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Dexaron Injection 10ml

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Dexaron 4 MG Description

Dexaron Injection is a steroid medicine. It is used to reduce severe inflammations in the joints like in the case of rheumatoid arthritis, a severe case of asthma and treat many conditions of skin al

lergies, eye conditions and is also used in post-surgery care. It contains dexamethasone as its active ingredient. This medicine acts by reducing the formation of inflammation-causing substances in the body. It is given by a doctor or nurse in a hospital or clinic. Do not self inject. You should not stop taking this {df}} suddenly as it may worsen the disease condition.


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ContainsDexamethasone(4.0 Mg)
UsesAsthma, allergic reactions, rheumatoid arthritis
Side effectsHormonal changes, growth retardation, irregular menses, weight gain, fluid retention
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Uses of Dexaron 4 MG

  • Dexaron Injection is used to manage severe inflammations of joints and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It is given after surgery to avoid any sudden complications known as post-operative shock.
  • It is used to treat various allergies associated with the skin (eczema, erythroderma) and lung disorders (asthma attack).
  • It is also used in cancer therapy to reduce some specific symptoms and side effects to improve the quality of life.

Contraindications of Dexaron 4 MG

  • If you are allergic to dexamethasone or any other ingredient of Dexaron Injection.
  • If you have a bacterial infection of the blood, fungal infections, infection at joints due to TB or Gonorrhoea.
  • If you have any infection at the injection site.
  • Dexaron Injection should not be used for any infection spread throughout the body.

Side effects of Dexaron 4 MG

Side effects of Dexaron Injection depend on the dose and duration of the treatment. You may experience a flare at the site of injection and other local reactions.

Precautions and Warnings of Dexaron 4 MG



Can I be given Dexaron Injection during pregnancy?
Dexaron Injection is not recommended during pregnancy as there is a risk of retarded growth and a reduction in adrenal hormones in the unborn child when used for prolonged periods. Hence, it is not advisable to take this injection. However, it can be prescribed by a doctor when the benefits of this medicine to pregnant women outweigh the risks to the unborn baby.

Breast Feeding

Can I be given Dexaron Injection while breastfeeding?
It is unknown if the dexamethasone passes into the breastmilk. Hence, the Dexaron Injection should be avoided while breastfeeding unless prescribed by the doctor.


Can I drive if I have been given Dexaron Injection?
There is limited information about the effects of Dexaron Injection on driving. However, you should not drive if you experience any side effects which can hamper your ability to be alert.


Can I consume alcohol if I have been Dexaron Injection?
Although there is no known interaction of Dexaron Injection with alcohol, it is important to consult your doctor if you drink alcohol too often.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are undergoing surgery or need a vaccination.
  • You experience swelling in the tongue, rash and redness on the skin and narrowed airways.
  • You experience a sudden rise in pain, swelling at the site of injection and fever.
  • You have severe liver, kidney and heart-related disorders.
  • You may experience psychiatric disturbance, such as feeling low, anxiety, etc.
  • You have high blood pressure, head injury, migraine issue, seizures and fits.
  • You have tuberculosis infection without symptoms.
  • You have blood cancer or diabetes.
  • You are prone to an intestinal infection, amoebiasis characterised by diarrhoea.
  • You experience visual disturbances or glaucoma.
  • You have ulcers, bone and muscle-related disorder.
  • This injection if taken for long term treatment, can interfere with the growth and hormonal imbalance.
  • Dexaron Injection should be used carefully in the elderly and premature babies.

Mode of Action of Dexaron 4 MG

How Does It Work?

It is a steroidal medication. Steroids are chemical substances produced in the human body and help to maintain normal body functions. Dexamethasone, the active constituent of Dexaron Injection, acts b...
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Directions for Use of Dexaron 4 MG

  • Dexaron Injection will be given in the hospital by your doctor or nurse. Do not self-inject this medicine.
  • Follow any instructions suggested by the doctor or nurse during the procedure or for aftercare.

Interactions of Dexaron 4 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Dexaron Injection works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Medicines like Rifampicin (antibiotic), Phenytoin, and Carbamazepine (used for epilepsy and seizures), Ephedrine, and Primidone can reduce the effect of Dexaron Injection.
  • It can reduce the glucose-lowering effect of insulin and blood pressure-lowering effect of medicines used for high blood pressure and certain medicines used for heart failure such as Digoxin.
  • The effect of coumarin, a blood thinner is reduced when used concomitantly with Dexaron and there is a risk of bleeding. Continuous monitoring is recommended.

Storage and disposal of Dexaron 4 MG

  • Store Dexaron Injection in the original package to protect it from light.
  • Do not store above 25°C. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
  • The product should be used immediately after dilution.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
  • Do not use Dexaron Injection if you notice the contents are of a different coloured in any way or if particles are present.

Dosage of Dexaron 4 MG


Dexaron Injection will be given to you by a doctor or nurse, thus the chances of overdose are less because the treatment and the dose will be specific to the patient. However, in case of any discomfor...
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Missed a Dose

The doctor or nurse usually gives Dexaron Injections in the hospital or clinic. Therefore, the chances of missing a dose are less. However, if you feel that a dose has been missed, please inform your ...
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Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What is the action of Dexaron Injection?

A: Dexamethasone, the active constituent of Dexaron Injection, acts by reducing the immune response in allergic reactions, severe inflammation and organ transplantation surgeries which results in pain, swelling and allergic-type reactions.

Q: What is Steroidal Flare? What can I expect after the Dexaron Injection is given?

A: Steroidal flare is also known as a post-injection flare, which usually occurs in the joints where the injection is given. The pain in the area of injection increases temporarily and then reduces automatically. This reaction does not occur in everyone and usually reduces within 2-3 days. The joint pain can be managed by applying ice to the affected area and using some general pain killers after consulting the doctor.

Q: How to use Dexaron Injection?

A: Dexaron Injection will be given to you by your treating doctors or nurse in a hospital and clinic setup. Do not self inject this injection.

Q: Can we take the Dexaron Injection in pregnancy?

A: Dexaron Injection is not advised to be given to pregnant women, especially in the third trimester. However, in some critical conditions, when the benefit from this injection is more than the risk to the baby, it can be given to pregnant women by a treating doctor.

Q: What is Dexaron Injection used for?

A: Dexaron Injection is used to reduce severe inflammations in the joints like in the case of rheumatoid arthritis, a severe case of asthma and treat many conditions of skin allergies, eye conditions and also used in post-surgery care.
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Last Updated on: 04 May 2022 | 01:19 PM (IST)

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