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Dexamethasone 1mg/mL Mouthwash

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Steroidal mouthwash Cancer-related

Dexamethasone 1mg/mL Mouthwash - What is it for

​Dexamethasone 1mg/mL mouthwash is a steroidal mouthwash that can be used to prevent or treat swollen and painful mouth ulcers that may result from certain medicines such as everolimus.

Dexamethasone 1mg/mL Mouthwash - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Dexamethasone 1mg/mL Mouthwash cause?

Side effects are generally uncommon.

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following occurs:

  • White patches or areas appearing in the mouth
  • Voice hoarseness or sore throat
  • Allergic reactions such as skin rashes, swelling, difficulty in breathing

Before taking Dexamethasone 1mg/mL Mouthwash, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Dexamethasone 1mg/mL Mouthwash?

Dexamethasone 1mg/mL Mouthwash - Dosage and How to Use

How should Dexamethasone 1mg/mL Mouthwash be used?

A)​ ​Prepare the mouthwash using the following steps.

  • Step 1: Shake and pour out 2.5 mL of dexamethasone mouthwash using the measuring spoon and transfer into the measuring cup.


  • Step 2: Pour water to the 25 mL mark on the measuring cup.​

  • Step 3: Stir well to obtain a uniform mixture.

The mouthwash is now diluted and ready for use.

B) Swish the prepared mouthwash in the mouth for 30 seconds and then spit out the solution. Do not swallow. Do not rinse with water after use.​

C) Avoid taking any food or drinks for approximately 30 minutes after use.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Dexamethasone 1mg/mL Mouthwash - Handling

How should I handle Dexamethasone 1mg/mL Mouthwash safely?

Discard any remaining dexamethasone mouthwash after 28 days.

Do not use the mouthwash should any particles or change in colour be observed in the solution.

Dexamethasone 1mg/mL Mouthwash - Storage

How should I store Dexamethasone 1mg/mL Mouthwash?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#Store in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.;#Do not freeze.

How should I dispose of Dexamethasone 1mg/mL Mouthwash safely?

Dexamethasone 1mg/mL Mouthwash - Additional Information

  • Updated on Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth


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