Xalcort is a preparation of Deflazacort INN which is an oxazolone derivative of prednisolone, possess similar effect like prednisolone but relatively fewer side effects than prednisolone. Deflazacort provides anti-inflammatory action by inhibiting Phospholipase A2 enzyme which is responsible for prostaglandin synthesis. Besides Deflazacort decreases the release of certain chemicals that are important in the immune system. By decreasing the release of these chemicals, Deflazacort provides immunosuppressive action.
Deflazacort is indicated for rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile chronic arthritis, asthma and other airway diseases, pemphigus, uveitis, nephrotic syndrome, immune suppression in transplantation, anaphylaxis, severe hypersensitivity reaction, dermatomyositis, mixed connective tissue disease, polyarteritis nodosa, bullous pemphigoid, ulcerative colitis, optic neuritis, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, acute and lymphatic leukemia and malignant lymphoma.
|Formulation||Tablet & Suspension|
|Available Pack Size||6 mg (60’s), 24 mg (30’s), 30 mg (10’s), 50 mL & 30 mL|
|Available Strength||6 mg, 24 mg, 30 mg Tablet & 6 mg per 5 mL Suspension|