What is Dexona (Dexamethasone) used for?
Dexona (Dexamethasone) is a corticosteroid hormone that is used to treat a variety of conditions, such as arthritis, blood disorders, allergic reactions, skin conditions, eye disorders, respiratory problems, as well as bowel disorders and certain types of cancer. It works by helping to prevent the release into the body of certain substances that cause inflammation and allergic reactions.
How should I use Dexona (Dexamethasone)?
Dexona (Dexamethasone) tablets should be taken orally. Patients should take these tablets with a glass of water. The exact dosage varies, depending on the condition being treated, therefore patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication. Patients should take care not to miss any doses while taking this medication. You should never suddenly stop taking this medication without first consulting your physician as your dosage may need to be gradually reduced.
What are the side effects of Dexona (Dexamethasone)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Dexona (Dexamethasone) include:
Consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you notice changes in vision, swelling, breathlessness, changes in mood, seizures, coughing up blood, extreme thirst, increased urination or high blood pressure.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Dexona (Dexamethasone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially liver disease, kidney disease, thyroid problems or diabetes, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.