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Dexan Injection

Prescription Required

Overview

Introduction of Dexan Injection

Dexan Injection is a steroid. It is used in the treatment of various diseases and conditions (such as severe allergic reactions, asthma, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders and eye disorders) that requires either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.

Dexan Injection is generally administered by a healthcare professional in the hospital or in a clinical setting. You should not self administer this medicine at home. Take it with food to avoid an stomach upset. Dexan Injection may cause few side effects such as mood changes or pain, swelling and redness at the site of injection. If you experience such symptoms that persist or worsen, or any other symptoms which you think may be due to Dexan Injection, inform your doctor.

Dexan Injection side effects

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

How to use Dexan Injection

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

How Dexan Injection works

Dexan 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.

Dexan Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Dexan Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dexan 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dexan 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
UNSAFE
Dexan Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Dexan Injection may cause dizziness (vertigo). Changes in your eyesight or muscle weakness may also happen. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dexan Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dexan 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 Dexan Injection.
Liver
CAUTION
Dexan Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dexan Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Dexan Injection
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Expert Advice

  • Dexan 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.
  • Dexan 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 Dexan Injection. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Dexan Injection suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Dexan with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cilniright
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Excrete
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Itraspan, Canzit, Cositra
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Dexan

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What is the cause of increase level of IgE
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello , it generally increase in allergic disorders. But sometimes it may also suggest underlying serious blood disorders. Please consult a nearest pediatrician for clinical evaluation and management options. An opinion of pediatric hrmatologist may also be required.
Hi sir/Madam, my son completed 4 months on March 10th ( born on November 10, 2016). Some times I see that his eyes are not in co ordination with eachothet. I have attached a pic that I took yesterday for your reference. Last time ( he was 3 months old) when I met pediatrician he told it's normal till 4 or 5 months in kids. I wanted to check if this is normal and how long will it take to be like us. Or should I check with an eye specialist ? Pls help.
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, generally the accommodation and focussing of eyes happen by 5 months of age. If you notice any problem, please take an opinion of ophthalmologist to rule out congenital eye disorders.
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