Each DISCORT-30 tablet contains deflazacort 30mg.
DISCORT-30 is the brand name for deflazacort, which is belongs to the class of glucocorticoids. Deflazacort is synthetic steroid derived from prednisolone and it acts as an effective anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant agent. Deflazacort is an inactive prodrug, which is converted to its active form after the administration. However the effects of this drug last for a shorter duration than that of prednisolone.
After the oral administration, deflazacort is rapidly converted into 21-desDFZ in presence of esterases. These active metabolites act on the glucocorticoid receptors to exhibit anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive activity. The exact mechanism of this drug is yet unknown.
As directed by the physician
DISCORT-30 is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity towards deflazacort. It is also contraindicated in patients with typhoid, high blood pressure, adrenal suppression and infections such as chicken pox and measles.
Adverse effects of this medicine include fever, sore throat, white patches in the mouth, skin redness, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stools, pain while urinating, weight gain, depressed moods, headache and night sweats.
There are no sufficient and well-controlled studies when it comes to deflazacort administration in pregnant women and nursing mothers. Therefore, if you are pregnant or nursing, discuss with your doctor about your condition before taking this medicine.
DISCORT-30 tablets are available in 10X10's Alu Alu packing.
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