Deflax Actions

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Actions of Deflax in details

The action of the drug on the human body is called Pharmacodynamics in Medical terminology. To produce its effect and to change the pathological process that is happening the body and to reduce the symptom or cure the disease, the medicine has to function in a specific way. The changes it does to the body at cellular level gives the desired result of treating a disease. Drugs act by stimulating or inhibiting a receptor or an enzyme or a protein most of the times. Medications are produced in such a way that the ingredients target the specific site and bring about chemical changes in the body that can stop or reverse the chemical reaction which is causing the disease.

Description: Deflax, derived from prednisolone, is a corticosteroid with mainly glucocorticoid activity. An anti-inflammatory dose of 6 mg Deflax is equiv to 5 mg prednisolone.

How should I take Deflax?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

You may take Deflax with or without food.

Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

To make swallowing easier, you may crush the Deflax tablet and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of applesauce. Swallow the mixture right away without chewing. Do not save it for later use.

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure liquid medicine using only the dosing syringe provided. If you do not have this dosing syringe, ask your pharmacist for one.

To improve the flavor of Deflax liquid, you may mix your measured dose with 3 to 4 ounces of milk or fruit juice (but not grapefruit juice). Drink this mixture right away and do not save it for later.

Deflax can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections. This can make it easier for you to get sick from being around others who are ill. Serious and sometimes fatal infections may occur during treatment with Deflax.

Call your doctor if you have signs of infection (fever, chills, body aches, sweating, mouth sores, skin sores, warmth or redness, vomiting, diarrhea, painful urination).

If you use this medicine long-term, you may need frequent blood tests. Your blood pressure, vision, and bone density may also need to be checked.

Tell your doctor if you have any changes in weight. Deflax doses are based on weight, and any changes may affect the dose.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Deflax.

You should not stop using Deflax suddenly. Follow your doctor's instructions about tapering your dose.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Throw away any Deflax liquid that has not been used within 1 month after you first opened the bottle.

Deflax administration

Administration of drug is important to know because the drug absorption and action varies depending on the route and time of administration of the drug. A medicine is prescribed before meals or after meals or along with meals. The specific timing of the drug intake about food is to increase its absorption and thus its efficacy. Few work well when taken in empty stomach and few medications need to be taken 1 or 2 hrs after the meal. A drug can be in the form of a tablet, a capsule which is the oral route of administration and the same can be in IV form which is used in specific cases. Other forms of drug administration can be a suppository in anal route or an inhalation route.

Oral: Administer with or without food.

Tablets: Administer whole or may crush and mix with applesauce (administer applesauce mixture immediately).

Suspension: Shake well; measure prescribed dose with provided dispenser, mix thoroughly with 3 to 4 ounces of juice or milk and administer immediately. Do not mix or administer with grapefruit juice.

Deflax pharmacology

Pharmacokinetics of a drug can be defined as what body does to the drug after it is taken. The therapeutic result of the medicine depends upon the Pharmacokinetics of the drug. It deals with the time taken for the drug to be absorbed, metabolized, the process and chemical reactions involved in metabolism and about the excretion of the drug. All these factors are essential to deciding on the efficacy of the drug. Based on these pharmacokinetic principles, the ingredients, the Pharmaceutical company decides dose and route of administration. The concentration of the drug at the site of action which is proportional to therapeutic result inside the body depends on various pharmacokinetic reactions that occur in the body.

Deflax is a corticosteroid prodrug; its active metabolite, 21-desDFZ, acts on the glucocorticoid receptor to exert anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. The precise mechanism by which Deflax exerts its therapeutic effects in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy is unknown.


Rapidly converted by esterases to 21-desDFZ (active metabolite); 21-desDFZ metabolized by CYP3A4 to several metabolites (inactive)


Urine (~68%; 18% as 21-desDFZ)

Time to Peak

1 hour (range: 0.25 to 2 hours); delayed by 1 hour with a high-fat meal

Protein Binding



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The results of a survey conducted on for Deflax are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Deflax. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

User reports

2 consumers reported administration

When best can I take Deflax, on an empty stomach, before or after food? website users have also released a report stating that Deflax should be taken Empty stomach. In any case, this may not be the right description on how you ought to take this Deflax. Kindly visit your doctor for more medical advice in this regard. Click here to see other users view on when best the Deflax can be taken.
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