Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml

Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is prescribed as treatment of arthritis,allergies,gastrointestinal diseases and similar illnesses 

Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml may also be prescribed to treat lung and blood disorders

Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml contains Dexamethasone

Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is administered into the patient’s veins or muscles by a healthcare professional (eg,nurse)

Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is available in liquid format that comes packaged in a clear glass vial 

 

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Type

Injection

Feature

4mg

Unit

ml

Formula

Dexamethasone

Composition

Dexamethasone 4 mg / 1 ml

Brand

OBS Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml belongs to a group of chemicals known as corticosteroids and aids in reducing swelling,redness and itchiness associated in conditions such as eczema,allergies,arthritis,lung disease,sneezing,dermatitis and various skin rashes.Corticosteroids work by inhibiting the production of proteins that lead to inflammation.Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is available in topical (cream/ointment) formulations as well as in a nasal spray (liquid) form.

Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is administered by trained medical professionals,as Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is found in solution form to be administered intramuscularly or intravenously.Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml dosage is dependent upon the patient’s medical condition,any medication the patient may be on,the patient’s weight and age as well as on any side effects felt by the patient.Dosage for each individual is determined by the doctor.Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is safe to be administered to elderly patients and to infants aged 4 weeks above with normal kidney functions.

Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is to be used under the care and supervision of a doctor and for a specified period of time only.Application/usage of Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is not be stopped abruptly as that may lead to a recurrence of the ailment,therefore,Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is gradually tapered off.Patients are advised to not stop using the Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml once they see or feel an improvement in their symptoms,which is likely to occur 2-3 weeks after starting treatment with Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml.

Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is considered safe enough to be prescribed to children.Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml but not safe to be prescribed to pregnant and to lactating mothers.Fatigue,dizziness,headache and stomach problems are just a few of the common side effects felt by patients while undergoing treatment with Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml,these effects tend to resolve on their own in a few days’ time.

 

Indications

Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml can be used to treat:

  • Allergies 
  • Arthritis 
  • Gastrointestinal illnesses
  • Edema 
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Skin illnesses 

How Does Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml Work

Corticosteroids work by inhibiting the production of proteins that lead to inflammation by interacting with the human DNA sequence and preventing the transcription of proteins needed in an inflammatory process.

How To Use Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml 

Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is to be used under the care and supervision of a doctor and for a specified period of time only.Application/usage of Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is not be stopped abruptly as that may lead to a recurrence of the ailment,therefore,Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is gradually tapered off.Patients are advised to not stop using the Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml once they see or feel an improvement in their symptoms,which is likely to occur 2-3 weeks after starting treatment with Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

Most commonly,Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is administered once daily for 3-5 days and then slowly tapered off over the course of two to three weeks.

Child Dosage 

For patients under the age of 18 years, the dosage is dependent upon their weight,height and age.Usually the dosage is restricted to a single ampule administered on alternate days.

Elderly Dosage 

Dosage is determined by the patient’s age and any comorbid diseases that a patient might be diagnosed with,e.g. hypertension,diabetes etc.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

This drug is not to be prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child.If you are undergoing treatment with Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately,the doctor will ask you to stop using Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml and is likely to replace it with a different pregnancy safe drug.It is unclear if Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml has any effect on breastmilk and therefore Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is not prescribed to lactating women till research and evidence proves that Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is safe.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml as treatment,then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml:

  • Allergy to Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Fungal infections 
  • Tuberculosis 
  • Pregnant women 
  • Breastfeeding women 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Cataract 
  • Hypertension
  • Moderate to severe heart impairment

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml:

  • Children 
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Mild to moderate heart impairment 
  • Depression 
  • Elderly age 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml:

  • Anticoagulants 
  • Amphotericin B
  • NSAIDS (eg aspirin)
  • Selective-COX 2 inhibitors
  • Antidiabetics 
  • Anti-seizure medications 
  • Phenobarbital 
  • Rifampin 
  • Antifungal medications

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml has certain side effects which include:

  • Thrush 
  • Easy bruising 
  • Muscle weakness 
  • Weight gain 
  • Headache 
  • Nausea 
  • Soreness at the site of injection 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Cataract 
  • Bone loss 
  • Cushing’s syndrome 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Soreness at the site of injection- a cold compress can be used for 5 minutes to ease out the soreness.

Key Facts About Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml

  • Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is a corticosteroids
  • Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml comes in liquid form in an ampule 
  • Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is to be administered by healthcare professionals
  • Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is not safe to be administered to pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml needs to be tapered off and not to be stopped abruptly

FAQS

#1.HOW TO STORE Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml?

Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#2.HOW DOES Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml WORK?

Corticosteroids work by inhibiting the production of proteins that lead to inflammation by interacting with the human DNA sequence and preventing the transcription of proteins needed in an inflammatory process.

#3.HOW IS Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml SUPPOSED TO BE USED?

Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is to be used under the care and supervision of a doctor and for a specified period of time only.Application/usage of Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is not be stopped abruptly as that may lead to a recurrence of the ailment,therefore,Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is gradually tapered off.Patients are advised to not stop using the Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml once they see or feel an improvement in their symptoms,which is likely to occur 2-3 weeks after starting treatment with Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml.

#4.CAN I TAKE Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml DURING MY PREGNANCY?

No,Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is deemed unsafe to be used during pregnancy.

#5.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml?

  • Thrush 
  • Easy bruising 
  • Muscle weakness 
  • Weight gain 
  • Headache 
  • Nausea 
  • Soreness at the site of injection 

#6.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml?

Yes.Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml under the supervision of a doctor.

#7.HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO CONTINUE TAKING THE MEDICATION?

Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml is prescribed to be administered for 2-3 weeks or as advised by your doctor.

#8.IS Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml SAFE TO GIVE TO ELDERLY PATIENTS?

Yes.This drug can be easily and safely prescribed to patients above 50 years of age.

#9.WILL Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#10.IS IT NORMAL TO FEEL LIGHTHEADED AFTER GETTING INJECTED WITH Decadron 4mg Injection 1 ml?

Yes,If Decadron 4mg Injection 1 mlmakes you feel dizzy or weak,stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture.Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.