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Dexicol 4mg Injection

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

Overview

Introduction

Dexicol 4mg 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).

Dexicol 4mg 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.

Dexicol 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 Dexicol Injection

Side effects of Dexicol 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 Dexicol

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

How to use Dexicol Injection

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

How Dexicol Injection works

Dexicol 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 Dexicol 4mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dexicol 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dexicol 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
Dexicol 4mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dexicol 4mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dexicol 4mg 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 Dexicol 4mg Injection.
Liver
CAUTION
Dexicol 4mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dexicol 4mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Dexicol 4mg 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.
  • Dexicol 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.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Dexicol 4mg Injection. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Dexicol 4mg Injection suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucocorticoids
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Dexicol 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): Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

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FAQs

Q. Is Dexicol a steroid?

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

Q. What is Dexicol used for?

Dexicol 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 Dexicol administered?

Dexicol 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 Dexicol.

Q. How does Dexicol 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 Dexicol better than Prednisone?

Clinical studies have shown that Dexicol 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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46-A,Sector A Sanwer Road,Sector A,Indore
Country of Origin: India
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2 ml in 1 vial
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