Dexamet Solution for Inj

Dexamet Solution for Inj Dosage/Direction for Use

dexamethasone

Manufacturer:

Daewon Pharm

Distributor:

Star Medical Supplies
/
Cordial Trading
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
By intramuscular injection or slow intravenous injection or infusion.
Adult: Initially 0.5-24 mg.
Child: 200-400 micrograms/kg daily.
For acute life-threatening situations (e.g. anaphylaxis, acute severe asthma) substantially higher dosages may be needed. Cerebral oedema (adults): initial dose 8-16 mg IV followed by 5 mg IV or IM every 6 hours, until a satisfactory result has been obtained. In brain surgery these dosages may be necessary until several days after the operation.
Thereafter, the dosage has to be tapered off gradually.
Increase of intracranial pressure associated with brain tumours can be counteracted by continuous treatment.
For local treatment, the following dosages can be recommended: Intra-articulary: 1.6-3 mg large joints; 0.6-0.8 mg small joints.
Intrabusally: 1.6-3 mg.
Tendon sheaths: 0.3-0.8 mg.
The frequency of these injections may vary from once every 3-5 days to once every 2-3 weeks. For rectal drip in cases of ulcerative colitis: 4 mg diluted in 120 mL saline.
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