More Medications That React With Decadron
Decadron can decrease the level of potassium in your blood. Certain diuretics also decrease potassium blood levels. If you are taking these medicines together, your healthcare provider should monitor your potassium levels and may prescribe a potassium supplement if necessary.
Certain Kinase Inhibitor Medications
Decadron may decrease the levels of certain kinase inhibitors in your blood, potentially making them less effective. In general, these medications should not be taken together if possible. If taking them together cannot be avoided, your healthcare provider may choose to give you a higher kinase inhibitor dose.
CYP 3A4 Inducer Medications
The body breaks down Decadron using liver enzymes known as CYP 3A4 enzymes. Some other medications (known as CYP 3A4 inducers) can increase the activity of these enzymes. Combining Decadron with one of these CYP 3A4 inducers may decrease the level of Decadron in your body, perhaps making it less effective. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor you more closely if you take it with a CYP 3A4 inducer and may increase your Decadron dose if necessary.
CYP 3A4 Inhibitor Medications
The body breaks down Decadron using liver enzymes known as CYP 3A4 enzymes. Some of other medications (known as CYP 3A4 inhibitors) can decrease the activity of these enzymes. Combining Decadron with one of these CYP 3A4 inhibitors may increase the level of Decadron in your body, increasing your risk for side effects. Your healthcare provider may monitor you more closely for side effects if you take Decadron with a CYP 3A4 inhibitor and may decrease your Decadron dose if necessary.
Decadron may decrease the levels of dabigatran in your blood, potentially making it less effective. These medications should not be used together if at all possible. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction if you are taking dabigatran and Decadron.