FLAMCOR 6MG TABLET

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SKU
FLA0172
 
Manufacturer : LIN-LINUX
Composition : DEFLAZACORT-6MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : FLAMCOR 6MG TAB
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10
Drug Ingredient Information
DEFLAZACORT-6MG

DEFLAZACORT

Information for patients
Drug Information The name of your medicine is Deflazacort. Deflazacort is a steroid medicine. Their full name is glucocorticoids. •These corticosteroids occur naturally in the body, and help to maintain health and wellbeing. •Boosting your body with extra corticosteroid (such as Deflazacort) is an effective way to treat various illnesses involving inflammation in the body. •Deflazacort works by reducing this inflammation, which could otherwise go on making your condition worse. •Deflazacort also works by stopping reactions known as autoimmune reactions. These reactions happen when your body’s immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage. •You must take this medicine regularly to get maximum benefit from it. Deflazacort can be used to: •Treat inflammation including asthma, arthritis and allergies •Treat problems with your skin, kidney, heart, digestive system, eyes or blood •Treat problems where your body has growths (tumours). •Suppress the immune system in transplant operations
Drug Alert
Alert ??You are allergic (hypersensitive) to deflazacort.Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash,swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue ??You have an infection that affects your whole body (systemic infection), which is not already being treated ??You are having or have recently had any vaccinations with live viruses.Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Deflazacort.
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug ??You are allergic (hypersensitive) to deflazacort.Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash,swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue ??You have an infection that affects your whole body (systemic infection), which is not already being treated ??You are having or have recently had any vaccinations with live viruses.Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Deflazacort.
Drug Special Care ??You have ever had severe depression or manic-depression (bipolar disorder). This includes having had depression before while taking steroid medicines like Deflazacort. ??Any of your close family has had these illnesses. ??You have or ever had mental problems such as depression or psychoses. If any of the above applies to you, talk to a doctor before taking Deflazacort. Mental problems while taking Deflazacort Mental health problems can happen while taking steroids like Deflazacort. •These illnesses can be serious •Usually they start within a few days or weeks of starting the medicine. •They are more likely to happen at high doses. •Most of these problems go away if the dose is lowered or the medicine is stopped. However, if problems do happen, they might need treatment.Talk to a doctor if you (or someone taking this medicine), show any signs of mental problems. This is particularly important if you are depressed, or might be thinking about suicide. In a few cases, mental problems have happened when doses are being lowered or stopped. Check with your doctor before taking this medicine if: •You have epilepsy (fits) •You or anyone in your family has diabetes •You have high blood pressure •You have kidney, liver or heart problems •You have brittle or weak bones called osteoporosis •You or anyone in your family has an eye problem called glaucoma •You have an underactive thyroid gland •You have problems with your digestive system, including your food pipe (oesophagitis), gut (ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis) or stomach (peptic ulcer) •You have ever had a bad reaction such as muscle weakness to any steroid •You have or ever had an infection caused by a virus or fungus. This includes infections such as athlete’s foot, thrush and cold sores (that may also affect the eye) •You have or ever had ‘tuberculosis’ (TB) •You have any problems with your blood vessels such as a blood clot If any of the above apply to you, your doctor may want to see you more often during your treatment.
Drug Drug Interactions Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines obtain without a prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because Deflazacort and other medicines can affect the way some other medicines work. In particular, check with your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines. Your doctor may want to change the dose of Deflazacort, or the other medicine. •Painkillers such as aspirin •Aminoglutethimide - used for some types of cancer •Ketoconazole - used to treat infections •Water tablets (diuretics) such as spironolactone, triamterene or amiloride •Medicines for thinning your blood (such as warfarin) •Medicines for diabetes •Medicines for epilepsy such as phenobarbitone, primidone, phenytoin,carbamazepine, acetazolamide •Medicines which contain oestrogens including oral contraceptives •Medicines for tuberculosis (TB) such as rifampicin or rifabutin •Medicines for high blood pressure •Medicines for indigestion and heartburn (antacids). If you are taking an antacid leave at least 2 hours between taking it and Deflazacort Vaccinations If you have just had any injections or vaccinations, tell your doctor before you take Deflazacort. If you are going to have any injections or vaccinations, tell your doctor or nurse you are taking Deflazacort. This includes those needed for a foreign holiday. Some vaccines should not be given to patients taking Deflazacort. This is because Deflazacort can affect the way some vaccines work. Operations If you are going to have an operation, tell your doctor or nurse you are taking Deflazacort. Muscle relaxants are sometimes used during an operation or in intensive care unit. Deflazacort and muscle relaxants can affect one another.
Drug Pregnancy Interaction •You are pregnant, plan to get pregnant, or think you may be pregnant
Drug Breast feeding Interaction •Your are breast-feeding, or planning to breastfeed
Drug Machinery Interaction no data available
Drug More Information Deflazacort and infections Taking Deflazacort can mean that you get infections more easily than usual, and these infections can be more serious. Chickenpox, measles or shingles If you get chickenpox, measles or shingles while taking Deflazacort, you can become seriously ill •Keep away from people who have chickenpox, measles or shingles, if you have never had them. They could affect you severely. If you do come into contact with chickenpox, measles or shingles, see your doctor straight away. Your doctor may want to give you a vaccination to help you from getting these infections. •If you do catch Chickenpox, measles or shingles, tell your doctor straight away. Your doctor will advise you on how to take Deflazacort. You may be told to increase the number of tablets that you use. Blue steroid card •If you take this medicine for more than three weeks, you will be given a blue ‘steroid card’ by your doctor or pharmacist •It contains information about your medicine, including dose instructions. This is important if you fall ill or are in an accident •You should carry the card with you at all times
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info no data available
Drug quanitty Adults •The usual dose for most conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis is half to three tablets each day •The dose for severe asthma may be up to 8 or 12 tablets each day. This dose may be gradually reduced once the asthma attack has been controlled. •For some problems up to 20 tablets may be needed each day for several days Children •Deflazacort may be given every day or every other day •The doctor will work out the dose based on your child’s age and weight •Your child will be given the lowest possible dose •The usual dose for chronic arthritis is between 0.25 mg and 1 mg of the medicine for each kg of your child’s bodyweight, each day. The usual dose for kidney problems (nephritic syndrome) is 1.5 mg of the medicine for each kg of your child’s bodyweight, each day. Depending on how well the medicine works for your child, this dose may then be slowly lowered. •The usual dose for asthma is between 0.25 mg and 1 mg of the medicine for each kg of your child’s bodyweight, every other day. Elderly Your doctor may need to check you more carefully for side effects
Drug Dose •Take this medicine by mouth •Swallow your tablets whole with a glass of water •It is important to take your medicine at the right times
Excess Drug Consumption Tell your doctor or go to the nearest hospital casualty department straight away. Remember to take with you any tablet that are left and the pack. This is so the doctor knows what you have taken.
Forgot Drug Consumption If you forget to take a dose take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time for your next dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Stop Drug Consumption •You need to take Deflazacort regularly to get the maximum benefit •Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor – you may need to lower the dose gradually. •Stopping the treatment suddenly can sometimes cause problems such as a high temperature, a runny nose, sore, red, sticky eyes, aching muscles and joints, itchy skin and weight loss. Also, sickness (vomiting), headaches and drowsiness – this is more likely to happen in children You may also notice the following symptoms if you stop treatment with Deflazacort. If this happens, tell a doctor straight away as these could be signs of a serious illness: •Sudden, severe pain in the back, stomach and legs •Being sick (vomiting) and diarrhoea •Feeling faint or dizzy, this could be a sign of low blood pressure
Possible Side Effects
General Information •A very sore throat. You may also have difficulty in swallowing and the inside of your mouth may have white areas on the surface •Headache, which is usually worse in the morning, on coughing or straining, and feeling sick (nausea). Also, fits, fainting, eyesight problems, painful eyes or confusion can occur If you notice any of these problems talk to a doctor straight away.
Common Drug Side Effects •You get swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face, lips or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing. You could also notice an itchy, lumpy rash (hives) or nettle rash (urticaria). This may mean you are having an allergic reaction to Deflazacort. •You pass black tarry stools or notice fresh or clotted blood in your stools (faeces). You may also notice dark bits that look like coffee grounds in your vomit. These could be signs of a stomach ulcer. •You get severe stomach pain which may reach through to your back. This could be a sign of pancreatitis Steroids including Deflazacort can cause serious mental health problems. These are common in both adults and children. They can affect about 5 in every 100 people taking medicines like Deflazacort. •Feeling depressed, including thinking about suicide. •Feeling high (mania) or moods that go up and down. •Feeling anxious, having problems sleeping, difficulty in thinking or being confused and losing your memory. •Feeling, seeing or hearing things which do not exist. Having strange and frightening thoughts, changing how you act or having feelings of being alone.
Rare Drug Side Effects no data available
Very Rare Drug Side Effects no data available
Drug Side Effects Symptoms •Stomach or bowel problems such as feeling full or bloated, indigestion, heartburn or stomach pain •Increase in appetite and weight gain including around your face. Or, you may lose weight or feel weak. •Bones and tendons may break or tear more easily than usual •Irregular periods in women or they may stop altogether •Hair, including body or facial hair, grows more than normal •Increased thirst and needing to pass water more often than usual. These could be signs of diabetes. If you are already diabetic, your doctor may prescribe more of your diabetes medicine to balance the effect of deflazacort. You should discuss this with your doctor •Raised blood pressure and increased water retention •Tiredness, confusion, muscle weakness or muscle cramps. This may be due to low levels of potassium in your body •Mood changes, difficulty in sleeping •Becoming dependent on deflazacort (also called psychological dependence) •If you have schizophrenia your symptoms may get worse •If you have had tuberculosis (TB) in the past it may return •Fungal infection such as thrush •Eye problems such as glaucoma and cataracts can happen if you take this medicine for a long time •Eye infections (viral) may spread or return if you have had them in the past •Increase in the risk of clots forming in your blood •Blood problems such as leukocytosis •Wounds and cuts do not heal as quickly as usual •Skin problems such as acne, bleeding under the skin, noticeable blood vessels, redness, thinning of the skin and appearance of stretch marks •General muscle weakness or tiredness •You may get infections more easily than usual •Sudden or severe muscle weakness or tiredness following an operation Some of the side effects are more likely to happen if you are elderly Children and teenagers taking this medicine may grow less than normal. If you think\ this is happening to a child, tell your doctor. If any of the side effects get serious or lasts longer than a few days, or if you notice any side effects not listed in the leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine •Keep out of the reach and sight of children. •Do not take this medicine after the expiry date,which you will find on the pack. •Keep this medicine below 25°C. Keep it in the pack in which it was given to you. Do not transfer your medicine to another container •Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. Do not dispose of medicines by flushing down a toilet or

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