Paramethasone can be used in all cases in which there is indicated treatment with corticosteroids, except in the case of adrenal insufficiency.


What is Paramethasone?


Paramethasone belongs to the class of glucocorticoids, molecules that inhibit the infiltration of white blood cells at the level of inflammatory foci, interfere with the inflammatory response and suppress the immune response of humoral type (mediated by the production of antibodies).


How should Paramethasone be taken?


Paramethasone is typically administered orally, in the form of tablets. It is also available as a solution for injection.


Side effects associated with Paramethasone


Paramethasone is a glucocorticoid associated with few side effects. The recognized side effects are similar to those associated with consumption of other glucocorticoids and may include stomach problems or increased appetite that results in weight gain.


If taken in excessive quantities, Paramethasone can inhibit the formation of bone, interfere with the absorption of calcium delaying wound healing, inhibit the functioning of the immune system and lead to hyperglycemia.


Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Paramethasone


Before taking Paramethasone it is also important to tell your doctor if:


  • You have any allergic reaction to the active substance or any other medication
  • You are taking other medications, herbal remedies and supplements, remembering to mention acid acetyl salicylic acid (aspirin), fosphenytoin midodrine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, pyridostigmine and rifampicin
  • You suffer (or have suffered) from hypothyroidism, cirrhosis, viral or bacterial infections in progress, peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis or fresh intestinal anastomoses
  • You suffered a recent myocardial infarction
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding


It is also recommended to inform surgeons and dentists of ongoing therapy with Paramethasone prior to any procedure or intervention.