Dexamethasone Oral Tablet 0.5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Dexamethasone: Oral tablet (0.5mg)

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Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tab
West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp, a subsidiary of Hikma
Pill Identification: 54 299 
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Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tab
West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp, a subsidiary of Hikma
Pill Identification: 54 299 
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Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tab
Par Pharmaceuticals, an Endo Company
Pill Identification: par 084 
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Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tab
Par Pharmaceuticals, an Endo Company
Pill Identification: par 084 

What is this Medicine?

DEXAMETHASONE (dex a METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly 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, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.

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Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet

NDC: 000544179
  • 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), Adrenocortical Insufficiency, Proteinuria, Crohn's Disease, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Adrenogenital Syndrome, Nephrotic Syndrome, Rheumatic Carditis, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), Pruritus, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Angioedema, Serum Sickness, Graves' Ophthalmopathy, Cerebral Edema, Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) Suppression Diagnosis, Addison's Disease, Iritis, Trichinosis, Dermatomyositis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Herpes Zoster Ocular Infection, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Anterior Segment Inflammation, Berylliosis, Anaphylaxis, Anaphylactic Shock, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL), Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), Postoperative Ocular Inflammation, Loeffler's Syndrome, Bursitis, Epicondylitis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Corneal Ulcer, Corneal Abrasion, Asthma, Hypoplastic Anemia, Ulcerative Colitis, Keratitis, Chorioretinitis, Myasthenia Gravis, Sarcoidosis, Osteoarthritis, Polymyositis, Gouty Arthritis, Thyroiditis, Thrombocytopenia, Psoriatic Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Hodgkin's Disease, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)/juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), Hemolytic Anemia, Optic Neuritis, Erythroblastopenia, Hypercalcemia

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

Storage Information
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_6442.JPG
West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp, a subsidiary of Hikma
Pill Identification: 54 299 
Shape: round
Color: yellow

Reported Side Effects for Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet

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 Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet

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 Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tablet(Dexamethasone)
Marijuana and Dexamethasone(Dexamethasone)
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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