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Dekadron Injection

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

Introduction

Dekadron Injection belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. It is used in the treatment of various diseases and conditions (such as severe allergic reactions, asthma, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders and eye disorders).

Dekadron Injection provides relief from swelling, redness, pain, and itching in the affected area by preventing the release of substances that cause inflammation. It is 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.

The most common side effects of this medicine include injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness) and mood changes. 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.

Dekadron 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 Dekadron Injection

Benefits of Dekadron Injection

In Severe allergic reactions

Dekadron Injection is a corticosteroid. In addition to the many other benefits, it can be used in the treatment of severe allergic reactions. This medicine works by reducing the inflammation associated with allergies. It is a highly effective medicine. Take it in the exact dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor to get most benefit from it.

In Asthma

Dekadron Injection works by reducing and preventing swelling and inflammation in your lungs. It is known as a “preventer” and is used to prevent the symptoms of asthma such as tightness in your chest, wheezing, breathlessness and coughing. This means you can carry out your daily activities more easily and more confidently.

It may take a few weeks for this medicine to show full effects. Dekadron Injection is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse. It should not be self-administered. This medicine will not stop an asthma attack that has already started.

In Rheumatic disorder

Dekadron Injection prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. 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. Dekadron Injection reduces swelling and pain in your bones, joints and skin and helps you carry out your daily activities more easily.

In Skin disorders

Dekadron Injection prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It can be used to treat a great many different inflammatory and allergic conditions of the skin such as eczema, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. 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.

In Eye disorders

Dekadron Injection helps relieve symptoms of eye infections such as redness, swelling, itching and watering of eyes. This medicine works by decreasing the production of certain chemicals that cause inflammation of the eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. Use it as prescribed to get the most benefit. If you see no improvement even after a week, talk to your doctor.

Side effects of Dekadron 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 Dekadron

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Mood changes

How to use Dekadron Injection

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

How Dekadron Injection works

Dekadron 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 Dekadron Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dekadron 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dekadron 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
Dekadron Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dekadron Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dekadron Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests and other blood tests is advisable while you are taking Dekadron Injection.
Liver
CAUTION
Dekadron Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dekadron Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Dekadron Injection helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Dekadron 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.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Dekadron Injection. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Dekadron Injection suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucocorticoids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
HORMONES

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Dekadron 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
SERIOUS
Brand(s): M Spirin, Aspirin, Asalite
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Amom, Samlodon, Amodep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

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FAQs

Q. Is Dekadron Injection a steroid?

Yes, Dekadron Injection is a steroid medicine. It is also known as corticosteroids which occur naturally in the body and help to maintain health and wellbeing. Dekadron 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 Dekadron Injection used for?

Dekadron 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 Dekadron Injection administered?

Dekadron 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 Dekadron Injection.

Q. How does Dekadron 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 Dekadron Injection better than Prednisone?

Clinical studies have shown that Dekadron 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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