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Dexamethasone 200 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Zydus Cadila
Medicine composition: Carbamazepine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Dexamethasone 200 MG Tabletfunctions as an anticonvulsant, and decreases the occurrence of abnormal nerve impulses in the brain which can lead to severe reactions like seizures and acute pain. The drug essentially treats nerve pains like trigeminal neuralgia as well as diabetic neuropathy. Moreover, the drug also effectively treats bipolar disorder.

The medicine should be taken as prescribed, and directions of the doctor should be adhered to strictly. Available in a capsule or tablet form, the drug is meant to be consumed whole.Dexamethasone 200 MG Tabletis also available in liquid as well. The effect of the medicine is quite slow and does lead to some side effects; it may take about a couple of weeks or more for your condition to improve. A few common side effects ofDexamethasone 200 MG Tabletare-

In case you suffer from the following less common side effects call the doctor as soon as possible-

Before starting the drug make sure to give your doctor detailed information about any existing health issues and allergies. For instance, patients with bone marrow suppression are advised not to consume ofDexamethasone 200 MG Tablet. Also inform the doctor if you suffer from heart problems, thyroid issues, porphyria, lupus, mental illness or a kidney problem. If you are on the drug during your pregnancy make sure to clearly follow the doctor’s instructions on dosage and consumption. Do not stop the drug or increase dosage without the doctor’s advice as it can cause severe complications for the baby.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Neurologist before using this medicine.

Dexamethasone 200 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Epilepsy which is a brain disorder that causes repeated seizures. Uncontrolled jerking movements and loss of consciousness are some of the symptoms of Epilepsy.

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Dexamethasone 200 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia which is a condition that affects the nerve that carries sensations from face to the brain characterized by chronic pain
Avoid if you have a known history of allergy to Dexamethasone 200 MG Tablet.

Bone marrow suppression

Do not use this medicine if you have a history of bone marrow suppression or any blood disorder.
In addition to its intended effect, Dexamethasone 200 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Blurred vision

Major Common

Diarrhea

Major Less Common

Nausea or Vomiting

Major Less Common

stiffness of limbs

Major Less Common

Headache

Major Less Common

Drowsiness

Major Less Common

Frequent urination

Major Rare

Weight gain

Major Rare

Yellow colored eyes or skin

Major Rare

Dry mouth

Minor Less Common

Increased sweating

Minor Less Common

Skin Rash

Minor Less Common

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 to 3 days

What is the onset of action?

The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 4.5 hours for immediate-release tablets, 3 to 12 hours for extended-release tablets and 1.5 hours for oral suspension.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendency has been reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medicine is recommended only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available. Monitoring of undesired effects like discoloration of eyes and skin is necessary, drowsiness, and weight gain is necessary.

Missed Dose instructions

If you miss a dose of Dexamethasone 200 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose instructions

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

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Dexamethasone 200 MG Tablet belongs to the class anticonvulsant. It works by reducing the excitation of the brain cells by inhibiting the sodium channels thus inhibits the repetitive firing of brain cells.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Depression

Major
Dexamethasone 200 MG Tablet should be given with caution in the patients with depression and suicidal thoughts. Frequent monitoring of depression symptoms is necessary. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the outcomes in the patient.

Liver Disease

Major
Dexamethasone 200 MG Tablet should be used with caution in the patients with the mild to moderate liver disease. Frequent monitoring of liver function tests is necessary. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

Moderate
Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, difficulty in concentration. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Food

Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine

Diltiazem

Major
Diltiazem may increase the concentration of Dexamethasone 200 MG Tablet. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines. Any symptoms of dizziness, confusion, headache should be reported to the doctor. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Ethinyl Estradiol

Major
The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are used together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Azole antifungal agents

Moderate
Dexamethasone 200 MG Tablet may decrease the concentration of ketoconazole and itraconazole. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines. Any symptoms of nausea, visual disturbances should be reported to the doctor. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
What are you using Dexamethasone 200 MG Tablet for?
Other
Epilepsy
Trigeminal Neuralgia
How much was the improvement?
Average
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 6 hours
Within a day
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Nausea or Vomiting
stiffness of limbs
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Popular Questions & Answers

Hi I would like to know that Is Dexamethasone tablets not working anymore for itching? Please suggest me.

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Hi I would like to know that Is Dexamethasone tablets not working anymore for itching? Please suggest me.
Medicine Its not advisible to advise online treatment. Tips Apply a cold, wet cloth or ice pack to the skin that itches. Take an oatmeal bath. Moisturize your skin. Apply topical anesthetics that contain pramoxine. Apply cooling agents, such as me...

Is it advisable to give dexamethasone, i.M. To a 7 month baby ? having breathing problem.

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Pediatrician,
Steroids are helpful in wheeze associated breathing problems but your paediatrician will be best judge.

Can I use zydus alidac (dexamethasone) and practin for weight gain .my age was 17 years and 6 months.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Can I use zydus alidac (dexamethasone) and practin for weight gain .my age was 17 years and 6 months.
Practin only will increase your appetite but it can also lead you in a state of dizziness and dexamethasone is a steroid which will lead to false weight gain and hence I will suggest you to not take any medicine for weight gain and concentrate on ...
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My doctor has prescribed me dexamethasone, I am experiencing severe mood swings. Is it normal?

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Psychiatrist, Chennai
My doctor has prescribed me dexamethasone, I am experiencing severe mood swings. Is it normal?
Dexamaethasone can produce mood disorder, you r right. Discuss this side effect with your doc, and ask for alternative. If this is very much essential for your survival or well being, you need to concurrently consult a psychiatrist and take a mood...
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