What is Dexona?
Dexona with the active ingredient dexamethasone belongs to a group of medicines known as corticosteroids. It decreases the body's natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as inflammation and other allergic type reactions. It is used to treat many different inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, hormone disorders, allergic reactions, skin and eye conditions, ulcerative colitis and even asthma. Some people may also use the medication to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy for cancer.
How is Dexona used?
Dexona is usually taken orally as directed by a doctor. The tablets should be taken with or just after a meal along with a full glass of water to prevent an upset stomach. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patients response to the treatment. Do not stop the medication without consulting a doctor as abruptly discontinuing the treatment may cause severe withdrawal symptoms.
Adverse effects Patients using Dexona may encounter unwanted side effects such as:Upset stomach Headaches Dizziness Insomnia Nausea Stomach pain Muscle weakness Vomiting Contact a doctor immediately
should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:Signs of infection Bone or joint pain Irregular heart beat Vision problems Mental or mood changes Seizures Bloody or tarry stools Warnings The medication may make you more susceptible to illnesses. Report any injuries, signs of infection or unusual weight gain to your doctor immediately.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Dexona is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.