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Depotex 8 mg Tablet

Manufactured byZydus Cadila
Description
Depotex 8 mg Tablet is a corticosteroid medicine. It is used to treat various conditions such as arthritis, asthma, allergic conditions, certain types of cancer, skin, eye, thyroid, or intestinal problems, etc. Depotex 8 mg Tablet works by blocking the action of chemical substances that are responsible for pain and swelling and altering your body's immune response. Depotex 8 mg Tablet may cause some side effects like headache, vomiting, upset stomach, anxiety, sleeplessness, etc. Consult your doctor if they persist or become severe. Avoid activities that require high mental alertness like driving vehicles and operating machines as it may cause dizziness. This medicine can reduce your immune response and increase the risk of infection. Depotex 8 mg Tablet should be taken with food to avoid stomach irritation. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of the treatment depending on your condition. Avoid taking more or less than the prescribed dose. Take it regularly for the recommended duration for best results. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor, as it may worsen your health condition. Depotex 8 mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Use this medicine with caution if you have diabetes or liver/kidney conditions. Inform your doctor if you have other health conditions or taking other medicines before starting the treatment. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Depotex 8 mg Tablet

  • Decreased urine output
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Change in mood
  • Increased appetite
  • Stomach irritation
  • Infections
  • Fluid Retention

Uses of Depotex 8 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Rheumatic disorders
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Skin conditions
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Eye disorders
  • Lichen Planus
  • Keloids
  • Granuloma annulare
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Leukaemia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Depotex 8 mg Tablet starts to show its effect within 1-2 hours of intake.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time duration for which Depotex 8 mg Tablet remains active in your body is not known.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Depotex 8 mg Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Depotex 8 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy as animal studies have shown harmful effects on the foetus. Hence, consult your doctor before using this medicine. Your doctor will weigh the potential benefits and risks before prescribing this medicine to you.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Depotex 8 mg Tablet may be used while breastfeeding upon your doctor's recommendation. Your doctor will weigh the potential benefits and risks before prescribing this medicine to you.

Allergy

Avoid taking Depotex 8 mg Tablet if you are allergic it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.

Systemic infections

Depotex 8 mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you have active infections unless it is medically necessary and appropriate treatment has been initiated. This medicine suppresses the activity of the immune system and may worsen your condition.

Live vaccines

Depotex 8 mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you have received live vaccines as this medicine acts by suppressing immune activity. Thus the vaccine may not work well.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Depotex 8 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy as animal studies have shown harmful effects on the foetus. Hence, consult your doctor before using this medicine. Your doctor will weigh the potential benefits and risks before prescribing this medicine to you.

Breast-feeding

Depotex 8 mg Tablet may be used while breastfeeding upon your doctor's recommendation. Your doctor will weigh the potential benefits and risks before prescribing this medicine to you.
General warnings

Kidney/liver disease

Depotex 8 mg Tablet should be used with caution if you have liver or kidney problems. This medicine is broken down in the liver and excreted through the kidneys. Impaired liver or kidney functions may lead to the accumulation of this medicine and cause serious side effects. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your liver/kidney functioning while on treatment with this medicine.

Mental health conditions

Depotex 8 mg Tablet should be used with caution as it may cause disturbances to your mental health like changes in mood, depression, and suicidal thoughts. These symptoms may be noticed in the first few weeks of treatment. Consult your doctor immediately if you observe any changes in your behaviour and mood.

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a condition that causes muscle weakness and fatigue. Depotex 8 mg Tablet should be used with caution if you have myasthenia gravis as it may increase the risk of muscle weakness if used in high doses or during the first few days of treatment.

Heart diseases

Depotex 8 mg Tablet should be used with caution if you have heart problems as it may cause high blood pressure and other undesired effects.

Eye conditions

Depotex 8 mg Tablet should be used with caution if you have a history of cataracts (the clouding of the lens of your eye) or glaucoma (a condition where the pressure in the eyeballs is abnormally high that can damage the optic nerve and lead to eventual loss of vision), as it may further worsen your condition.

Driving or operating machines

Depotex 8 mg Tablet may cause dizziness in some cases. If you feel dizzy while taking this medicine, avoid driving vehicles or operating heavy machines.

Use in children

Avoid prolonged use of high doses of Depotex 8 mg Tablet in infants and children below 12 years as it may lead to increased fluid pressure inside the skull and on the brain tissue. It may also cause growth retardation (impaired growth and development) or pancreatitis (swelling of the organ in the lower part of the stomach called pancreas). Hence, your child's doctor may limit the treatment to the lowest possible dose for the shortest period necessary.

Use in the elderly

Depotex 8 mg Tablet should be used with caution in the elderly due to the increased risk of side effects such as altered blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, low potassium levels in the blood, high blood pressure, weak and brittle bones, etc.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a scheduled dose of Depotex 8 mg Tablet. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose of Depotex 8 mg Tablet. In case of an overdose, seek immediate medical attention for further guidance.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Ethinyl Estradiol

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Phenytoin

Amlodipine

Fluconazole

Disease interactions

Gastro-intestinal bleeding

Depotex 8 mg Tablet should be used with caution if you have stomach and intestinal problems due to the increased risk of severe bleeding in the stomach. The risk is especially higher when it is taken in high doses for a prolonged time.

Diabetes

Depotex 8 mg Tablet should be used with extreme caution if you have diabetes (high blood sugar levels) as it may alter blood sugar levels. Frequently monitor your blood sugar levels during treatment with this medicine.
Food interactions
Avoid consumption of grapefruit juice during treatment with Depotex 8 mg Tablet as it may increase the concentration of this medicine in the blood, thus increasing the risk of side effects.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Depotex 8 mg Tablet as instructed by your doctor. Do not break, chew, or crush the tablet. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor, as it may worsen your condition. Avoid consuming grapefruit juice while you are this medicine as it may increase the risk of side effects. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines if you feel dizzy after taking this medicine.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Depotex 8 mg Tablet works by suppressing the activity of the immune system and decreasing inflammation (swelling).
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Glucocorticoids

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 11 Jan 2022

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