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Am I Taking Drugs That React With Decadron?

Nifedipine
Decadron may decrease the levels of nifedipine in your blood, which could make it less effective. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you take these medications together and may increase your nifedipine dose if necessary.
 
Nisoldipine
Decadron may decrease the levels of nisoldipine in your blood, perhaps making it less effective. In general, these medications should not be used together. If you do take them together, your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely and may increase your nisoldipine dose if necessary.
 
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Combining NSAIDs with Decadron can increase your risk for gastrointestinal bleeding or ulcers. In addition, using NSAID eye drops with Decadron eye drops could slow down eye healing. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
 
P-Glycoprotein (Pgp) Inducers
P-glycoprotein is a natural protein that helps remove substances, such as medications, out of body tissues so they can be removed through the urine or feces. Pgp helps remove Decadron from the body. Certain other medications (known as Pgp inducers) increase the activity of Pgp.
 
Taking Decadron with one of these Pgp inducers causes Decadron to be removed from the body too quickly, potentially making it less effective. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you take Decadron with a Pgp inducer, to make sure it is working for you.
 
P-Glycoprotein (Pgp) Inhibitors
P-glycoprotein (Pgp) is a natural protein found in the body. One of its roles is to help remove substances, such as medications, out of the tissues so they can be excreted through the urine or feces. Pgp helps remove Decadron from the body. Certain other medications (known as Pgp inhibitors) decrease the activity of Pgp.
 
Taking Decadron with one of these Pgp inhibitors causes Decadron to be removed more slowly, potentially increasing the amount of Decadron in your body. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely for Decadron side effects if you take it with a Pgp inhibitor.
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