Dexamethasone

Generic of Dextenza, Hemady, Maxidex, Taperdex, Zcort, Dexonto

What is Dexamethasone used for?

Dexamethasone is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood/hormone disorders, allergic reactions, skin diseases, eye problems, breathing problems, bowel disorders, cancer, and immune system disorders. It is also used as a test for an adrenal gland disorder (Cushing's syndrome). Dexamethasone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It decreases your immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions.

CHEMICAL NAME

Dexamethasone

DRUG TYPE

Inflammation/Immune Disorders
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Dexamethasone Frequently Asked Questions

This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.

This drug may also be used to reduce the risk of nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy.

Dexamethasone may also be used for COVID-19, but is only effective in hospitalized patients who need supplemental oxygen or a mechanical ventilator to breathe.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Dexamethasone Dosage and Form Information

Tablet Dose Pack
1.5Mg (51)
1.5Mg (35)
1.5Mg (21)
Tablet
0.75 Mg
1 Mg
0.5 Mg
1.5 Mg
2 Mg
6 Mg
4 Mg
Elixir
0.5 Mg/5Ml
Drops
1 Mg/Ml
Solution Oral
0.5 Mg/5Ml

Similar Drugs to Dexamethasone

Brand Name Examples

Insert
0.4 Mg
Tablet
20 Mg
Suspension Drops
0.1 %
Tablet Dose Pack
1.5Mg (21)
1.5 Mg(49)
1.5Mg (27)
Tablet Dose Pack
1.5 Mg(25)
Solution Non-Oral
0.4 %

Generic Examples

Tablet Dose Pack
1.5 Mg(39)
Vial
10 Mg/Ml
4 Mg/Ml
Syringe
10 Mg/Ml
4 Mg/Ml
Drops
0.1 %