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Dexamethasone

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Corticosteroid

Dexamethasone - Dosage and How to Use

How should Dexamethasone be used?

  • ​Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.
  • This medication should be taken after food to prevent stomach upset.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Dexamethasone - Additional Information

​Click here for more information on Dexamethasone used as pre-chemotherapy medicine.

Click here for more information on Dexamethasone used as anti-emetics for post-chemotherapy.

  • Updated on Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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