DELTASONE 10 TAB; dexamethasone, corticosteriods, anti inflammatory agents .
ACTIVE-INGREDIENT OF DELTASONE 10 TAB
Each tablet contains: 0.75 mg Dexamethasone.
INDICATION OF DELTASONE 10 TAB
Indicated in a wide variety of disorders amenable to glucocorticoid therapy, as well as an adjunct in the control of cerebral oedema.
DOSAGE OF DELTASONE 10 TAB
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The recommended dose is : –
In general, glucocorticoid dosage depends on the severity of the condition and response of the patient. Under certain circumstances, for instance in stress and changed clinical picture, extra dosage adjustments may be necessary. If no favourable response is noted within a couple of days, glucocorticoid therapy should be discontinued. Adults: Usually, daily oral dosages of (0.5 – 10 ) mg are sufficient. In some patients higher dosages may be temporarily required to control the disease. Once the disease is under control the dosage should be reduced or tapered off to the lowest suitable level under continues monitoring and observation of the patient. For a short dexamethasone suppression test, 1 mg dexamethasone is given at 11 p.m. and plasma cortisol measured the next morning. Patients who do not show a decrease in cortisol can be exposed to a longer test: 500 micrograms dexamethasone is given at 6 hourly intervals for 48 hours followed by 2 mg every 6 hours for a further 48 hours. 24 hour urine collections are made before, during and at the end of the test for determination of 17-hydroxycorticosteroids. Children: 0.01-0.1 mg/kg of body weight daily . Dosage of glucocorticoids should be adjusted on the basis of the individual patient’s response.
OVER-DOSAGE OF DELTASONE 10 TAB
It is difficult to define an excessive dose of a corticosteroid as the therapeutic dose will vary according to indication and patient requirments. Exaggeration of corticosteroid related adverse effects may occur. Treatment should be asymptomatic and supportive as necessary.
CONTRA-INDICATION OF DELTASONE 10 TAB
Systemic infection unless specific anti-infective therapy is employed. Hypersensitivity to any ingredient. Avoid live vaccines in patients receiving immuno suppressive dose (serum antibody response diminished). In general no contraindications apply in conditions where the use of glucocorticoids may be life saving.
STORAGE OF DELTASONE 10 TAB
Store at temperature not exceeding 30 °C.
PACK OF DELTASONE 10 TAB
Printed carton box containing 1,2,3 or 100 (AL/PVC) strips each of 10 tablets and inner leaflet.
DELTASONE 10 TAB MANUFACTURED BY
El-Nile Company for Pharmaceuticals and Chemical Industries – Cairo – A.R.E.