Calcort (Deflazacort) Uses and Important InformationCalcort belongs to the family of medications known as the corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are hormones produced naturally by the adrenal glands to control the inflammatory responses of the body. Corticosteroid medicines are synthe4tic derivatives of natural hormones. Calcort tablets are used to treat a number of conditions where suppression of immune system or reduction of inflammation is required. Some of them are:
- Inflammatory disorders of skin, kidney, or eyes
- Severe allergic reactions
- Mixed connective tissue disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Cancer of lymph nodes
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The active ingredient of Calcort tablets is Deflazacort.
This medication should be taken after breakfast to provide the same effect as a natural corticosteroid. Long-term use of this medicine could make the body reliant it for production of corticosteroids that is why the dosage should be reduced gradually and not stopped abruptly. The dosage of this medication depends on individual clinical needs but the initial dosage should be Deflazacort 6mg and can be increased to Deflazacort 30mg to treat inflammation.
Corticosteroids reduce the body’s natural response to inflammation which may increase the risk of infection. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any symptoms of infection during treatment. High doses of corticosteroid can result in mood swings. People may experience difficulty sleeping, depression, mood changes, nightmares, suicidal thoughts, and delusions. If you detect any change in your behavior or mood contact your doctor immediately. Possible side effects are just for precaution and it does not mean that every person using it will experience them.
Some side effects associated with this medicine are:
- Nausea, abdominal bloating, inflammation of the pancreas
- Increased sugar level
- Muscle weakness
- Unusual weight gain
- Water and sodium retention
- Susceptibility to infections
- Stilled growth in children
- Anxiety, mood swings, sleep disturbances, and confusion
- Menstrual disturbances
- Formation of blood clots
- Easy bruising and stretch marks
- Increased sweating
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