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DEFLAZACORT belongs to the class of glucocorticoids. DEFLAZACORT is used as an anti-inflammatory agent and immunosuppressant to treat inflammation associated with arthritis, asthma and allergies, problems related to kidney, skin, digestive system, heart, eyes or blood and in transplant operations to suppress the immune system. 

Common side-effects

• Headache
• Weight gain
• Fainting
• Nausea
• Cough

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• Take DEFLAZACORT regularly at the same time for best results.
• Before taking DEFLAZACORT, you are advised to inform your doctor if you have diabetes, fits, high blood pressure, weak bones, liver, kidney or heart problems.
• You are advised to inform your doctor if you have just received any vaccinations or injections as DEFLAZACORT might affect the working of few vaccines.
• If you are about to undergo any surgery while taking DEFLAZACORT, it is suggested to inform your doctor.
• While taking DEFLAZACORT if you get measles or chickenpox, immediately consult your doctor as you may fall sick seriously.
• If you experience any rash, itching, shortness of breath, swollen face, lips, hands or feet, please consult your doctor as it may be due to an allergic reaction. Also inform your doctor if you are allergic to DEFLAZACORT.


Q. How does DEFLAZACORT work?
A. DEFLAZACORT is an anti-inflammatory agent and immunosuppressant which belongs to the class of glucocorticoids. DEFLAZACORT is used to reduce inflammation in several diseases. DEFLAZACORT works by increasing the levels of corticosteroids in the body thereby decreasing inflammation and protects the body from self-damage by suppressing immunity.

Q. Can I take ciprofloxacin with DEFLAZACORT?
A. No, you are suggested to avoid taking ciprofloxacin with DEFLAZACORT as taking together might lead to inflammation of tendons (connective tissue that connects muscle to bone). However, consult your doctor before taking DEFLAZACORT with other medicines.

Q. Can I stop taking DEFLAZACORT on my own?
A. No, please do not stop taking DEFLAZACORT on your own. Leaving it in the midway can lead to certain adverse effects such as runny nose, high fever, red and sticky eyes, weight loss and joint pains. Hence, you are suggested to check with your doctor if you can discontinue DEFLAZACORT.

Q. What is a blue steroid card?
A. A blue steroid card is given by a doctor to patients taking DEFLAZACORT for more than 3 weeks which comprises of information regarding medicine being taken along with dosage instructions. This card is important in case the patient meets with an accident or fall sick. Hence, it is advised to carry blue steroid card all the time.

Q. Is DEFLAZACORT a steroid?
A. Yes, DEFLAZACORT is a steroid which belongs to the class of glucocorticoids. DEFLAZACORT is used as both anti-inflammatory agent and immunosuppressant.