are usually round or oval-shaped and come in a variety of colors depending on the manufacturer. They are film-coated to make them easier to swallow and may have markings or imprints for identification purposes.

Each tablet consists of 6 milligrams (mg) of deflazacort as the active ingredient. The amount of deflazacort in each tablet is a standardized dose that allows for consistent administration.

Deflazacort belongs to a class of medications called corticosteroids or glucocorticoids. It has anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, and anti-allergic properties. It works by reducing inflammation in the body, suppressing the immune system, and modifying the body’s response to certain conditions.

How to use Deflazacort 6mg tablets

 An individual must adhere to the following instructions and those are:

  • You can take Deflazacort tablets by mouth with or without food, as told by a doctor.
  • Take the tablets with water without breaking or chewing them.
  • The amount of Deflazacort tablets you need to take will be based on what medical condition you have and how well you respond to the treatment.
  • It is necessary to continue taking Deflazacort tablets and not abruptly stop, because this may lead to withdrawal symptoms. You should stop taking the medication slowly, following the instructions given by a doctor, over a certain amount of time.
  • It is a good idea to stick to the schedule of doses and take the medication at the same time every day to keep the right amount of medication in the blood.
  • If you skip a dose, take it as soon as you can, unless it’s almost time to take the next dose. In this situation, if you miss a dose of your medication, just skip it and continue taking it as usual according to your normal schedule.
  • If a person has any problems or questions about using Deflazacort tablets, they should talk to a doctor or nurse.

Benefits of Deflazacort 6mg tablets

Deflazacort is a type of medicine that can have many good effects when taken as instructed by a healthcare provider. Below are some commonly known advantages of taking Deflazacort 6mg tablets:

Anti-inflammatory properties: This can be useful in controlling swelling and pain in conditions like arthritis, lupus, asthma, and allergies.

Deflazacort can weaken the immune system. This can be helpful in some cases, like when it stops the rejection of organs that are transplanted or treats autoimmune diseases where the immune system attacks the body’s tissues by mistake.

Treatment of allergic reactions: Deflazacort can assist in reducing symptoms related to allergic reactions, such as skin rashes, itchiness, and swelling.

Asthma management: It can help stop asthma from getting worse and reduce the need for emergency medications.

Managing autoimmune diseases: Deflazacort can help treat conditions like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), multiple sclerosis (MS), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Side Effects of Deflazacort 6mg tablets

Like any other medication, Deflazacort tablets also have side effects. Some common side effects associated with it are:

  • Increased appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Fluid retention
  • Mood changes
  • Insomnia
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Increased susceptibility to infections
  • Osteoporosis
  • Adrenal suppression 
  • Eye problems

Precautions of Deflazacort 6mg tablets

  • Deflazacort might make it easier for you to catch infections. You should stay away from people who have infections like chickenpox or measles.
  • People who have had stomach ulcers or bleeding in their stomach and gut before need to be careful when using Deflazacort because it could make these conditions happen again or make them worse.
  • Deflazacort can affect how other medicines, vitamins, or supplements work. Patients need to tell their doctor about all the medicines, vitamins, and supplements they are taking before they start using Deflazacort.
  • Patients should tell their doctor if they have ever had problems with their adrenal glands, high blood pressure, heart disease, liver or kidney disease, or bone weakness. This is important because Deflazacort can make these conditions worse.
  • Deflazacort can make diabetes worse or cause it, so people with diabetes should keep a close eye on their blood sugar levels while using this medicine.
  • People who are pregnant or breastfeeding should talk to their doctor before using Deflazacort because we do not know all the possible effects it may have on the baby.
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