DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE
  • DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE

  • QTY 5 • 0.1 % • Drops • Near 77381

DEXAMETHASONE (dex a METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions in the eye.

DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE Lifestyle Interactions

Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate 0.1%, Ophthalmic drops, solution

Marijuana

· Severity: Moderate

· Notes for Consumers: Dexamethasone can theoretically increase the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. The side effects profile of Marijuana, Medical may be altered if you take Dexamethasone. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.

· Notes for Professionals: The incidence of marijuana associated adverse effects may change following coadministration with dexamethasone. Dexamethasone is an inducer of CYP3A4, an isoenzyme partially responsible for the metabolism of marijuana's most psychoactive compound, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9-THC). When given concurrently with dexamethasone, the amount of Delta-9-THC converted to the active metabolite 11-hydroxy-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (11-OH-THC) may be increased. These changes in Delta-9-THC and 11-OH-THC plasma concentrations may result in an altered marijuana adverse event profile.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

DISCLAIMER: This content is provided for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Patients should always consult their physician with any questions regarding a medical condition and to obtain medical advice and treatment.

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