what is the medication dexamethasone?

Not Medical Advice: This medication is a corticosteroid hormone (glucocorticoid). It decreases your body's natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions.

Dexamethasone mimics the effect of cortisol, a hormone released by the adrenal glands (located on top of the kidneys) that controls metabolism and stress.

Dexamethasone is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood/hormone/immune system disorders, allergic reactions, certain skin and eye conditions, breathing problems, certain bowel disorders, and certain cancers. It is also used as a test for an adrenal gland disorder (Cushing's syndrome).

Side Effects

Stomach upset, headache, dizziness, menstrual changes, trouble sleeping, increased appetite, or weight gain may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.


See General dosage information for: Dexamethasone (oral tablet, oral liquid, injectable solution, injectable suspension, intravenous solution, oral concentrate, compounding powder, inhalation aerosol with adapter)

For more info about this medication, go to Drugs.com and WebMD.com.

Monday, October 09 2017
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