Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet

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Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet Information

Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Allergy, Asthma, Cancer: causes, symptoms, treatment, medicines, prevention and medicines. Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

The most common side effects of Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet are Skin scar, Dryness, Itching or burning. Some other side effects of Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

In addition, Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet related warnings talks about Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Infections, Liver Disease, Heart Disease must refrain from the use of Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug interactions for Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

You should also be aware that Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet Benefits & Uses

Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Decdan 0.5 Mg 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

Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Decdan can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


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

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Decdan may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet on the Liver?


    There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Decdan. 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 Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet on the Heart?


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

    Severe


Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet

  • Is this Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet does not cause addiction.

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


    Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet as it does not make you drowsy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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


    No, Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet


    There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet with food.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet


    Information about the interaction of Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Decdan 0.5 Mg Tablet

Question over 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Decdan on my own or without doctors advice?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

No. Decdan Should not be discontinued without doctors advice. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine. Suddenly stopping Decdan can cause withdrawal symptoms.

Question over 5 years ago

When to take Decdan?

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

Decdan 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

Is Decdan safe to use?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Decdan is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects have been observed such as fluid retention (swelling in your hands or ankles), dizziness, vomiting, and stomach upset. If you are experiencing any discomfort after taking this drug to inform your doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

Can Decdan cause high blood pressure?

Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

Yes, long-term use of Decdan can cause high blood pressure because Decdan can increase sodium levels in your body as well as fluid retention can cause an increase in blood pressure.

Question over 5 years ago

How long can I safely take Decdan?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Take Decdan as adviced by your doctor. Do not discontinue the drug suddenly or take it longer than prescribed by your doctor.



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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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