What is Deflazacort?

Deflazacort is a glucocorticoid used as an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant.

Deflazacort is an inactive prodrug which is metabolized rapidly to the active drug 21-desacetyldeflazacort.

It is sold in Bangladesh as Xalcort, marketed by Beacon Pharmaceuticals Limited, in the United Kingdom by Shire under the trade name Calcort; in Brazil as Cortax, Decortil, and Deflanil; in India as MOAID, Defolet(Roussette), DFZ, Decotaz, and DefZot; in Panama as Zamen, Spain as Zamene and in Honduras as Flezacor. It is not available in the United States. In January 2015, the FDA granted fast track status to Marathon Pharmaceuticals to pursue approval of deflazacort as a potential treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The company expects to make deflazacort available in the United States in 2016.

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I read on PubMed that Deflazacort causes milder side effects on bones as compared to Prednisone and methylprednisolone. Is this a fact? I have to...

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Yes,Deflazacort causes less side effects.

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The area mentioned in the report and the point of may pain match exactly.
I cannot understand that my fistula was at 2'o clock position according...

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As discussed in details below.

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The possible cause of scar at 4-7 O'clock in spite the fistula at 2 O'clock may...

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What can be the cause of eosinophilia. Is it due to some allergic reaction or some kind of (parasitic or other) infection.
I have eosinophilia for...

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Mild eosonophilia

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