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- What is dexamethasone-injectable, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for dexamethasone-injectable?
- Is dexamethasone-injectable available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for dexamethasone-injectable?
- What are the side effects of dexamethasone-injectable?
- What is the dosage for dexamethasone-injectable?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with dexamethasone-injectable?
- Is dexamethasone-injectable safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about dexamethasone-injectable?
What is the dosage for dexamethasone-injectable?
The dose for dexamethasone is based on whether is administered intravenously or by intramuscular injection as well as the severity of the condition requiring treatment. Consult the official prescribing information for dosing regimens.
Which drugs or supplements interact with dexamethasone-injectable?
Dexamethasone may decrease levels of drugs that are broken down by liver enzymes. Examples include abiraterone, apixaban (Elquis), aripiprazole (Abilify), boceprevir (Victrelis), dronedarone (Multaq), and quetiapine (Seroquel, Seroquel XR) . Consider increasing the dose of the drug or avoiding this combination altogether. Adverse effects, such as bone marrow suppression, are enhanced when dexamethasone is used with other immunosuppressants such as leflunomide (Arava) and tacrolimus (Prograf). Dosing schedules should be evaluated and alternative therapies should be considered. Live vaccines should also be avoided because dexamethasone reduces immune function.
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