Decadron Tablet 4 mg. 500 mg. Tabs
Generic Name: Dexamethasone - Oral
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid. It reduces swelling, pain and inflammation
following dental surgery.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING
Take with food or immediately after a meal to prevent stomach upset.
Take this medication as prescribed. Follow the dosing schedule carefully.
This medication is given in two doses. Take the first dose soon after
the surgery. The second dose should be taken on the morning following
This medication may cause dizziness, nausea, indigestion, increased appetite,
weight gain, weakness, or sleep disturbances. These effects should disappear
as your body adjusts to the medication. If they persist or become bothersome,
inform Dr. Roberts.
Notify Dr. Roberts immediately if you experience vomiting of blood or
black or tarry stools.
Do not have a vaccination, or other immunization, or any skin test while
you are taking this drug, unless first notifying Dr. Roberts.
Before you take this drug, tell Dr. Roberts if you are pregnant, think
that you may be pregnant, or are trying to become pregnant. Do not take
this medication if you are pregnant or nursing unless first notifying
Before taking this medication Dr. Roberts should be familiar with your
entire medical history, particularly if you have liver, kidney, intestinal
or heart disease; an under-active thyroid gland; high blood pressure;
myasthenia gravis; osteoporosis (brittle bones); herpes eye infection;
or a history of tuberculosis (TB), seizures, ulcers or blood clots.
Do not consume alcoholic beverages while taking this medication especially
if you have a history of ulcers or take large doses of aspirin or other
If you have diabetes, this drug may increase your blood sugar level.
Test your urine/blood for sugar (glucose) frequently, and contact Dr.
Roberts if sugar is present. Your dose of diabetes medication and your
diet may need to be changed.
Before you take this drug, tell Dr. Roberts what prescription and non-prescription
medications you are taking, especially aspirin, arthritis medication,
anticoagulants ("blood thinners"), diuretics ("water pills"),
estrogen (e.g., birth-control pills), phenytoin, rifampin, phenobarbital,
macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin), ketoconazole, neostigmine,
pyridostigimine, ambenomium, and drugs for diabetes.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit (between
15 and 30 degrees Celsius) away from moisture, heat, and sunlight.
Do not store in bathroom.
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