Dexamethasone Drug Interactions
Dexamethasone can cause high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) in some people. Your healthcare provider will have you monitor your blood sugar levels more closely while you take dexamethasone and may increase the doses of your diabetes medications.
Dexamethasone may decrease the levels of dronedarone in your blood, potentially making it less effective. These medications should generally not be used together. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction.
Some people take dexamethasone to suppress the body's immune response. Echinacea may stimulate the immune system, which could make dexamethasone less effective. Talk to your healthcare provider about taking echinacea if you currently take dexamethasone.
Estrogens may increase the levels of dexamethasone in your blood, which could increase your risk of dexamethasone side effects. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you take these products together. You may need a lower dexamethasone dose.
Dexamethasone may decrease the levels of everolimus in your blood, potentially making it less effective. These medications should not be used together if at all possible. If your healthcare provider recommends that you take everolimus with dexamethasone, he or she may choose to increase your everolimus dosage.
Dexamethasone may decrease the levels of exemestane in your blood, potentially making it less effective. If you take these medications together, your healthcare provider may choose to give you a higher exemestane dosage.
Taking dexamethasone with a fluoroquinolone antibiotic may increase your risk for tendon problems from fluoroquinolones, including tendon rupture. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medicines together, and be sure to contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience tendon or joint pain or tenderness while taking them.