Dec Tablet

Prescription Required

Introduction

Dec Tablet is a combination of two medicines used to treat parasites and worm infestations in the body. It helps to treat the infection by inhibiting the growth of the parasites.

Dec Tablet is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as a prescription. It should be taken with food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The treatment must be completed even if you feel better.

Dec Tablet may lead to some side effects such as nausea, headaches, stomach pain, etc. To overcome any such side effects, it is advised to eat a healthy balanced diet and drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must consult your doctor immediately.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy.

Uses of Dec Tablet

  • Parasitic infections

Benefits of Dec Tablet

In Parasitic infections

Dec Tablet is medicine which helps treat many parasitic worm infections. It kills and stops the further growth of parasites causing the infection. This medicine usually makes you feel better quite quickly. However, you should continue taking it as long as it is prescribed even when you feel better, to make sure that all parasites are killed and do not become resistant. This medicine is generally safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding, but you should ask your doctor.

Side effects of Dec Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Dec

  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Dec Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Dec Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Dec Tablet works

Dec Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Diethylcarbamazine and Chlorpheniramine Maleate which treat parasitic infections. Diethylcarbamazine is an antiparasitic which works by decreasing the muscular activity and causing paralysis of the parasites (worms). Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic which decreases the raised eosinophil count (white blood cells) and controls allergic symptoms like cough and breathlessness.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Dec Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Dec Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Dec Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Dec Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dec Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dec Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Dec Tablet may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Dec Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Dec Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Dec Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Dec Tablet
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Quick Tips

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    Dec Tablet should be taken with food at the same time every day.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as medicine can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Use birth control measures to prevent pregnancy while taking Dec Tablet.
  • Your doctor may monitor your blood counts and liver function before you start taking this medicine and regularly throughout your treatment.
  • Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of infection.
  • Do not skip doses and finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may increase your risk of further infection.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
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Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Patient Concerns

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Pls find attache report. My eosinphil count is always high. Pls suggest what should i do.
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
Consult a physician too. Take DEC
I want to know what is the perfact time to be pregnant after periods. My period start from 3 dec till 6 dec
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
From 13 th to 20 th Dec , if you have regular 30 days cycle.
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Dec Tablet cause drowsiness?

Yes, Dec Tablet can make you feel drowsy. At the beginning of your treatment: do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities; until you know how this medicine affects you.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Dec Tablet?

The use of Dec Tablet is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine, and if you are suffering from asthma. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions before taking the medicine.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Dec Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.

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