Deflazacort is used to treat anti-inflammatory conditions.  It is also used as an immunosuppressant.  


What is Deflazacort?

Deflazacort is a glucocorticoid. It is an active prodrug that alters the organism and reduces inflammation.


How should Deflazacort be taken?

Deflazacort is administered orally in the form of tablets, suspensions or syrups to be taken on a full stomach.


Side effects associated with Deflazacort

Among the possible side effects of deflazocort include the following:


  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Nightmares
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Memory problems
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Increase in blood sugar, appetite and weight
  • Indigestion, abdominal bloating, nausea, gastrointestinal ulcers, inflammation of the pancreas and throat ulcers
  • Muscle weakness and bone loss
  • Pimples, stretch marks, bruising, increased sweating, skin changes and hair growth
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • High blood pressure
  • Formation of blood clots
  • Hiccups


It is important to contact a doctor immediately if you experience:


  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
  • Suicidal thoughts


Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Deflazacort

Deflazacort is contraindicated in cases where you have also received immunosuppressive vaccines or you are suffering from ongoing infections. This medication should not be taken for longer periods; however, treatment should never be stopped abruptly.


Before starting treatment with deflazacort, it is important to tell your doctor if:


  • You have any allergies to the active substance, its excipients or to any other drugs, food or various substances
  • You are taking any other medications, herbal remedies or supplements
  • You are suffering (or have suffered) from the adrenal problems, infections, muscle pain, high blood pressure, heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure, increased intraocular pressure, osteoporosis, corneal damage, epilepsy, peptic ulcer disease and hypothyroidism
  • You have recently experienced a myocardial infarction
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding