Dexasia Tablets USP:
0.5 mg yellow, scored tablets (Identified 54 299).
NDC 0054-8179-25: Unit dose, 10 tablets per strip, 10 strips per shelf pack, 10 shelf packs per shipper. NDC 0054-4179-25: Bottles of 100 tablets.
0.75 mg pale blue, scored tablet (Identified 54 960).
NDC 0054-8180-25: Unit dose, 10 tablets per strip, 10 strips per shelf pack, 10 shelf packs per shipper. NDC 0054-4180-25: Bottles of 100 tablets.
1 mg yellow, scored tablets (Identified 54 489).
NDC 0054-8174-25: Unit dose, 10 tablets per strip, 10 strips per shelf pack, 10 shelf packs per shipper. NDC 0054-4181-25: Bottles of 100 tablets.
1.5 mg pink, scored tablets (Identified 54 943).
NDC 0054-8181-25: Unit dose, 10 tablets per strip, 10 strips per shelf pack, 10 shelf packs per shipper. NDC 0054-4182-25: Bottles of 100 tablets. NDC 0054-4182-31: Bottles of 1000 tablets.
2 mg white, scored tablets (Identified 54 662).
NDC 0054-8176-25: Unit dose, 10 tablets per strip, 10 strips per shelf pack, 10 shelf packs per shipper. NDC 0054-4183-25Bottles of 100 tablets.
4 mg green, scored tablets (Identified 54 892).
NDC 0054-8175-25: Unit dose, 10 tablets per strip, 10 strips per shelf pack, 10 shelf packs per shipper. NDC 0054-4184-25: Bottles of 100 tablets.
6 mg aqua, scored tablets (Identified 54 769).
NDC 0054-8183-25: Unit dose, 10 tablets per strip, 10 strips per shelf pack, 10 shelf packs per shipper. NDC 0054-4186-25:Bottles of 100 tablets.
Store and Dispense
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) . Protect from moisture. Dispense in a well-closed, light-resistant container as defined in the USP/NF.
Dexasia Oral Solution, 0.5 mg per 5 mL:
NDC 0054-3177-57: Bottles of 240 mL. NDC 0054-3177-63: Bottles of 500 mL.
Store and Dispense
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) . Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container as defined in the USP/NF.
Dexasia Intensol ™ Oral Solution (Con-centrate), 1 mg per mL:
NDC 0054-3176-44: Bottles of 30 mL with calibrated dropper .
Store and Dispense
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) . Do not freeze. Do not use if solution contains a precipitate. Dispense only in this bottle and only with the calibrated dropper provided. Discard opened bottle after 90 days.
Boehringer Ingelheim, Roxane laboratories. Revised September 2007. FDA revision date: 08/28/96
If you think you have taken too much Dexasia, contact your doctor or go to the nearest emergency room.
What is the dosage for Dexasia?
Dosage requirements of corticosteroids vary greatly among individuals and the diseases being treated. In general, the lowest possible effective dose is used. The initial oral dose is 0.75 mg to 9 mg daily depending on the disease. The initial dose should be adjusted based on response. Corticosteroids given in multiple doses (2 to 4 times daily) throughout the day are more effective but also are more toxic as compared with the same total daily dose given once daily, or every other day.
Generic Name: Dexasia (oral) (dex a METH a sone)Brand Names: Baycadron, Decadron, Dexasia Intensol, DexPak, TaperDex, Zema-Pak, ZoDex, Zonacort
Medically reviewed by Sophia Entringer, PharmD Last updated on Jan 3, 2019.
Using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) with Dexasia raises your risk of stomach upset. Talk with your doctor about whether you can take these drugs together. Examples of NSAIDs include:
How should this medicine be used?
Dexasia comes as a tablet and a solution to take by mouth. Your doctor will prescribe a dosing schedule that is best for you. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Dexasia exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Do not stop taking Dexasia without talking to your doctor. Stopping the drug abruptly can cause loss of appetite, upset stomach, vomiting, drowsiness, confusion, headache, fever, joint and muscle pain, peeling skin, and weight loss. If you take large doses for a long time, your doctor probably will decrease your dose gradually to allow your body to adjust before stopping the drug completely. Watch for these side effects if you are gradually decreasing your dose and after you stop taking the tablets or oral liquid, even if you switch to an inhalation corticosteroid medication. If these problems occur, call your doctor immediately. You may need to increase your dose of tablets or liquid temporarily or start taking them again.
For pregnant women
Dexasia is a category C pregnancy drug. That means two things:
- Research in animals has shown adverse effects to the fetus when the mother takes the drug.
- There haven’t been enough studies done in humans to be certain how the drug might affect the fetus.
Talk to your doctor if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant. This drug should only be used if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
What other drugs will affect Dexasia?
Sometimes it is not safe to use certain medications at the same time. Some drugs can affect your blood levels of other drugs you take, which may increase side effects or make the medications less effective.
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines. Many drugs can affect Dexasia, especially:
- an antibiotic or antifungal medicine;
- birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy;
- insulin or diabetes medications you take by mouth;
- medicine to treat dementia or Parkinson's disease;
- a blood thinner--warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven; or
- NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)--aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others.
This list is not complete and many other drugs may affect Dexasia. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.
Dexasia belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It is sometimes referred to simply as an oral steroid. Corticosteroids are produced naturally in your body. They help to keep you healthy. By boosting your body with extra corticosteroid, it can help treat conditions involving inflammation.