Dexa chloride is often injected into a muscle or into a vein through an IV. A healthcare provider will give you this injection. Dexa chloride injection is usually given for only a few days.
Your dosage needs may change if you have any unusual stress such as a serious illness, fever or infection, or if you have surgery or a medical emergency. Tell your doctor about any such situation that affects you.
Dexa chloride can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Dexa chloride .
After your treatment ends, you may have withdrawal symptoms such as fever, weakness, and joint or muscle pain. You should not stop using suddenly.
Dexa chloride is a synthetic
analogue of hydrocortisone. It is about 25 -50
times more potent than cortisone concerning
the anti- inflammatory gluco-corticoid effects
but with extremely weak activity on
electrolyte metabolism. It treats more
patients effectively at a fraction of the
milligram dosage, reduces incidence and
severity of hormonal reactions by other
corticoids, improves appetite and rarely
produces evidence of diabetogenic effect.
Indications:are recommended in the
management of any condition that responds to
adrenocortical steroid therapy including:
– Acute rheumatic fever (Rheumatoid arthritis).
– Collagen diseases.
– Allergic and inflammatory eye and skin disorders.
– Allergies of the respiratory system(pulmonary fibrosis emphysema).
– Blood dyscrasias.
– Adrenal insufficiency.
– Nephrotic syndrome.
– Malignant diseases for temporary
Varies according to the severity of the disease
and the response of the patient:
– Chronic non – fatal diseases. Begin with 0.5-1 mg daily, gradually increase until adequate but not necessarily complete suppression of symptoms occurs. Maintain minimum dose that provides sufficient relief.
– Acute non fatal diseases: 2-3 mg daily (in divided doses).
– Chronic potentially fatal diseases: 2-4.5mg daily (in divided doses).
– Acute life – threatening diseases: 4- 10 mg four times daily