What Are The Side Effects Of Using The Drug Dexamethasone To Get Rid Of Allergies?

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Good afternoon Doctor, I have asthma and allergies (sneezing and sudden cold, I just let up when I take Dexteem Plus

1 Answer:

Hello Muhartati Sutopo, thank you for the question.


The drug you take is a combination of anti-histamine and corticosteroids. The anti-histamine contained in the drug is dexchlorpheniramine maleate, while the corticosteroid contained is dexamethasone. Both work through different mechanisms but both aim to reduce the body's allergic response arising from histamine. This type of drug is not intended for long-term treatment. Its use is limited when allergic or atopic responses arise such as asthma. Use should be stopped gradually after symptoms subside. Outside of asthma attacks or allergies, the drug does not need to be consumed and is not recommended for consumption as a long-term preventive measure.


Side effects of chlorpheniramine can be:

dizziness or headache
nervousness and anxiety
sleepy, weak, out of focus
dry on the nose, mouth, lips and eyes
blurred eyes
difficult BAK
diarrhea or constipation

generally this effect is not fatal and occurs in the consumption of high doses with long-term continuously. Side effects of dexamethasone, also arise due to the use of high and long doses, including:

headache and vertigo
decreased calcium levels in the bones
zits
dry on the skin
muscle, joint, and bone pain
insomnia
swelling in the legs
discomfort in your heart like nausea or pain
increased blood sugar levels
increased appetite
barrier to wound healing

the thing to note is, if you are taking dexamethasone for a long time, for example for a few weeks or months, then stopping the consumption of dexamethasone cannot be immediately reduced, you should reduce the dose gradually. This is to avoid the rebound effect. So, if you only take the drug during allergies and asthma, the dosage taken is as recommended, it should not cause severe side effects. Provide the drug wherever you go, so that when you travel and at any time get an allergic attack or asthma, you can immediately take the drug before a severe allergic response occurs. Hopefully this answer can help you. Regards.

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