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      Dexamethasone Injection 25S

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      Dexamethasone Injection Specification

      Requires Prescription (YES/NO)

      Yes

      Generics

      Dexamethasone

      Used For

      Pain & Inflammation

      How it works

      The active ingredient in your medicine is dexamethasone sodium phosphate. This belongs to a group of medicines known as steroids (specifically known as corticosteroids). Corticosteroids do occur naturally in the body and help to maintain health and well-being. Synthetic steroids such as dexamethasone work by mimicking some of their actions to treat disease.

      Dexamethasone Injection Usage And Safety

      Dosage

      Dexamethasone

      Side Effects

      Sodium retention, fluid retention, hypokalemic alkalosis, hypertension.

      Drug Interactions

      Aspirin or similar medicines , Phenytoin , Ephedrine (a nasal decongestant) , Barbiturates , Antibiotics called rifampicin and rifabutin, used to treat tuberculosis , Anticoagulant medicines which thin the blood , Medicines for diabetes , Certain diuretics (water tablets) , A medicine called carbamazepine, used to treat epilepsy, pain and manic depression , An anticancer medicine called aminoglutethimide.

      Indication

      These conditions may include Crohn's disease, asthma, shock, anaphylaxis, tuberculosis, arthritis, osteoarthritis, and skin disorders including acne. 

      When not to Use

      You should not be given Dexamethasone Injection if:You are or think you may be pregnant.You are planning to become pregnant.You are breast-feeding.You have an infection, including one which could have been caused by a fungus (e.g. thrush), which is not being treated. However, your doctor may decide to treat you with 'Decadron' under certain circumstances.You have had a bad allergic reaction to this or similar medicines, or to any of the ingredients in the past.You are allergic to sulphites.

      Dexamethasone Injection Precautions

      Precaution

      Dexamethasone Injection is usually given to patients unable to take a tablet form of the medicine. Your doctor will be able to explain your condition more fully.

      Dexamethasone Injection Warnings

      Warning 1

      Patients taking Dexamrthasone should avoid, if possible, close personal contact with people suffering from chickenpox/shingles or measles. If you think you may have been exposed to either disease, it is vital that you inform your doctor immediately. You should also tell your doctor whether or not you have had common infectious diseases such as measles or chickenpox and of any vaccinations you have had. 

      Warning 2

      You should see your doctor if you develop any new infections while taking this medicine.

      Warning 3

      If you have an accident, fall ill, require any surgery (including at the dentist's), or are to have any vaccinations (especially with so-called 'live virus vaccines') during or after treatment with Dexamethasone, you must tell the doctor treating you that you are taking or have taken steroids.

      Dexamethasone Injection Additional Information

      Pregnancy category

      Always consult your physician before using any medicine.

      Storage (YES/NO)

      Store this medicine at room temperature, away from direct light and heat.

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