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ALKEM DEXA INJECTION - dexamethasone - 4mg - 2ml x 30 Decadron Injection/​ALKEM DEXA INJECTION dexamethasone Brand India 4mg 2ml x 30 DR $29.99 Add

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Decadron Injection

Decadron (Dexamethasone) is used to treat conditions like breathing complications, skin diseases, arthritis, etc. Dexamethasone comes in many brands. The most known brand names are Solurex, DoubleDex, and Dexamethasone.

Benefits

Dexamethasone is an effective remedy against the inflammation of organs like lungs, joints, skin. It also treats inflammatory conditions like arthritis, allergies, and asthma.

It is also a beneficial therapy for auto-immune system disorders, cancer, breathing problems, eye problems, and ulcerative colitis.

Side effects

Patients must inform their medical practitioner of the underlying conditions before they use Decadron. They are prohibited from using the medicine if they are allergic to it or are suffering from the following ailments:

  • Heart conditions
  • Blood clotting
  • Liver disease
  • Seizures
  • Breastfeeding or pregnant.

Patients may experience these side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rash
  • Trouble sleeping and
  • depression

Dosage

Over 18 years: Typical dosage varies according to the ailment being treated. However, the recommended amount is between 0.75 mg - 9mg daily.

Below 18 years: Dosage may vary according to the condition being addressed. However, normal ratios are 0.02 mg -0.3 mg per kg of body mass daily divided into three or four doses.

Sixty-five years and above: Doctors usually start seniors on a lowered dose or schedule to prevent the accumulation of this drug in their bodies. This drastically reduces the risk of side effects.

Unique dosage consideration: Medical practitioners may reduce dosage gradually over time to forestall withdrawal symptoms.

Administration

Dexamethasone is administered by various methods, including intravenous infusion, direct intravenous injection, soft tissue infiltration, intraarticular injection, or intramuscular injection.

Intramuscular and Intravenous Administration: Depending on condition may range from 0.4 to 20 mg daily.

Soft Tissue and Intraarticular injections: Injections may vary according to the degree of condition or area size of the infected area.

Cerebral edema: Dosage of 8.3 mg IV after that 3.3 mg IM each 5 -6 hours until all signs of edema decrease.

Alternatives:

Interactions

When taken alongside other drugs, Dexamethasone can alter the way they function by reducing their performance effectiveness. Patients are advised to disclose to their medical practitioner all medications they are currently taking. Patients are prohibited from altering the dosage of any drugs before the doctor’s instruction.

The following is a brief list (not comprehensive) of drugs that can interact with Dexamethasone.

Blood thinners (rivaroxaban and apixaban): Dexamethasone can dilute the concentration of these drugs in the blood, reducing their effectiveness. This may make patients susceptible to a stroke or blood clots.

Cholesterol drugs: Colestipol, colesevelam, and cholestyramine have been absorbed less when interacting with Dexamethasone. This would make them less effective in fighting cholesterol.

Diuretics: Hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide, and bumetanide, when taken alongside Dexamethasone, can deplete your body of levels of potassium. The mineral potassium is vital to your body’s working of the nervous system, organs, and muscles.

Heart medications like (digoxin):  Dexamethason interferes with your body’s potassium levels, altering your normal heart’s function. Taking certain heart medications like digoxin to stabilize heart beating problems could worsen the heart’s irregular beats.

HIV medications (tipranavir, ritonavir, fosamprenavir, maraviroc and etravirine). Taking Dexamethason alongside many of these drugs can lower their concentration in the blood. This would reduce their overall effectiveness. These drugs then stop working as a result.

Storage

Dexamethasone should be stored at room temperatures varying between 68°F and 77°F or around 20 – 25 °C. Patients are discouraged from flushing medications down the drain or toilets. Children and pets should not reach this medication.

Patients can purchase Dexamethasone at Kiwi Drug, which offers the best prices guaranteeing international delivery. Kiwi Drug is an online pharmacy and doctor server platform that affords patients high-quality digital health services.

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