DEXAMETHASONE (Injection) (Injectable)


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short term side sede effects of one time injection


I received a 4/8 shot today and I feel kind of giddy and energized. My mood is much better but in a different way. I thought maybe that I just felt better, so I was in better spirits. Are these considered short term SE from this injection? I also was ...
by Kim Weathers in steele,mo, 01/04/2007

Dexamethasone


What is the typical adult dose for Dexametasone Sodium Phosphate given IVP ?
by Danny Diaz in New York, NY, 08/27/2008

DOES DEXAMETHASONE CAUSE SEIZURES?


MY SON IS 11YRS OLD AND HE HAS SLE HIS IS OF HIS KIDNEY'S HE FIRST STARTED OFF WITH PREDNISONE NOW HE'S GETTING THE INJECTIONS DAILY JUST RECENTLY HE STARTED HAVING SEIZURES. AND I BELIEVE IT'S FROM THE INJECTIONS THEY TESTED HIM FOR CEREBRITIS LUPUS ...
by ELENA H in FLINT MICHIGAN, 01/25/2006

DEXAMETHASONE (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

DEXAMETHASONE (Injection) (Injectable)

DEXAMETHASONE (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

DEXAMETHASONE (Injection)

DEXAMETHASONE (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Solurex LA, Cortastat LA, Dexasone L.A., Cortastat 10, Solurex, Cortastat, Dexasone

DEXAMETHASONE (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Dexamethasone (dex-a-METH-a-sone) Treats symptoms of many conditions such as joint disease, skin conditions, allergies, swelling, eye disease, and stomach or bowel disease. Also used to test for adrenal gland problems. This medicine is a corticosteroid.

When To Not Use DEXAMETHASONE (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to dexamethasone or sulfites, or if you have a fungal infection.

How Should You Use DEXAMETHASONE (Injection) (Injectable)

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot into a muscle or a vein, or directly into one of your joints.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

Proper DEXAMETHASONE (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store DEXAMETHASONE (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep DEXAMETHASONE (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using DEXAMETHASONE (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using amphotericin B (Fungizone®, Ambisome®, Abcelet®), thalidomine, diuretics (water pills), aspirin, or blood thinners (Coumadin®). Tell your doctor if you use medicine for seizures (such as Dilantin®, phenobarbital), indinavir (Crixivan®), rifampin, ketoconazole (Nizoral®), erythromycin (E.E.S.®, E-Mycin®), indomethacin (Indocin®), or ephedrine (Primatene®).
  • You may need to change your diet (such as lowering salt intake) while you are using this medicine. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
  • Talk to your doctor before getting flu shots or other vaccines while you are receiving dexamethasone.

DEXAMETHASONE (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Tell your doctor if you have diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, herpes infection of the eye, tuberculosis, asthma, or allergies to other medicines. Tell your doctor if you have osteoporosis, stomach problems, mental illness, myasthenia gravis, strongyloids (threadworm), liver disease, kidney disease, or thyroid problems.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have high blood pressure or congestive heart failure, or if you have ever had a heart attack.
  • Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.
  • It may be easier for you to get an infection while you are using this medicine. Avoid crowds and people who are sick. If you are exposed to chickenpox or measles, tell your doctor right away.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. Dexamethasone can change the results of some medical tests.
  • If this medicine is injected into one of your joints, follow caregiver's instructions about resting the body part, even if it feels better.

DEXAMETHASONE (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Behavior changes, unusual thoughts.
  • Black, bloody, or tarry stools, with severe stomach pain.
  • Changes in vision, trouble seeing, eye discomfort or discharge.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle cramps, nausea or vomiting.
  • Fever, chills, cough, sore throat, body aches.
  • Rapid weight gain, swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet.
  • Unusual weakness or tiredness.
  • Worsened joint pain, swelling, or stiffness.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Changes in menstrual periods in women.
  • Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting.
  • Restlessness, anxiety, mood changes, trouble sleeping.
  • Skin changes, bruising, redness, sweating.

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