Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S

Description
  • Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S is designed to reduce inflammation and pain caused by arthritis, autoimmune disorders, allergic reactions, and similar conditions
  • Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S contains Prednisolone 
  • Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S is taken orally (via mouth) 
  • Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to children and adults alike
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Type

Tablet

Feature

5mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Prednisolone

Composition

Prednisolone 5 mg

Brand

Pfizer

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S is prescribed to treat a wide variety of ailments such as autoimmune disorders (such as, Hyperthyroidism), arthritis, cancers as well as rejection after an organ transplant, respiratory distress symptoms and many more. Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S comes from the steroid family and is commonly used to bring down excessive swelling in the human body.

Patients are started off on the lowest effective dose (the smallest possible dose that yields benefits to the patient) which is different for everyone. Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S dosage is entirely dependent upon the patient; the ailment being addressed and any comorbidities the patient might be facing. Dosage is not to be increased or decreased without the consent of a physician and Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S is to be taken for the recommended time period only; nor is Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S to be ingested for longer than prescribed and is never to be had without the care and supervision of a physician.

Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S is advised to be ingested once daily, preferably during the morning hours (after breakfast). Patients are advised to put an alarm on their phones of clocks to serve as a reminder to ingest Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S at the same time each day. For patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a family, Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S is prescribed only when absolutely necessary.

Indications

Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma 
  • Allergic reactions 
  • In certain cases of organ transplantation (before surgery)
  • Inflammatory diseases 
  • Autoimmune disorders 

How Does Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S Work

Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S works by inhibiting the production of chemical mediators involved in inflammation and immune reaction. It binds to and inhibits phospholipase A2, blocking the formation of arachidonic acid subsequently reducing the biosynthesis of COX and LOX, the two most important enzymes involved in inflammation by forming prostaglandins, thromboxane’s. 

How To Use Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S

Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S is to be ingested once daily, preferably after breakfast. It is advised to have Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S with plenty of water to ease the passage of the tablet into the throat. Patients are advised to put an alarm on their phones of clocks to serve as a reminder to ingest Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S at the same time each day.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A tablet a day is the most prescribed dosage for patients aged 18 years and above

Child Dosage

For patients aged 18 years and below, the syrup format of this drug is most prescribed. For ages 2-5 years;20 mg of Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S is prescribed depending upon the patient’s weight, comorbidities and any adverse effects that might bother the patient. For patients ranging from ages 5 years and above, depending upon their weight;30-40mg of Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S may be prescribed.

Elderly Dosage 

The dosage for patients aged 65 years and older is mostly the same as the adult dosage with some alterations for patients with underlying medical conditions especially renal (kidney) and hepatic (liver) diseases.

Pregnancy Use and Lactation

Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S may be prescribed to pregnant women only when necessary and under the supervision of a physician. Despite being found in breast milk, Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S may be prescribed to breastfeeding mothers when necessary and under the supervision of a physician.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S:

  • Allergic reaction to Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S or any other drug or ingredient
  • Glaucoma 
  • Cataract
  • Cushing’s syndrome 
  • Addison’s disease
  • Threadworm infections
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Moderate to severe heart disease/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe kidney disease/impairment
  • Moderate to severe liver disease/impairment 
  • Depression 
  • Suicidal thoughts 
  • Malaria 
  • Tuberculosis 
  • Disturbances in thyroid gland 
  • Disturbances in thyroid levels 

Precautions 

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S:

  • Controlled diabetes 
  • Recent history of bone fractures 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Mild to moderate heart disease/impairment 
  • Mild to moderate liver disease/impairment 
  • Mild to moderate kidney disease/impairment 
  • History of suicide attempts 
  • History of mental illnesses 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Breastfeeding 
  • Elderly patients

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S:

  • Aminoglutethimide 
  • Amphotericin
  • Warfarin 
  • NSAIDS (such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin etc.)
  • Carbamazepine 
  • Celecoxib 
  • Cholestyramine 
  • Cyclosporine 
  • Digoxin 
  • Diuretics 
  • Erythromycin 
  • Certain oral contraceptives 
  • Isoniazid 
  • Ketoconazole 
  • Insulin 
  • Phenobarbital 
  • Phenytoin 
  • Rifampin 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines, Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Nausea 
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness 
  • Heartburn 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt, the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Swelling in the hands and feet 
  • Weight gain 
  • Changes in women’s menstrual cycle
  • Higher chances of bone fractures 
  • Changes in mood and behavior 

How To Cope with Some of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.
  • Heartburn – can be dealt with by chewing on mint flavored gum that’ll help neutralize the acid in the body. Standing up straighter, adding ginger to the daily diet, elevating the patient’s upper body, and having licorice supplements has shown to provide relief.
  • Muscular Aches and Pains- A hot or cold compress can be placed at the area of discomfort to bring relief; an over-the-counter pain reliever such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can be ingested to bring ease as well. Avoid high intensity exercise while suffering from muscular pain.

FAQs

# 1. How To Store Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S?

Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place above 25°C, away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to change the chemical nature of certain drugs.

# 2. What IF I Take Too Much Of Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital right away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

# 3. What If I Miss a Dose Of Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule

#4. Will Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S Affect My Sexual Activity?

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#5. Can I Take Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S During My Pregnancy?

Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S is prescribed to pregnant and breastfeeding women, ONLY if and when absolutely necessary and under the care and supervision of a physician.

#6. Will Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S Affect My Fertility??

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility however, some females might experience an irregular menstrual cycle which returns to normal once the treatment ends

#7. What Lab Tests Will Be Prescribed While Undergoing Treatment With Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S?

The adrenocortical function or hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal activity should be assessed in cases of long-term intake of Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S. Your doctor may ask you for urinary-free cortisol and ACTH levels. Regular monitoring of blood sugar and blood pressure should also be maintained due to known side effects.

#8. Is It Safe to Have Painkillers While Taking Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S?

Yes, Over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S under the supervision of a doctor. Concurrent use of ibuprofen or naproxen and similar analgesics should be avoided.

#9. Is It Safe to Have Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S Along with Oral Contraceptives?

Not all oral contraceptives are safe to be taken while undergoing treatment with Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S as certain oral contraceptives (birth control pills) may negatively interact with Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S. Consult your doctor.

#10. Can Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S Cause Dizziness? If So, How Should I Manage It?

No, in general Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S does not cause dizziness but may disturb visual activity. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during your treatment, as it may worsen the.

#11. Does Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S Cause Addiction?

No, this drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#12. How Long Will I Have to Continue Taking the Medication?

It may be a long-term treatment or single shot/multiple weekly therapies depending on your condition and response and you might have to continue taking the medication even for the rest of your life.

# 13. Can I Consume Alcohol WITH Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S?

Alcohol is known to make an individual dizzy, thus if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during your treatment.

#14. Is Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S Safe to Give to Elderly Patients?

Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S causes immune suppression and muscle atrophy besides other side effects.  Extreme caution is advised when treating elderly patients

#15. Is It Safe to Have Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S Before Undergoing Any Surgical Procedure?

The patient must always inform the doctor regarding the intake of Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S before any kind of invasive treatment like surgery, dental procedure, etc. doctor will guide you better accordingly

#16. Can I Drive After Taking THIS Medication?

No, in general Deltacortril Enteric Coated 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S does not cause dizziness but may disturb visual activity. If this happens, avoid driving till it subsides.