Dec Tablet

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Dec Tablet is a combination medicine that is used in the treatment of parasitic infections. It works by decreasing the muscular activity and paralysing the worms. It also increases the stickiness of mucus, thereby helping in its removal from the airways.

Dec Tablet is taken with food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, loss of appetite, headache, and allergic reactions. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make dizziness worse.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Dec Tablet

  • Parasitic infections

Benefits of Dec Tablet

In Parasitic infections

Dec Tablet helps treat parasitic worm infections. It works by killing and stopping 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.

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 three medicines: Guaifenesin, Diethylcarbamazine and Chlorpheniramine Maleate which treat parasitic infections. Guaifenesin is an expectorant which decreases the stickiness of mucus (phlegm), helping in its removal from the airways. Diethylcarbamazine is an antiparasitic medicine which works by decreasing the muscular activity and causing paralysis of the 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
Dec Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. 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
CAUTION
Dec Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dec Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Dec Tablet in these patients.

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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
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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References

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