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Dexamethasone Tablets

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Dexamethasone can be used to reduce inflammation or treat a number of diseases of the immune system.

Hi mangamma and this is lynch’s pharmacy and video series this videos on dexamethasone dexamethasone is a cortical steroid similar to a natural hormone produced by your adrenal gland it is used to replace this hormone when your body does not make enough of it it is used to relieve swelling and inflammation it can treat certain forms of arthritis as well as disorders

Of the eye tyroid skin blood and intestine it is also used in severe allergies asthma and to treat certain types of cancer distro comes as a tablet or as a solution for an out of the usual dose is within two agents to 0.5 to 10 milligrams daily for a child you give 10 to 100 micrograms per kilogram of body weight daily this drug is to be taken with or just after

Food or with a meal side effects include insomnia upset stomach muscle weakness acne anxiety weight gain irregular or absent menstrual periods and nausea if you are pregnant or breastfeeding the benefit of treatment with corticosteroids outweighs the risk when administration to corticosteroid is prolonged or repeated during pregnancy it may increase the risk of

Fetal growth restrictions however there is no such risk during short term treatment of this drug if you take large doses of an aspirin or any other arthritic medication or of a history of ulcers individual consumption of alcohol while you are taking this drug dexamethasone makes your stomach more susceptible to the irritating effects of aspirin certain are fitted

Medication and alcohol and can increase your risk of ulcers this drug must be used with caution and patients with liver or renal impairment and should be monitored closely if you have diabetes dexamethasone may increase low blood sugar level if you monitor your blood glucose level at home test your blood or urine more frequently than usual call your doctor if you

Have not glucose level is high as there may be a need to change to your dose of diabetes medication and diet so if you are having surgery including dental surgery tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking dexamethasone before taking drug to drug you must tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to dexamethasone or aspirin so you keep this medication

In its container your stoners with room temperature away from heat and moisture and out of the reach of children if you become a yeller or if you come into contact with anyone who has an infectious disease consult your doctor promptly if you have never had chickenpox you should avoid close contact with people who have had in a box or shingles if you do come into

Contact with chickenpox see your doctor urgently always carry the steroid treatment come up with you and show to anyone who treats you for example a doctor nurse or pharmacist or a dentist for up to one year after you start the treatment you must mention that you have taken steroids so i remember if you’ve been taking this medicine for more than three weeks to do

Mostly reduce gradually when your treatment is over and never stop suddenly unless your doctor says otherwise so if you’ve any other questions you can contact me to the right pharmacist under website will answer you immediately but you can email me or going into the pharmacy in broad day listen cord thank you for watching

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Dexamethasone Tablets By G. J. Lynch