Is a glucocorticoid
Primary adrenal insufficiency or secondary (hydrocortisone or cortisone is the drug of first choice, given its very weak mineralocorticoid effect, deflazacort should be used only in combination with a mineralocorticoid, particularly when treating children).
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Rheumatic and collagen
Treatment of acute attacks and / or maintenance treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis when the usual treatments have proven ineffective; rheumatic polymyalgie , rheumatic fever, lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, polyarteritis nodosa, temporal arteritis; Wegener’s granulomatosis.
Non itchy Thyroiditis.
Acute , severe dermatitis as pemphigus, bullous dermatitis herpetiformis, generalized exfoliative dermatitis, erythema multiforme, erythema nodosum, severe psoriasis.
Bronchial asthma not responding to conventional treatment.
Sarcoidosis with pulmonary infiltrates, exogenous allergic alveolitis (pneumoconiosis due to organic dusts), desquamative interstitial pneumonia.
Choroïdorétinite and choroiditis, iritis and iridocyclitis.
Idiopathic thrombocytopenia in adults, acquired autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
Palliative treatment of acute leukemia in children as well as leukemia and lymphoma in adults.
Nephrotic syndrome (some forms).
Gastro-intestinal and liver
Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, chronic aggressive hepatitis.