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Dexamethasone tablets 4 mg is used to treat many different inflammatory conditions such as allergic disorders, and auto-immune conditions and to manage symptoms and side effects of certain types of cancer. It contains dexamethasone, commonly known as steroids. This medicine acts by reducing the formation of inflammation-causing substances in the body. It should be taken with food or after food and should preferably be taken at the same time every day as per the direction given by the doctor. It should be avoided by pregnant women and should be given to children under medical supervision. Long-term therapy should be avoided in children. Do not stop taking this medicine, even if you start feeling better after starting the treatment with the Decmax 4 tablet, without consulting your doctor. He/she will gradually decrease the dose of the medicine.

The usage of Dexamethasone is explained as follows

  • Dexamethasone 4 mg tablet is used to treat various inflammatory conditions and auto-immune disorders.
  • It is used for relieving pain and inflammation in different body parts and various conditions for eg. arthritis.
  • It is also used in treating various allergies associated with the skin (eczema, erythroderma) and lung disorders (asthma attacks).
  • It is useful in cancer therapy to reduce some specific symptoms and side effects to improve the quality of life.

 

Precaution to intake Dexamethasone tablets 4 mg

Dexamethasone can weaken the patient’s immune system, making it easier for the person to get an infection or worsening an infection the patient already has in the recent past. Consult with the doctor about any illness or infection the patient has had within the past several weeks. Moreover, the patient should not use dexamethasone, if there is a fungal infection anywhere in the patient’s body. 

Dexamethasone tablets 4 mg is a corticosteroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Patients should inform the doctor about their previous medical history, as Dexamethasone tablets 4 mg contain steroids which can be affected by the other medicine.

Furthermore, patients should not use Dexamethasone tablets in case of being allergic to it and having the following diseases.

  • Fungal infection anywhere in the body
  • Cirrhosis
  • Kidney disease
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Malaria
  • Tuberculosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Diabetic (Steroid medicine may increase the glucose level in the body).
  • Glaucoma or Cataracts
  • Herpes infection of the eyes
  • Stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis 
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Depression or mental illness
  • Congestive heart failure
  • High blood pressure

Moreover, it is not indicated that Dexamethasone 4mg is harmful to the unborn child. However, patients should consult with the doctor before taking this medicine while pregnant. Moreover, it is recommended not to breastfeed while consuming Dexamethasone 4 mg.

 

Shape of the Dexamethasone tablets 4 mg

Shape of the Dexamethasone 4 mg pill imprint with par 087 on top of the tablet. The colour of the tablet is White and the shape of the Tablet is pentagonal and the generic name of the medicine is dexamethasone.

The picture of the pill of Dexamethasone tablets 4 mg is given below.

 

Picture of the Dexamethasone tablets 4 mg

Generic name: dexamethasone

Imprint:  par 087

Strength: 4 mg

Colour: White

Size: 7.00 mm

Shape: Pentagon

Availability: Prescription only

 

Dosage of the Dexamethasone tablets 4 mg

Dosage of the Dexamethasone tablets 4 mg should intake as prescribed by the medical professional. 

The usual doses of Dexamethasone is 0.5 to 10 mg per day depending on severity of the disease. In case of a more severe condition, dosage may be required above 10 mg per day. In order to minimise the side-effects of containing steroids, patients should use the lowest possible dosage of  Dexamethasone.

Moreover, the dosage should be titrated to the individual patient response and disease severity.

Dosage varies in case of different diseases and its severity. Below mentioned the dosing information for the different-different diseases and the individual patient response.

  • Cerebral oedema:  Initial dose and duration of treatment depending on the cause and severity, 6-16 mg (up to 24 mg)/day orally, divided into 3-4 individual doses.
  • Acute asthma: Adults: 16 mg/day for two days. Children: 0.6 mg/kg body weight for one or two days.
  • Croup: Children: 0.15mg/kg-0.6 mg/kg in a single dose.
  • Acute skin diseases: Depending on the nature and extent of the disease daily doses of 8-40 mg, in some cases up to 100 mg, which should be followed by down titration according to clinical need.
  • Active phase of rheumatic system disorders: Systemic lupus erythematosus 6-16 mg / day.
  • Active rheumatoid arthritis with severe progressive course form: running at fast destructive forms 12-16 mg / day, with extra-articular manifestations 6-12 mg / day.
  • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: 40 mg for 4 days in cycles.
  •  For the treatment of Covid-19

Adult patients 6 mg, once a day for up to 10 days. Paediatric patients (adolescents aged 12 years and older) are recommended to take 6mg/dose once a day for up to 10 days.

Duration of treatment should be guided by clinical response and individual patient requirements.

Side effects of  the Dexamethasone tablets 4 mg

The side effect of Dexamethasone 4 mg can occur due the misuse or overdose of the medicine. 

The symptoms of side effects includes:

  • Anxiety
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swing
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling low
  • Restlessness.

Summary

Dexamethasone 4 mg is a corticosteroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. This medicine is used to treat many different inflammatory conditions such as allergic disorders, auto-immune conditions and to manage symptoms and side effects of certain types of cancer. It contains dexamethasone, commonly known as steroids. This medicine acts by reducing the formation of inflammation-causing substances in the body. 

Moreover, Dexamethasone tablet 4 mg belongs to the drug class glucocorticoids. Risk cannot be ruled out during pregnancy. Dexamethasone 4 mg is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

 

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