Common Side Effects of Vetodexin
Increased appetite is one of the commonly reported side effects of Vetodexin.
Unless it persists or is bothering you, it does not warrant medical attention. Your appetite may return to normal again once your body adjusts to the medicine.
Other s >Vetodexin include:
- Dry scalp
- Hair thinning
- Reddish face, lightening of skin
- Swelling in the abdominal area
- Weight gain
Vetodexin provides significant relief from inflammation-based pain in chronic adjuvant-induced arthritis ( Colpaert et al., 2001 ; Wilson et al., 2006 ). It also allows for a return of normal mobility in arthritic rats ( Matson et al., 2007 ) and improves the clinical condition of aged, adrenalectomized arthritic rats ( Yokoro et al., 2003 ). Vetodexin does not provide analgesia in rodents with mechanical, neuropathic, and thermal pain ( Veiga et al., 2004 ). While effective in increasing the threshold for pressure pain in endotoxin-induced hyperalgesia, Vetodexin is only marginally effective or ineffective in alleviating thermal pain associated with this model ( Kanaan et al., 1997 ). Thus, the type of model will determine the potential usefulness of Vetodexin.
Pregnancy and Vetodexin
Decadron may harm a developing fetus.
You and your doctor will need to determine if the benefits of taking Decadron outweigh the potential risks.
If you become pregnant while taking Decadron, contact your doctor right away.
Corticosteroids appear in breast milk and could hamper a baby’s growth or cause other unwanted side effects.
If you are taking Decadron, your doctor will advise you not to breastfeed.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Vetodexin if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
Your doctor will not prescribe Vetodexin if you have a fungal infection anywhere in your body since the medicine may worsen the infection.
If you are allergic to Vetodexin, you need to alert your doctor.
While taking this medicine, do not get any vaccines without your doctor's permission. The medicine may affect the way the vaccine works.
If someone in your household has had a live virus vaccine (measles, mumps, nasal flu vaccine), you should avoid contact with them while taking Decadron. Ask your doctor for details.
For people with certain health conditions
For people with infections. Vetodexin may make a systemic fungal infection worse. (Systemic means it affects the whole body, not just one part.) This drug shouldn’t be used if you’re taking medication to treat a systemic fungal infection. Also, Vetodexin may hide the signs of a non-fungal infection.
For people with congestive heart failure. Vetodexin can increase sodium levels, edema (swelling), and potassium loss. This can make your heart failure worse. Before taking this drug, talk to your doctor about whether it’s safe for you.
For people with high blood pressure. Vetodexin can increase sodium levels and edema (swelling). This can increase your blood pressure. Before taking this drug, talk to your doctor about whether it’s safe for you.
For people with peptic ulcers. Vetodexin can increase the risk of stomach or intestinal bleeding and ulcers. If you have peptic ulcers or other conditions of the intestines, talk to your doctor about whether this drug is safe for you. Conditions of the intestines include:
- ulcerative colitis
For people with osteoporosis. Vetodexin decreases bone formation. It also increases bone resorption (breakdown of bone). As a result, it raises the risk of osteoporosis (bone thinning). The risk is higher for people already at an increased risk of osteoporosis. These include postmenopausal women.
For people with hyperthyroidism. This drug is removed from the body more quickly than normal. Your doctor may adjust your dose of this drug based on your condition.
For people with eye problems. Long-term use of Vetodexin may cause eye problems such as cataracts or glaucoma. Your risk is higher if you already have eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, or increased pressure in the eye.
For people with tuberculosis. If you have latent tuberculosis or tuberculin reactivity, Vetodexin can re-activate the disease. If you test positive for tuberculosis, talk with your doctor about whether taking this drug is safe for you.
For people with recent history of heart attack. If you’ve recently had a heart attack, use of Vetodexin may lead to a tear in your heart muscle. Before you start this drug, be sure your doctor knows you’ve had a recent heart attack.
For people with diabetes. Vetodexin can increase blood sugar levels. As a result, your doctor may change the dose of your antidiabetic drugs.
For people with myasthenia gravis (MG). If you have MG, using Vetodexin with certain drugs used to treat Alzheimer’s disease can cause severe weakness. Examples of these drugs include memantine, rivastigmine, and donepezil. If possible, wait at least 24 hours after taking these drugs to start Vetodexin therapy.
Use in diagnosis
Vetodexin suppression test. Vetodexin acts on the hypothalamus to reduce output of corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH), but it does not interfere with measurement of cortisol in blood or urine. Normal suppression of cortisol production after administering low Vetodexin (0.5 mg 6-hourly) indicates that the HPA axis is intact. Failure of suppression implies pathological hypersecretion of ACTH by the pituitary, ectopic ACTH or autonomous secretion of cortisol by the adrenal. Vetodexin is used because its action is prolonged (24 h). There are several ways of carrying out the test.
Using Vetodexin with certain medicines is not recommended.
Your doctor may decide to change these other medicines or avoid treating you with Vetodexin. These include:
- Artemether with lumefantine (Coartem), an antimalarial drug
- Praziquantel (Biltridice) for parasitic infections
- Rilpivirine (Edurant) for HIV
- Live rotavirus vaccine
Vetodexin may also interact with drugs that are used to treat depression and infection.
If you are on any of the following medications, your doctor may change the dose of one or both or change how often you take them:
- Bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban, others), an antidepressant
- Clarithromycin (Biaxin), an antibiotic
- Itraconazole (Onmel, Sporanox), an anti-fungal medicine
- Telaprevir (Incivek), for hepatitis C infections
If you are on any antidiabetic drugs, your doctor may need to adjust the doses because the steroids may increase blood sugar concentrations.
If you are on the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin), your response to warfarin may decline. Your doctor may need to monitor you more often.
Using aspirin or similar pain medication while taking Vetodexin may increase your risk of gastrointestinal effects. Ask your doctor about whether you can take both together.
Be sure to tell your doctor about any prescription, non-prescription, over-the-counter (OTC), illegal and recreational drugs, herbal remedies, nutritional and dietary supplements you’re taking before taking Vetodexin.
Taking certain hormones with Vetodexin can cause decreased levels of these hormones in your body. Your doctor may have to adjust your dose of either the Vetodexin or hormone medications. Examples of these drugs include:
Diuretics (water pills)
When used with Vetodexin, these drugs reduce your body’s potassium levels. (Potassium is a mineral that helps your nerves, muscles, and organs work normally.) This can cause muscle cramps, weakness, tiredness, and an irregular heartbeat. Examples of these drugs include:
How to store Vetodexin
- Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
- Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.