Decadron Solution For Injection 4Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Decadron: Solution for injection (4mg)

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What is this Medicine?

DEXAMETHASONE (dex a METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, like blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.

In-Depth Information

Decadron 4mg/ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 000067628
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Multiple Myeloma, Tenosynovitis, Tuberculosis Infection, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Pneumonitis, Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC), Crohn's Disease, Rhus Dermatitis, Adrenocortical Insufficiency, Eczema, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Adrenogenital Syndrome, Rheumatic Carditis, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), Pruritus, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Xerosis, Exfoliative Dermatitis, Angioedema, Serum Sickness, Graves' Ophthalmopathy, Urticaria, Cerebral Edema, Granuloma Annulare, Addison's Disease, Iritis, Trichinosis, Dermatomyositis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Herpes Zoster Ocular Infection, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Anterior Segment Inflammation, Contact Dermatitis, Berylliosis, Anaphylaxis, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL), Anaphylactic Shock, Insect Bites Or Stings, Discoid Lupus Erythematosus, Postoperative Ocular Inflammation, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Loeffler's Syndrome, Bursitis, Epicondylitis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Corneal Ulcer, Lichen Planus, Atopic Dermatitis, Corneal Abrasion, Asthma, Hypoplastic Anemia, Ulcerative Colitis, Keratitis, Kidney Transplant Rejection, Chorioretinitis, Alopecia, Osteoarthritis, Graft-versus-host Disease (GVHD), Polymyositis, Gouty Arthritis, Thrombocytopenia, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)/juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), Hemolytic Anemia, Optic Neuritis, Erythroblastopenia

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Temporal Arteritis, Bronchiolitis, Altitude Sickness, Meningitis, Hyaline Membrane Disease Prophylaxis, Spinal Cord Compression, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Pulmonary Edema, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Pseudogout, Endophthalmitis, Wegener's Granulomatosis, Post-operative Nausea/vomiting (PONV), Post-operative Nausea/vomiting (PONV) Prophylaxis, Laryngotracheobronchitis (croup), Polychondritis, Chemotherapy-induced Nausea/vomiting, Polyarteritis Nodosa, Chemotherapy-induced Nausea/vomiting Prophylaxis, Chronic Lung Disease (CLD), Churg-Strauss Syndrome, Laryngeal Edema Prophylaxis

Decadron 4mg/ml Solution for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Decadron 4mg/ml Solution for Injection

Headache Incidence:
<4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Decadron 4mg/ml Solution for Injection

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Decadron 4mg/ml Solution for Injection(Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate)
Marijuana and Dexamethasone(Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate)
Dexamethasone can theoretically increase the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. The side effects profile of Marijuana, Medical may be altered if you take Dexamethasone. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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