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Dexamethasone is a very useful medication that is used in the treatment of several types of swelling, pain and heat symptoms in the body along with the treatment of allergies, arthritis, asthma and even cancer. The working of this medication can be explained as a formulation that produces a natural hormone to control the deficiency of the same in the body of the patient. A prescription however must be obtained from the doctor before using this medication on regular basis to decide the appropriate dosage to be consumed on daily basis. View More

Dexamethasone is sold under brand name Decadron®

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What is the use of Dexamethasone
Dexamethasone is an effective synthetic part of the glucocorticoid class of steroid medicine. It works as an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant. Dexamethasone is mainly used for the medication of many inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis and bronchospasm. In brain tumors (primary or metastatic), Dexamethasone is used to offset the growth of edema, which could squeeze other brain structures. It is also given in cord compression, where a tumor is reducing the spinal cord. Dexamethasone is also help in used as a direct chemotherapeutic agent in certain hematological malignancies, especially in the medication of multiple myeloma, where Dexamethasone can be taken single or merge with other chemotherapeutic medicine, including most commonly with thalidomide, lenalidomide, bortezomib, or a mixture of Adriamycin and vincristine or VRD- Velcade, Revlamid and Dexamethasone.
Before Taking Dexamethasone
Do not take Dexamethasone if you are allergic to it, or having any fungal contamination anywhere in the body. Dexamethasone can make your immune system weak, to get an infection easier. Steroids can also make your infection severe if you already have, or reactivate any infection you had currently. Consult to your doctor about your infection or any sickness before usage of Dexamethasone. Consult to your doctor if you have any kind of condition:
kidney or liver disease
any disorder related to thyroid
having diabetes
ever had malaria
muscle disorder
glaucoma or cataracts
having herpes contamination of the eyes
abdomen ulcers, ulcerative colitis, or diverticulitis
gloominess or psychological illness
congestive heart failure
high blood pressure This is not in knowledge that this medicine can affect a baby in the womb or a nursing baby by passing through the breast milk. Consult to your doctor when you get pregnant during dosage of this medicine or before taking this medicine in case of pregnancy or if you are breast-feeding a baby. Children growth can affect by this medicine. Consult to your doctor if normal growth does not appear while usage of the medicine.
How should take Dexamethasone
Do not take Dexamethasone without consulting your doctor.
Do not take dose in larger or smaller amount of Dexamethasone without recommendation of your doctor.
Dexamethasone dosage may need to change if any bizarre stresses like severe illness, fever or infection occur, or if you have surgery or medical emergency. Consult to your doctor if you have any type situation mentioned.
Dexamethasone can cause bizarre results with certain medical tests. Consult to your doctor that you are using this medicine.
You can face unlikable withdrawal symptoms if you stop using this medicine rapidly. To avoid withdrawal symptoms, contact to your doctor when you stop the medicine.
Use medical alert tag or an ID card which shows that you are using this medicine. Any medical provider who is treating you should know about this.
What happens if missing a dose of Dexamethasone
If you have missed your dose then try to have it as soon as possible with in time, but no need to have it with the next dose, just avoid the missed one and take the next dose according to the doctor's advice.
What happens if overdose of Dexamethasone
Contact to your doctor or call your nearest emergency medical service if you take overdose. Long-term uses of high steroid dosage can leads to symptoms such as:
thinning skin
easy staining
changes in the form or location of body fat (particularly fat of your face, neck, back, and waist)
bigger acne or furry face
menstrual troubles
Loss of interest in sex.
What should to avoid while taking Dexamethasone
Do not come in the contact that are sick or having infections. Consult to your doctor for defensive prescription if exposed to chicken pox or measles. These conditions can be severe or even lethal in people who are using steroid medication like Dexamethasone. Do not receive a ""live"" vaccine while using Dexamethasone. The vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease. The examples of live vaccine are as follows:
rubella (MMR)
oral polio
varicella (chickenpox)
H1N1 influenza
Nasal flu vaccine. Do not drink alcohol at the time of medication of Dexamethasone.
What are the side effects of Dexamethasone
Consult to your doctor if you face any allergic reaction such as:
difficulty in breathing
Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call to your doctor if you have any serious side effects like:
troubles in vision
swelling, quick weight gain, feeling shortness in breath
harsh gloominess, unusual feelings or behavior, convulsions
bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood
pancreatitis (harsh ache in your upper abdomen dispersing to your back, sickness and vomiting, rapid heart rate)
low potassium (puzzlement, rough heart rate, severe dehydration, increased urination, leg anxiety, muscle tiredness or feeling of shuffle)
Hazardously high blood pressure (harsh headache, hazy vision, vibration in your ears, anxiety, puzzlement, chest pain, briefness of breath, uneven heartbeats, convulsion). Less serious side effects of Dexamethasone may include:
sleep problems (insomnia), changes in temper
acne, dry skin, thinning skin, staining or discoloration
slow wound remedial
enlarged sweating
annoyance, giddiness, revolving sensation
sickness, stomach upset, blowing up
muscle tiredness
Changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially change of fat in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist).
Other drugs affecting when take Dexamethasone
There are many medicines affect Dexamethasone. Consult to your doctor if you are using any other medicine like:
a diuretic
insulin or diabetes medications you take by mouth
Convulsion medications such as phenytoin, Phenobarbital, etc. Other drugs may affect Dexamethasone. Consult to your doctor about all medications if you are already using. This includes direction of dosage of other medicines, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Always consult to your doctor before using any other medicines. Note: Always remember to keep your each and every medicine away from children and never share your medicine with others.
This is not complete information
other important information may connect to this medicine. Not all possible communications are listed in this medication guideline. Please consult the Doctor before taking this medicine for full information.

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Dexamethasone - by , 2014-05-14 12:18:09
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