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DEFNET 24MG TABLET contains Deflazacort which belongs to the group of medicines called Anti-Inflammatory and Immunomodulator Drugs. It is used to treat inflammation in asthma (inflamed airways), arthritis (pain and inflammation in the joints) and allergies.
DEFNET 24MG TABLET is also used in treatment of problems with your skin, kidney, heart, digestive system, eyes or blood and where your body has growths (tumours). It also used to prevent rejection after organ transplant operations.
DEFNET 24MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients who have any untreated systemic infection and had any vaccinations with live viruses.
Before taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have epilepsy, problems in liver, kidney or heart, diabetes, high blood pressure, mental health problems, osteoporosis, glaucoma, oesophagitis, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis or peptic ulcer and pheochromocytoma.
DEFNET 24MG TABLET is generally not recommended for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women unless clearly advised by the doctor. DEFNET 24MG TABLET should be used with caution in children and elderly patients due to increased risk of side effects.
The most common side effects of taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET are excessive facial hair, increased weight, skin redness, rash, nausea and abdominal pain. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects worsen.
DEFNET 24MG TABLET works by preventing the release of certain chemicals involved in the immune and allergic reactions, that result in inflammation. This type of action can reduce inflammation in a particular area, control various diseases characterised by excessive inflammation and treats autoimmune disease conditions where immune system attacks the body tissues. It also supresses white blood cells along with immune system to prevent the body from attacking foreign tissue in organ transplantation.
Take DEFNET 24MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Stop taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
Stick to simple meals while taking this medicine. Avoid eating oily rich, fried or spicy foods. Do not lie down or sleep immediately after eating. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.
Take fiber rich foods in your diet such as fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grain cereals and drink plenty of fluids. Exercise more regularly (such as daily walk) and stay active. Consult your doctor if the symptom gets worse.
Try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or try to have smaller and frequent meals. Keep a heat pad on your stomach. If the symptom does not improve, consult your doctor.
DEFNET 24MG TABLET is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women unless considered clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET.
DEFNET 24MG TABLET should be used with caution in breastfeeding women unless considered clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET.
Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizzy or feel like everything around you is spinning or feel disorientated (vertigo) after taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET.
DEFNET 24MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Consult your doctor before taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET.
DEFNET 24MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET.
Do not take DEFNET 24MG TABLET if you are allergic to Deflazacort. It should be used with caution in patients who have ever had a bad reaction such as muscle weakness to any steroids.
DEFNET 24MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients who had or have tuberculosis. Consult your doctor before taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET.
DEFNET 24MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with high blood pressure or heart problems. Consult your doctor before taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET.
DEFNET 24MG TABLET is not recommended for use if you:
Before taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you:
Use in pediatrics:
DEFNET 24MG TABLET should be used with caution in children. Your child’s doctor may adjust the dose based on child’s age and body and dose may be initiated with the lowest effective dose. Consult your child’s doctor for advice.
Use in geriatrics:
DEFNET 24MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients due to increased risk of side effects. Consult your doctor before taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET.
A. Drug-Drug interactions:
Before taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of DEFNET 24MG TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.
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|Therapeutic Indication||:|| |
Autoimmune diseases, Prevent rejection of organ transplantation and tumours
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Tablet, Oral suspension, Suspension, Syrup
What is DEFNET 24MG TABLET used for?
DEFNET 24MG TABLET is used to treat inflammation including asthma, arthritis, allergies and problems in skin, heart, kidney, eyes, digestive system or blood. It is also used in certain type of cancer treatment and to suppress the immune system after transplant operations to prevent organ rejection.
Does DEFNET 24MG TABLET increase blood sugar?
Yes, you might experience increased thirst and needing to pass water more often than usual which could be signs of diabetes. If you are already diabetic, your doctor may prescribe more of your diabetes medicine to balance the effects of DEFNET 24MG TABLET. Always consult your doctor for advice before taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET.
What are the side effects of DEFNET 24MG TABLET?
DEFNET 24MG TABLET can cause common side effects such as excessive facial hair, increased weight, puffy face appearance, skin redness, abdominal pain, constipation, irritability, abnormal behaviour, fever, back pain, bruise, nausea and nosebleeds. If any of these side effects get worsen, consult your doctor immediately.
Can I stop taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET suddenly?
No, you should not stop taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET without consulting your doctor because it may cause problems such as high temperature, runny nose, red eyes, aching muscles and joints, itchy skin, and weight loss along with vomiting, headache and drowsiness. This is more likely to happen in children. If you had to stop the treatment with DEFNET 24MG TABLET, the dose will be gradually reduced.
Can I take vaccine while taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET?
If you are going to have any injections or vaccinations, tell the doctor that you are taking DEFNET 24MG TABLET. This includes those needed for a foreign holiday. Some vaccines should not be given to patients taking this medicine. This is because DEFNET 24MG TABLET can affect the way some vaccines work.
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