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DEXAPIN 1%/0.10% EYE DROP

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Composition FOR DEXAPIN

Atropine(1%),Dexamethasone(0.10%)

food interaction for DEXAPIN

alcohol interaction for DEXAPIN

pregnancy interaction for DEXAPIN

lactation interaction for DEXAPIN

medicine interaction for DEXAPIN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
No interaction found
No interaction found
Dexapin 1%/0.10% eye drop 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Dexapin 1%/0.10% eye drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR DEXAPIN

Atropine(1%)

Uses

Atropine is used in the treatment of bradycardia and inflammation of the uvea (middle layer of the eye between the sclera and the retina)

How it works

Atropine belongs to class of medication called as anticholinergic drugs. It acts by blocking the activity chemicals (acetylcholine) in the body, thereby producing effects such as reduction of salivary and other body secretions, relief of abdominal pain due to cramps, increase in the heart rate, and widening of the pupil.

Common side effects

Dry skin, Dry mouth, Excessive thirst, Palpitations, Increased heart rate, Arrhythmia, Reduced bronchial secretions, Photophobia, Loss of accommodation, Slow heart rate, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Dilatation of pupil, Difficulty in urination, Constipation
Dexamethasone(0.10%)

Uses

Dexamethasone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, severe allergic reaction, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders, eye disorders and nephrotic syndrome

How it works

Dexamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It prevents late phase allergic reactions by preventing release of chemicals responsible for allergy.

Common side effects

Electrolyte imbalance, Delusion, Thinning of bones, Blurred vision, Increased appetite, Fluid retention, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased intraocular pressure, Increased risk of infection, Fracture, Psychosis, Increased hair growth, Muscle disorders, Allergic reaction, Hypersensitivity reaction, Decreased potassium level in blood, Suicidal thoughts, Extremes of being happy or sad, Tendon rupture, Salt and water retention, Weight gain, Swelling, Stinging sensation, Aggravation of schizophrenia, Hallucination, Itching, Euphoria (feeling of intense excitement and happiness), Irregular menstrual cycle, Depression, Burning sensation, Increased blood pressure, Feeling of discomfort, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Increased cholesterol level in blood, Behavioural changes, Irritation, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract

SUBSTITUTES FOR DEXAPIN

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR DEXAPIN

  • Do not start or continue atropine, in any form if you are allergic to atropine or any other ingredients of the medicine.
  • Do not start or continue atropine eye drops if you wear soft contact lenses; if you have increased pressure in the eyes (glaucoma); fever or increased heart rate. 
  • Do not start or continue atropine tablets if you have a condition called pyloric stenosis characterize with difficulty for food to move from stomach into the small intestine causing pain or vomiting; or acid reflux with heartburn (gastro-oesophageal reflux) and diarrhea.
  • Avoid taking atropine if you have urinary retention, high blood pressure, any heart problem including weak heart, or high thyroid hormone level.
  • Do not take this drug if you have rare hereditary problems of intolerance to done or more types of sugar (including galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.)
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking atropine in any form. 
  • Atropine can cause visual disturbances, giddiness and staggering and, therefore, caution has to be taken before operating an automobile or machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination.
 
 

Frequently asked questions FOR DEXAPIN

Atropine

Q.

Is atropine a controlled substance?
No, it is available as prescription drug

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Is atropine a beta blocker /calcium channelblocker/adrenaline/ parasympathomimetic/vasopressor?
No, atropine belongs to class of medication called as anticholinergics or cholinergic antagonist

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Is atropine an agonist or antagonist?
Atropine is an antagonist of cholinergic receptors

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Is atropine a narcotic drug?
No, it is not a narcotic. However, it is often available in combination with drugs that have abuse potential

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Does atropine increase blood pressure/decrease heart rate/sedation/urinary retention/increase contractility?
Atropine decreases heart rate and increases blood pressure; It causes urinary retention as well as decreased contractility of gut and urinary bladder muscles. It does not cause sedation, on the contrary, it causes excitation, sleeplessness and agitation

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Does atropine cross placenta?
Yes, small amount of atropine can cause placenta. Always follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use

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Does atropine block activity of acetylcholine /nicotinic receptor?
Yes, atropine acts by inhibiting the activity of acetylcholine on muscarinic and nicotinic receptors.

Dexamethasone

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Are decadron and prednisone same as dexamethasone?
No. Decadron is a brand name of dexamethasone. Prednisone, however, is entirely different drug. Both drugs however belong to a same class of medications called corticosteroids

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Is dexamethasone a narcotic, sulfa drug, NSAID or controlled substance?
No. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid drug which shows anti-inflammatory action. It is not a controlled substance or sulfa drug. It can be obtained only on production of valid prescription

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Does dexona cause weight gain/ cause fluid retention/ heart burn/ hungry/ keep you awake/ drowsiness?
Dexona is the brand name of dexamethasone tablet, a corticosteroid. It may cause weight gain due to fluid retention properties. It should be noted that the fluid retention is a side effect of dexona and not the use. It is also known to cause heart burn and increased appetite. It does not cause drowsiness or insomnia. However, if you experience such side effects, always consult your doctor

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Is dexamethasone safe?
Dexamethasone is safe if used at prescribed doses and at prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.

Can I take ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve or naproxen with dexamethasone?
Advil is the brand name of ibuprofen while Aleve is the brand name of naproxen. Dexamethasone should not be used in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen etc., since it can cause stomach ulceration and bleeding

Q.

Can I take dexamethasone with ciprofloxacin?
Taking ciprofloxacin along with dexamethasone tablet may cause inflammation of tendon and tendon rupture especially in elderly. Hence taking this drug combination is not advisable

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Can I take paracetamol, Tylenol or Benadryl with dexamethasone?
No major or clinically significant drug interaction is found with the said drugs. However, always consult your doctor before using these drugs

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Can I take tums with dexamethasone?
Minor interaction between dexamethasone and tums (calcium carbonate) are reported in certain cases. Always consult your doctor before using this combination

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Can I take Xanax with dexamethasone?
Minor interaction between dexamethasone and Xanax (alprazolam) are reported in certain cases. Always consult your doctor before using this combination

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Is dexamethasone safe for toddlers?
It is safe if used as per indication and doses advised by the doctor

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What are the uses of dexona tablet and injection?
Dexona tablets and injections are used to treat decreased adrenal gland function and inflammatory conditions like asthma and allergy.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)