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Dosing Information

The dose of dexamethasone your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The particular dexamethasone product
  • Your age
  • Your weight (in children)
  • The type and severity of the condition being treated
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Dexamethasone Dosage for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions With Dexamethasone

Dexamethasone can potentially react with a number of other medicines (see Dexamethasone Drug Interactions).
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

An overdose with this medication is not expected to be particularly dangerous in most cases, although dangerous side effects have been reported. However, if you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
 
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How Should Dexamethasone Be Stored?

In general, dexamethasone medications should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children. Refer to the storage directions for your particular product.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you forget your dexamethasone dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed, and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use a double dose.
 
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