Dexmethsone

Dexmethsone

dexamethasone

Manufacturer:

Aspen Asia

Distributor:

Primal
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Dexamethasone
Indications/Uses
Inflammatory, allergic & rheumatic disorders necessitating corticosteroid therapy.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 0.5-10 mg daily in divided doses. Maintenance: 0.5-1 mg daily.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Uncontrolled infections. Vaccination w/ live vaccines.
Special Precautions
Hepatic impairment, chronic hepatic disease, CV disease, ophth disorders, DM, epilepsy, latent TB. Elderly, childn, postmenopausal women & those at risk of osteoporosis. Pregnancy & lactation. Prolonged therapy. Avoid abrupt w/drawal.
Adverse Reactions
GI discomfort & ulceration, pancreatitis, wt gain, increased appetite; skin atrophy, thinning & bruising; adrenal suppression; Cushing's syndrome; CV effects; myopathy, osteoporosis; hirsutism; neuropsychiatric effects; impaired wound healing; increased IOP, glaucoma; haematological effects; increased frequency & severity of clinical infections; menstrual irregularities; fluid retention.
Drug Interactions
Barbiturates, phenytoin, rifampicin, OC.
ATC Classification
H02AB02 - dexamethasone ; Belongs to the class of glucocorticoids. Used in systemic corticosteroid preparations.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Dexmethsone tab 4 mg
Packing/Price
30's ($35/pack)
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