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AB Cort (Deflazacort) Drug Price and Information

AB Cort is a glucocorticoid, prescribed for anti-inflammatory conditions, and used as an immunosuppressant. It is a prodrug.

AB Cort

American Biocare
Generic : Deflazacort
10 Tablets
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    Drug information on AB Cort (Deflazacort) from American Biocare


    Drug Name : Deflazacort

    Deflazacort(Calcort) generic AB Cort is a glucocorticoid, prescribed for anti-inflammatory conditions, and used as an immunosuppressant. It is a prodrug.
    More Info about Deflazacort


    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

    Adult: PO- Initial: Up to 120 mg/day. Maintenance: 3-18 mg/day.
    Child: Tablet: 0.25-1.5 mg/kg/day given on alternate days. Suspension: 5ml - 60ml per day.

    Side effects of AB Cort

    Metabolic : Increased blood sugar, increased appetite and weight gain.

    Gastrointestinal : Indigestion, abdominal bloating, nausea, ulceration in the stomach or intestine, inflammation of the pancreas and throat ulcer.

    Musculoskeletal : Muscle weakness and thinning of bones.

    Skin : Pimples, bruising, stretch marks, increased sweating, change in pigmentation and increased hair growth.

    Central Nervous System : Mood changes including irritability, depression and suicidal thoughts, psychotic reactions, anxiety, confusion, memory loss and sleep disturbances.

    Genitourinary : Irregular periods.

    Heart : High blood pressure.

    Miscellaneous : Blood clot events and hiccups.

    How to use AB Cort?

    It comes as a tablet, suspension and syrup to take by mouth, with food.

    When Should AB Cort not be taken? (Contraindications)

    Contraindicated in patients who are receiving immunosuppressive vaccines, who have infections and hypersensitivity.


    Warnings and Precautions for AB Cort

    Caution should be exercised in patients with history of adrenal suppression, infections (ex- chickenpox , shingles , measles ) children, elderly, tuberculosis, muscle pain, recent heart attack, high blood pressure, heart failure, liver failure, kidney impairment, sugar, increased eye pressure, osteoporosis, corneal damage, epilepsy, peptic ulcer, under active thyroid, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

    Avoid long-term use of this medication and abrupt withdrawal.

    Avoid contact with people with infections that can be spread to others.

    Patients may develop with increased risk of confusion, irritability, nightmares, difficulty sleeping, mood changes and depression, and suffer from delusions and suicidal thoughts if it is taken excess; if it is so consult with your doctor.

    Other Precautions for AB Cort

    Avoid excess dosage.

    Storage Conditions for AB Cort

    Store it at room temperature (25°C).

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