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AdvaCare is a GMP manufacturer of Dexamethasone tablets.
Dexamethasone tablets are a synthetic glucocorticoid used to treat many inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Dexamethasone acts as an anti-inflammatory in various conditions, including collagen diseases and allergic states. It is also a treatment for certain skin conditions, asthma, and other lung conditions. Dexamethasone is used specifically to decrease swelling (edema), associated with tumors of the spine and brain, and to treat eye inflammation. Dexamethasone treats or prevents allergic reactions. As a treatment for a variety of cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Dexamethasone is used to treat nausea and vomiting associated with some chemotherapy drugs. Dexamethasone is used to stimulate appetite in cancer patients with severe appetite problems.
As with all pharmaceuticals, some unwanted effects can occur from the use of dexamethasone tablets. Always consult a doctor or health care professional for medical advice before use.
Common dexamethasone side effects include, but may not be limited to swelling, rapid weight gain, sleep problems, mood changes and acne.
Seek medical attention if the following develop:
- Blurred vision;
- Mental depression;
- Decrease in the amount of urine;
- Trouble breathing.
For a comprehensive list of all possible effects, consult your doctor. If any symptom persists or gets worse, or you notice any other symptom, then please call your doctor immediately.
Always consult a medical doctor or patient care specialist before using dexamethasone tablets.
Indications and Usage
Dexamethasone is indicated in the treatment of arthritis, blood/hormone/immune system disorders, allergic reactions, certain skin and eye conditions, breathing problems, certain bowel disorders, and certain cancers. It is also used as a test for an adrenal gland disorder (Cushing’s syndrome).
This medication is a corticosteroid hormone (glucocorticoid). It decreases your body’s natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions.
Dexamethasone tablets are contraindicated in systemic fungal infections.
Do NOT use dexamethasone tablets if you:
- Are allergic to any of the ingredients in dexamethasone tablets.
- Have a history of angioedema associated infections, kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood conditions, thyroid disease, stomach/intestinal problems, high blood pressure, heart problems, brittle bones (osteoporosis), history of blood clots.;
- Have diabetes mellitus or renal impairment.
Use of dexamethasone tablets during pregnancy or breast feeding is not harmful since there is no scientific research or data available whether they can cause any harm to fetus. Consult your doctor or health care professional about the possible risks before taking dexamethasone tablets.
This medication passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before taking this medication or before breast-feeding.
Driving or operating machinery should be avoided, as it may cause tiredness and drowsiness.
Administration and Dosage
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Usual does for adult varies from 0.75 to 9mg per day depending on the disease being treated.
After a successful response, a maintenance dosage should be determined by decreasing the initial drug dosage in small decrements at appropriate time intervals until the lowest dosage that maintains an adequate clinical response is reached.
Dexamethasone may interact with the following medications: aminoglutethimide, birth control pills, certain cancer drugs, cholestyramine, digoxin, antiplatelet drugs, NSAIDs such as aspirin/celecoxib/ibuprofen, ephedrine, estrogen hormone replacement, isoniazid, mifepristone, rilpivirine and thalidomide.
Symptoms of overdose include trouble breathing and passing out. These symptoms have to be reported to the medical health professional. Seek medical help urgently.
Some of the reported adverse reactions are anaphylactoid reaction, anaphylaxis, angioedema, bradycardia, cardiac arrest, cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac enlargement, circulatory collapse, congestive heart failure, fat embolism, hypertension, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in premature infants.
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