Side effects, images, and drug details for Dexamethasone - Inside Rx
Back to Search Results

Dexamethasone

dexamethasone
There are many brands and forms of dexamethasone available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet. Dexamethasone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Dexamethasone is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. Dexamethasone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
dexamethasone
DRUG TYPE
glucocorticoids

Gallery

Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use this medicine if you have a fungal infection anywhere in your body.

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, and all the medicines you are using. There are many other diseases that can be affected by steroid use, and many other medicines that can interact with steroids.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Decadron liquid 0.5 mg/5 mL
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Dexamethasone liquid 0.5 mg/5 mL
tablet 0.5 mg0.75 mg1 mg1.5 mg2 mg4 mg6 mg

Save up to 80% on brand & generic medications.