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Zidex Injection

By LABORATE PHARMACEUTICALS INDIA LTD
20ml Injection
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Zidex 4 MG Description

Zidex Injection is a steroid medicine. It is used to reduce severe inflammations in the joints like in the case of rheumatoid arthritis, a severe case of asthma and treat many conditions of skin aller...
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ContainsDexamethasone(4.0 Mg)
UsesAsthma, allergic reactions, rheumatoid arthritis
Side effectsHormonal changes, growth retardation, irregular menses, weight gain, fluid retention
ClassificationSTEROID
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Uses of Zidex 4 MG

  • Zidex Injection is used to manage severe inflammations of joints and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It is given after surgery to avoid any sudden complications known as post-operative shock.
  • It is used 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 Zidex 4 MG

  • If you are allergic to dexamethasone or any other ingredient of Zidex Injection.
  • If you have a bacterial infection of the blood, fungal infections, infection at joints due to TB or Gonorrhoea.
  • If you have any infection at the injection site.
  • Zidex Injection should not be used for any infection spread throughout the body.

Side effects of Zidex 4 MG

Side effects of Zidex Injection depend on the dose and duration of the treatment. You may experience a flare at the site of injection and other local reactions.

Precautions and Warnings of Zidex 4 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I be given Zidex Injection during pregnancy?
A:
Zidex Injection is not recommended during pregnancy as there is a risk of retarded growth and a reduction in adrenal hormones in the unborn child when used for prolonged periods. Hence, it is not advisable to take this injection. However, it can be prescribed by a doctor when the benefits of this medicine to pregnant women outweigh the risks to the unborn baby.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I be given Zidex Injection while breastfeeding?
A:
It is unknown if the dexamethasone passes into the breastmilk. Hence, the Zidex Injection should be avoided while breastfeeding unless prescribed by the doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have been given Zidex Injection?
A:
There is limited information about the effects of Zidex Injection on driving. 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 if I have been Zidex Injection?
A:
Although there is no known interaction of Zidex Injection with alcohol, it is important to consult your doctor if you drink alcohol too often.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are undergoing surgery or need a vaccination.
  • You experience swelling in the tongue, rash and redness on the skin and narrowed airways.
  • You experience a sudden rise in pain, swelling at the site of injection and fever.
  • You have severe liver, kidney and heart-related disorders.
  • You may experience psychiatric disturbance, such as feeling low, anxiety, etc.
  • You have high blood pressure, head injury, migraine issue, seizures and fits.
  • You have tuberculosis infection without symptoms.
  • You have blood cancer or diabetes.
  • You are prone to an intestinal infection, amoebiasis characterised by diarrhoea.
  • You experience visual disturbances or glaucoma.
  • You have ulcers, bone and muscle-related disorder.
  • This injection if taken for long term treatment, can interfere with the growth and hormonal imbalance.
  • Zidex Injection should be used carefully in the elderly and premature babies.

Mode of Action of Zidex 4 MG

How Does It Work?

It is a steroidal medication. Steroids are chemical substances produced in the human body and help to maintain normal body functions. Dexamethasone, the active constituent of Zidex Injection, acts by ...
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Directions for Use of Zidex 4 MG

  • Zidex Injection will be given in the hospital by your doctor or nurse. Do not self-inject this medicine.
  • Follow any instructions suggested by the doctor or nurse during the procedure or for aftercare.

Interactions of Zidex 4 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Zidex Injection works or this medicine 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.
  • Medicines like Rifampicin (antibiotic), Phenytoin, and Carbamazepine (used for epilepsy and seizures), Ephedrine, and Primidone can reduce the effect of Zidex Injection.
  • It can reduce the glucose-lowering effect of insulin and blood pressure-lowering effect of medicines used for high blood pressure and certain medicines used for heart failure such as Digoxin.
  • The effect of coumarin, a blood thinner is reduced when used concomitantly with Zidex and there is a risk of bleeding. Continuous monitoring is recommended.

Storage and disposal of Zidex 4 MG

  • Store Zidex Injection in the original package to protect it from light.
  • Do not store above 25°C. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
  • The product should be used immediately after dilution.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
  • Do not use Zidex Injection if you notice the contents are of a different coloured in any way or if particles are present.

Dosage of Zidex 4 MG

Overdose

Zidex Injection will be given to you by a doctor or nurse, thus the chances of overdose are less because the treatment and the dose will be specific to the patient. However, in case of any discomfort ...
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Missed a Dose

The doctor or nurse usually gives Zidex Injections in the hospital or clinic. Therefore, the chances of missing a dose are less. However, if you feel that a dose has been missed, please inform your do...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the action of Zidex Injection?

A: Dexamethasone, the active constituent of Zidex Injection, acts by reducing the immune response in allergic reactions, severe inflammation and organ transplantation surgeries which results in pain, swelling and allergic-type reactions.

Q: What is Steroidal Flare? What can I expect after the Zidex Injection is given?

A: Steroidal flare is also known as a post-injection flare, which usually occurs in the joints where the injection is given. The pain in the area of injection increases temporarily and then reduces automatically. This reaction does not occur in everyone and usually reduces within 2-3 days. The joint pain can be managed by applying ice to the affected area and using some general pain killers after consulting the doctor.

Q: How to use Zidex Injection?

A: Zidex Injection will be given to you by your treating doctors or nurse in a hospital and clinic setup. Do not self inject this injection.

Q: Can we take the Zidex Injection in pregnancy?

A: Zidex Injection is not advised to be given to pregnant women, especially in the third trimester. However, in some critical conditions, when the benefit from this injection is more than the risk to the baby, it can be given to pregnant women by a treating doctor.

Q: What is Zidex Injection used for?

A: Zidex Injection is used to reduce severe inflammations in the joints like in the case of rheumatoid arthritis, a severe case of asthma and treat many conditions of skin allergies, eye conditions and also used in post-surgery care.
Product Details
Brand
ZIDEX
Expires on or After
26/09/2022
Last Updated on: 04 May 2022 | 01:19 PM (IST)

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