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Demisone 0.5mg Tablet

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Demisone tablet is a corticosteroid used to treat various inflammatory conditions, allergies and autoimmune conditions. It is also used to manage symptoms of certain types of cancer. Demisone tablet c...
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ContainsDexamethasone(0.5 Mg)
UsesAllergies, inflammation
Side effectsHeadache, nausea, dizziness, increased appetite
ClassificationSTEROID
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Uses of Demisone 0.5 MG

  • Demisone tablet is used for the treatment of various inflammatory conditions, allergies (eczema, erythroderma), lung disorders (asthma), and autoimmune disorders.
  • It is used for relieving pain and inflammation in different body parts due to various conditions like arthritis.
  • It is useful in cancer therapy to reduce some specific symptoms and side effects to improve the quality of life.

Contraindications of Demisone 0.5 MG

Contraindications

If you are allergic to dexamethasone or any other component of Demisone tablet.

Side effects of Demisone 0.5 MG

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Increased appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping

Precautions and Warnings of Demisone 0.5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Demisone tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Demisone tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy. This medicine should only be used in pregnant women if prescribed by the doctor after assessing the need and the risk.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Demisone tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Dexamethasone may pass into human breast milk. Demisone tablet is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Demisone tablet?
A:
There is limited information on the effect of Demisone tablet on driving abilities. If you experience any side effects after using this medicine that may affect your ability to drive safely, it is advised to avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Demisone tablet?
A:
There is limited information regarding the interaction of Demisone tablet with alcohol. Ask your doctor for advice on alcohol intake along with Demisone tablet.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience any skin allergies or a rise in blood sugar levels.
  • You have diabetes.
  • You have a history of muscle weakness due to steroid therapy or have a condition called myasthenia gravis.
  • You experience mood disturbances, fits, and other psychiatric problems like suicidal thoughts after taking Demisone tablet.
  • You are taking any medicines to suppress the immune response.
  • You are elderly.
  • You have heart disorders, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, blood clotting problems, liver or kidney diseases, and stomach or intestine problems.
  • You experience visual disturbances and eye infections after taking this medicine.
  • You have osteoporosis (weakening of bones).
  • You are suffering from an infection like fungal infection, measles, or chickenpox.
  • You are trying to conceive or taking any fertility treatment.
  • Children and adolescents consuming steroids should be observed for growth abnormalities as steroids can retard growth.

Mode of Action of Demisone 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Demisone tablet acts by reducing the immune response to allergies/inflammation and during organ transplantation. This helps in reducing symptoms such as pain, swelling, and allergic reactions. It also...
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Directions for Use of Demisone 0.5 MG

  • Take Demisone tablet as directed by your doctor.
  • This medicine should be taken with food or after food.
  • It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not break, cut or chew it.
  • Take at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • Do not consume more than the dose prescribed by the doctor.

Interactions of Demisone 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Demisone tablet works or Demisone tablet itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Concomitant use of Demisone tablet with contraceptives can prolong the effect of this medicine.
  • Antacids containing salts of aluminum and magnesium should be used after a gap of 2-hours with Demisone tablet.
  • Medicines used for the treatment of tuberculosis (rifampicin), fits/seizures (phenytoin, carbamazepine), and breathing problems (ephedrine) can reduce the effect of Demisone tablet. Antifungal medicin...
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  • Medicines used to treat high blood pressure such as enalapril and captopril when used with this medicine can lead to variations in blood count.
  • Medicines used to treat heart failure such as digoxin when used together with Demisone tablet can reduce the potassium levels in the body.
  • Demisone tablet can reduce the blood-glucose-lowering action of anti-diabetic medicines and the anticoagulant effect of blood thinner medicines like coumarin.
  • Painkillers such as aspirin and indomethacin when taken along with this medicine can increase the risk of ulcers and bleeding in the digestive tract.
  • The muscle relaxing effect of muscle relaxants is prolonged when taken along with Demisone tablet.
  • Atropine or other medicines used to dilate pupils can increase pressure inside your eyes if used with this medicine.
  • Medicines used to suppress immune responses such as cyclosporin can increase the risk of getting infections if taken along with Demisone tablet.
  • This medicine should not be taken within 8 weeks if you have received any live vaccine.

Storage and disposal of Demisone 0.5 MG

  • Store Demisone tablet at room temperature away from moisture.
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Demisone 0.5 MG

Overdose

The symptoms of overdose of Demisone tablet include swelling of the face, stomach discomfort, and confusion. If you think you have taken too much of this medicine then contact your doctor or reach out...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed any dose of Demisone tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a doubl...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Alok Nachane

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Demisone 0.5 mg tablet be used in children?

A: Demisone 0.5 mg tablet should only be given to children if it is prescribed by the doctor and in the exact dose as prescribed under the supervision of an adult. Giving steroids to children for long-term treatment can impair their growth.

Q: Can I use Demisone 0.5 mg tablet if I am diabetic?

A: Yes, but Demisone 0.5 mg tablet should be consumed with precaution with anti-diabetics as it can interfere with the blood-glucose-lowering effect of anti-diabetic medicines. Inform your doctor if you have diabetes and taking medications to arrive at the suitable dose adjustments.

Q: Can I stop taking Demisone 0.5 mg tablet if my symptoms subside?

A: No, you should not stop taking Demisone tablet abruptly as it can result in steroidal withdrawal symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, loss of appetite, diarrhoea and vomiting. Hence, steroid medicines should be stopped by reducing the dose slowly without stopping the treatment abruptly.

Q: What do you mean by steroid withdrawal?

A: Medicines containing steroids act as natural steroids produced in the body. It reduces the production of steroids by adrenal glands and when you stop taking steroids suddenly it reduces the levels of steroids in the body and causes a steroid withdrawal syndrome. Common symptoms of steroid withdrawal syndrome are fatigue, weakness, body ache, muscle pain, feeling of fainting and nausea.

Q: Can I take Demisone 0.5 mg tablet to reduce a fever?

A: No, Demisone 0.5 mg tablet is not an antipyretic medicine and it does not help in reducing fever.

Q: How to reduce the side effects of Demisone tablet?

  • Talk to your doctor about any specific side effect that is bothering you.
  • Your doctor may reduce the dose of your steroid medicine or suggest an alternative route of administration.
  • Make healthy food choices and maintain an active lifestyle.
  • Taking steroids for too long can affect your bone health, consult your doctor to check if you need to take vitamin D and calcium as a supplement.
  • Never stop taking this medicine abruptly as it can aggravate the side effects. Your doctor will reduce the dose gradually when required.

Q: How does Demisone 0.5 mg tablet work?

A: Demisone tablet is a steroidal medication. Steroids are hormones produced in the human body and responsible for normal body functions. It acts by suppressing the immune response in allergies and inflammation and during organ transplantation and helps in reducing symptoms such as pain, swelling and allergic reactions.

Q: Is the Demisone tablet a painkiller?

A: No, the Demisone tablet is not a painkiller medicine. It is a steroid used for various inflammatory, autoimmune and allergic conditions.

Q: What is the use of Demisone tablet?

  • Demisone tablet is used for the treatment of various inflammatory conditions, allergies (eczema, erythroderma), lung disorders (asthma) and autoimmune disorders.
  • It is used for relieving pain and inflammation in different body parts due to various conditions like arthritis.
  • It is useful in cancer therapy to reduce some specific symptoms and side effects to improve the quality of life.

Q: Is Demisone tablet a steroid?

A: Yes, Demisone tablet contains dexamethasone as its active ingredient, which is a steroid.
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Last Updated on: 14 Apr 2022 | 03:15 PM (IST)
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