Decadron1 (dexamethasone tablets, USP) tablets, for oral administration, are supplied in two potencies, 0.5 mg and 0.75 mg. Tablets Decadron 0.5 mg also contain D&C Yellow 10 and FD&C Yellow 6. Tablets Decadron 0.75 mg also contain FD&C Blue 1.
Digitalis glycosides: Patients on digitalis glycosides may be at increased risk of arrhythmias due to hypokalemia.
Dexamethasone suppression test (DST): False-negative results in the dexamethasone suppression test (DST) in patients being treated with indomethacin have been reported. Thus, results of the DST should be interpreted with caution in these patients.
Since complications of treatment with corticosteroids are dependent on the size of the dose and the duration of treatment, a risk/benefit decision must be made in each individual case as to dose and duration of treatment and as to whether daily or intermittent therapy should be used.
Gastrointestinal diseases: To tide the patient over a critical period of the disease in regional enteritis and ulcerative colitis.
Hepatic Enzyme Inducers, Inhibitors and Substrates: Drugs which induce cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP 3A4) enzyme activity (e.g., barbiturates, phenytoin, carbamazepine, rifampin) may enhance the metabolism of corticosteroids and require that the dosage of the corticosteroid be increased.
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GENERIC NAME(S): Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate.
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Before taking dexamethasone, l your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone ); or if you have any other allergies. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching /swelling (especially of the face/ tongue /throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
Do not share this medication with others.
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CSA Schedule N Not a controlled drug.
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Approval History 10+ years FDA approved 1958.
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Decadron has many uses in the treatment of cancer. It is used specifically to decrease swelling (edema), associated with tumors of the spine and brain, and to treat eye inflammation. To treat nausea and vomiting associated with some chemotherapy drugs.
Decadron has many uses in the treatment of cancer. It is classified as a glucocorticosteroid. (For more detail, see "How Decadron Works" section below).
This list includes common and less common side effects for individuals taking Decadron. Decadron side effects that are very rare, occurring in less than 10% of patients, are not listed here. However, you should always inform your health care provider if you experience any unusual symptoms.
In addition, it is thought that corticosteroids may help in the treatment of patients with blood disorders, such as multiple myeloma.