Dexan Tablet is used for the treatment of various inflammatory conditions, allergies, auto-immune conditions and manage the symptoms and side effects of certain types of cancer. It contains Dexamethasone, which belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. It works by reducing the formation of inflammation-causing substances in the body. It should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. It should be taken with or after food. Dexan should be avoided by pregnant women and should be given to children under medical supervision. You may sometimes experience side effects like depression, increased appetite, indigestion, nervousness, decreased wound healing, mood swings, hallucinations, etc while on treatment with Dexan Tablet. Most of the side effects are temporary. However, if you feel the side effects persist or your condition worsens, you should contact your doctor immediately. Before using this medicine, inform the doctor about your detailed medical history....
Q: Can Dexan Tablet be given to children?
A: Dexan Tablets 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 a long term can impair their growth.
Q: Is Dexan an antibiotic?
A: No, Dexan Tablet is not an antibiotic. It is a steroid used to treat swelling and inflammation.
Q: Can I stop taking Dexan Tablet on my own?
A: No, you should not stop taking Dexan abruptly as it can result in steroidal withdrawal symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, loss of appetite, diarrhoea and vomiting. Steroid medicines should be stopped by reducing the dose slowly without stopping the treatment abruptly. You should always consult your doctor about this matter.
Q: Is there any side effect of Dexan?
A: Lack of sleep, anxiety, stomach discomfort, restlessness, weak immunity, visual disturbance etc. are few common side effects of this medicine. Although not everyone gets them. Side effects often improve as your body gets used to the medicine.
Q: Is Dexan a steroid?
A: Yes, Dexan Tablet contains the steroid dexamethasone as its active ingredient. It is a hormone that produce in the human body and is responsible for body functions. It suppresses the immune response in allergies and inflammation.