Dexamethasone

Overview

Categories

Primary Characterstics

Indications

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Pharmacokinetics

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Contraindications

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Drug Interactions

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Side Effects

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Dosage

Dexamethasone's dosage details are as follows:
Dose Single Dose Frequency Route Instructions

Adult Dosage

2 to 6 mg4 (4)As recommended.Soft tissue infection
0.8 to 4 mg2.4 (2.4)As recommended.Intra-articular(Depending upon the size of joint)
0.4 to 20 mg10 (10.2)As recommended.IV,IMdaily
0.05 to 0.1 %0.075 (0.075)As recommended.OphthalmicAs Required.To be given as drops.
0.5 to 10 mg5.2 (5.25)24 hourlyPO

Paedriatic Dosage (20kg)

20.8 mg21 (20.8)6 hourlyIntra VenousInitial dose followed by 3.3mg till 8th day then by daily reduction of 1.7mg.For 35 kg and over
20.8 mg21 (20.8)As recommended.IVInitial dose . The follow up is same This dose is for children below 35 kg.
1 %1 (1)6 hourlyOpthalmic1 to 2 drops
0.01 to 0.1 mg/kg0.055 (0.055)24 hourlyOraldaily

Neonatal Dosage (3kg)

0.2 mg/kg0.2 (0.2)8 hourlyIntramuscular
0.2 mg/kg0.2 (0.2)8 hourlyIntravenous
0.2 mg/kg0.2 (0.2)8 hourlyoral

High Risk Groups

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Warning / Precautions

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Storage Conditions

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Interference in Pathology

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Brands / Trade Names of Dexamethasone

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