Deflazacort Suspension

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Deflazacort Suspension is a type of medicine called a steroid. It’s mainly used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy in adults and children over 2 years old. Autoimmune diseases happen when the immune system, which normally fights off foreign invaders, starts attacking the body’s cells and organs by mistake. This can cause problems like Duchenne muscular dystrophy, psoriasis, and arthritis.

It works by calming down the immune system. It binds to immune cells and stops them from acting up and causing damage. This helps in treating inflammation and autoimmune diseases, which occur when the immune system produces chemicals called cytokines that lead to inflammation.

So, Deflazacort Suspension is helpful for conditions where the immune system attacks the body’s cells, especially in diseases like arthritis and psoriasis. It’s also used to make organ transplants possible and to treat muscle disorders like Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Medical Benefits

  • It helps treat conditions involving inflammation like asthma, arthritis, and allergies. It’s also used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
  • It works by increasing the levels of a hormone called glucocorticoid in the body. This hormone helps in reducing the production of substances that cause inflammation and in suppressing the immune system to prevent damage caused by autoimmune reactions. These reactions can occur in organ transplants, autoimmune diseases, or cancer.
  • It is a type of steroid that acts on immune cells that are too active, slowing down their activity and reducing the harmful effects they can have on the body.

Directions For Use

  • Measure the Deflazacort Suspension in the measuring cup provided with the pack.
  • Consume it in the doses as directed by your doctor.
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  • Kееp it away from direct sunlight.
  • Storе it in a cool and dry location.
  • Ensurе this composition is unreachable by children.


  • This medicine may interact with anti-tuberculosis (anti-TB) drugs like rifampicin, rifabutin, pain-relieving drugs like carbamazepine, Anti-seizure drugs like phenobarbitone, phenytoin & pyrimidine & antifungal like ketoconazole.
  • It is not recommended for children below 5 years of age. Children between 5-10 years of age should consult a doctor before using this medicine.
  • The effect of taking both alcohol and Deflazacort Suspension may lead to bleeding & ulcers in the stomach, thus consult your doctor before taking it.
  • This medicine is not recommended in pregnant women as it crosses the placenta and doses equivalent to >40 mg prednisolone daily increase the risk of fetal and neonatal damage.
  • If you’ve ever had hepatitis B or if you are a carrier of hepatitis B, using this medicine can cause this virus to become active or get worse. You may need frequent liver function tests. If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using it.
  • Taking it may make your muscles weak/feel tired, so do not drive and do not use tools or machines while using this drug.

Side Effects

  • Stuffy nose
  • Skin redness
  • Irritability
  • Abdominal discomfort or pain
  • Irregular behaviour
  • Fever

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can this suspension be used for chest congestion during seasonal flu?

This medicine isn’t typically used for seasonal allergies or mild cases. Only a doctor can prescribe it for severe seasonal allergies.

In which conditions should I avoid using this composition?

Avoid this suspension if you’ve had live vaccines for mumps, measles, rubella (MMR), polio, rotavirus, yellow fever, typhoid, nasal flu (influenza), chickenpox (varicella), or shingles (zoster). Also, don’t take it if you have a weakened immune system, eye problems, or fragile bones.

Can I take this suspension after an organ transplant?

It’s not advised to stop taking it on your own, especially if you’ve had an organ transplant, as it could make things worse.

Can I take this composition with alcohol?

It’s not recommended to mix it with alcohol because it might lead to stomach bleeding.