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DEFORT 30MG TABLET_1
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Defort 30mg Tablet

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Salt Composition : Deflazacort

Manufacturer : MEDGENIX PHARMAI(I)PVT LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 429
Price :386
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Introduction to Defort 30mg Tablet

Defort 30mg Tablet consists of the active ingredient Deflazacort. It is a synthetic glucocorticoid (type of steroid) medication used to treat various conditions, such as inflammation, allergies, autoimmune disorders, and certain types of cancers. This medicine works by suppressing the immune system and reducing inflammation in the body. In particular, it is commonly used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness and wasting. It is believed to improve muscle strength and delay the progression of the disease in some patients with DMD.

Visit your physician immediately if you get chickenpox or measles. Before taking this medicine, tell your healthcare provider if you are sensitive to Defort 30mg Tablet or its ingredients. Do not receive live or attenuated vaccines during this treatment. If you have diabetes, tell your healthcare provider they may adjust your diabetes medications or monitor your blood sugar more closely during treatment. If you are planning to have surgery, you should talk to your healthcare provider about when to stop taking Defort 30mg Tablet and when it is safe to resume taking it after surgery.


Uses of Defort 30mg Tablet

Defort 30mg Tablet uses in the treatment of the following:

  • Inflammation in asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Post-transplant surgery immune suppression
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Certain types of cancer, such as lymphoma and leukemia

Therapeutic Effects of Defort 30mg Tablet

Delfazacort therapeutic effects are primarily due to its ability to reduce inflammation and suppress the immune system. This leads to reduced symptoms such as pain, swelling, and stiffness and improved muscle strength and function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Additionally, this medication can improve the quality of life for patients with chronic inflammatory conditions and reduce the risk of organ rejection in transplant patients.


Interaction of Defort 30mg Tablet with other drugs

Inform your healthcare provider about all your medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Defort 30mg Tablet and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.


More Information about Defort 30mg Tablet

  • Store at a room temperature of 308°F and 77°F (20°C and 25°C).
  • Protected from light.
  • Keep it in its original packaging until it is ready to be used.
  • Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Should be disposed of properly.

How to consume Defort 30mg Tablet

Defort 30mg Tablet is usually taken orally as tablets. The tablets should be swallowed whole with water or another liquid and not crushed, chewed, or broken. It is generally recommended to take it on an empty stomach, either one hour before or two hours after meals, to help maximize its absorption and effectiveness. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.


Safety Advices for Defort 30mg Tablet

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Pregnancy

  

Defort 30mg Tablet may harm the developing fetus, so it is unsafe to use it during pregnancy.

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Breast Feeding

  

It is unknown whether Defort 30mg Tablet is excreted in human milk. So breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking it.

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Lungs

  

Defort 30mg Tablet can suppress the immune system and increase the risk of lung infections, especially in people with underlying lung conditions. It may also worsen symptoms of certain lung conditions, such as fungal infections, tuberculosis, or pneumocystis pneumonia.

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Liver

  

Defort 30mg Tablet may be unsafe for people with liver disease or impaired liver function. This is because the liver is responsible for metabolizing and eliminating the medication from the body, and a compromised liver may not be able to process the medication effectively. This medication can cause liver damage or liver enzyme abnormalities, worsening liver function in people with existing liver problems.

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Alcohol

  

It is generally not recommended to consume alcohol while taking Defort 30mg Tablet, as alcohol can increase the risk of side effects associated with the medication.

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Driving

  

Defort 30mg Tablet may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision in some people. Therefore, if you experience any of these side effects while taking it, you should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you know how the medication affects you.


Side Effects of Defort 30mg Tablet

Like all medications, Defort 30mg Tablet causes some side effects, although not everyone taking it will experience them. 

Serious:

  • Allergic reactions (rash, hives, or difficulty breathing)
  • Severe stomach pain or bloating
  • Bloody or black stools
  • Vision changes (blurred vision or seeing halos around lights)
  • Increased blood sugar levels or diabetes
  • Osteoporosis or bone fractures
  • Cataracts or glaucoma
  • Increased risk of infections, such as tuberculosis or fungal infections

Common:

  • Increased appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Swelling in the legs or ankles
  • High blood pressure
  • Mood changes, such as irritability or anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Acne
  • Increased risk of infections

Word of Advice

Defort 30mg Tablet is a medication that should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare provider. It is important to follow the dosage and administration instructions provided by your healthcare provider and promptly report any side effects or concerns. Patients with a history of allergy to this medication or any components should avoid taking it. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should be avoided while taking this medication. Women of reproductive potential should take contraceptives during and after several weeks of treatment. Do not receive live or attenuated vaccines during this treatment. Tell your physician before this medication if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, weak bones, or problems in your eyes, heart,  thyroid gland, or blood vessels. Contact your physician immediately if you experience mood disturbances, severe stomach pain, or allergic reactions after taking this tablet.


FAQs

Q 1. Can Defort 30mg Tablet be taken long-term?

Defort 30mg Tablet can be taken long-term but may increase the risk of side effects such as osteoporosis, weight gain, and high blood pressure. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of long-term use with your healthcare provider and to monitor for any potential side effects regularly.

Q 2. Can I take Defort 30mg Tablet if I have diabetes?

Defort 30mg Tablet may increase blood sugar levels. So, caution should be exercised when administering the medication to individuals with diabetes. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor your blood sugar levels more closely while you are taking it.

Q 3. Can I take Defort 30mg Tablet if I have tuberculosis?

Defort 30mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with active or latent tuberculosis (TB) infection because it may suppress the immune system, which can worsen TB infection. Therefore, it is important to inform your healthcare provider if you have TB or a history of TB before starting this medication. In some cases, your healthcare provider may recommend monitoring for signs and symptoms of TB.

Q 4. Can I take Defort 30mg Tablet if I have a kidney problem?

Defort 30mg Tablet should be used cautiously in patients with kidney problems because it can affect kidney function. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust the dosage or monitor your kidney function more closely if you have kidney problems while taking this medicine.

Q 5. How can Defort 30mg Tablet affects my mental health?

Defort 30mg Tablet, like many other corticosteroids, may cause changes in mood, behavior, or thinking, particularly in individuals taking high doses or having a history of mental health conditions. These changes may include irritability, anxiety, or depression. In some cases, this medicine may also cause more severe mental health effects, such as psychosis or mania.

Q 6. Can Defort 30mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Yes, weight gain is a common side effect of Defort 30mg Tablet. It is important to follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly to help manage weight gain while taking it.


Fact Box of Defort 30mg Tablet

Molecule name: Deflazacort

Therapeutic class: Corticosteroid

Pharmacological class: Glucocorticoids


 

Indications: 

1. Inflammation in asthma.

2. Arthritis 

3. Allergies 

4. Post-transplant surgery immune suppression

5. Duchenne muscular dystrophy

30. Inflammatory bowel disease

7. Multiple sclerosis

8. Eczema

9 Psoriasis

10. Certain types of cancer, such as lymphoma and leukemia


References

  1. Sanofi, Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC), [Revised on Nov 2020] [Accessed on 29th April 2023], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.30287.pdf
  2. PTC Therapeutics, Inc., [Revised on Jun 2021] [Accessed on 29th April 2023], https://www.emflaza.com/prescribing-information.pdf
  3. Parente, Deflazacort: therapeutic index, relative potency and equivalent doses versus other corticosteroids, BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2017, 18:1, https://bmcpharmacoltoxicol.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.11830/s403300-0130-0111-8.pdf

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