- Anaphylaxis, asthma, severe hypersensitivity reactions
- Rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile chronic arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica
- Systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, mixed connective tissue disease (other than systemic sclerosis), polyarteritis nodosa, sarcoidosis
- Pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, pyoderma gangrenosum
- Minimal change nephrotic syndrome, acute interstitial nephritis
Dosage & Administration
- For acute disorders: up to 120 mg/day Deflazacort may need to be given initially. Maintenance doses in most conditions are within the range 3-18 mg/day.
Children: Alternate day administration may be appropriate. Doses of Deflazacort usually lie in the range 0.25-1.5 mg/kg/day. The following ranges provide general guidance:
- Juvenile chronic arthritis: The usual maintenance dose is between 0.25 to 1.0 mg/kg/day.
- Nephrotic syndrome: Initial dose of usually 1.5 mg/kg/day followed by down titration according to clinical need.
- Bronchial asthma: The initial dose should be between 0.25 – 1.0 mg/kg on alternate days.
- Deflazacort withdrawal: In patients who have received more than physiological doses of systemic corticosteroids (approximately 9 mg per day or equivalent) for greater than 3 weeks, withdrawal should not be abrupt. How dose reduction should be carried out depends largely on whether the disease is likely to relapse as the dose of systemic corticosteroids is reduced.