Drug interactions between deflazacort and methylprednisolone
Interactions between your drugs
There were no interactions found in our database between deflazacort and methylprednisolone - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Deflazacort is in the drug class glucocorticoids.
- Deflazacort is used to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
- Methylprednisolone is a member of the drug class glucocorticoids.
- Methylprednisolone is used to treat the following conditions:
- Adrenogenital Syndrome
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Asthma, acute
- Asthma, Maintenance
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Dermatologic Lesion
- Gout, Acute
- Inflammatory Conditions
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Plaque Psoriasis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Transverse Myelitis
- Ulcerative Colitis, Active
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: methylprednisolone
Grapefruit juice may increase the blood levels and effects of certain medications such as methylPREDNISolone. You may want to limit your consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice during treatment with methylPREDNISolone. However, if you have been regularly consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice with methylPREDNISolone, do not alter the amounts of these products in your diet without first talking to your doctor or other healthcare professional. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects. Orange juice is not expected to interact.
Applies to: deflazacort
Do not take deflazacort with grapefruit juice. Grapefruit juice may increase the blood levels of the active component of deflazacort. This may increase the risk and/or severity of side effects such as swelling, weight gain, electrolyte abnormalities, high blood pressure, high blood glucose, muscle weakness, depression, mood swings, acne, thinning skin, stretch marks, easy bruising, bone density loss, cataracts, glaucoma, menstrual irregularities, excessive growth of facial or body hair, and abnormal distribution of body fat, especially in the face, neck, back, and waist. Other side effects that may occur include decreased ability to fight infections, increased risk of developing infections, and inadequate response to stress such as infection, surgery, trauma, or a severe asthma attack. Children may experience a reduced growth rate during chronic use. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'cortisones' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'cortisones' category:
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
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