Dexamethasone Drug Interactions

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The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when dexamethasone is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors
Taking dexamethasone with an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor may increase your risk for side effects from the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Specifically, you may be more likely to experience muscle weakness. Your healthcare provider may need to decrease your acetylcholinesterase inhibitor dosage if you are taking a high dose of dexamethasone to help avoid this interaction.
 
Aldesleukin
Dexamethasone may decrease the effectiveness of aldesleukin. In general, these medications should not be used together.
 
Antacids
Antacids may decrease the amount of dexamethasone absorbed into your body, which could make it less effective. Try to separate your doses of these medications by at least two hours. This drug interaction is only a concern with dexamethasone taken by mouth.
 
Bile Acid Sequestrants
Bile acid sequestrant medications may decrease the amount of dexamethasone absorbed into your body, potentially making it less effective. Try to separate your doses of these medications by at least two hours to reduce the risk of this interaction. This drug interaction is only a concern when dexamethasone is taken by mouth.
 
Calcitriol
Dexamethasone may decrease the effectiveness of calcitriol. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your blood calcium level if you take these medications together to make sure calcitriol is working for you.
 
Caspofungin
Dexamethasone may decrease the level of caspofungin in your blood, potentially making it less effective. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you take these medications together. You may need a higher caspofungin dosage.
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