All the Active Ingredient Drugs
Corticosteroid. Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate 2 mg / 5 ml. ORAL SOL.: 75,150ml. The init. dosage varies from 0.5 – 9mg/d depend. on the dis. being treated. In more severe dis., doses higher than 9mg may be requir.
Child. Dosage should be limited to a single dose on alternate days to lessen retardation of growth and minimize suppres. of hypothalamo-pituit.-adrenal axis.
Childhood Croup: A single dose of 0.15mg/kg is recom.A 2nd dose may be admin. after 12 hrs., if consid. necessary by the treat. physician. Doses of up to 0.6mg/kg dexamethasone have been used safely in clinic. studies. However, a max. dose of 10mg is recommend. See lit.
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid. It is designed for use in certain endocrine and non-endocrine disord. in certain cases of cerebral oedema and for diagnost. testing of adrenocortical hyperfunct.
C/I: Hypersens. System. infec. unless specific anti-infec. ther. is employed. System. fungal infect. Stomach ulc. or duoden. ulcer. Infect. with tropical worms.