Beacon Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Xalcort is indicated for
- inflammatory disorders
Precautions and warnings
Adrenal suppression and infection, child, adolescents, senior, history of TB and steroid myopathy, hypertension, past MI, CHF, liver failure, renal impairment, DM and glaucoma (including family history), osteoporosis, corneal perforation, severe emotional disorders, epilepsy, peptic ulcer, hypothyroidism, pregnancy and lactation.
- electrolyte disturbances; susceptible to infection
- impaired healing
- skin atrophy
- myocardial rupture following recent MI
Antacids, ACE inhibitors, acetazolamide, hormone neuron blockers, anti diabetics, aspirin, barbiturate, ?-blockers, Calcium-carry blockers, carbamazepine, carbenoxolone, cardiac glycosides, clonidine, coumarins, diazoxide, diuretics, erythromycin, hydrazine, ketoconazole, methotrexate, methyldoxpa, mifepristone, minoxidil, monoxide, nitrates, nitroprusside, NSAIDs, estrogens, phenytoin, primidone, rifamycins, ritonavir, somatropin,?2 Sympathomimetics, theophylline, vaccines.
Systemic infection; live virus vaccines in those receiving immunosuppressive doses.
Mode of actions
Deflazacort, derived from prednisolone, is a corticosteroid with mainly glucocorticoid activity, An opposing-inflammatory dose of 6 mg deflazacort is equip to 5 mg prednisolone.
Dosage & Administration
Allergic and inflammatory disorders
Adult: Initially, up to 120 mg daily. Maintenance: 3-18 mg/day.
Child: 0.25-1.5 mg/kg/day given on alternate days.
Hepatic impairment: Dose reductions may be needed.
Pregnancy & Lactation
FDA has not yet classified this medicine into a specified pregnancy category. Although there is no enough evidence that taking this medicine during you are pregnant is harmful.
Discuss with your doctor if you are trying to get pregnant while taking this medicine too.
If you do become pregnant while you are taking this medicine, you should continue to take it and contact with your doctors as quickly as possible. They can assist you to decide whether or not to keep taking this medicine. If you abandon taking this medicine and become sick, this would be more pernicious to your child than staying on the medication.
There is no specific information about whether this medicine is passed on to the baby through breast milk. During this medication, if your baby becomes very sleepy, restless, fatigued, exhibit feeding problems, stop breastfeeding and talk to your doctors very quickly.
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