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TaperDex 6-Day

Generically: dexamethasone (oral) (oral) dex-as-METH-asone
The brand names are: Dexabliss 11-Day Dose Pack, DexAMETHasone Intensol, Dxevo 11-Day Dose Pack, Hemady, HiDex 6-Day Taper Kit,
Drug class: glucocorticoids

What is TaperDex 6-Day?

There are a variety of varieties and brands of dexamethasone available. Not all brands are included in this leaflet. TaperDex 6 Day is a synthetic steroid that blocks the release of certain substances within the body that trigger inflammation. TaperDex 6-Day can be used to treat a range of diverse conditions, including allergic disorders, skin problems, arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and psoriasis. It also treats lupus, psoriasis, and breathing disorders.

Adverse Effects of TaperDex 6-Day

Seek medical attention immediately in the event that you exhibit symptoms that indicate an allergy, such as hives, breathing difficulties, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

TaperDex 6-Day can trigger severe adverse effects. Contact your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Muscle tightness, weakness, or a limb sensation;
  • Blurred vision blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around light sources;
  • Breathlessness (even when exerting only a little) swelling rapidly and gaining weight;
  • Serious depression; abnormal thoughts or behaviours;
  • A seizure (convulsions);
  • Bloody or tarry stools; the coughing up of blood;
  • Quick heart rate or high heart rate heart rate, weak pulse
  • Pancreatitis—severe discomfort in your stomach, which can spread into the back of your body, vomiting along with nausea;
  • Lower potassium level: leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering around your chest, increased thirst or urination, numbness, and the sensation of tingling.
  • Increased blood pressure, a severe headache, blurred vision, or the pounding of your neck or ears. Anxious nasal bleeding.

TaperDex 6-Day can affect growth in children. Inform your doctor if your child's growth is not at a regular rate when using TaperDex 6-Day.

Common negative side effects of TaperDex for 6-Day could include:

  • Liquid retention (swelling in your ankles, hands or fingers);
  • An increase in appetite;
  • Mood changes, trouble sleeping;
  • Skin eruptions and discoloration;
  • Acne, more sweating, and hair growth
  • Headache, dizziness;
  • Nausea, vomiting, upset stomach;
  • Menstrual changes and
  • Modifications in the appearance or shape of fat (especially on your arms and legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist).

This is not a comprehensive list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Prednisone, dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, budesonide, Humira, and Remicade


It is not recommended to use this medication if you suffer from a fungus infection throughout your body. Discuss with your doctor any medical conditions you suffer from as well as all medications you take. There are many other conditions that could be affected by steroid usage, along with a variety of other medicines that interact with steroids.

Before taking this medication

It is not recommended to take TaperDex 6-Day if you are allergic or suffering from:

  • A fungal infection throughout your body.

Speak to your doctor if you've ever had:

  • Liver disease (such as cirrhosis)
  • Kidney disease;
  • A thyroid disorder
  • Malaria;
  • Tuberculosis;
  • Osteoporosis;
  • An illness of the muscles, like myasthenia gravis;
  • Diabetes (steroid medicine can raise levels of glucose in your urine or blood);
  • Glaucoma or cataracts
  • Eye herpes infection;
  • Stomach ulcers and ulcerative colitis; diverticulitis; inflammatory bowel disease
  • Depression or mental illness
  • Congestive heart failure, or
  • High blood pressure.

The steroid medication affects the immune system. It is possible to contract infections more frequently. Steroids can also cause or trigger an infection you've had previously. Inform your doctor of any infection or illness you've had in the last couple of weeks. It isn't known if TaperDex 6-Day could cause harm to an unborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting. Do not breastfeed when taking TaperDex for 6 days.

How to take TaperDex 6-Day?

Follow the directions on the label of your prescription and read the medication guide or instructions sheets. Your doctor may alter your dosage. Make sure you take the medication exactly as prescribed. Your dosage requirements could change because of surgery, stress, illness, or an emergency medical situation. Discuss with your doctor any situation that could affect your health.

This medication can alter the outcomes of certain medical tests. Be sure to inform any doctor treating your condition that you are taking TaperDex 6-Day. Don't stop taking TaperDex 6-Day abruptly, or you may experience painful withdrawal signs. Consult your physician about how you can be sure to stop using this drug safely. In the event of an emergency, you should wear or carry a medical ID card to alert others that you are using TaperDex 6-Day.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Contact your doctor for advice. If you have missed a dose of TaperDex for six days,

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

Dexamethasone in excess isn't likely to cause dangerous symptoms. The long-term use of excessive doses could result in thin skin, bruising that is easy to treat, changes in the body's fat (especially on the neck, face, back, hips, and waist), a rise in facial hair or acne, menstrual issues, impotence, or a loss of desire to sex.

Avoid this

Avoid contact with those who are sick or suffering from infections. Consult your physician to get preventive treatment when you've been affected by chickenpox and measles. These diseases can be severe or even fatal for people who are taking steroid medications. Do not drink alcohol when taking TaperDex 6-Day.

Don't receive any "live" vaccines while using TaperDex 6-Day. The vaccine might not work at the same level during this period and could not completely protect you from diseases. Measles is a live-infectious disease that includes mumps and rubella (MMR), as well as polio, typhoid, rotavirus fever, varicella (chickenpox), and zoster (shingles).

Interaction with other drugs

There are times when it's not recommended to take certain medicines simultaneously. Certain medications can alter the blood levels of other medications you are taking, which could create side effects or render the medication less effective.

Discuss with your doctor the medicines you are currently taking. Certain drugs may affect the TaperDex 6-Day process, including:

  • As an antimicrobial or antifungal medication;
  • Birth control pill as well as hormone replacement therapy.
  • Insulin or diabetes medication you can take orally;
  • Medicines to treat the symptoms of dementia as well as alzheimer's or parkinson's diseases;
  • A blood thinner—one of them is warfarin, coumadin, or jantoven; or
  • These are nsaids (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs): aspirin, ibuprofen, aspirin (advil, motrin), naproxen (aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac (also known as indomethacin), diclofe, and many more.

This list isn't complete, and other drugs could influence TaperDex 6-Day. This includes prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs that are listed here.