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Dexem 100mcg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Dexem 100mcg Injection is a prescription medicine used to provide sedation (a state of calm, drowsiness, or sleep) for adult patients in intensive care settings. It may also be used for awake sedation during diagnostic and surgical procedures.

Dexem 100mcg Injection is given as an infusion (drip) into a vein under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It is important to inform your doctor if you are suffering from any medical conditions like slow heart rate, low blood pressure, neurological disorder, severe liver problems, or have ever developed a serious fever after some medicines, especially after taking anesthesia. Your doctor will monitor the cardiac and respiratory state after providing this injection.

It may cause dryness in mouth, decreased blood pressure and slow heart rate as side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects do not improve with time or worsen.

Uses of Dexem Injection

  • Sedative

Side effects of Dexem 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 Dexem

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Dryness in mouth

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Decreased blood pressure
    Get up slowly from a sitting or lying position. Try to avoid changing positions suddenly even in general. Try crossing your legs when you are sitting and wearing compression stockings. Drink plenty of water and try eating smaller, more frequent meals. Although salt is not good for everyone (and bad for some people), if you have low blood pressure increasing your intake of salt (sodium) can raise your blood pressure. Cut down the amount of alcohol you drink. If your blood pressure becomes very low, you should talk to your doctor.
  • Coping with Dryness in mouth
    Keep a drink available that you can sip through the day. Rinse your mouth with warm salted water and chew sugarless gum or hard candy. Try breathing through your nose more often than your mouth. Avoid caffeinated beverages, smoking and alcohol because they can make your condition worse. Use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy, salty or sugary. If this side effect bothers you or does not go away, talk to your doctor about artificial saliva products or other suitable treatments.

How to use Dexem Injection

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

How Dexem Injection works

Dexem 100mcg Injection works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that relieves pain and induces sleep.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Dexem 100mcg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dexem 100mcg 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
Dexem 100mcg 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
NOT RELEVANT
Not relevant, as Dexem 100mcg Injection is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dexem 100mcg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Dexem 100mcg Injection is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Dexem 100mcg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dexem 100mcg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Dexem 100mcg Injection is given as an infusion into the veins by healthcare professionals only.
  • Your doctor will closely monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate and oxygen level during the treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Imidazole Derivative
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Patient Concerns

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A case of subclinical hypothyroidism with tsh value 20 and t3, t4 both normal detected incidentally on screening After 3 months on thyronorm75 (thyroxin75) Tsh still elevated 10 On physical exam nothing suggestive of hypothyroidism Suggest next step of management
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
u have to increase the dosage, take 100mcg daily
My mom aged 69yrs regularly taking electroxin daily 100mcg 1 tablet. I want to know at this age 100mcg is necessary. I am thinking of overdose at this age. opinion Pls. Refer the names of doctor thyroid specialist consulting at home for my mom pls
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
If TSH is normal with 100mcg then it's the correct dose
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FAQs

Q. What is Dexem/Dexem HCL used for?

Dexem. Dexem HCL is used to provide sedation (a state of calm, drowsiness or sleep) for adult patients in intensive care settings (i.e. in initially intubated and mechanically ventilated patients or non-intubated patients prior to and/or during surgical and other procedures)

Q. What class is Dexem/ is Dexem a controlled substance?

It is a sedative that belongs toclassof drugs called centrally active selective 2A agonists.It is not a controlled drug/substance

Q. Is Dexem approved by FDA?

Yes, Dexem approved by FDA

Q. Does Dexem cause amnesia/pain on inje ction/bradycardia?

Dexem is given as an infusion (drip) into veins. It may cause pain at injection site and low heart rate (bradycardia). It does not cause amnesia

Q. How does Dexem work?

Dexem activates the central 2A receptors which causes sedation and analgesia.

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Country of Origin: India
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