Dexona 8mg Injection

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Medical Description

Dexona 8mg Injection is a medicine from the class of steroids. 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 ...
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ContainsDexamethasone(8.0 Mg)
UsesAsthma, allergic reactions, rheumatoid arthritis
Side effectsHormonal changes, growth retardation, irregular menses, weight gain, fluid retention
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Uses of Dexona 8 MG

  • Dexona 8mg 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 Dexona 8 MG

  • If you are allergic to dexamethasone or any other ingredient of Dexona 8mg 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.
  • Dexona 8mg Injection should not be used for any infection spread throughout the body.

Side effects of Dexona 8 MG

Side effects of Dexona 8mg 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 Dexona 8 MG


Can I be given Dexona 8mg Injection during pregnancy?
Dexona 8mg 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 Dexona 8mg Injection while breastfeeding?
It is unknown if the dexamethasone passes into the breastmilk. Hence, the Dexona 8mg Injection should be avoided while breastfeeding unless prescribed by the doctor.


Can I drive if I have been given Dexona 8mg Injection?
There is limited information about the effects of Dexona 8mg 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 Dexona 8mg Injection?
Although there is no known interaction of Dexona 8mg 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.
  • Dexona 8mg Injection should be used carefully in the elderly and premature babies.

Mode of Action of Dexona 8 MG

How Does It Work?

Dexona 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 Dexona 8mg Injection,...
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Directions for Use of Dexona 8 MG

  • Dexona 8mg 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 Dexona 8 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Dexona 8mg 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 Dexona 8mg Injection.
  • Dexona 8mg Injection 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...
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  • The effect of coumarin, a blood thinner is reduced when used concomitantly with Dexona 8mg Injection and there is a risk of bleeding. Continuous monitoring is recommended.

Storage and disposal of Dexona 8 MG

  • Store Dexona 8mg 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 Dexona 8mg Injection if you notice the contents are of a different coloured in any way or if particles are present.

Dosage of Dexona 8 MG


Dexona 8mg 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 discom...
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Missed a Dose

The doctor or nurse usually gives Dexona 8mg 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 yo...
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Content Details


Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can Dexona 8mg Injection be given to children?

A: No, the Dexona 8mg Injection is not recommended in children as it can result in irreversible retarded growth in children. However, Dexona 8mg Injections are used in children in case of severe lung infection. It should be used in children only when the doctor recommends after assessing the benefits of this medicine and the condition of the child.

Q: What is Steroidal Flare? What can I expect after the Dexona 8mg 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 Dexona 8mg Injection?

A: Dexona 8mg 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 Dexona 8mg Injection in pregnancy?

A: Dexona 8mg 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: Is the Dexona 8mg Injection and dexamethasone the same?

A: Yes, both of them are the same. Dexona is the consumer brand name and consist of dexamethasone as its active ingredient. This medicine is used to provide relief from various inflammatory, allergic and other conditions.

Q: Does Dexona 8mg Injection increase sugar level?

A: Dexona 8mg Injection is known to enhance the glucose-lowering action of many anti-diabetic medicines, including insulin. If you are diabetic and on anti-diabetic therapy, taking Dexona 8mg Injection can lead to low blood sugar levels. Discuss it with your doctor before initiating the treatment.

Q: Is Dexona 8mg Injection effective for fever?

A: No, Dexona 8mg Injection is not effective for reducing fever. It is a steroid and is used for the treatment of inflammatory conditions.

Q: Can I take Dexona 8mg Injection during menstruation?

A: Yes, Dexona 8mg Injection can be taken during menstruation. It is not known to affect your menstrual cycle.
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