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    Dexamethasone Topical

    Information about Dexamethasone Topical

    Dexamethasone topical uses

    Dexamethasone Topical is used in the treatment of allergy symptoms.

    How dexamethasone topical works

    Dexamethasone Topical is a topical corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine). It works by reducing redness, itching, and swelling caused by various skin conditions.

    Common side effects of dexamethasone topical

    Skin thinning, Contact dermatitis

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    Expert advice for Dexamethasone Topical

    • Your doctor has prescribed Dexamethasone Topical to treat inflammation (redness and swelling) of the eye.
    • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
    • Do not use Dexamethasone Topical for more than the prescribed duration as it may cause glaucoma or secondary infection.
    • May require frequent follow-ups with the doctor to monitor side effects.
    • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop.
    • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
    • Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
    • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

    Frequently asked questions for Dexamethasone Topical

    Dexamethasone Topical

    Q. Are decadron and prednisone same as dexamethasone?

    No, Decadron is a brand name of dexamethasone. Prednisone, however, is entirely different drug. Both drugs belong to a same class of medications called corticosteroids

    Q. Is dexamethasone a narcotic, sulfa drug, NSAID or controlled substance?

    No, dexamethasone is a corticosteroid drug which shows anti-inflammatory action. It is not a controlled substance or sulfa drug. It can be obtained only on production of valid prescription

    Q. Is dexamethasone topical safe for toddlers?

    No, dexamethasone topical is not safe for toddlers.

    Content on this page was last updated on 07 April, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)