Decakem

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Decakem

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Decakem Information

Decakem, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Injection, Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Allergy, Asthma, Cancer: causes, symptoms, treatment, medicines, prevention and medicines. Other than this, Decakem has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The optimal dosage of Decakem is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Decakem also has some side effects, the most common being Skin scar, Dryness, Itching or burning. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Decakem as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Decakem go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Decakem's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Severe while nursing. In addition, Decakem's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Decakem related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Infections, Liver Disease, Heart Disease must refrain from the use of Decakem since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Decakem have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Decakem with other medicines has been reported. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Decakem is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.

  1. Decakem Benefits & Uses
  2. Decakem Dosage & How to Take
  3. Decakem Side Effects
  4. Decakem Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Decakem with Other Drugs
  6. Decakem Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Decakem
  8. Decakem Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Decakem Benefits & Uses

Decakem is used to treat the following -

  1. Allergy Primary
  2. Asthma Primary
  3. Cancer: causes, symptoms, treatment, medicines, prevention and medicines Primary
  4. Skin Disorders Primary
  5. Eye Disorders Primary
  6. Nephrotic Syndrome Primary
  7. Inflammatory Disease Primary
  8. Swelling
  9. Lymphoma
  10. Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  11. Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  12. Ear Discharge
  13. Swollen Eyes
  14. Burning Eyes
  15. Uveitis
  16. Cushing's Syndrome
  17. Ulcerative Colitis
  18. Psoriasis
  19. Multiple Myeloma
  20. Multiple Sclerosis
  21. Brain Tumour
  22. Gout Primary
  23. Lichen Planus
  24. Bursitis
  25. Osteoarthritis
  26. Angioedema
  27. Eczema
  28. Dermatitis
  29. Iritis
  30. Arthritis Primary
  31. Anaphylactic Shock Primary

Decakem Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Decakem

Dexamethasone

Decakem Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Decakem is used -

  1. Electrolyte imbalance
  2. Bone degradation
  3. Skin scar
  4. Increased Glucose level in the blood
  5. Cataract Moderate
  6. Skin irritation
  7. Allergic reaction
  8. Edema Severe
  9. Dryness
  10. Itching or burning
  11. Adrenal insufficiency
  12. Blurred vision
  13. Pelvic Pain
  14. Bone Fracture
  15. Bradycardia
  16. Visual Disturbance
  17. Hypertension
  18. Memory problems
  19. Conjunctivitis Moderate
  20. Dizziness Mild
  21. Fever Mild
  22. Loss of appetite

Decakem Related Warnings

Is the use of Decakem safe for pregnant women?

Decakem should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

Severe

Is the use of Decakem safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Decakem. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

Severe

What is the effect of Decakem on the Kidneys?

There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Decakem. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

Moderate

What is the effect of Decakem on the Liver?

You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Decakem. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

Moderate

What is the effect of Decakem on the Heart?

There may be severe side effects of Decakem on your heart. Do not take it unless a doctor says so.

Severe

Severe Interaction of Decakem with Other Drugs

Decakem should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Decakem Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Decakem unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Infections
  2. Allergy
  3. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  4. Tuberculosis (TB)
  5. Liver Disease
  6. Heart Disease
  7. Osteoporosis
  8. Depression
  9. Cataract
  10. Glaucoma
  11. Diabetes
  12. Drug Allergies

Frequently asked Questions about Decakem

Is this Decakem habit forming or addictive?

Decakem does not cause addiction.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Decakem since it will not make you feel sleepy.

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, but take Decakem only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Decakem cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

No

Decakem Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Decakem

Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Decakem and food will interact.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Decakem

Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Decakem.

Unknown

Decakem FAQs

Question about 2 years ago

What is Decakem?

Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

This Decakem is a brand name of dexamethasone. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medicine called steroids more precisely (corticosteroid). It comes in form of tablet, solution, injection and topical cream. It has potent anti-inflammatory properties. It is used in the treatment of inflammatory joint diseases, multiple sclerosis, inflammation, allergic conditions, and adrenal insufficiency. It is also used to diagnose Cushing's syndrome.

Question almost 2 years ago

Does Decakem cause stomach upset?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS , General Physician

Yes, [medicine] can cause stomach upset. It is a common side effect of this drug. Please inform your doctor if you are experiencing stomach upset after taking this medicine.

Question almost 2 years ago

How long can I safely take Decakem?

Dr. Anjum Mujawar MBBS , Diabetology

Take Decakem as adviced by your doctor. Do not discontinue the drug suddenly or take it longer than prescribed by your doctor.

Question over 1 year ago

Can Decakem cause hiccups?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Decakem if taken in tablet form might cause hiccups, but it has been mainly associated with patients who received chemotherapy.

Question about 2 years ago

How does Decakem work?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS , General Physician

Decakem works by suppressing body's normal immune response to inflammation which is responsible for symptoms such as swelling, redness, and itching. This results in decreased inflammation and provides relief from the symptoms associated with it.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

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