I am looking at the things that I should have with me when I am climbing higher altitudes. I came across this meds one should always have along: Dexamethasone.
Dexamethasone is used in the treatment of high-altitude cerebral edema, as well as pulmonary edema. It is commonly carried on mountain-climbing expeditions to help climbers deal with altitude sickness.
It is available in the form of Tablets and Injectable. As this may well be a solo expedition, I might have to take the dose on my own. Yes, if there is another team around who have a medic with them, then its obvious that I'll consult him/her for that matter.
Is it always advised to get injected only from a medical professional? I know I can, but should this medicine be self-injected when needed? I have given insulin doses to my father, so I know I can inject, at least subcutaneously.
Is there a definite/solid set of instructions for doing that?