Dexomet Tablet

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Introduction

Dexomet Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. It is used in the treatment of various diseases and conditions such as inflammatory conditions, autoimmune conditions, and cancer.

Dexomet Tablet provides relief from swelling, redness, pain, and itching in the affected area by preventing the release of substances that cause inflammation. It should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. Taking the medicine regularly at the right times increases its effectiveness. It is important to keep taking the medicine regularly until your doctor tells you it is safe to stop.

The most common side effects of this medicine include cardiovascular complications, electrolyte imbalances, gastrointestinal disorders, metabolic disorders, musculoskeletal pain, neurological disorders, and weight gain. If you experience such symptoms that persist or get worse, let your doctor know.

Dexomet Tablet 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 this medicine, you should let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking. It is important for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to ask the advice of their doctors before taking this medicine.

Uses of Dexomet Tablet

  • Treatment of Inflammatory conditions
  • Treatment of Autoimmune conditions

Benefits of Dexomet Tablet

In Treatment of Inflammatory conditions

Dexomet Tablet gives relief in inflammatory conditions that affect muscles and joints such as arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. It also helps manage other inflammatory conditions such as asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, uveitis, ulcerative colitis, and allergies. It works by blocking certain chemicals that cause pain and swelling.

In Treatment of Autoimmune conditions

Dexomet Tablet gives relief in autoimmune conditions like psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, atopic dermatitis, etc. 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.

Side effects of Dexomet Tablet

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 Dexomet

  • Cardiovascular complications
  • Metabolic disorder
  • Infection
  • Hiccup
  • Decreased sperm count
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Gastrointestinal disorder
  • Skin disorder
  • Neurological disorder
  • Menstrual disorder
  • Abnormal hair growth
  • Glaucoma

How to use Dexomet Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Dexomet Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Dexomet Tablet works

Dexomet Tablet 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
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Dexomet Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dexomet Tablet 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dexomet Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Dexomet Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Dexomet Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dexomet Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests and other blood tests is advisable while you are taking Dexomet Tablet.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Dexomet Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Dexomet Tablet 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucocorticoids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
HORMONES
Action Class
Glucocorticoids

Interaction with drugs

Taking Dexomet 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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Case has to be seen in person before starting the treatment You can start with Aarogyavardhini vati 2 tablet twice Gandhak rasayan 1 tablet twice with water
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FAQs

Q. Is Dexomet Tablet a steroid?

Yes, Dexomet Tablet is a steroid medicine also known as glucocorticoids which occur naturally in the body and help to maintain health and wellbeing. Dexomet Tablet helps in treating various illnesses involving inflammation (redness, tenderness, heat and swelling) in the body.

Q. What is Dexomet Tablet used for?

Dexomet Tablet has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant properties. It is used to treat conditions like allergic conditions, anaphylaxis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory skin diseases. It also aids in treating 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 with other medicines.

Q. How does Dexomet Tablet work?

Dexomet Tablet 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 Dexomet Tablet better than Prednisone?

Clinical studies have shown that Dexomet Tablet is a long-acting glucocorticoid, and it is nearly 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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Country of origin: India

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