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Common Dexa Side Effects


The most commonly reported Dexa side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Pneumonia (155)
Dyspnoea (153)
Pyrexia (142)
Thrombocytopenia (132)
Diarrhoea (123)
Neutropenia (114)
Nausea (114)
Febrile Neutropenia (105)
Vomiting (98)
Sepsis (96)
Anaemia (94)
Asthenia (88)
Dehydration (86)
Multiple Myeloma (84)
Death (82)
Fatigue (80)
Constipation (79)
Abdominal Pain (78)
Osteonecrosis (73)
Hypotension (72)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Dexa Side Effects Reported to FDA



Dexa Side Effect Report#9999749
Blood Lactic Acid Increased, Hyperglycaemia
This is a report of a 54-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis of nausea and vomiting,pancreatic carcinoma,type 2 diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Dexamethasone (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Metformin
  • Glimepiride
  • Exenatide
  • Fluorouracil
  • Leucovorin
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Blood Lactic Acid Increased, Hyperglycaemia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dexamethasone treatment in male patients, resulting in Blood Lactic Acid Increased side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9999115
Blood Creatinine Increased
This report suggests a potential Dexamethasone Blood Creatinine Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 73-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Dexamethasone (dosage: 40 Mg, Unk) starting
Oct 08, 2013. After starting Dexamethasone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Blood Creatinine IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Temsirolimus (25 Mg, Unk)
  • Cisplatin (188 Mg, Unk)
  • Cytarabine (3760 Mg)
  • Rituximab (705 Mg, Unk)
  • Pantozol (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Lyrica (150 Mg, Unk)
  • Rulid (300 Mg, Unk)
  • Cotrim Forte (560 Mg, Monday, Wednesday And Friday)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Dexamethasone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Blood Creatinine Increased, may still occur.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9999069
Pancreatitis Acute, Lipase Increased, Renal Failure Acute, Ileus, Food Intolerance, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain
This Pancreatitis Acute problem was reported by a health professional from FR. A 73-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Sep 30, 0201 this consumer started treatment with Dexamethasone (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Dexamethasone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pancreatitis Acute, Lipase Increased, Renal Failure Acute, Ileus, Food Intolerance, Vomiting, Abdominal PainThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pancreatitis Acute, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9998936
Abdominal Pain, Hypophagia, Vomiting, Syncope, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Blood Pressure Immeasurable, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Haemoglobin Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased
This Abdominal Pain side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 4.-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Dexamethasone (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Methotrexate
  • Peg-l-asparaginase (pegaspargase, Oncospar)
  • Vincristine Sulfate
.After starting to take Dexamethasone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Abdominal Pain, Hypophagia, Vomiting, Syncope, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Blood Pressure Immeasurable, White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Haemoglobin Decreased, Platelet Count DecreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Dexamethasone. The patient was hospitalized.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9997895
Castleman^s Disease
This is a report of a 65-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: castleman^s disease, who was treated with Dexamethasone (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Prednisone
  • Cisplatin
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Cytarabine
  • Doxorubicin Hydrochloride
  • Rituximab
  • Vincristine
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Castleman^s Disease after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dexamethasone treatment in male patients, resulting in Castleman^s Disease side effect.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9990951
Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome
This report suggests a potential Dexamethasone Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 10-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: t-cell type acute leukaemia and used Dexamethasone (dosage: 10 Mg/m2/d Daily For 3w, Then Tapered) starting NS. After starting Dexamethasone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy SyndromeAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Cytarabine (On D5)
  • Vincristine (4 Doses Of 1.5 Mg/m2 Every Week)
  • Daunorubicin (4 Doses Of 30 Mg/m2 Every Week)
  • Asparaginase (8 Doses Of 5000 Units/m2 Every 3rd Day)
  • Methotrexate (On D5)
  • Prednisolone (On D5)
Although Dexamethasone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome, may still occur.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9988019
Liver Function Test Abnormal
This Death problem was reported by a health professional from GB. A 79-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: plasma cell myeloma. On
Jun 11, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Dexamethasone Tablets Bp 500mcg (dosage: 20 Mg, Days One, Two, Four, Five, Eight, Nine, 11, 12 Every 21 Days). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Velcade (1.2 Mg/kg, Days One, Four, Eight 11 Every 21 Day)
When using Dexamethasone Tablets Bp 500mcg, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Liver Function Test AbnormalThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Death, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9974035
Cerebrovascular Accident
This Cerebrovascular Accident side effect was reported by a health professional from GB. A 80-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: plasma cell myeloma.The patient was prescribed Dexamethasone (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Nov 12, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Revlimid
  • Aspirine
  • Paracetamol
  • Imodium
.After starting to take Dexamethasone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cerebrovascular AccidentThese side effects may potentially be related to Dexamethasone. The patient was hospitalized.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9972397
Confusional State, Respiratory Tract Infection, Neurological Symptom, Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
This is a report of a 76-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from BE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: plasmacytoma, who was treated with Dexamethasone (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Bortezomib
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Confusional State, Respiratory Tract Infection, Neurological Symptom, Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dexamethasone treatment in male patients, resulting in Confusional State side effect.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9969589
Pseudomonas Infection, Phaehyphomycosis
This report suggests a potential Dexamethasone Pseudomonas Infection side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 28-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: histiocytosis haematophagic and used Dexamethasone (dosage: Daily Dose 16.5 Mg, Unk) starting NS. After starting Dexamethasone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Pseudomonas Infection, PhaehyphomycosisAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Cyclosporine (Daily Dose 120 Mg, Unk)
  • Etoposide (One Time Dose 240 Mg / 2 Week, Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Dexamethasone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pseudomonas Infection, may still occur.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9962212
Hypertension, Fall, Pathological Fracture, Peripheral Nerve Palsy
This Hypertension problem was reported by a physician from US. A 58-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: plasma cell myeloma. On
Nov 12, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Dexamethasone (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Arry-520
  • Bortezomib
  • Protonix
  • Acyclovir
  • Oxycodone
  • Acetaminophen-hydrocodone
  • Prednisone
  • Crestor
When using Dexamethasone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Hypertension, Fall, Pathological Fracture, Peripheral Nerve PalsyThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Hypertension, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9958335
Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome, Headache, Vomiting, Blood Pressure Increased, Somnolence
This Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome side effect was reported by a health professional from JP. A 10-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: t-cell type acute leukaemia.The patient was prescribed Dexamethasone (drug dosage: 10 Mg/m2, Daily), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Vincristine (1.5 Mg/m2, Unk)
  • Cytarabine (30 Mg, Once/single)
  • Methotrexate (12 Mg, Unk)
  • Prednisolone (10 Mg, Unk)
  • Daunorubicin (30 Mg/m2, Every Week)
  • Asparaginase (5000 Iu/m2, Unk)
.After starting to take Dexamethasone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome, Headache, Vomiting, Blood Pressure Increased, SomnolenceThese side effects may potentially be related to Dexamethasone.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9943128
Metabolic Disorder, Blood Lactic Acid Increased, Hyperglycaemia, Blood Glucose Increased
This is a report of a 54-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: antiemetic supportive care, who was treated with Dexamethasone (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • 5-fluorouracil
  • Leucovorin Calcium
  • Oxaliplatin
  • Dextrose
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Metabolic Disorder, Blood Lactic Acid Increased, Hyperglycaemia, Blood Glucose Increased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dexamethasone treatment in male patients, resulting in Metabolic Disorder side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9938038
Exposure During Pregnancy
This report suggests a potential Dexamethasone Exposure During Pregnancy side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 28-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Dexamethasone (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Dexamethasone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Exposure During PregnancyAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Dexamethasone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Exposure During Pregnancy, may still occur.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9934951
Haemoglobin Decreased, Neutrophil Count Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased, White Blood Cell Count Decreased
This Haemoglobin Decreased problem was reported by a health professional from GB. A 81-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: plasma cell myeloma. On 201401 this consumer started treatment with Dexamethasone (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Revlimid
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Acyclovir
  • Allopurinol
  • Azithromycin
  • Dalteparin
  • Domperidone
  • Mesna
When using Dexamethasone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Haemoglobin Decreased, Neutrophil Count Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased, White Blood Cell Count DecreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Haemoglobin Decreased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9934521
Acute Febrile Neutrophilic Dermatosis, Pyrexia, Erythema, Skin Plaque, Rash, Feeling Hot
This Acute Febrile Neutrophilic Dermatosis side effect was reported by a health professional from JP. A 60-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: plasma cell myeloma.The patient was prescribed Dexamethasone (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 201111. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zoledronic Acid
  • Allopurinol
  • Itraconazole
  • Rabeprazole
  • Tosufloxacin Tosilate
  • Lenalidomide
.After starting to take Dexamethasone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Acute Febrile Neutrophilic Dermatosis, Pyrexia, Erythema, Skin Plaque, Rash, Feeling HotThese side effects may potentially be related to Dexamethasone.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9934430
Anaphylactic Reaction
This is a report of a 54-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: swollen tongue, who was treated with Dexamethasone (dosage: Unk, start time:
Apr 09, 2013), combined with:
  • Ondansetron Hydrochloride (8 Mg, Prn (24 Mg))
  • Acetaminophen (325-650 Mg)
  • Miralax (17 G, Unk)
  • Cetuximab (912 Mg, Every Week)
  • Fentanyl (100 Microgram, 1 In 72 Hour)
  • Morphine (Unk)
  • Nystatin (Unk)
  • Ranitidine (150 Mg, Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Anaphylactic Reaction after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dexamethasone treatment in male patients, resulting in Anaphylactic Reaction side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9931446
Castleman^s Disease, Off Label Use
This report suggests a potential Dexamethasone Castleman^s Disease side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: castleman^s disease and used Dexamethasone (dosage: Dosage/interval: 1 Cyclical) starting NS. After starting Dexamethasone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Castleman^s Disease, Off Label UseAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (Dosage/interval: 1 Cyclical)
  • Rituximab (Dosage/interval: 1 Cyclical)
  • Cyclophosphamide (Dosage/interval: 1 Cyclical)
  • Vincristine Sulfate (Dosage/interval: 1 Cyclical)
  • Prednisone (Dosage/interval: 1 Cyclical)
  • Cytarabine (Dosage/interval: 1 Cyclical)
  • Cisplatin (Dosage/interval: 1 Cyclical)
Although Dexamethasone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Castleman^s Disease, may still occur.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9922718
Respiratory Failure, Angioedema, Condition Aggravated
This Respiratory Failure problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: angioedema. On NS this consumer started treatment with Dexamethasone (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Famotidine
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Epinephrine
When using Dexamethasone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Respiratory Failure, Angioedema, Condition AggravatedThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Respiratory Failure, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9921433
Hypoxia, Tachypnoea, Dehydration, Listless, Hypotension, Pulse Absent, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Respiratory Distress, Vomiting
This Hypoxia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 4.-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Dexamethasone (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Mercaptopurine
  • Methotrexate
  • Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim
  • Albuterol
  • Fansoprazole
  • Polyethylene Glycol
.After starting to take Dexamethasone the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Hypoxia, Tachypnoea, Dehydration, Listless, Hypotension, Pulse Absent, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Respiratory Distress, VomitingThese side effects may potentially be related to Dexamethasone. The patient was hospitalized.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9918741
Hepatic Function Abnormal
This is a report of a 79-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: plasma cell myeloma, who was treated with Dexamethasone (dosage: 20 Mg, On Days 1,2,4,5,8,9,11,12 Every 21 Days, start time:
Jun 11, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hepatic Function Abnormal after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dexamethasone treatment in patients, resulting in Death side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9916640
Mania
This report suggests a potential Dexamethasone Mania side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 17-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from IE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: acute lymphocytic leukaemia and used Dexamethasone (dosage: 10 Mg, Qd) starting NS. After starting Dexamethasone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: ManiaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Dexamethasone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Mania, may still occur.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9910390
Melaena
This Melaena problem was reported by a physician from IT. A 76-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: plasma cell myeloma. On
Nov 25, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Dexamethasone (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Revlimid
When using Dexamethasone, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: MelaenaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Melaena, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9909149
Haemoglobin Decreased, Neutrophil Count Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased, White Blood Cell Count Decreased
This Haemoglobin Decreased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB. A 81-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: plasma cell myeloma.The patient was prescribed Dexamethasone Tablets Bp 2.0mg (drug dosage: 10 Mg, Day 1,4,17,20), which was initiated on
Jan 23, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cyclophosphamide (200 Mg, Qw (day 1,8,15,22))
  • Revlimid (10 Mg, 21/28 Days)
  • Acyclovir (200 Mg, Tid)
  • Allopurinol (300 Mg, Qd)
  • Azithromycin (500 Mg, Qd)
  • Dalteparin Sodium (1000iu, Qd)
  • Domperidone (500 Mg, Tid)
  • Mesna (400 Mg, Qd)
.After starting to take Dexamethasone Tablets Bp 2.0mg the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Haemoglobin Decreased, Neutrophil Count Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased, White Blood Cell Count DecreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Dexamethasone Tablets Bp 2.0mg.
Dexa Side Effect Report#9908586
Septic Shock, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia, Bacillus Test Positive, Laboratory Test Abnormal, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Test Positive, Continuous Haemodiafiltration, Pseudomonas Test Positive, Multi-organ Failure
This is a report of a 3.-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Dexamethasone (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Doxorubicin Hydrochloride
  • Methotrexate
  • Vincristine Sulfate
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Septic Shock, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia, Bacillus Test Positive, Laboratory Test Abnormal, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Test Positive, Continuous Haemodiafiltration, Pseudomonas Test Positive, Multi-organ Failure after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dexamethasone treatment in male patients, resulting in Septic Shock side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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What are common Dexa Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Dyspnoea 102
Nausea 70
Pyrexia 70
Thrombocytopenia 69
Pneumonia 67
Diarrhoea 65
Neutropenia 57
Febrile Neutropenia 54
Vomiting 52
Pain 45

What are common Dexa Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Pneumonia 84
Pyrexia 71
Thrombocytopenia 59
Diarrhoea 58
Anaemia 57
Neutropenia 57
Sepsis 57
Febrile Neutropenia 51
Death 50
Asthenia 49

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    Dexa Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0054-3176
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameDexamethasone Intensol
    NameDexamethasone Intensol
    Dosage FormSOLUTION, CONCENTRATE
    RouteORAL
    On market since19830901
    LabelerRoxane Laboratories, Inc
    Active Ingredient(s)DEXAMETHASONE
    Strength(s)1
    Unit(s)mg/mL
    Pharma ClassCorticosteroid [EPC],Corticosteroid Hormone Receptor Agonists [MoA]

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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 3572

    Dexa safety alerts: 2010

    Reported deaths: 637

    Reported hospitalizations: 1505

    Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection, 4 mg/mL, 30 mL Multiple Dose Vial: Recall due to Particulates in Product

    [Posted 12/24/2010]

    AUDIENCE: Risk Managers, Pharmacists

    ISSUE: American Regent and FDA notified healthcare professionals of the nationwide recall of  specific lots of Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection, USP 4 mg/mL, 30 mL Multiple Dose Vial because some vials of these lots either contain particulates or have the potential to form particulates prior to their respective expiration dates.
     
    BACKGROUND: This voluntary recall was initiated December 20, 2010 because some vials of these lots either contain particulates or have the potential to form particulates prior to their respective expiration dates. American Regent is undertaking this recall in consideration of the potential for safety issues if these lots of product are administered to patients.

    RECOMMENDATION: The recalled lots are listed in the firm's press release below. Hospitals, infusion centers, clinics and other healthcare facilities should not use the drug product with these lot numbers for patient care and should immediately quarantine any product for return. As stated in the Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection, USP Product Package Insert, “Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit.”

     

    [12/24/2010 - Firm Press Release - American Regent]

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