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    Information about Dexamethasone

    Dexamethasone uses

    Dexamethasone is used for allergic conditions, severe allergic reactions, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders, eye disorders and nephrotic syndrome.

    How dexamethasone works

    Dexamethasone is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

    Common side effects of dexamethasone

    Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), Mood changes
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    Dr. Radhika Dua
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    05 Mar 2019 | 10:52 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Dexamethasone

    • Dexamethasone helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
    • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
    • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
    • Dexamethasone can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
    • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Dexamethasone. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
    • Do not stop taking Dexamethasone suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

    Content on this page was last updated on 05 March, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)