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People who are exposed to chickenpox or the measles during dexamethasone treatment may have a higher risk of contracting these infections. Other warnings with dexamethasone include precautions to keep in mind when combining this product with other drugs, why treatment should not be stopped suddenly, and signs that you should contact a healthcare provider right away.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking dexamethasone if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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