Dexamethasone injections


Other dosage forms: eye ointment, tablets .

Ampoule and packaging for 5 pieces Ampoules "Dexamethasone" produces several manufacturers, in addition, there are synonyms:

  • Decadron
  • Dexaven
  • Dexazone
  • Dexamed
  • Dexafar
  • Dexon

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dexamethasone formula 197 р. Average price online * 197 r. (pack of 25 ampoules)

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Instructions for use

"Dexamethasone" is a drug that is used as an anti-inflammatory agent, and also relieves allergies and pruritus. The drug belongs to the group of glucocorticoids, so it is used only as directed by the attending physician.

Description and properties

Pack of 25 ampoules "Dexamethasone" - a broad spectrum hormonal agent. The drug has the following properties:

  • effectively relieves inflammation;
  • eliminates allergic reactions;
  • has anti-shock effect;
  • normalizes water balance;
  • involved in the synthesis of glycogen;
  • maintains glucose homeostasis;
  • helps to establish the exchange of sodium and potassium;
  • shows immunosuppressive activity;
  • relieves itching (on the skin and mucous membranes).

ampoule in the palm of your hand The main component of the drug is dexamethasone, which has a powerful effect on the epicenter of the lesion, allowing you to quickly cope with even the high-intensity inflammatory processes.

"Dexamethasone" for injection is available in the form of a solution in 1 and 2 ml ampoules (25 ampoules per package).

The therapeutic effect comes:

  • when administered intravenously - instantly (within 5-15 minutes);
  • intramuscularly - after 8 hours.

The drug has a long-lasting effect, which reaches from 3 to 4 weeks (with the introduction of the muscle) and from 3 days to 3 weeks with local use (the introduction of the substance in the affected area).


5 ampoules in a blister "Dexamethasone" in the form of injections is usually used for severe inflammatory processes, as well as allergic reactions to external stimuli (as a rule, in emergency cases) .

The indications for the use of Dexamethasone injections are:

  • brain tumors, accompanied by the formation of edema;
  • swelling of the brain resulting from traumatic brain injury or surgery;
  • bronchial asthma (in acute stage);
  • acute bronchitis;
  • dysfunction (acute failure) of the adrenal cortex;
  • shock (including anaphylactic shock );
  • therapy of lymphoma and leukemia in patients over 18 years of age;
  • leukemia (acute) in pediatric patients;
  • hypercalcemia on the background of oncological diseases (in case of impossibility of oral use);
  • the need for a diagnostic study of the adrenal cortex;
  • conjunctivitis and other eye diseases (if there is a risk of loss of vision or significant deterioration of it);
  • fibro-compacted folliculitis;
  • ring-shaped granuloma;
  • sarcoidosis;
  • severe allergy attacks (extreme);
  • lesions of the joints, accompanied by inflammation of non-infectious nature.

Dosage and administration

Dexamethasone is a hormone prescription drug, the specialist should prescribe and inject the form. Self-medication is fraught with consequences.

dexamet4 "Dexamethasone" before use must be diluted with saline or glucose, while it is strictly forbidden to mix the drug with other drugs (in a single syringe or dropper bottle).

The initial dosage for adult patients is 0.5-0.9 mg (administered by intravenous or intramuscular route), after which it is possible to adjust the dosage regimen if necessary.

The drug should be administered by jet method (shots) or infusion (dropper). The duration of therapy is 3-4 days, after which the patient is transferred to the oral intake. The daily dosage of "Dexamethasone" is 4-20 mg (determined by the doctor, based on the patient's condition and other factors).

Dosing of the drug with other methods of administration

Type of administration Dosage
Intra-articular (common) 0.4-4 mg
Introduction to large joints 2-4 mg
Introduction to small joints 0.8-1 mg
Introduction to the synovial sac 2-3 mg
Vagina tendon insertion 0.4-1 mg
Tendon introduction 1-2 mg
Local administration (in the affected area) 0.4-4 mg (maximum 2 times)
Introduction to soft tissue 2-6 mg


The drug in the area of ​​the joint is injected only once, the subsequent introduction is allowed after 3-4 months. The total number of injections per year (in one joint) should not exceed 3-4 times, otherwise there is a risk of damage to the cartilage tissue.

Dosing of the drug when used in children (only by the intramuscular method)

Indications Dosage Frequency of use
Adrenal insufficiency 23.3 mcg / kg 3 injections (put once every three days)
7.76-11.65 µg / kg 1 time per day
Other indications 27.76-166.65 µg / kg Every 12-24 hours


dexsametozon “Dexamethasone” in injections is used in short courses, however, there are certain limitations for its use, for example:

  • osteoporosis;
  • fungal and viral diseases of the organs of vision, purulent infections of the eyes, trachoma, glaucoma, corneal pathology (for use in ophthalmology);
  • infectious diseases in the absence of treatment (viral, fungal and bacterial);
  • lactation;
  • Cushing's syndrome;
  • idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (for injection into the muscle);
  • intolerance to the components of the drug.

Caution should be applied "Dexamethasone" to persons who have the following diagnoses:

  • cirrhosis of the liver;
  • hepatitis;
  • renal dysfunction;
  • psychosis.

Note! Use during pregnancy is possible only for health reasons.

Side effects

dexametason_v_ampulax-3 The following undesirable consequences were diagnosed during the formulation of Dexamethasone injections:

  • redness of the skin in the face and neck;
  • convulsions;
  • heartbeat failures;
  • nervous irritability;
  • anxiety;
  • orientation disorder in space;
  • euphoria, hallucinations;
  • cataract;
  • glaucoma;
  • increased intraocular pressure;
  • local reactions (with local administration);
  • burning and numbness at the injection site;
  • vision loss
Important! With prolonged intraarticular injection, there is a risk of tendon rupture.


The drug is sold by prescription. Shelf life - 2 years from the date of production. Store in the refrigerator or at room temperature (no higher than 25 degrees).


(Leave your feedback in the comments)

My wife was injected with Dexamethasone for 35 weeks. An indication was the increase in antibody titer. Made only 3 shots with an interval of 6 hours. My wife gave birth to a healthy son in time, so I don’t see anything wrong with this drug if used correctly (in a hospital or under the supervision of a doctor). ” Alexey, 25, Russia

Unfortunately, a real grief happened in our family - my mother-in-law was diagnosed with brain cancer (glioblastoma). They prescribed a bunch of drugs, one of which was Dexamethasone in ampoules. Injections are done independently 2 times a day (without this in any way, only these injections and prolong life). The mother-in-law feels normal, the drug perfectly helps to stop a painful attack (as an auxiliary component), and significantly improves the condition. We are not going to quit therapy, because we see the real result from the use. Antonina

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  • Natalia :

    Excellent drug. Kolat to her husband, who has cancer of the ureter. It was he who raised him to his feet and returned to a full life. Kolya more than a month, we are not going to throw.

  • Marina :

    is it possible to prick (dexometazan -1.0 diclonat-3.0 vit.v12-1.0 together)

  • Maric :

    Tell me please! I was assigned a doctor neurologist by these 3 shots of dexamethasone and I read this hormonal shots, a failure in the body will not be to obesity

  • Tatyana :

    Hello! My father has atherosclerosis of the lower extremities. All medications were disassembled and came across the package of dexamethasone. It turns out that this drug was prescribed to my father, maybe at the time when there was no exact diagnosis. Thank you for your reply!

    • Doc :


      Why do you want to pierce a prescription corticosteroid?

      Vascular disease is a contraindication, so dexamethasone can only be prescribed by a doctor, he must determine the dosage.

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