DEXAMED 4mg|ml Injection 1mlx25s

 96.50

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Drug Strength: 4mg/ml
Drug Form : Injection
Pack Size : 1mlx25s

Dexamethasone:4mg/ml | Corticosteroids systemic

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Manufactured / Marketed By : MunawarProduct Form : InjectionPack Size : 1mlx25sIngredients : Dexamethasone:4mg/mlGeneric Category : Corticosteroids systemic

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How it works

DEXAMED 4mg|ml Injection 1mlx25s is a corticosteroid hormone (glucocorticoid). It decreases your body's natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for DEXAMED 4mg|ml Injection 1mlx25s

  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet severe
  • Loss of vision or blurred vision severe
  • Black or tarry stools severe
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Acne rare
  • Increased hair growth
  • Irregular menstrual periods rare
  • Easy bruising and bleeding rare

Uses of DEXAMED 4mg|ml Injection 1mlx25s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting

    This medicine is used to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with the use of chemotherapy medicines for the treatment of cancer.

  • Cerebral edema

    This medicine is used for the management of this condition where an excess of water gets accumulated in the brain.

  • Multiple Myeloma

    This medicine is also used for the management of certain specific forms of cancer like Multiple myeloma, brain tumors etc.

  • Gouty arthritis

    This medicine is used in the treatment of gouty arthritis which is a type of joint inflammation. Severe pain, redness are few symptoms of gouty arthritis.

  • Psoriasis

    This medicine is used in the treatment of psoriasis which is a type of skin disease characterized by symptoms like red, scaly, and itchy skin patches.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    This medicine is used in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, a condition characterized by chronic joint swelling, pain, and stiffness.

  • Osteoarthritis

    This medicine is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, a condition characterized by joint pain, swelling, and stiffness.

  • Bursitis

    This medicine is used in the treatment of bursitis, a condition characterized by pain, swelling, and stiffness at the joints, especially of the knees, shoulders, hips, and elbows.

  • Allergic conditions

    This medicine is used in the treatment of allergic conditions such as asthma, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, drug hypersensitivity reactions, serum sickness, perennial or seasonal allergic rhinitis, etc.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.

  • Duration of Effect

    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to DEXAMED 4mg|ml Injection 1mlx25s or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

  • Systemic Fungal Infection

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from systemic fungal infections due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

  • Cerebral malaria

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you are suffering from a rare type of malaria that affects the brain.

  • Active untreated infection

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from any serious infection and is yet to receive any treatment for the same.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

General Warnings
  • Other medicines

    This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

  • Other diseases

    This medicine should be used with caution if the patient is suffering from diseases like cirrhosis, diverticulitis, myasthenia gravis, peptic ulcer disease, kidney diseases etc. Report the instance of other diseases as well before treatment with this medicine is initiated.

  • Withdrawal symptoms

    Use of this medicine should not be abruptly stopped as the patient is likely to suffer from withdrawal symptoms. The use should be slowly and gradually withdrawn.

  • Growth retardation

    This medicine may cause growth retardation in some children. Therefore, children receiving this medicine should be monitored closely with regard to growth parameters. The dose should be titrated to the minimum effective dose to reduce the chances of such side effects. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • Infections

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients who are at risk of developing infections since it suppresses the immune system and further increases the risk of infections. Any symptoms such as a sore throat, fever, chills, etc. should be reported to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • Vaccination

    Administration of live or live-attenuated vaccines is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Your doctor may advise you to postpone vaccination or may use an appropriate form of vaccination with adequate clinical monitoring to minimize the risk of adverse effects.

  • Impaired kidney function

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of kidney dysfunction due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

  • Impaired liver function

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of liver dysfunction due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

  • Overdose

    Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Live attenuated vaccines and related products severe
  • Adalimumab moderate
  • Amiodarone severe
  • Warfarin moderate
  • Certolizumab severe
  • Axitinib severe
Disease interactions
  • severe

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with preexisting electrolyte imbalance due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Regular monitoring of electrolyte levels is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • severe

    This medicine is known to cause perforations and bleeding in the gut especially when high doses are consumed. Hence this medicine should be administered with caution in patients having a pre-existing perforation disorder of the stomach or intestine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • severe

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of myocardial infarction due to an increase in the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes due to the increased risk of a rise in blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of glucose levels is necessary while taking this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of ocular toxicities such as glaucoma, increased intraocular pressure, etc. This risk is especially higher in patients with a history of ocular disease. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

General Instructions

This medicine is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Other details

  • Usage does not depend on food timings
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • Effect on sleep is not established

References

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