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DEFAC 6MG TAB

Defac 6mg Tab
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Defac 6mg Tab is used to decrease inflammation and pain from a number of conditions and is used in many conditions such as blood disorders, cancer, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, allergic conditions, eye disorders, skin diseases, stomach disorders, breathing disorders, hormone-related disease and kidney problems. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Defac 6mg Tab is Deflazacort 6 MG

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Defac 6mg Tab is a corticosteroid drug that reduces the amount of inflammatory chemicals your body makes and also your body’s natural immune response, which helps to control inflammation.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this medicine

  • Hypersensitivity or allergy to Defac 6mg Tab or any of its components
  • Allergy to any other drugs
  • Systemic fungal infection
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Untreated serious infections
  • Cirrhosis
  • Ocular herpes simplex
  • Hypertension
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Any other ailments or illnesses that you may have
  • Caution:
  • It is very important to tell your doctor about your complete medical history.
  • Before taking Defac 6mg Tab tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Suffering with any pre-existing conditions/illnesses
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

Defac 6mg Tab is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Defac 6mg Tab. Some common side-effects are as follows:

  • Allergic reactions to any of the compounds in Defac 6mg Tab
  • Increased blood sugar level
  • Confusion
  • Frequent urges to urinate
  • Sleepiness
  • Trembling
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Low potassium level
  • Muscle pain and cramps
  • Skin changes
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
How to Use

How to Use

Defac 6mg Tab can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medicine at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses of this medicine at the same time as it can be dangerous to your health.
This medicine should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.

Overdosage

Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking Defac 6mg Tab, please contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

  • Mood and behavior changes
  • Menstrual changes
  • Vision changes
  • Headaches
  • Weight gain
  • Sweating
  • Restlessness
  • Nausea
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Fever
  • Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Seizures
  • Blue skin color
  • Infections
  • Chills
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

It is best to take Defac 6mg Tab only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? This medicine may make it hard for your kidneys to perform essential tasks like getting rid of waste from the body, keeping your blood pressure steady, making red blood cells. Also, if your kidneys are already damaged, be sure to tell your doctor.

Liver:

safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? This medicine may be unsafe to use by patients with liver ailments. This medicine may harm the liver and people with liver disease may be at increased risk of developing severe complications. Tell your doctor in order to make sure the medicine is helping you and not causing any harm.

Pregnancy:

safe to use in pregnant women? This medicine may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. This medicine is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine.

Lactation:

safe to use in breastfeeding women? This medicine may be unsafe and may lead to serious and adverse side effects if you are breastfeeding. This tablet should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary to use during breastfeeding. Studies have shown that a small amount of the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Whether this medicine may be used or not by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.

Alcohol:

is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.

Driving:

does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting Defac 6mg Tab, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor.

Food:

Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patient’s health. This medicine can be taken with food or without it but it is not known whether there are any interactions with food. Please consult your doctor.

Drug Interactions:

Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. Drug interacts with aminoglutethimide, oral anticoagulants, amphotericin B injection and potassium-depleting agents, antibiotics, specifically macrolide, anticholinesterases, antidiabetics, antitubercular drugs, holestyramine, digitalis glycosides, cyclosporine, estrogens, including oral contraceptives, hepatic enzyme inducers, ketoconazole, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), diminished response to vaccines. Do not start Defac 6mg Tab on your own. Please consult your doctor.

Precautions
  • Keep this medicine out of reach of small children.
  • Keep this medicine in a cool place, away from heat and moisture.
  • Check the date of expiry of this medicine and do not use the medicine beyond its date of expiry.
  • Do not accept a damaged product.
  • Store this medicine at room temperature.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Drug Composition information
What is Deflazacort for:

This medication is a glucocorticoid, prescribed for anti-inflammatory conditions, and used as an immunosuppressant. It is a prodrug.

How does Deflazacort work:

An anti-inflammatory dose of 6 mg deflazacort is equiv to 5 mg prednisolone.

How should Deflazacort be used:

Adult: PO- Initial: Up to 120 mgday. Maintenance: 3-18 mgday. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

Common side effects of Deflazacort :

GI disturbances, musculoskeletal, endocrine, neuropsychiatric, ophthalmic, fluid and electrolyte disturbances; susceptible to infection, impaired healing, hypersensitivity, skin atrophy, striae, telangiectasia, acne, myocardial rupture following recent MI, thromboembolism.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Deflazacort :

Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. If you are breast-feeding.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Can I take Deflazacort with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Deflazacort :

Store it at room temperature (25°C).

Pregnancy Category

Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification

Corticosteroid Hormones, Immunosuppressants


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of Defac 6mg Tab?

Defac 6mg Tab is used to decrease inflammation and pain from a number of conditions and is used in many conditions such as blood disorders, cancer, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, allergic conditions, eye disorders, skin diseases, stomach disorders, breathing disorders, hormone-related disease and kidney problems.

Q2. What are the side effects of Defac 6mg Tab?

Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, iIncreased blood sugar level, confusion, frequent urges to urinate, sleepiness, trembling, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, fast heartbeat, low potassium level, muscle pain and cramps, skin changes, fever, chills, cough and sore throat.

Q3. Should we take Defac 6mg Tab with food or without food?

It can be taken with food or without it.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking Defac 6mg Tab?

Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, systemic fungal infection, traumatic brain injury, untreated serious infections, cirrhosis, ocular herpes simplex, hypertension, diverticulitis, hypothyroidism, myasthenia gravis, peptic ulcer disease, osteoporosis, ulcerative colitis, renal insufficiency should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Q5. Does Defac 6mg Tab make you sleepy?

Yes. It makes you drowsy.

Q6. Is Defac 6mg Tab harmful? What does an overdose of Defac 6mg Tab lead to?

No. This medication is quite safe to take. However, an overdosage can lead to symptoms like mood and behavior changes, menstrual changes, vision changes, headaches, weight gain, sweating, restlessness, nausea, wheezing, chest tightness, fever, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, seizures, blue skin color, infections and chills.

Q7. Can I take Defac 6mg Tab during pregnancy?

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Q8. Can Defac 6mg Tab be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

Prescription required

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on Defac 6mg Tab?

Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause interactions with this medicine.

Q10. How to store Defac 6mg Tab?

Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Defac 6mg Tab, can I mix it in water and drink it?

No. Please swallow it whole.

Q12. Can we give Defac 6mg Tab to children?

This medicine is not recommended for use in children below 2 years of age. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before giving this medicine to children.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of Defac 6mg Tab?

The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.

Q14. How long does the effect of Defac 6mg Tab last?

The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

Q15. Can we take Defac 6mg Tab daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.

Q16. For how many days should I take this medicine?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take this medicine? / What time can I take this medicine?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

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