Can You Take Dexa Tablets With Stomach Medicine?
Hello, I want to ask, is it okay to take dexamethasone 0.5 mg along with other medications for the stomach such as sucralfate and lansoprazole? Are there no contraindications ?? Please explain the doc thanks
Hello Eva, Thank you for the question.
Do you take dexamethasone according to doctor's advice? Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid class of drugs used to treat inflammation in the body and is also used to treat allergic reactions. If you have stomach problems (for example, stomach ulcers), then it is best to avoid all triggers, including drugs that can trigger side effects such as heartburn such as dexamethasone. However, if this drug is really needed to overcome your current complaints in accordance with the doctor's advice, then you can consume these drugs accompanied by drugs that help overcome stomach acid disorders as you mentioned, namely lansoprazole and sucralfate. Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that functions to control stomach acid production while sucralfate is a drug that functions to form a lining on the stomach wall that causes irritation or injury. Lansoprazole and sucralfate are recommended for consumption on an empty stomach or before meals. You can take lansoprazole 30 minutes before consuming sucralfate. Sucralfate should be consumed 1 hour before eating dexamethasone you can consume after eating. If you are still in doubt, please consult with your doctor about how to consume the drug. Avoid taking this drug without doctor's advice because this drug is a class of hard drugs, especially considering you have problems with stomach acid.
Hopefully this information helps you.