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Deflazacort is a Prednisolone derived Glucocorticoid with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant used in treating variety of diseases comparable to treat other anti-inflammatory diseases. It is an inactive prodrug which is metabolized rapidly to the active drug 21-desacetyl Deflazacort .


What is Nuvicort and what is it used for?

Nuvicort is a corticosteroid hormone used to prevent the body from any type of inflammation.

Before you take Nuvicort, Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if

Hypersensitivity to or any of the ingredients, Patients receiving live virus immunization, Systemic infection unless specific anti-infective therapy is employed.

Take special care while taking Nuvicort

Gastritis or oesophagitis, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Emotional instability or psychotic tendency, epilepsy, hypertension, thromboembolic disorders, Diabetic mellitus or a family history, osteoporosis, Previous corticosteroid induced myopathy, Liver failure, Hypothyroidism and cirrhosis, Ocular herpes simplex.

How and when to take Nuvicort

Adults: For acute disorders, up to 120 mg/day. Deflazacort may need to be given initially.

Children: 0.25-1.5mg/ kg/day.

Possible side effects

Nuvicort Tablet is associated with side effects like skin lesions such as acne, bruises or stretch marks, recurrent infections, stomach upset, muscle or bone weakness, Cushing's syndrome, menstrual cycle irregularities or hirsutism.

How to store Nuvicort

Store in a cool and dry place, away from light. Keep out of the reach of children.