Before starting this treatment, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from inside the pack of tablets, and also any other printed information you have been given by your doctor or pharmacist. The manufacturer's leaflet will give you more information about deflazacort and a full list of side-effects which you may experience from taking it.
Your doctor or pharmacist will tell you how many tablets to take for each dose. For an adult, the dose range is usually from ½-3 tablets daily, although it may be higher than this if you are acutely unwell. Take your dose in the morning after breakfast. Children are sometimes prescribed a dose to take on alternate days only.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you do not remember until the following day, skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose.
Continue to take deflazacort unless your doctor tells you to stop. Stopping taking these tablets suddenly will cause problems so your doctor will want to reduce your dose gradually if this becomes necessary.
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