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Dexamethasone Tablet

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Dexamethasone Tablet

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Dexamethasone Information

Dexamethasone Benefits & Uses

Dexamethasone is used to treat the following -

Dexamethasone 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.

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Ingredients of Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Dexamethasone is used -

  1. Electrolyte imbalance
  2. Bone degradation
  3. Skin scar
  4. Increased Glucose level in the blood
  5. Cataract Moderate
  6. Skin irritation
  7. Allergic reaction
  8. Edema Severe
  9. Dryness
  10. Itching or burning
  11. Adrenal insufficiency
  12. Blurred vision
  13. Pelvic Pain
  14. Bone Fracture
  15. Bradycardia
  16. Visual Disturbance
  17. Hypertension
  18. Memory problems
  19. Conjunctivitis Moderate
  20. Dizziness Mild
  21. Fever Mild
  22. Loss of appetite

Dexamethasone Related Warnings

Is the use of Dexamethasone safe for pregnant women?

Dexamethasone has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Dexamethasone without medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Dexamethasone safe during breastfeeding?

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

Severe

What is the effect of Dexamethasone on the Kidneys?

Dexamethasone 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 Dexamethasone on the Liver?

There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Dexamethasone. 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 Dexamethasone on the Heart?

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

Severe

Severe Interaction of Dexamethasone with Other Drugs

Dexamethasone should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Dexamethasone Contraindications

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

  1. Infections
  2. Allergy
  3. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  4. Tuberculosis (TB)
  5. Liver Disease
  6. Heart Disease
  7. Osteoporosis
  8. Depression
  9. Cataract
  10. Glaucoma
  11. Diabetes
  12. Drug Allergies

Frequently asked Questions about Dexamethasone

Is this Dexamethasone habit forming or addictive?

Dexamethasone is not addictive in nature.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Dexamethasone does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, but take Dexamethasone only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Dexamethasone cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

No

Dexamethasone Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Dexamethasone

There is no information on the effects of taking Dexamethasone with food, because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Dexamethasone

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Dexamethasone with alcohol will be.

Unknown

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References

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  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 289
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  4. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Hemady™ (dexamethasone)
  5. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Hexadrol® (dexamethasone sodium phosphate)