Discort-30 Tablets

Discort-30 Tablets

Composition:

Each DISCORT-30 tablet contains deflazacort 30mg.

Description:

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.

Indications:

  • Inflammation
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy (largely administered to strengthen the muscles and slow down the progression of the disease)
  • Allergic reactions e.g. anaphylaxis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Juvenile chronic arthritis
  • Inflammatory skin disorders
  • Inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis
  • Asthma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Transplantation
  • Nephritic syndrome

Dosage and Administration:

As directed by the physician

Contraindication:

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:

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.

Precaution:

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.

Presentation:

DISCORT-30 tablets are available in 10X10's Alu Alu packing.

Disclaimer:

The medical information on this website is provided as an information resource only. The information on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider or a medical practitioner with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, or to assist in understanding any information or in applying information, that you might have come across, on this website. Please note that it dangerous to take any medication without doctor’s prescription or professional advice from a registered health practitioner. Make sure to follow the instructions of physician/doctor/ registered medical practitioner before using this medicine. Medical and health information changes constantly. Therefore, the information provided on this website should not be considered current, complete or exhaustive. Please consult your healthcare provider, before coming to any conclusions with respect to your health condition or for guidance about a specific medical condition. The allopathic medicine as per the law in India must be sold by retail pharmacies holding valid trading drug license only.

Keep the medicines out of the children’s reach. This product is to be stored as recommended. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Do not use this information in place of a visit, consultation or advice of your healthcare providers.

Top