The name of your medicine is Dynacort 18 mg Tablets.
Dynacort is a steroid medicine.
Their full name is glucocorticoids.
•These corticosteroids occur naturally in the body, and help to maintain health and wellbeing.
•Boosting your body with extra corticosteroid is an effective way to treat various illnesses involving inflammation in the body.
•Dynacort works by reducing this inflammation, which could otherwise go on making your condition worse.
•Dynacort also works by stopping reactions known as autoimmune reactions.
These reactions happen when your body’s immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage.
•You must take this medicine regularly to get maximum benefit from it.
Dynacort can be used to: •Treat inflammation including asthma, arthritis and allergies.
•Treat problems with your skin, kidney, heart, digestive system, eyes or blood.
•Treat problems where your body has growths (tumours).
HOW TO USE
Always take Dynacort exactly as your doctor has told you.
The dose will depend on the illness being treated and any other medicines you are taking.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Taking this medicine: •Take this medicine by mouth.
•Swallow your tablets whole with a glass of water.
•It is important to take your medicine at the right times.
Adults: •The usual dose for most conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis is half to three tablets each day.
•The dose for severe asthma may be up to 8 or 12 tablets each day.
This dose may be gradually reduced once the asthma attack has been controlled.
•For some problems up to 20 tablets may be needed each day for several days.
Children: •Dynacort may be given every day or every other day.
•The doctor will work out the dose based on your child’s age and weight.
•Your child will be given the lowest possible dose.
•The usual dose for chronic arthritis is between 0.25 mg and 1 mg of the medicine for each kg of your child’s body weight, each day.
The usual dose for kidney problems (nephrotic syndrome) is 1.5 mg of the medicine for each kg of your child’s body weight, each day.
Depending on how well the medicine works for your child, this dose may then be slowly lowered.
•The usual dose for asthma is between 0.25 mg and 1 mg of the medicine for each kg of your child’s body weight, every other day.
•In infants, an echocardiogram (ultrasound) should be performed by the doctor to monitor the structure and function of the muscular tissue of the heart.
Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if: -You are allergic (hypersensitive) to deflazlacort or any of the other ingredients in these tablets.
Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue.
-You have an infection that affects your whole body (systemic infection), which is not already being treated.
-You are having or have recently had any vaccinations with live viruses (see “vaccinations” below).