Dexamethasone Oral Solution 0.5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Dexamethasone: Oral solution (0.5mg)

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Dexamethasone 0.5mg/5ml Soln
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Dexamethasone 0.5mg/5ml Elixir
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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, like blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Decadron: Oral solution (0.5mg)
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Dexamethasone 0.5mg/5ml Solution

NDC: 000543177
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Alopecia, Hypercalcemia, Serum Sickness, Thyroiditis, Polymyositis, Polymorphous Light Eruption, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Psoriatic Arthritis, Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) Suppression Diagnosis, Psoriasis, Iritis, Osteoarthritis, Exfoliative Dermatitis, Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum, Asthma, Anaphylactic Shock, Anaphylaxis, Tenosynovitis, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), Temporal Arteritis, Crohn's Disease, Discoid Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Rhus Dermatitis, Cerebral Edema, Tuberculosis Infection, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), Pemphigus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lichen Planus, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Acne Rosacea, Postoperative Ocular Inflammation, Lichen Simplex, Rheumatic Carditis, Ulcerative Colitis, Hemolytic Anemia, Otitis Externa, Nephrotic Syndrome, Loeffler's Syndrome, Multiple Myeloma, Multiple Sclerosis, Angioedema, Addison's Disease, Uveitis, Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL), Trichinosis, Urticaria, Cyclitis, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)/juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), Bursitis, Keloids, Gouty Arthritis, Keratitis, Epicondylitis, Berylliosis, Sarcoidosis, Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis, Dermatitis, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Viral Conjunctivitis, Anterior Segment Inflammation, Myasthenia Gravis, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Adrenocortical Insufficiency, Adrenogenital Syndrome, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Pruritus, Contact Dermatitis, Dermatomyositis, Thrombocytopenia, Pneumonitis, Erythema Multiforme, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Proteinuria, Corneal Abrasion, Atopic Dermatitis, Corneal Ulcer, Granuloma Annulare, Erythroblastopenia, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL), Mycosis Fungoides, Hypoplastic Anemia, Herpes Zoster Ocular Infection, Allergic Conjunctivitis

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

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Dexamethasone 0.5mg/5ml Solution

Reported Side Effects for Dexamethasone 0.5mg/5ml Solution

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/5ml Solution

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/5ml Solution(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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