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Product name : Defcort 18 mg Tablets
Generic Name : Deflazacort
Manufacturer : Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Defcort 18 MG Tablet is a part of aclass of drugs called corticosteroids (steroids). This type of a steroideffectively treats a number of conditions, for instance autoimmune diseaseslike sarcoidosis and autoimmunehepatitis, joint as well as muscle conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, asthmaand some allergies. A few cancers are also treated with Defcort 18 MG Tablet.
The drug restricts the release ofsome chemicals in the body that result in inflammation, thus controlling ortreating the above mentioned health conditions.
when it comes to side effects, the drug can cause excessiveurination, gastric problems, confusion, disturbances in the central as well asnervous system and increases thirst. In most cases the side effects disappearwith time. In case they continue to persist it is best that you seek medicaladvice. If you also experience other side effects after taking the drug, it isadvisable to get in touch with your doctor.
Uses of Defcort Tablet
Defcort 18 mg Tablet is used in the treatmentof severe allergic reactions, allergysymptoms, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disordersand eye disorders.
Defcort Tablet side effects
SideEffects of Defcort are Increased appetite, Frequent urge to urinate, Facialswelling, Abnormal hair growth, Cushingoid syndrome, Cough.
How to use Defcort Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and durationas advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or breakit. Defcort 18 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better totake it at a fixed time.
Avoid Defcort 18 mg Tablet with salad and vegetable diet.
How Defcort Tablet works
Deflazacort is a corticosteroid drug. Itincreases the level of glucocorticoid in the body and works by decreasing theformation of substances that cause inflammation and suppresses immunity tostops self damage to body by immune system (auto-immune reactions occurring inorgan transplants or cancer).