Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking dexamethasone. If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery should be okay is it does not impair motor functions.
Do NOT use dexamethasone if:
- You are allergic to dexamethasone;
- You have a known infection or disease as dexamethasone can lower your immune system and can make infections worse.
Use of dexamethasone during pregnancy has shown the risk of delivering prematurely. Little information is available on the use of dexamethasone while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking dexamethasone.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. Usual dose for adults is: 0.5mg to 1.5mg per day. Usual does for children is 0.003mg to 0.6mg depending on the use and severeness.
Some products that may interact with this drug include: aminoglutethimide, birth control pills, certain cancer drugs (dasatinib, lapatinib, sunitinib, aldesleukin), cholestyramine, cobicistat, digoxin, elvitegravir, drugs that can cause bleeding/bruising (including antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel “blood thinners” such as dabigatran/warfarin, NSAIDs such as aspirin/celecoxib/ibuprofen), ephedrine, estrogen hormone replacement, HIV protease inhibitors (such as indinavir), isoniazid, mifepristone, rilpivirine, thalidomide.
Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with dexamethasone capsules.