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Dexomet Tablet Information

Dexomet Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Allergy, Asthma, Cancer: causes, symptoms, treatment, medicines, prevention and medicines. The alternative uses of Dexomet Tablet have also been explained below.

The optimal dosage of Dexomet Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Common side effects of Dexomet Tablet include Skin scar, Dryness, Itching or burning. While these are the most often observed Dexomet Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Dexomet Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Dexomet Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Severe while nursing. In addition, Dexomet Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Dexomet Tablet related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Infections, Liver Disease, Heart Disease must refrain from the use of Dexomet Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Dexomet Tablet contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Dexomet Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Dexomet Tablet is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



Dexomet Tablet Benefits & Uses

Dexomet Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Dexomet Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Skin Disorders and Diseases
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Skin Disorders and Diseases
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Skin Disorders and Diseases
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.07 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Skin Disorders and Diseases
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.07 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Dexomet Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Dexomet Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Dexomet can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Dexomet Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Taking Dexomet may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Dexomet should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Dexomet Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Dexomet may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Dexomet Tablet on the Liver?


    The liver can be affected by Dexomet. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart Dexomet only after medical advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Dexomet Tablet on the Heart?


    Effects of Dexomet on heart can be severe. It is not safe to use without doctor's advice.

    Severe


Dexomet Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Dexomet Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Dexomet Tablet

  • Is this Dexomet Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Dexomet Tablet.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Dexomet Tablet will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Dexomet Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Dexomet Tablet for mental disorders.

    No

Dexomet Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Dexomet Tablet


    Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Dexomet Tablet and food will interact.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Dexomet Tablet


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Dexomet Tablet and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Dexomet Tablet

Question about 5 years ago

Does Dexomet cause stomach upset?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

Yes, [medicine] can cause stomach upset. It is a common side effect of this drug. Please inform your doctor if you are experiencing stomach upset after taking this medicine.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Dexomet without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

No, Dexomet is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful for the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation because Dexomet suppresses the immune system that causes decreased immunity which can lead to infection to the patient taking it. Hence patient should seek doctors advice before taking this medication by himself.

Question almost 5 years ago

Is Dexomet safe to use?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Dexomet is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects have been observed such as fluid retention (swelling in your hands or ankles), dizziness, vomiting, and stomach upset. If you are experiencing any discomfort after taking this drug to inform your doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

How to use Dexomet?

Dexomet comes as a tablet and solution and it should be taken by mouth once daily or as advised by your doctor. Precautions must be taken in patients with hypertension (BP), ulcerative colitis, osteoporosis, glaucoma, diabetes, and peptic ulcer. Your doctor may tell you to follow low-salt, potassium-rich, or high-protein diet if you are taking Dexomet.

Question over 4 years ago

Can Dexomet raise blood sugar?

Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

Yes, Dexomet can raise blood sugar in diabetic patients. It raises blood sugar level by increasing the glucose production in the body and decreasing the effect of insulin which is produced by the pancreas. However, it is best to consult your doctor if you have diabetes while taking it.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 362-366

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 289

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Decadron® (dexamethasone)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Hemady™ (dexamethasone)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Hexadrol® (dexamethasone sodium phosphate)

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