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    Information about Dexamethasone

    Dexamethasone uses

    Dexamethasone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, severe allergic reaction, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders, eye disorders and nephrotic syndrome.

    How dexamethasone works

    Dexamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It prevents late phase allergic reactions by preventing release of chemicals responsible for allergy.

    Common side effects of dexamethasone

    Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Increased blood pressure, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract

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    Expert advice for Dexamethasone

    • It is a steroid medicine which works well for many different conditions, including serious illnesses.
    • Take regularly to gain maximum benefit.
    • Do not discontinue unless advised by your doctor. You may need to decrease the dose gradually.
    • You may get side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems. Notify your doctor if you get them.
    • Some side effects may occur after weeks or months. These include weakness of arms and legs, or developing a rounder face.
    • Your risk of getting an infection may become higher. Tell your doctor immediately if you have a fever, flu-like symptoms, cough, painful urination, or a wound that does not heal.

    Content on this page was last updated on 23 February, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)