Decicort 4mg Injection

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Introduction

Decicort 4mg Injection belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. It is used in the treatment of various diseases and conditions such as inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. It provides relief from swelling, redness, and pain, by preventing the release of substances that cause inflammation.

Decicort 4mg Injection is generally given by a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. You need to use it regularly to get the maximum benefit of the medicine. Complete the full course to get maximum benefits from the medicine.

The most common side effects of this medicine include fluid or electrolyte imbalance, musculoskeletal disturbances, gastrointestinal disorder, skin disorder, neurological disorders, menstrual disorders, abnormal hair growth, and glaucoma. If you experience such symptoms that persist or worsen or any other symptoms which you think may be due to the medicine, let your doctor know.

Decicort 4mg Injection can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Tell your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat. Before taking the medicine, let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should ask the advice of their doctors before taking this medicine.

Uses of Decicort Injection

  • Treatment of Inflammatory conditions
  • Treatment of Autoimmune conditions

Benefits of Decicort Injection

In Treatment of Inflammatory conditions

Decicort 4mg Injection gives relief in inflammatory conditions that affect muscles and joints such as arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. It also helps manage other inflammatory conditions such as asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, uveitis, ulcerative colitis, and allergies. It works by blocking certain chemicals that cause pain and swelling.

In Treatment of Autoimmune conditions

Decicort 4mg Injection gives relief in autoimmune conditions like psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, atopic dermatitis, etc. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions thereby reducing symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching, and other allergic-type reactions.

Side effects of Decicort Injection

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 Decicort

  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Gastrointestinal disorder
  • Skin disorder
  • Neurological disorder
  • Menstrual disorder
  • Abnormal hair growth
  • Glaucoma

How to use Decicort Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Decicort Injection works

Decicort 4mg Injection is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Decicort 4mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Decicort 4mg Injection 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Decicort 4mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Decicort 4mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Decicort 4mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Decicort 4mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests and other blood tests is advisable while you are taking Decicort 4mg Injection.
Liver
CAUTION
Decicort 4mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Decicort 4mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Decicort Injection?

If you miss a dose of Decicort 4mg Injection, 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.

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Quick tips

  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Decicort 4mg Injection can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucocorticoids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
HORMONES
Action Class
Glucocorticoids

Interaction with drugs

Taking Decicort with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
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FAQs

Q. Is Decicort 4mg Injection a steroid?

Yes, Decicort 4mg Injection is a steroid medicine. It is also known as corticosteroids which occur naturally in the body and help to maintain health and wellbeing. Decicort 4mg Injection increases the levels of corticosteroids in the body which helps in treating various illnesses involving inflammation (redness, tenderness, heat and swelling).

Q. What is Decicort 4mg Injection used for?

Decicort 4mg Injection has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant properties. It is used to treat conditions like allergic conditions, anaphylaxis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory skin diseases. It also helps to treat autoimmune diseases (these diseases happen when your body’s immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage) and certain eye disorders. Additionally, it is used to treat cancer and nephrotic syndrome when used in combination with other medicine.

Q. How is Decicort 4mg Injection administered?

Decicort 4mg Injection should be administered by a doctor or under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. Usually, it is given into a muscle (intramuscular), joint (intra-articular), directly into a vein (direct intravenous), infusion or into the area being treated (soft tissue infiltration). The dose will be decided by your doctor based on the condition you are being treated for as well as your body weight. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Decicort 4mg Injection.

Q. How does Decicort 4mg Injection work?

The medicine works by reducing the inflammation which helps in treating many illnesses caused due to active inflammation. Also, it stops the reactions known as autoimmune reactions which occur when your body's immune system attacks the body itself and causes damage.

Q. Is Decicort 4mg Injection better than Prednisone?

Clinical studies have shown that Decicort 4mg Injection is a long-acting glucocorticoid. It is 6 times more potent than Prednisone. It stays in our body for a longer duration and is better tolerated when used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions. However, consult your doctor for the right treatment of your condition.

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: December, 2021

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