Decakem Tablet

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Decakem Tablet Information

Decakem Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Allergy, Asthma, Cancer: causes, symptoms, treatment, medicines, prevention and medicines are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Decakem Tablet have also been explained below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Decakem Tablet. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Decakem Tablet also has some side effects, the most common being Skin scar, Dryness, Itching or burning. Some other side effects of Decakem Tablet have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Decakem Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Decakem Tablet is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Decakem Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Decakem Tablet related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Infections, Liver Disease, Heart Disease must refrain from the use of Decakem Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Decakem Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Decakem Tablet with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Decakem Tablet is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



Decakem Tablet Benefits & Uses

Decakem Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Decakem Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Skin Disorders and Diseases
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Skin Disorders and Diseases
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Skin Disorders and Diseases
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.07 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Skin Disorders and Diseases
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.07 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Decakem Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Decakem Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Decakem. If you are pregnant, do not take Decakem without a doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Decakem Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Decakem. It should only be taken after medical advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Decakem Tablet on the Kidneys?


    There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Decakem. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Decakem Tablet on the Liver?


    There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Decakem. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Decakem Tablet on the Heart?


    Decakem may have severe effects on your heart, so do not take it without first consulting your doctor.

    Severe


Decakem Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Decakem Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Decakem Tablet

  • Is this Decakem Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Decakem Tablet does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Decakem Tablet since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Decakem Tablet only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Decakem Tablet cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Decakem Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Decakem Tablet


    Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Decakem Tablet together with food.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Decakem Tablet


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Decakem Tablet with alcohol will be.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Decakem Tablet

Question over 5 years ago

How does Decakem work?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

Decakem works by suppressing body's normal immune response to inflammation which is responsible for symptoms such as swelling, redness, and itching. This results in decreased inflammation and provides relief from the symptoms associated with it.

Question about 5 years ago

When to take Decakem?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Decakem should be ideally taken with food after evening. It has been observed that food has minimal significance in the drug absorption. However, you are recommended to take it as per the doctor's instructions.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Decakem without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

No, Decakem is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful for the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation because Decakem suppresses the immune system that causes decreased immunity which can lead to infection to the patient taking it. Hence patient should seek doctors advice before taking this medication by himself.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Decakem cause hiccups?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Decakem if taken in tablet form might cause hiccups, but it has been mainly associated with patients who received chemotherapy.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Decakem cause low potassium?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, long-term use of Decakem may cause low potassium in your body by increasing the excretion of potassium in the urine. This can result in symptoms such as muscle cramps, weakness, tiredness, and an irregular heartbeat.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 362-366

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 289

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Decadron® (dexamethasone)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Hemady™ (dexamethasone)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Hexadrol® (dexamethasone sodium phosphate)

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