Decamycin Injection (Dexamethasone) - 4mg/mL (10mL)

Decamycin Injection (Dexamethasone) - 4mg/mL (10mL) P1
  • Decamycin Injection (Dexamethasone) - 4mg/mL (10mL) P1

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  • General Info
  • How To Use
  • Dosage
  • Side effects
  • Precautions

Brand Name : Decamycin

Generic Name: Dexamethasone |

Manufacturer : Ranbaxy

About Decamycin: Decamycin Injection (Dexamethasone) - 4mg/mL (10mL) is a corticosteroid medicine; this is similar to natural hormones produced by the body. This medicine is indicated for patients to help relieve inflammation, hypersensitive or allergic reactions. It may be prescribed for the treatment of different conditions including severe allergic reactions, arthritis, asthma, particular cancer types, skin diseases, intestinal disorders, blood diseases or conditions relating the eye. The medicine may also be prescribed for patients undergoing chemotherapy as it helps prevent vomiting and nausea.

How to use Decamycin


Decamycin Injection (Dexamethasone) - 4mg/mL (10mL) comes in the form of an injection which normally, your physician will administer to you. Your physician will further advise you on the correct amount of dose you are being injected with. It is possible for your physician to take you through self-injection training so that you could be administering the medicine at home. Each time before you use this medicine at home checks to ensure that it has not expired. Expired medicine can be identified by the presence of particles or discoloration in the liquid, and you should not use the medicine if it has signs of having expired.

Decamycin Dosage


The deciding factor on the dosage that will be prescribed for you is the condition being treated and how severe it is. Your present health condition is also important in determining your prescription. You may notice your doctor weighing you, asking you questions about your diet and performing examinations to determine how healthy you are. Your medical history as well as whether you are using other medication (prescriptions and non-prescriptions), supplements or herbal will also be used in making calculations for your dosage. In most cases, the dose is administered once a day for as long as the doctor determines which is mostly between 2-4 weeks. However, there are instances where your doctor may decide to split administration into 2-4 doses per day. Do not alter your prescription, skip a dose or stop using the medicine as this may delay the progress of your treatment.

Decamycin Side Effects


The use of Decamycin Injection (Dexamethasone) - 4mg/mL (10mL) may lead to some side effects. The most commonly reported side effects by patients include stomach upsets, abnormal menstrual periods, and difficulties in sleeping, abnormal weight gain, an increase in appetite, dizziness, and headaches. Should these symptoms persists or worsen, consult your doctor immediately. There are other severe side effects such as bloody stools, behavioral changes, breathlessness, coughing blood and changes in vision. Talk to your physician about other possible side effects that may not have been referenced here. Do not stop using your medicine even if your experience these side effects without the approval of your doctor.

Decamycin Precautions


When using Decamycin Injection (Dexamethasone) - 4mg/mL (10mL), your immune system may be weakened and its functionality reduced. This may leave you vulnerable to contagious infections. It is important that you keep away from persons suffering from contagious diseases. Notify your doctor if you experience severe pain or inflammations if this medicine has been injected into your joints.