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NESTACORT 6MG TABLET 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.

NESTACORT 6MG TABLET 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 NESTACORT 6MG TABLET 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 NESTACORT 6MG TABLET class of drugs is beneficial in autoimmune diseases and inflammation that causes harm in various organs, especially in joints in arthritis & skin psoriasis. NESTACORT 6MG TABLET make organ transplantation possible & treats muscle disorders like Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

NESTACORT 6MG TABLET is available in both oral tablet and suspension dosage forms. The tablet form of NESTACORT 6MG TABLET 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 NESTACORT 6MG TABLET can be taken as advised by your doctor with a measuring cup. Your doctor will recommend how often you take NESTACORT 6MG TABLET 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 NESTACORT 6MG TABLET 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 NESTACORT 6MG TABLET, please inform your doctor that you are allergic (hypersensitive) to NESTACORT 6MG TABLET. 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 NESTACORT 6MG TABLET 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


Most of the side effects of NESTACORT 6MG TABLET 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 NESTACORT 6MG TABLET.  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 NESTACORT 6MG TABLET. Before taking NESTACORT 6MG TABLET 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 NESTACORT 6MG TABLET may lead to bleeding & ulcers in the stomach. Doctors' consultation is recommended.

  • Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    Not recommended in pregnant females.NESTACORT 6MG TABLET 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 NESTACORT 6MG TABLET 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 NESTACORT 6MG TABLET.

  • Kidney

    Before using NESTACORT 6MG TABLET by a kidney patient it is recommended to have a doctors consultation. It may affect the kidney in a few cases.

Other Information (NES0068)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Sep-21

Patients Concern


Not recommended in mild allergies. NESTACORT 6MG TABLET is recommended only on consulting a doctor as NESTACORT 6MG TABLET 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 NESTACORT 6MG TABLET 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, NESTACORT 6MG TABLET may be used in extreme cases of seasonal allergy.

You should not use NESTACORT 6MG TABLET 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 NESTACORT 6MG TABLET if you have a compromised immune system, eye problems or weak bones.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Cipla House, Peninsula Business Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013



MRP: 81.00


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