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DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML belongs to the class of medication called steroid primarily used to treat Duchene muscular dystrophy in adults and children above 2 years of age. Autoimmune disease is a health disorder in which the immune system doesn't work normally & is unable to distinguish between a foreign cell & a native cell. This condition results in an immune system that starts to attack native cells & organs, leading to medical problems like Duchenne muscular dystrophy, psoriasis & arthritis, etc.

DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML is an immunosuppressive drug that works by binding to immune system cells and turns off the switches (receptors) that lead to their abnormal functioning or damaging effects. After taking the drug DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML binds to immune cells, resulting in the inhibition of inflammation & autoimmune diseases that occur due to the production of chemicals called cytokines responsible for inflammation. Thus, a DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML class of drugs is beneficial in autoimmune diseases and inflammation that causes harm in various organs, especially in joints in arthritis & skin psoriasis. DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML make organ transplantation possible & treats muscle disorders like Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML is available in both oral tablet and suspension dosage forms. The tablet form of DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML can be taken with or without food and swallowed whole with a water glass. Do not crush, chew or break it. The liquid form of DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML can be taken as advised by your doctor with a measuring cup. Your doctor will recommend how often you take DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML based on your medical condition. Some people may experience nausea, chest pain, vomiting, drowsiness, headache, dizziness, skin rash, tremor, nervousness, diarrhoea and fast heartbeats. Most of these side effects of DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor. Do not quit taking deflazacort without consulting your physician. Symptoms such as loss of appetite, a disturbed stomach, vomiting, drowsiness, confusion, headache, fever, joint and muscle pain, peeling skin, and weight loss may be caused by stopping the medication suddenly.

Before starting DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML, please inform your doctor that you are allergic (hypersensitive) to DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML. Extra care is to be taken when a patient has an already existing infection being treated (systemic infection) or has recently had some live virus vaccines. Doctors' consultation is required as DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML is not safe to use during pregnancy. 


Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) 

Directions for Use

Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water at the start of a meal or slightly before. Space the doses evenly during the course. Do not chew or crush it. If you cannot swallow the tablet as a whole, you may break the pill into half and take both halves one at a time.


Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML

Most of the side effects of DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. Common side effects include upper respiratory tract infection, excessive abdominal fat, runny or stuffy nose, skin redness, irritability, abdominal discomfort or pain, irregular behaviour, fever, back pain, acne, nausea, restlessness, nosebleeds and stretch marks.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Patients with a history of tuberculosis (TB), heart disease or heart failure stomach disorders (gastritis, peptic ulcer), diabetes (including family history), osteoporosis (bone disease), myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness), depression, mental distress, history of muscular problems caused by corticosteroids, kidney & liver dysfunction (including hepatic insufficiency and cirrhosis), should consult a doctor before using DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML.  This medicine is not recommended for children less than 5 years of age, lactating mothers and pregnant women. Avoid going near people who are sick or infected while using DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML. Before taking DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML for at least, 4-6 weeks do not take any live vaccine as it may cause severe allergic reactions. 

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    The effect of taking both alcohol and DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML may lead to bleeding & ulcers in the stomach. Doctors' consultation is recommended.

  • Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    Not recommended in pregnant females.DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML crosses the placenta and doses equivalent to >40 mg prednisolone daily increase the risk of fetal and neonatal damage.

  • Breast Feeding

    No adverse effect is reported yet it is advised to have doctors' consultation by breastfeeding mothers.

  • Driving

    Consult Your Doctor

    A patient may experience muscle weakness/feeling tired. Do not drive and do not use tools or machines while using this drug.

  • Liver

    If you've ever had hepatitis B or if you are a carrier of hepatitis B, using DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML 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 DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML.

  • Kidney

    Before using DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML by a kidney patient it is recommended to have a doctors consultation. It may affect the kidney in a few cases.

Other Information (DEF0014)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern


Not recommended in mild allergies. DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML is recommended only on consulting a doctor as DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML is a strong medicine that produces considerable side effects & thus used only in moderate to severe cases.

It is not recommended to stop by a patient himself/herself, especially by a patient undergoing organ transplantation as it may worsen the situation.

It is not recommended to be taken DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML with alcohol as it may cause stomach bleeding.

No its is not recommended to be used in seasonal allergy or mild cases. Only on doctors consultation, DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML may be used in extreme cases of seasonal allergy.

You should not use DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML if you have taken live vaccines of mumps, measles, rubella (MMR), polio, rotavirus, yellow fever, typhoid, nasal flu (influenza), varicella (chickenpox), and zoster (shingles). Do not take DEFCORT SYRUP 30ML if you have a compromised immune system, eye problems or weak bones.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Atlanta Arcade, Marol Church Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai - 400059, INDIA.



MRP: 69.85


30 ml Syrup in 1 Bottle