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What is Dexamethasone?
It is a medicine used to treat Arthritis, blood/hormone disorders, any allergic symptoms, skin diseases, vision impairment issues, breathing problems, cancer, and immune system disorders. It also checks the complexities of adrenal glands if present.
It originated from corticosteroids. It helps to lower down the problems faced by one’s immune system. It also helps to reduce swelling and other various allergic reactions present.
How does it work?
The primary work of this medication happens within the immune system, which is something like it reduces the swelling and sorts the response way towards the pain experienced by the system.
Precautions while taking Dexamethasone
It is always that Awareness is better than cure. Before using any medication, one should learn what to do and what not to do about using that medication. Before taking it, be sure to check whether or not you have the virus in that drug. If you are already aware that your body is not responding to that medication or any other allergy symptoms, make sure your doctor or pharmacist knows that. Your medical history should include the information of your doctor. In particular for:
- Infections (such as tuberculosis, herpes, fungal infections)
- kidney disease
- Liver disease
- mental/emotional disorders (such as psychosis, anxiety, depression)
- Mineral imbalances (such as low potassium/calcium levels in the blood)
- thyroid disease
- Stomach / intestinal problems (such as ulcer, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, diarrhea)
- high blood pressure
- heart problems( heart failure or any previous heart disease experienced)
- eye diseases
- bone loss
- blood clots
Consumption of corticosteroid medicines for a longer duration may bring a difficulty to your body responding to physical stress.
If one is taking another kind of medicine before surgery or medication, make sure to inform your healthcare provider beforehand.
The drug can cause dizziness or drowsiness and can impair one’s vision. Alcohol or other alcoholic beverages may make you feel dizzy or drowsy. Driving or operating equipment and even avoiding those activities that require caution or a clear picture.
For some children, there may be no effect on calming down. The result can also be related to mood swings (such as anxiety, hallucinations, restlessness). These drugs are not recommended during pregnancy because they can harm the unborn baby. If someone is pregnant or thinks they may be pregnant, be sure to consult your doctor immediately.
The drug passes into breast milk and can cause adverse effects on the newborn. Breastfeeding while using this medication is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Any individual has faced infection or allergic issues of any kind in present or any history of such an issue; consultation is necessary for that condition.
This medicine can cause stomach bleeding. If such a thing is experienced by one, make sure to visit your doctor.
Your consultant will give you a dosage plan to tell you when and how much medication to take. The dose varies from person to person. Depending on:
- A person’s age
- Human medical history
- The severity of your medical condition
- Other medical conditions
- Some medicines you use
Take this medicine along with food or milk to avoid stomach-related issues. Consume it with a full glass of water( 8 ounces/ 240 milliliters).
Suppose the user is in a liquid state, who should make the measuring device with a particular measuring device or spoon. To avoid side effects, do not use household spoons.
Take this medicine once a daily to be specific take it in the morning before 9:00 A.M
Dexamethasone Can cause common side effects such as:
- Stomach upset
- Trouble sleeping
- signs of infection( such as sore throat, fever)
- bone/joint paint
- fast/slow/imbalance in a heartbeat
- vision impairment
- unusual weight gain
- puffy face
- swelling of the ankles
- symptoms of intestinal bleeding
- mental/mood changes
- menstrual period changes
- muscle pain/cramps
- easy bruising/bleeding
- slow wound healing
- thinning skin
- blood sugar rise
Any of the above symptoms experienced by anyone should make sure to visit their doctor.