Can Paracetamol Be Taken Together With Dexamethasone?
The right medicine for fever and pain?
Hello Rhiezaa, thank you for the question in this HealthReplies.com forum.
I help answer the questions there in sequence.
Paracetamol and dexamethasone can be taken simultaneously, because chemically, the main ingredients contained in the two drugs will not interact with each other (will not decrease the action of one drug or interfere with the work of one drug), so it is safe to use simultaneously.
Basically, fever and pain is a normal reaction caused by the body when there is a disturbance in certain parts of the body (eg infection, inflammation, injury, etc.). Because the causes are different, then in principle the most appropriate drug for the relief of fever and pain is a drug that can eliminate the main causes of disturbances in certain body parts. Because in general the process of healing and eliminating the cause of the disorder sometimes requires a long time, the doctor will generally give medicines to help reduce the symptoms of fever and pain that also accompanies. Fever-reducing drugs and pain relievers themselves are very diverse such as paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin, mefenamic acid and others where each use must be based on the doctor's consideration. Therefore, if you want to know which medication you should consume to reduce the complaints of fever and pain that you feel, you should first check with your doctor for evaluation first so that you can determine which drug and which dosage is the most appropriate for you. For the time being, you can try taking paracetamol or ibuprofen according to the dosage on the package to help until further advice from your doctor.
I hope this helps.