Dexamethasone Drug Dosage For Swelling Caused By Wasp Stings?
I was treated for my swollen face from being stung by a wasp. Then in that place there is no cure and the prescription is given. But when going to the pharmacy the drug has a different dose. There it is written dexanatasone 4mg tab no x. While at the pharmacy there are only 0.5 and 0.75, so is the doctor’s mistake in writing or is there a drug?
Hello, Thank you for the question.
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid class of drugs that works to relieve inflammation, overcome allergic reactions, and overcome autoimmune disease. This drug is available in the form of tablets, syrups, eye drops, eye ointments, and injections. This drug should not be used carelessly because this drug can reduce the immune system so the use of this drug must be in accordance with the advice / doctor's prescription. The dose and duration of administration of the drug depend on the condition experienced by a person and the body's response to the administration of the drug.
Dexamethasone tablets are available in tablets at a dose of 0.5 mg, 0.75 mg, 1 mg, 1.5 mg, 2 mg, 4 mg, and 6 mg. However, many of the drug preparations circulating in pharmacies are 0.5 mg and 0.75 mg. You can try to find a drug with these doses at other pharmacies. If you find it difficult to find preparations with these doses, you should re-consult with your doctor who prescribed the drug and convey about it. Your doctor may replace it with other corticosteroid classes. Avoid changing the drug dose without doctor's advice, yes.
Hopefully this information helps you.