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DECMAX 8MG INJECTION
Salt Composition : Dexamethasone
Manufacturer : GLS PHARMA LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
1 Vial(s) Of 2ml
Introduction to Decmax 8mg Injection
Decmax 8mg Injection contains the active constituent dexamethasone. It is an anti-inflammatory drug that belongs to the class of corticosteroids. It is used to relieve inflammation (swelling, heat, redness, and pain) in various diseases of multiple organs, including serious illnesses such as severe allergic reactions, shock caused by infection or tuberculosis, skin disorders, endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, blood disorders, nervous and renal diseases, eye conditions, and rheumatic disorders. It is also used to treat certain types of cancer. It was also used as a treatment for COVID-19 in adult and adolescent patients. It acts by reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune system.
Decmax 8mg Injection is a synthetic glucocorticoid. Corticosteroids are hormones found naturally in your body by your adrenal glands which help keep you healthy. Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to dexamethasone, sulfites, or other ingredients of this medicine and if you have fungal infections. Inform your doctor if you have liver, kidney, heart disease, respiratory disorders, diabetes, eye problems, seizures, infections, tuberculosis, or psychiatric illness before starting the treatment with this medicine. It should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset.
The most common side effects of Decmax 8mg Injection are increased blood pressure, decreased body growth, abnormal vision, cataract, discomfort in the eye, depression, and pulmonary tuberculosis. This medication is not safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Consult your doctor if you become pregnant during the treatment. This medicine can make it harder to fight infections. Tell your doctor if you have any signs of infections, such as fever, sore throat, or cough.
Uses of Decmax 8mg Injection
- Reduce inflammation in various diseases of multiple organs
- Treat inflammatory auto-immune conditions
- To relieve inflammation and pain in certain types of cancers
Therapeutic Effects of Decmax 8mg Injection
Decmax 8mg Injection is a synthetic adrenocortical steroid with potent anti-inflammatory effects in disorders of many organ systems. They inhibit multiple inflammatory proteins resulting in decreased swelling, redness, and pain. It also induces cell death of multiple cancer cells.
Interaction of Decmax 8mg Injection with other drugs
Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vaccines, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Decmax 8mg Injection and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects. Inform your physician if you had the rotavirus vaccine before the treatment.
More Information about Decmax 8mg Injection
- Store Decmax 8mg Injection in the original package at room temperature ( Do not exceed 25°C)
- Do not freeze
- Keep away from children and pets
- If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose.
How to consume Decmax 8mg Injection
Your doctor will decide the dose, route of administration, and frequency of the medicine. The injection will be given to you by your doctor or nurse. Decmax 8mg injection is administered intravenously (into your vein) or intramuscularly (into your muscle), depending on your disease condition. It can sometimes also be given by injection under the skin (subcutaneously) to relieve certain symptoms, including pain, tiredness, weight loss, and feeling and being sick.
Safety Advices for Decmax 8mg Injection
Decmax 8mg Injection should not be used during pregnancy. It can cause fetal harm. Inform your physician if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. It is necessary to consult a physician before starting the treatment.
Decmax 8mg Injection is unsafe during breastfeeding. It may excrete in breast milk and cause harm to the unborn baby. Inform your physician if you are breastfeeding and get advice.
It is unknown whether Decmax 8mg Injection can be used in patients with lung disorders. Consult your doctor if you have any lung diseases before starting the treatment.
It is unknown whether it is safe to administer Decmax 8mg Injection in patients with liver disorders. Inform your physician if you have any liver problems before starting the treatment.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Decmax 8mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
It is not known whether Decmax 8mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Side Effects of Decmax 8mg Injection
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Increased blood pressure
- Decreased body growth
- Abnormal vision
- Discomfort in the eye
- Dry eyes
- Stomach ulcers
- Increased appetite, weight gain
- Skin problems
- Bone problems
- Inflammation in heart muscles
- Inflammation of pancreas
- Increased blood sugar levels
- Decreased potassium levels
Word of Advice
Inform your physician if you have any changes in your vision and facing difficulty in driving or operating machinery. If you are on long-term treatment with Decmax 8mg Injection, avoid getting vaccinations because this may interact with the medicine. Avoid exposure to chicken pox or measles. Avoid pregnancy during the treatment. Use effective birth control methods to avoid pregnancy during the treatment and for at least 1 month after your last dose. Do not breastfeed for at least 2 weeks after your last dose.
Q 1. How long should I take Decmax 8mg Injection?
Your doctor will decide your dose and duration of the treatment based on your disease condition and severity. If it is a long-term treatment, you should continue taking Decmax 8mg Injection. Do not stop the medicine without consulting your doctor.
Q 2. Can Decmax 8mg Injection cause hair loss?
Mild hair loss is possible with the treatment. If you face more hair fall, consult your doctor for advice.
Q 3. Is Decmax 8mg Injection a steroid?
Yes, Decmax 8mg Injection is a steroid medicine known as glucocorticoids which occur naturally in the body and helps maintain health. It helps in treating various illnesses involving inflammation in the body.
Q 4. Can I breastfeed while taking Decmax 8mg Injection?
No, breastfeeding is unsafe while taking this medicine because it may harm the baby. Do not breastfeed during the treatment with Decmax 8mg Injection and for at least 2 weeks after the last dose.
Q 5. Why is Decmax 8mg Injection prescribed for treating cancers?
Decmax 8mg Injection is proven to reduce inflammation and lower the body’s immune response when used with other drugs to treat certain cancers.
Fact Box of Decmax 8mg Injection
Molecule name: Dexamethasone
Therapeutic class: Anti-inflammatory
Pharmacological class: Corticosteroids
1. To reduce inflammation in various diseases of multiple organs
2. To treat inflammatory autoimmune conditions
3. To relieve inflammation and pain in certain types of cancers
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