Dexamethasone 200 MG Tablet
Dexamethasone 200 MG Tablet essentially treats nerve pain like trigeminal neuralgia as well as diabetic neuropathy. Moreover, the drug also effectively treats bipolar disorder. Dexamethasone 200 MG Tablet functions as an anticonvulsant and decreases the occurrence of abnormal nerve impulses in the brain which can lead to severe reactions like seizures and acute pain.
The effect of the medicine is quite slow and does lead to some side effects; it may take about a couple of weeks or more for your condition to improve. The medicine should be taken as prescribed, as directions of the doctor should be adhered to strictly.
Before starting the drug make sure to give your doctor detailed information about any existing health issues and allergies. Before taking this medication to inform the doctor, if you are or suffer from:
- Heart problems
- Thyroid issues
- Mental illness
- Kidney problem
- Pregnant or going to become pregnant
If you are on the drug during your pregnancy make sure to clearly follow the doctor’s instructions on dosage and consumption. Do not stop the drug or increase dosage without the doctor’s advice as it can cause severe complications for the baby.
The medication can treat the below provided problems:
Bone Marrow Suppression
A patient can suffer from the following side effects:
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 to 3 days
What is the onset of action?The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 4.5 hours for immediate-release tablets.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is recommended only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available.
Is It safe with alcohol?It id found to be unsafe when taken with alcohol.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?It might cause side effects that could affect the alertness of the patient. Hence affect the ability of the patient. If the patient is taking this medicine, driving must be avoided.
Does this affect kidney function?Limited data is available. Adjustment of dose may not be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medication.
Does this affect liver function?Caution must be taken in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Missed Dose instructionsIf you miss a dose of Dexamethasone 200 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medication belongs to the class anticonvulsant. It works by reducing the excitation of the brain cells by inhibiting the sodium channels thus inhibits the repetitive firing of brain cells.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholConsumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, difficulty in concentration. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.
Interaction with Medicine
DiltiazemDiltiazem may increase the concentration of it. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines. Any symptoms of dizziness, confusion, headache should be reported to the doctor. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Ethinyl EstradiolThe desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are used together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Azole antifungal agentsIt may decrease the concentration of ketoconazole and itraconazole. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines. Any symptoms of nausea, visual disturbances should be reported to the doctor. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Interaction with Disease
DepressionThis medication should be given with caution in the patients with depression and suicidal thoughts. Frequent monitoring of depression symptoms is necessary. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the outcomes in the patient.liver disease. Frequent monitoring of liver function tests is necessary. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
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