DEXAMETHASONE Dexacort 500 micrograms
Generic Name: DEXAMETHASONE
Brand Name: DEXACORT
Dosage Strength: 500 micrograms
Dosage Form: Tablet
WHAT IS THE MEDICINE USED FOR?
(Indication) Treatment of inflammatory & allergic conditions responsive to corticosteroid therapy eg skin disease, blood dyscrasia, certain neoplastic disease & adrenocortical insufficiency; leukemia & lymphomatous disease, resistant edema & maintenance therapy after shock.
HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE THIS MEDICINE?
(Dosage) 0.5-10 mg daily.
(Precautions) Patients w/ TB, DM CHF, infectious disease, peptic ulcer, fresh intestinal anastomoses, diverticulitis, thrombophlebitis, chronic renal failure, uremia, psychotic tendency, herpes simplex of the eye & the elderly.
(Adverse Reactions) Excessive mental stimulation, increased appetite, muscle twitching, wt gain, tachycardia, insomnia & psychic disturbances. Prolonged use can cause GI disorders, skin atrophy, impaired wound healing, striae, petechiae & ecchymosis, bruising, facial erythema, increased sweating, acne, convulsion, glaucoma, increased IOP, posterior subcapsular cataracts, fluid & electrolyte disturbances. Cushing-like syndrome, hirsutism, premature epiphyseal, secondary adrenocortical & pituitary unresponsiveness, menstrual irregularities, myopathy, abdominal distension, osteoporosis, aseptic necrosis or femoral & humeral heads, increased susceptibility to infection, decreased responsiveness to vaccination & skin test.
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