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Dexona Information

Dexona is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet, Injection. It is primarily used for the treatment of Allergy, Asthma, Cancer: causes, symptoms, treatment, medicines, prevention and medicines. Dexona also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The optimal dosage of Dexona is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

The most common side effects of Dexona are Skin scar, Dryness, Itching or burning. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Dexona as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Dexona go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Dexona is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Dexona related warnings talks about Dexona's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Dexona is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Infections, Liver Disease, Heart Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Dexona contraindications section.

Drug reaction of Dexona with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Dexona is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Dexona Benefits & Uses

Dexona is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Dexona 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: Angioedema
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 8 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 1 days
  • Special Instructions: Then change to oral therapy for 5 days
Geriatric
  • Disease: Angioedema
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 8 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 1 days
  • Special Instructions: Then change to oral therapy for 5 days
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.02 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.02 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Dexona Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Dexona safe for pregnant women?


    Dexona should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Dexona safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Dexona. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Dexona on the Kidneys?


    There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Dexona. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Dexona on the Liver?


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

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Dexona on the Heart?


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

    Severe


Severe Interaction of Dexona with Other Drugs

Dexona should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Dexona Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Dexona

  • Is this Dexona habit forming or addictive?


    Dexona does not cause addiction.

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


    Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Dexona since it will not make you feel sleepy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Dexona 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?


    No, Dexona cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Dexona Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Dexona


    There is no information on the effects of taking Dexona with food, because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Dexona


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

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Dexona

Question about 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Dexona on my own or without doctors advice?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

No. Dexona Should not be discontinued without doctors advice. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine. Suddenly stopping Dexona can cause withdrawal symptoms.

Question about 5 years ago

When to take Dexona?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Dexona should be ideally taken with food after evening. It has been observed that food has minimal significance in the drug absorption. However, you are recommended to take it as per the doctor's instructions.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Dexona cause hiccups?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Dexona if taken in tablet form might cause hiccups, but it has been mainly associated with patients who received chemotherapy.

Question over 4 years ago

Can Dexona raise blood sugar?

Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

Yes, Dexona 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.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Dexona cause high blood pressure?

Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

Yes, long-term use of Dexona can cause high blood pressure because Dexona can increase sodium levels in your body as well as fluid retention can cause an increase in blood pressure.



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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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