Overview

Uses of Dec Tablet
Dec Tablet is used in the treatment of parasitic infections.
Dec Tablet side effects
Common
  • 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.
However, it is advisable to take it immediately after 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.
Dec Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Dec Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dec Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Dec Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Dec Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
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.

Alternate Brands

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

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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