What it is used for
Wherever corticosteroid therapy is indicated such as: pemphigus vulgaris, allergic dermatitis, eczema, exfoliative dermatitis, dermatitis herpetiformis, dermatitis medicamentosa, erythema multiforme; disseminated lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, polyarteritis nodosa; severe bronchial asthma and status asthmaticus, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis; andrenal hyperplasia (adrenogenital syndrome); idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, acquired haemolytic anaemia, acute leukaemia; nephroticsyndrome; iridochoroiditis; ulcerative colitis; rheumatoid arthritis; ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatic fever, gout, periarthritis of the shoulder.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
round, white tablets plain on one side and 'DS/4' with breakline on other
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For the active ingredient dexamethasone phosphate
- Avoid alcohol.
- Avoid taking with grapefruit juice.
- Take with food to reduce irritation.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on February 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient dexamethasone
This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems