Cortidex

Cortidex

dexamethasone

Manufacturer:

Sanbe
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Dexamethasone
Indications/Uses
Allergic states, collagen diseases, rheumatic disorders, leukemias, shock therapy, resp diseases, haematologic disorders, oedematous states.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Tab Adult 0.5-9 mg in divided doses. Childn 6-12 yr 0.25-2 mg, 1-5 yr 0.25-1 mg, ≤1 yr 0.1-0.25 mg. To be given 2 times daily. Inj Intensive therapy or emergency 2-4 mg 6-8 times daily. Max daily dose: 50 mg. Shock condition 1-6 mg/kg.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Peptic ulcer, osteoporosis, psychoses or severe psychoneuroses, active or quiescent TB; acute infection; live vaccines.
Special Precautions
HTN, CHF, DM, infectious disease, chronic renal failure, uremia. Pregnancy. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Fluid & salt retention, edema, HTN; amenorrhea, hyperhidrosis; mental disturbances; acute pancreatitis; aseptic osteonecrosis; muscle weakness; Cushingoid state; raised IOP; visual disturbances; local atrophy; increased appetite; growth retardation.
Drug Interactions
Efficacy may be reduced by phenytoin, phenobarb, rifampicin, vit A, tetracyclines & other antibiotics, thiazides. Oral anticoagulants, oral hypoglycaemics & salicylates.
ATC Classification
H02AB02 - dexamethasone ; Belongs to the class of glucocorticoids. Used in systemic corticosteroid preparations.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Cortidex tab 0.5 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's (Rp29,000/boks)
Form
Cortidex inj 5 mg/mL
Packing/Price
(amp) 1 mL x 10 × 1's (Rp62,450/boks)
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