DEXAM 4mg Tablet 8's

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INTRODUCTION

DEXAM 4MG contains Dexamethasone which belongs to a group of medicines called Corticosteroids which occur naturally in the body. It is used to reduce the inflammation and suppress the immune system in conditions such as allergies, polymyalgia rheumatic, polyarteritis nodosa, blood disorders, leukaemia, myeloma, crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, hepatitis, polymyositis, increased pressure in the head not linked to tumours, worsening of multiple sclerosis, inflammation of the eye and kidney, breathing problems, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic and severe diseases of the skin, leukaemia of the lymphatic system, Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Kahler’s disease (cancer of blood cells) and high calcium levels caused by this disease.

Dexamethasone is a synthetic glucocorticoid (adrenocortical hormone), which boosts your body and treats various illnesses involving inflammation in the body. Before taking DEXAM 4MG inform your doctor if you have liver, kidney or heart problems, are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your physician will give the correct dose depends on your child’s age and body weight. The common side effects are increased appetite, irritability, difficulty sleeping, swelling in your ankles, feet and heartburn.

USES OF DEXAM 4MG

Used to reduce the inflammation and suppress the immune system in conditions such as

  • allergies
  • polymyalgia rheumatic, polyarteritis nodosa
  • blood disorders
  • leukaemia, myeloma
  • crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, hepatitis
  • polymyositis
  • increased pressure in head and worsening of multiple sclerosis
  • inflammation of the eye and kidney
  • breathing problems
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • chronic and severe diseases of the skin
  • Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Kahler’s disease
  • also used in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

HOW DEXAM 4MG WORKS

Dexamethasone works by decreasing inflammation (swelling), prevents infection and fights with white blood cells and also alters the body's normal immune system responses.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take DEXAM 4MG as instructed by your doctor. Swallow whole and do not crush or chew.

SIDE EFFECTS OF DEXAM 4MG

SERIOUS

  • mental problems
  • rashes, flaking skin, boils or sore lips and mouth
  • wheezing, fluttering or tightness of the chest
  • puffy, swollen face, tongue or body, shortness of breath

COMMON

  • increased appetite
  • irritability
  • difficulty sleeping  
  • swelling in your ankles and feet
  • heartburn
  • muscle weakness
  • impaired wound healing
  • increased blood sugar levels

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Difficult sleeping:

Wake up at the same time each day, exercise regularly and do not eat and make your sleeping environment comfortable.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

DEXAM 4MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

DEXAM 4MG should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor for advice.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or handle any machines while taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness.

KIDNEY

DEXAM 4MG should be used with caution in patients with active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

DEXAM 4MG should be used with caution in patients with active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Dexamethasone.

HEART DISEASE

DEXAM 4MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Tell your physician, if you have or had,

  • bacterial or viral infection
  • high blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • osteoporosis
  • muscle weakness
  • glaucoma (raised eye pressure)
  • myasthenia gravis
  • bowel disorder
  • mental problems
  • epilepsy
  • migraines
  • underactive thyroid gland
  • tuberculosis (TB)
  • septicaemia
  • cerebral malaria
  • asthma
  • stunted growth
  • symptoms of tumour lysis syndrome
  • measles or chickenpox

INTERACTIONS

Tell your doctor if you are taking,

  • ritonavir, cobicistat, indinavir or saquinavir (used for HIV)
  • warfarin (treats blood clots)
  • captopril or verapamil (treats high blood pressure)
  • colestyramine
  • amphotericin B, rifabutin, rifampicin, ketoconazole (treats infections)
  • erythromycin, praziquantel and isoniazid
  • aspirin, indometacin, hydrocortisone, cortisone (treats pain)
  • insulin, metformin and chlorpropamide (treats diabetes)
  • antacids, charcoal and carbenoloxone (treats stomach problems)
  • aminoglutethimide, methotrexate and thalidomide (used for cancer)
  • ephedrine (helps to tighten blood vessels)
  • phenytoin, carbamazepine, primidone, phenobarbital and acetazolamide (treats epilepsy)
  • oestrogen and progestogen including the contraceptive pill
  • tetracosactide (used in the test for adrenocortical function)
  • barbiturates or sulpiride (used to calm emotions)
  • ciclosporin (used to stop the rejection of organs after transplants)
  • MMR, tuberculosis, yellow fever or oral typhoid (live vaccines)
  • neostigmine (for myasthenia gravis)
  • medicines used to lower potassium levels

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Dexamethasone
Pharmacological Category :   Corticosteroids
Therapeutic Indication :   Inflammatory conditions, Bronchial asthma, Endocrine and rheumatic disorders, Cancer, Blood disorders
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Injection, Eye drops

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT DEXAM 4MG

Can I stop taking DEXAM 4MG when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better.  

Can the use of DEXAM 4MG cause sleeping problem?

Yes. It may cause sleeping problem in some individuals, consult your doctor for advice.

Is DEXAM 4MG effective?

Yes, it is effective if used in the prescribed dose and frequency as instructed by your physician.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi MD. Corticosteroids. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology 7th ed. New Delhi, May 2013. Page – 289.

2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page - 377-379.

3. Mukhtar H. Ahmed and Arez Hassan. Dexamethasone for the Treatment of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): a Review. Oct, 2020. [Accessed on June 21, 2021] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7599121/

4. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Europe Limited. RAFARM S.A. [Revised on Nov, 2020] [Accessed on June 21, 2021] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.816.pdf

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Ingredient
    DEXAMETHASONE 4 mg
    Hsn Code
    30043913
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