Dexona Tablet

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Introduction

Dexona 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.

Dexona 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.

Dexona 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 Dexona Tablet

  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Cancer

Benefits of Dexona Tablet

In Inflammatory conditions

Dexona 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 Autoimmune conditions

Dexona 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.

In Cancer

Dexona Tablet helps in the treatment of a variety of cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. It works by suppressing the immune system thereby reducing inflammation around the site of cancer. It is used specifically to decrease swelling (edema), associated with tumors of the spine and brain. Moreover, it helps to treat or prevent allergic reactions in cancer patients.

Side effects of Dexona 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 Dexona

  • Cardiovascular complications
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Gastrointestinal disorder
  • Metabolic disorder
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Neurological disorder
  • Infection
  • Hiccup
  • Decreased sperm count
  • Feeling of discomfort
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Weight gain

How to use Dexona 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. Dexona Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Dexona Tablet works

Dexona 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 Dexona Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dexona 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dexona 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 Dexona Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Dexona Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dexona Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests and other blood tests is advisable while you are taking Dexona Tablet.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Dexona Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Dexona Tablet 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.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Dexona 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.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Dexona Tablet. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Dexona Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Fact Box

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

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Dexona 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): Amom, Samlodon, Amodep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Why should doctor write fallowing tablet Ubiq,progenix,dexona, daxyln
Dr. Asmita Kaundal
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
i wont know sir u vl ve to ask ur doctor else u ve to give me tje clinical summary. a single medicine cam be used in lots of condition.
I am using dexona from day3. Folicule was raptured onday 13. Today is day 15.can i continue dexona
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Yes but for what
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FAQs

Q. Is Dexona Tablet a steroid?

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

Q. What is Dexona Tablet used for?

Dexona 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 Dexona Tablet work?

Dexona 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 Dexona Tablet better than Prednisone?

Clinical studies have shown that Dexona 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.

Q. Is Dexona Tablet a painkiller?

No, Dexona Tablet is not a painkiller. It belongs to the class of medicines known as steroids.

Q. Can I take Dexona Tablet with Tamsulosin?

Yes, Dexona Tablet can be taken with Tamsulosin. No harmful effects or any other interactions have been reported when they are used together. However, it would be best to consult a doctor before using any medication.

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Zydus Tower, Satellite Cross Roads,Ahmedabad – 380015 Gujarat, India.
Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: December, 2023

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