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Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection

Manufacturer: Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Dexamethasone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection is a corticosteroid hormone which decreases your body's natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as internal and external swelling and allergic-type reactions. It is associated with diseases like asthma, colitis, certain skin and eye conditions, arthritis, breathing problems, severe allergies, etc. It is also used for other conditions like adrenal hormonal insufficiency, cerebral oedema, certain bowel disorders, certain types of anaemia and certain cancers. It is also used as a test for Cushing's syndrome.

It may be taken by mouth, as an injection into a muscle, or intravenously. Take with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Your doctor may attempt to reduce your dose gradually to minimise side effects.

Some common side effects of taking this medicine may include Stomach upset, headache, menstrual changes, dizziness, increased appetite, trouble sleeping or weight. Some serious side effects include signs of infection like fever, sore throat, persistent bone or joint pain, irregular heartbeats, increased thirst and urination, vision problems and eye pain, heartburn, black stools, puffy face, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, swelling of the feet, abdominal pain, swelling of arms and legs, tiredness, signs of depression, mood swings, unusual hair growth, muscle cramps, easy bruising and bleeding and seizures.

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to it, or if you have a fungal infection anywhere in your body. To make sure Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have a liver disease, diabetes, kidney disease, a thyroid disorder, a history of malaria, tuberculosis, osteoporosis, a muscle disorder such as myasthenia gravis, glaucoma or cataracts, herpes infection of the eyes, stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, depression or mental illness, congestive heart failure or high blood pressure. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you have to take extra care for consuming this medicine so follow all your doctor’s instructions.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

allergic disorders
severe allergic reaction
rheumatic disorder, skin disorders,
eye disorders
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to it or any other medicine belonging to the category of corticosteroids.
Systemic Fungal Infection
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a fungal infection affecting an internal organ/organs in the body.
Cerebral malaria
This medicine is not recommended for use if you are suffering from a rare type of malaria that affects the brain.
Active untreated infection
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from any serious infection and is yet to receive any treatment for the same.
In addition to its intended effect, Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Electrolyte imbalance
Redistribution/accumulation of body fat
Bone degradation
Increased risk of infection
Muscle disorders
Increased blood pressure
Altered bone growth
Skin scar
Behavioural changes
Increased glucose level in blood
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. \nLimited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection may cause dizziness (vertigo). Changes in your eyesight or muscle weakness may also happen. This may affect your driving ability.
Does this affect kidney function?
Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests and other blood tests is advisable while you are taking Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection.
Does this affect liver function?
Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Missed Dose instructions
Contact your doctor for instructions if you missed a scheduled dose of this medicine. A self-attempt to make up for the lost dose may result in adverse effects.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine for is suspected especially when the prescribed dose is very high. Symptoms may include thinning of the skin, easy bruising and bleeding, body fat deposits etc.
United States
Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection is a synthetic corticosteroid that enters the cells through passive diffusion and binds to the glucocorticoid receptors, forming a complex. This complex undergoes activation, enters the cell nucleus and binds to the DNA. This induces the natural effects of the biological hormone.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
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Popular Questions & Answers

Hi I would like to know that Is Dexamethasone tablets not working anymore for itching? Please suggest me.

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi I would like to know that Is Dexamethasone tablets not working anymore for itching? Please suggest me.
Medicine Its not advisible to advise online treatment. Tips Apply a cold, wet cloth or ice pack to the skin that itches. Take an oatmeal bath. Moisturize your skin. Apply topical anesthetics that contain pramoxine. Apply cooling agents, such as menthol or calamine.

Is it advisable to give dexamethasone, i.M. To a 7 month baby ? having breathing problem.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Steroids are helpful in wheeze associated breathing problems but your paediatrician will be best judge.

Can I use zydus alidac (dexamethasone) and practin for weight gain .my age was 17 years and 6 months.

General Physician, Mumbai
Can I use zydus alidac (dexamethasone) and practin for weight gain .my age was 17 years and 6 months.
Practin only will increase your appetite but it can also lead you in a state of dizziness and dexamethasone is a steroid which will lead to false weight gain and hence I will suggest you to not take any medicine for weight gain and concentrate on oral food intake.
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My doctor has prescribed me dexamethasone, I am experiencing severe mood swings. Is it normal?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
My doctor has prescribed me dexamethasone, I am experiencing severe mood swings. Is it normal?
Dexamaethasone can produce mood disorder, you r right. Discuss this side effect with your doc, and ask for alternative. If this is very much essential for your survival or well being, you need to concurrently consult a psychiatrist and take a mood stabilizer along with it.
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Take a look at these five cell salts and how they can revitalize you and help fight fatigue.

  1. Calcarea phosphate: This compound is a building block cell salt. It is essential for the healthy growth of teeth, bones and blood cells. It helps with a number of conditions created by structural stress and helps fight tiredness and restlessness. It is also a beneficial tonic for children exhausted by long periods of mental exertion such as studying. 
  2. Ferrum phosphate: This is an iron compound that is critical to the health of blood cells. By fighting cold, cough and slight fever in the initial phase, it keeps the body healthy and helps build up the immune system. When alternated with calcarea phosphate, the iron in this cell salt is absorbed more easily. Thus Ferrum phosphate can also help regulate the hemoglobin levels in the blood and reduce physical weakness and fatigue. 
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  5. Natrum phosphate: The body depends on this compound to break down acids and help with the digestive system. Thus this is considered as an acidity cell salt, which also helps with issues like headache, muscle ache, stiffness and fatigue.
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Carbonated and various health drinks have acidic ph which on frequent consumption causes erosion of teeth surface. This leads to loss of ca and phosphates from the tooth resulting in surfaces vulnerable to cavities and severe dental problems in future.
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People with chronic kidney disease notice that their bones tend to get weaker and more slender. They become painful and are bound to break more easily as a consequence of mineral loss. The most common kind of bone infections happen when:

  1. There is a change in the balance between two essential minerals in your body - calcium and phosphate, which prompts loss of calcium from your bones.
  2. Four small glands (parathyroid organs), which regulate calcium in your body, turn out to be excessively active.
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  • Since phosphate stays in your body when your kidneys are no more ready to remove it, four small glands in your neck (parathyroid organs) turn out to be excessively active. When this happens, calcium is expelled from your bones over a long period of time, making them weak.
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    • Limit the amount of phosphorus you take in every day. Ask your specialist or dietitian to let you know how much phosphorus you need to have. You can likewise request a list of high-phosphorus food items.
    • Take a phosphate folio. This is a medicine that you bring with dinners to keep your body from taking in the phosphorus that originates from your food and beverages. This can keep phosphorus from winding up in your blood.
    • Take a calcitriol supplement. Your kidneys make calcitriol with the help of vitamin D that you get from food and the sun. When your kidneys are not working, they can't make calcitriol. A man-made type of calcitriol can help your body utilize the calcium and phosphorus it needs.
    • Exercise can make your bones more strong and keep them from breaking.
    • Try not to smoke or use tobacco. It can aggravate bone disease.
    • Take your medications the way your specialist instructs you to and do not skip dialysis medicines.
    • Even after changing your diet and taking medicines, if you still have an excess of phosphorus in your blood, your specialist may propose that you undergo further dialysis. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Nephrologist.
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