ZCORT

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Deflazacort is an oxazoline derivative of prednisolone. It is a corticosteroid drug .It acts within the cells to prevent the formation or decrease the formation of certain substances or chemicals that cause inflammation and suppress immunity to stop self damage to body by immune system. By decreasing the release of these chemicals in a particular area, inflammation is reduced.

Description

Deflazacort is an oxazoline derivative of prednisolone. It is a corticosteroid drug .It acts within the cells to prevent the formation or decrease the formation of certain substances or chemicals that cause inflammation and suppress immunity to stop self damage to body by immune system. By decreasing the release of these chemicals in a particular area, inflammation is reduced.

INDICATIONS

  • Allergic reactions e.g. anaphylaxis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Juvenile chronic arhthritis
  • Inflammatory skin disorders
  • Inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis
  • Asthma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Transplantation
  • Nephritic syndrome

DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION

As directed by the physician.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Hypersensitivity to Deflazacort

Mild to moderate typhoid

PRECAUTIONS

Caution should be exercised when ZCORT is prescribed in patients with adrenal suppression, infections (chickenpox, measles).
Caution should be exercised when prescribing ZCORT to patients with high blood pressure, heart failure or recent heart attack.
Avoid long term use of ZCORT and abrupt withdrawal.

ADVERSE EFFECTS

Weight gain, GI disturbance, impaired healing, bone fractures, tiredness, irritability.

PREGNANCY & LACTATON

In pregnant women Deflazacort does not cross the placenta but for prolong use it may increase the risk of intra-uterine growth retardation.Corticosteroids are excreted in breast milk no data are available.

PRESENTATION

ZCORT tablets are available in a 10X10’s Alu Alu packing

CAUTION

The medical information on this site is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. Please note it is dangerous to take any medication without doctor’s prescription or professional advice from a registered health practitioner. Always follow the instructions of physician / doctor / registered medical practitioner before using any medicine. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Keep all medicines away from your children. Store as recommended. Please consult your health care provider, before making any healthcare decisions 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.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 15 cm

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