Information about Dexamethasone Topical
Dexamethasone topical uses
Dexamethasone Topical is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.
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
Available Medicine for Dexamethasone Topical
- ₹7Jawa Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹10Yash Pharma Laboratories Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹17 to ₹19Klar Sehen Pvt Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹9Lupin Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Dexamethasone Topical
- Do not wear contact lenses while using dexamethasone eye drops.
- Do not use dexamethasone eye drops if you have glaucoma (increased eye pressure) or diabetes.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery because it may cause blurred vision.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- Do not use if you are allergic to dexamethasone or any of its ingredients.
- Children < 2 years must not use.
- Do not use if you have preexisting eye infections which are not treated, high pressure in eyes, untreated infection /fungal infection that affects the whole body.
Frequently asked questions for 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.