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    Information about Dexamethasone

    Dexamethasone uses

    Dexamethasone is used in the treatment of allergy symptoms, severe allergic reactions, 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

    • Take with food to avoid an upset stomach.
    • Dose is decreased or tapered over time.
    • Most side effects occur with high doses and on long-term use.
    • 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 18 April, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)