DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet 10's

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Drug Information for DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet 10's

What is DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet used for?

DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet is a corticosteroid medicine used to reduce inflammation in a wide range of disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, acute gouty arthritis, Crohn's disease, systemic lupus, and severe allergic conditions such as bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis, and drug-induced allergies. It is also prescribed to treat lung diseases, digestive tract diseases, skin diseases, blood disorders, and eye diseases such as allergic conjunctivitis. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How to take DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet?

The dosage of DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet can be taken with or without food.

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet, seek medical attention immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet?

  • Aspirin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Ephedrine
  • Erythromycin
  • Indomethacin
  • Ketoconazole
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin
  • Rifampin
  • Thalidomide
  • Warfarin

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet can interact with blood-thinning medications.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet?

Like other medicines, DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet can cause side effects such as :

  • High blood pressure
  • High blood sugar
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Fluid retention
  • Headache
  • Muscle weakness
  • Glaucoma
  • Irregular menses

This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet?

Is it possible for me to take DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet?
What are the possible drug interactions of DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet?
How will DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet work in my body?
How should DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet be taken?
How to reduce the risk of DEXONA 0.5mg Tablet drug interactions and side effects?


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