DEXAMETHASONE TABLETS (1MG)
What is Dexamethasone?
Dexamethasone is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood/hormone disorders, allergic reactions, skin diseases, eye problems, breathing problems, bowel disorders, cancer, and immune system disorders.
How does Dexamethasone work?
This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids which decrease your immune system’s response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions.
How is Dexamethasone administered?
Dexamethasone comes as a tablet and an oral solution. Your doctor will prescribe a dosing schedule that is best for you. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take dexamethasone exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
What should I avoid while taking dexamethasone?
Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chickenpox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using steroid medicine.
Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking 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. Live vaccines include vaccines for measles, mumps, polio, rotavirus, typhoid, yellow fever and chickenpox.
Dexamethasone side effects
Some of the side effects of Dexamethasone include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Blurred vision
- Eye pain
Dexamethasone is available for purchase on Drugstore.ng, the largest online pharmacy in Nigeria.