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Dexamethasone

Overview

Primary Characterstics

Pharmacokinetics

Indications

Contraindications

Drug Interactions

Interference in Pathology

Side Effects

Available Brands

Dosage

Dexamethasone's dosage details are as follows:
Dose Single Dose Frequency Route Instructions

Adult Dosage

2 to 6 mg4 (4)As recommended.Soft tissue infection
0.8 to 4 mg2.4 (2.4)As recommended.Intra-articular(Depending upon the size of joint)
0.4 to 20 mg10 (10.2)As recommended.IV,IMdaily
0.05 to 0.1 %0.075 (0.075)As recommended.OphthalmicAs Required.To be given as drops.
0.5 to 10 mg5.2 (5.25)24 hourlyPO

Paedriatic Dosage ( 20 Kg. )

20.8 mg21 (20.8)6 hourlyIntra VenousInitial dose followed by 3.3mg till 8th day then by daily reduction of 1.7mg.For 35 kg and over
20.8 mg21 (20.8)As recommended.IVInitial dose . The follow up is same This dose is for children below 35 kg.
1 %1 (1)6 hourlyOpthalmic1 to 2 drops
0.01 to 0.1 mg/kg0.055 (0.055)24 hourlyOraldaily

Neonatal Dosage ( 3 Kg. )

0.2 mg/kg0.2 (0.2)8 hourlyIntramuscular
0.2 mg/kg0.2 (0.2)8 hourlyIntravenous
0.2 mg/kg0.2 (0.2)8 hourlyoral

High Risk Groups

Warning / Precautions

Storage Conditions

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