Defcort 18 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. It is used for the treatment of various diseases and conditions such as inflammatory conditions, autoimmune conditions, and cancer.
Defcort 18 Tablet works by inhibiting the release of substances that cause swelling or by changing how the immune system works. It can be taken on an empty stomach or after food. Taking the medicine regularly at the right times increases its effectiveness. It is important to keep taking the medicine regularly until your doctor tells you it is safe to stop.
Defcort 18 Tablet can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Tell your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat. Before taking the medicine, you should let your doctor know of all the other medicines you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before taking the medicine.
BENEFITS OF DEFCORT TABLET
In Treatment of Inflammatory conditions
Defcort 18 Tablet gives relief in inflammatory conditions that affect muscles and joints such as arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. It also helps manage other inflammatory conditions such as asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, uveitis, ulcerative colitis, and allergies. It works by blocking certain chemicals that cause pain and swelling.
In Treatment of Autoimmune conditions
Defcort 18 Tablet gives relief in autoimmune conditions like psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, atopic dermatitis, etc. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions thereby reducing symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching, and other allergic-type reactions.
In Treatment of Cancer
Defcort 18 Tablet helps in the treatment of a variety of cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. It works by suppressing the immune system thereby reducing inflammation around the site of cancer. It is used specifically to decrease swelling (edema), associated with tumors of the spine and brain. Moreover, it helps to treat or prevent allergic reactions in cancer patients.
HOW TO USE DEFCORT TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Defcort 18 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Defcort 18 Tablet with salad and vegetable diet.
HOW DEFCORT TABLET WORKS
Defcort 18 Tablet is a corticosteroid. It increases the level of glucocorticoid in the body and works by decreasing the formation of substances that cause inflammation and suppresses immunity to stop self damage to the body by the immune system (auto-immune reactions occurring in organ transplants or cancer).
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Defcort 18 Tablet.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Defcort 18 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Defcort 18 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Defcort 8 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Defcort 18 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Defcort 18 Tablet is recommended.
Defcort 18 Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Defcort 18 Tablet is recommended.
Interaction with drugs
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE DEFCORT TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Defcort 18 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Defcort
- Increased appetite
- Weight gain
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Cushing syndrome
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Abnormal hair growth
- Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.