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

    Available Medicine for Dexamethasone

    • ₹3 to ₹6
      Zydus Cadila
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹1 to ₹6
      Wockhardt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹24303
      Allergan India Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹63
      Redson Laboratories Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹9
      Sterkem Pharma Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹5 to ₹34
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹2 to ₹16
      Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹6 to ₹72
      Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹75
      Divine Lifecare Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹2 to ₹44
      Zydus Cadila
      5 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Dexamethasone

    • Do not use dexamethasone, if you are allergic to it in case of eye drops, do not touch the tip of dispenser to an eye or eyelid.
    • Do not use dexamethasone eye drops if you have glaucoma or diabetes.
    • Do not stop using dexamethasone suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. 
    • Talk to your doctor about how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when stopping the medication.
    • Do not use dexamethasone oral solution:you have a fungal infection that affects entire body if you have a stomach or duodenal ulcer.
    • Consult your doctor before taking dexamethasone oral solution, if you have kidney or liver problems or if you have high blood pressure, heart disease or you have recently had a heart attack.

    Content on this page was last updated on 10 November, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)