Take special care with Defal.
Tell the doctor if the patient is suffering from: heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, thromboembolic diseases (those caused by blood clots), diseases of the oesophagus, stomach or intestine, diabetes mellitus, emotional disorders, psychosis, epilepsy, high intraocular tension (glaucoma), hypothyroidism (failure of the thyroid gland), cirrhosis (severe liver damage).
The dose of corticosteroids must be adjusted in special situations (surgery, infections and others); therefore the doctor must know whether the patient has suffered from any disease.
In children, the prolonged use of this medicine may stop their growth and development.
After long-term treatment with Defal, the dose must be reduced gradually. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to the doctor first.
Contact the doctor if the patient experiences blurred vision or other visual disturbances. Talk to the doctor before taking this medicine.
Use in athletes: Patients must be warned that this medicine contains deflazacort, which can produce a positive antidoping test result.
Defal 6 mg tablets contains lactose: This medicine contains lactose. If the doctor has indicated that the patient suffers from intolerance to certain sugars, ask them before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines: Although no information is available, until the response to treatment is satisfactory, the patient is advised not to perform tasks that require special attention, such as driving vehicles, using potentially dangerous machinery, etc.