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Dexane 8mg Tablets

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Dexane 8 MG Description

Dexane 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 Dexametha...
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ContainsDexamethasone(8.0 Mg)
UsesAllergy, swelling, auto-immune disorders
Side effectsAnxiety, stomach discomforts, insomnia, mood swings
ClassificationSTEROID
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Uses of Dexane 8 MG

  • Dexane is a steroid medicine used to treat various inflammatory conditions and auto-immune disorders
  • For relieving pain and inflammation in different body parts and various conditions, for eaxmple arthritis
  • To treat various allergies associated with the skin (eczema, erythroderma) and lung disorders (asthma attack)
  • It is also used in cancer therapy to reduce some specific symptoms and side effects to improve the quality of life

Contraindications of Dexane 8 MG

Contraindications

If you are allergic to dexamethasone or any other components of this medicine

Side effects of Dexane 8 MG

  • The side effects of this Tablet are highly dependent on the dose and duration of the treatment. You may experience anxiety, stomach discomforts, insomnia, mood swings, dizziness, and restlessness
  • Prolonged use of this medicine can suppress the activity of adrenal glands and induce Cushing's syndrome characterised by a moon face, obesity, and pink-purple stretch marks
  • Other side effects are visual disturbances, blood-related disorders, skin reactions, weak immunity, high blood pressure and masking of underlying infections

Precautions and Warnings of Dexane 8 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Dexane Tablets during pregnancy?
A:
Dexane is not recommended during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. It may increase the risk of growth retardation, abnormal brain development and cleft palate/lip in the fetus. Cases of cataracts also have been observed in babies born to mothers taking steroids for long term. Thus, it should be taken when the doctor recommends after assessing the benefits and the risks to an unborn baby.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Dexane Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
This medicine passes into breast milk in small amounts. Thus, the use of this medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding mothers unless prescribed by the doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Dexane Tablet?
A:
It is less likely to affect your driving abilities. However, you should not drive if you experience any side effects which can hamper your ability to be alert.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Dexane Tablets?
A:
Although there is no known interaction with alcohol, it is important to consult your doctor if you drink alcohol too often.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience any skin allergies, rise in blood sugar levels, or you have diabetes
  • You experience mood disturbances, fits and other psychiatric problems including suicidal thoughts after taking this medicine
  • You experience visual disturbances and eye infections. Upon long term use, there is the probability that you may develop a cataract
  • You are elderly or you have a heart problem, high blood pressure and cholesterol, blood clotting problems, liver and kidney diseases
  • You are trying to conceive or taking any fertility treatment, discuss with your doctor before taking this medicine, as it can impair the fertility of an individual.
  • You have a history of muscle weakness due to steroid therapy or have a condition called myasthenia gravis
  • Dexane may cause inflammation and swelling in different parts of your gut like stomach, pancreas and can also cause ulcers
  • Children and adolescents consuming steroids should be observed for growth abnormalities as steroids can retard the growth in children
  • Dexane makes you more prone for infections, in case you are suffering from an infection like a fungal infection, measles and chickenpox
  • You are taking medicines to suppress the immune response, discuss your condition with a doctor

Mode of Action of Dexane 8 MG

How Does It Work?

Dexane 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 a...
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Directions for Use of Dexane 8 MG

  • Take Dexane Tablet regularly as directed by your doctor
  • This medicine should be taken with meal or after eating a meal
  • It should be swallowed whole with a sufficient amount of liquid

Interactions of Dexane 8 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Contraceptives, when taken with this medicine can prolong the effect of Dexane Tablet
  • Antacid medicine containing salts of aluminium and magnesium should be used after a gap of 2-hours with this medicine
  • Rifampicin, Phenytoin, Carbamazepine, Ephedrine, and Primidone can reduce the effect of this medicine
  • Concomitant use of Dexane Tablet with antifungal medicines such as Ketoconazole and Itraconazole can increase the effect of this medicine. Variations in blood count can be seen if this medicine is tak...
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  • Digoxin medicines used to treat heart failure when consumed along with this medicine can reduce the potassium levels in the body
  • Dexane can reduce the blood-glucose-lowering action of anti-diabetic medicines and can also reduce the anticoagulant effect of medicines like Coumarin
  • There can be increased the risk of ulcers and bleeding in the digestive tract when painkillers such as Aspirin and Indomethacin are taken with this medicine
  • Dexane when taken with muscle relaxants, muscle relaxing effect is prolonged
  • Atropine or other medicines used to dilate pupil can increase pressure inside your eyes, if used with this medicine
  • Medicines used to suppress immune response such as Cyclosporin can increase the risk of getting infections, if taken along with this medicine
  • Dexane should not be consumed within 8 weeks if you have received any live vaccine

Storage and disposal of Dexane 8 MG

  • Store the Tablets at room temperature and away from moisture
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets

Dosage of Dexane 8 MG

Overdose

The overdose of Dexane Tablets can affect your metabolic and hormonal activity. The symptoms are very similar to side effects such as salt imbalance, swelling of face, stomach discomforts, and brain-r...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss any dose of this 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 double dose of m...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Dexane Tablet be given to children?

A: Dexane 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 Dexane an antibiotic?

A: No, Dexane Tablet is not an antibiotic. It is a steroid used to treat swelling and inflammation.

Q: Can I stop taking Dexane Tablet on my own?

A: No, you should not stop taking Dexane 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 Dexane?

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 Dexane a steroid?

A: Yes, Dexane 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.
Product Details
Brand
DEXANE
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
28/09/2022

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