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    Deflazacort Tablet - How it works, During Pregnancy, Benefits, and Side Effects of Deflazacort

    • 4.6   (5 Votes)

    Deflazacort tablet benefits in skin and eye inflammation, arthritis, skin allergies, and respiratory diseases. Deflazacort should be avoided in pregnancy. Deflazacort tablet side effects are weight gain, nausea, vomiting, headache, loose motions, and increased thirst with urination.

    Let’s Discuss in More Details About Deflazacort:

    About Deflazacort

    Deflazacort is a drug that is prescribed to treat conditions such as inflammation and allergies in the skin and other parts of the body including Muscle diseases (i.e. Arthritis), Autoimmune diseases (abnormal immune response in the body, for example, Sarcoidosis, Muscle relaxant, Autoimmune, and Hepatitis) and various Respiratory diseases. It belongs to the category of medicines named as Corticosteroids (oral steroids). Deflazacort controls prevent and treat the release of inflammation and pain causing chemicals in your body. (1) (4) (5)

    Deflazacort Tablet Dosage and Composition

    Deflazacort is composed of Deflazacort as an active ingredient. It is an artificial steroid, which is anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant in nature. Deflazacort is available in dosage strength of 1, 6, 18, 30 and 36 mg and should not be consumed without a prescription. Take Deflazacort only after you have been instructed by your medical professional/doctor. (2)

    How to Take Deflazacort?

    Before taking Deflazacort, read the manufacturer’s information leaflet in the pack to assist you better. Also, keep a fixed timing to take this medicine daily. Deflazacort should be taken orally, once or thrice a day depending upon the severity of your situation. (3)

    Deflazacort tablet

    Normally for adults, the dosage ranges from ½ to 3 depending upon the severity of the situation. For children, Deflazacort is prescribed on alternate days. Swallow Deflazacort with water and do not consume it by crushing or stirring with water or any liquid food.

    Deflazacort tablet Uses & Benefits

    Deflazacort tablet is useful in the treatment, control, and improvement of following conditions/diseases such as -

    • Inflammation of skin and eye
    • Muscular disorders such as Arthritis and Rheumatic disorders.
    • Skin allergies and severe rash.
    • Respiratory diseases such as Asthma.
    • Autoimmune Diseases- Sarcoidosis, Autoimmune Hepatitis etc.

    Deflazacort tablet in Pregnancy

    Deflazacort can increase the risk of fetal and neonatal adrenal suppression. It is harmful to the placenta. However, one can use Deflazacort during the first trimester with proper medical advice and low dosage. Deflazacort should be completely avoided in the second and third trimester. In case of medical urgency, it’s suggested to go for alternative dosages to Deflazacort during pregnancy. (6) (7)

    Things to know before taking Deflazacort

    Deflazacort may not be suitable for people with certain conditions such as (10) -

    • People with issues of high blood pressure.

    measuring blood pressure

    • If you have a cardiac problem/s, you should abstain yourself from consuming Deflazacort.
    • Patients with TB (Tuberculosis) are not prescribed Deflazacort.
    • People with a hernia or blood clot issues are not suggested Deflazacort.
    • If you or your family member has Diabetes or Glaucoma issue, Deflazacort can be lethal.
    • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not consume Deflazacort as it can harm your baby.
    • People with Underactive Thyroid, Osteoporosis (thinning of bones) should not consume Deflazacort.
    • Patients suffering from stomach ulcer are not suggested Deflazacort.

    Deflazacort side effects

    Deflazacort has many mild to serious side effects (9)-

    • Weight gain.
    • Dizziness or vertigo.
    • Nausea and vomiting.
    • Headache.
    • Gastrointestinal problems such as irritable bowel, loose motion, etc.
    • Disturbances in Central nervous system.
    • Increased thirst and urination. (8)

    Hope this article is able to resolve all your queries regardingDeflazacort. Follow Elawoman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatments.





    Megha Verma

    I feel thirsty every time I have deflazacort. But it is good to have lots of water for overall health improvement of the body.

    Sept. 11, 2018, 1:24 p.m. 4.5


    Nirisha Lama

    Thank god, I came across this article. My friend suggested me to have deflazacort for my allergy. Thanks for sharing the info!

    Aug. 17, 2018, 3:18 p.m. 5.0


    Astha Mainik

    I am prescribed with deflazacort. Now, after reading this blog, I am convinced that it is safe to consume the medication. Keep sharing these type of blogs!

    May 8, 2018, 9:56 a.m. 4.5


    Tamanna Singh

    It scares me to use any medicine during pregnancy be it Deflazacort tablet or any other for that matter. I prefer my doctor's advice at every step.

    Oct. 27, 2017, 3:47 p.m. 4.5


    Amar Singh

    Deflazacort tablet has some severe complications. I would personally not prefer to take it in any case of allergy or inflammation.

    Oct. 27, 2017, 2:50 p.m. 4.5

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