Dexamethasone (Dosage)

In this article, we will discuss Dexamethasone (Dosage). So, let’s get started.

Dexamethasone 0.05-0.5 mg/kg/day oral. For anti-inflammatory action: 0.08-0.3 mg/kg/day q 6 hourly. For congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) after completion of linear growth: 0.5 to 1.0 mg per day oral. For cerebral edema: 0.5 mg/kg/dose q 6 hr IM or IV. Hib meningitis: 0.6 mg/kg/day q 6
hourly for 2 days, should be given prior to administration of antibiotics or along with first dose of antibiotics. For acute attack of bronchial asthma: 0.6 mg/kg single dose IM daily is given for 2 days. For high dose pulse dexamethasone therapy for autoimmune disorders affecting skin, joints and kidneys, give 5 mg/kg as a slow infusion (maximum 100 mg).

Adult dose: 10–50 mg stat then 4-8 mg q 4 hr for shock. 0.375-0.5 mg o.d. for congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

(Decadron, decdan, dexasone, wymesone, dexona tabs 0.5 mg, 0.75 mg, 1.0 mg, 1.5 mg, 2 mg, 4 mg, 6 mg. Oral solution 0.5 mg/5 ml and intensol oral solution 1 mg/ml; inj dexamethasone, dexona, celodex 4 mg per ml; dexona-20,
20 mg per ml).

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