Information about Dexamethasone
Dexamethasone is used for Inflammatory conditions and Autoimmune conditions.
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.
Severe side effects of Dexamethasone
Increased appetite, Edema (swelling), Increased intraocular pressure, Decreased potassium level in blood, Tendon rupture, Weight gain, High blood pressure, Increased glucose level in blood, Menstrual disorder, Glaucoma, Slow heart rate, Tachycardia, Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats), Enlarged heart, Circulatory shock, Fat embolism, Fainting, Thromboembolism, Thrombophlebitis, Vasculitis, Glucose intolerance, Cushing syndrome, Fat accumulation, Conjunctival hemorrhage, Vitreous detachment, Conjunctival hyperemia, Posterior subcapsular cataract, Acne, Allergic dermatitis, Hair loss, Stretch marks, Facial redness, Fragile skin, Skin hyperpigmentation, Hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth), Hypopigmentation, Fluid retention, Growth retardation in children, Excessive hair growth on face, Hypokalemic alkalosis, Negative nitrogen balance, Hiccup, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Pancreatic inflammation, Anal itching, Defective spermatogenesis, Kaposi sarcoma, Hepatomegaly (enlarged liver), Anaphylactic reaction, Sterile abscess, Postinjection flare, Emotional lability, Headache, Idiopathic intracranial hypertension, Increased intracranial pressure, Myasthenia (weakness and rapid fatigue of muscle), Neuropathy, Personality changes, Seizure, Vertigo, Amyotrophy, Bulging eyes, Pulmonary edema, Impaired wound healing, Aseptic necrosis, Muscle weakness, Osteoporosis, Pathologic fracture of long bones, Steroid myopathy, Vertebral compression fractures, Increased liver enzymes
Available Medicine for Dexamethasone
₹7 to ₹375 variant(s)
DexasoneCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹2 to ₹113 variant(s)
DecamycinSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹5 to ₹302 variant(s)
DexonilRedson Laboratories Pvt Ltd
DemisoneCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹3 to ₹153 variant(s)
DexajectSterkem Pharma Pvt Ltd
Low-DexSyntho Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
DexalabLaborate Pharmaceuticals India Ltd
₹15 to ₹382 variant(s)
Dex ZDivine Lifecare Pvt Ltd
RavicortRavian Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Expert advice for Dexamethasone
- Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
- 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.