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Composition for DEXOMET

Dexamethasone Topical(0.25% w/w)

food interaction for DEXOMET

alcohol interaction for DEXOMET

pregnancy interaction for DEXOMET

lactation interaction for DEXOMET

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Dexomet 0.25% w/w cream at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Dexomet 0.25% w/w cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Dexomet 0.25% w/w cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Dexamethasone Topical(0.25% w/w)


Dexamethasone is used topically for the treatment of inflammation or infection of the eyes due to various allergic conditions like uveitis, iritis, cyclitis, conjunctivitis, and keratitis. It is also used to treat exophthalmos (bulging of the eye anteriorly out of the orbit), corneal injury from chemical, radiation, or thermal burns and suppress immune reaction to implanted foreign tissue. 

How it works

Dexamethasone belongs to the class of medications called as corticosteroids. It prevents allergic reactions by decreasing the chemicals responsible for allergy.

Common side effects

Application site irritation, Blurred vision, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Eye discomfort, Eye itching, Increased intraocular pressure

Common Dosage

Patients taking this medicines

  • 54%
    One Time A Day
  • 23%
    Two Times A Day
  • 15%
    Three Times A Day
  • 8%
    Three Times A week


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Expert advice for DEXOMET

  • Do not wear contact lenses while using dexamethasone eye drops.
  • Do not use dexamethasone eye drops if you have glaucoma (increased eye pressure) or diabetes.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery because it may cause blurred vision.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to dexamethasone or any of its ingredients.
  • Children < 2 years must not use.
  • Do not use if you have preexisting eye infections which are not treated, high pressure in eyes, untreated infection /fungal infection that affects the whole body.

Frequently asked questions for DEXOMET

Dexamethasone Topical

Q. Are decadron and prednisone same as dexamethasone?
No, Decadron is a brand name of dexamethasone. Prednisone, however, is entirely different drug. Both drugs belong to a same class of medications called corticosteroids.
Q. Is dexamethasone a narcotic, sulfa drug, NSAID or controlled substance?
No, dexamethasone is a corticosteroid drug which shows anti-inflammatory action. It is not a controlled substance or sulfa drug. It can be obtained only on production of valid prescription.
Q. Is dexamethasone topical safe for toddlers?
No, dexamethasone topical is not safe for toddlers.


Content on this page was last updated on 03 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)