Dexamethasone is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders, eye disorders, nephrotic syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases, autoimmune diseases,rheumatoid arthritis, and allergic disorders.
How it Works
Dexamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids, or is reffered to as an oral steroid. Corticosteroids like Dexamethasone are produced naturally in the body. Dexamethasone helps to keep the body healthy, by boosting your body with extra corticosteroid, it can help treat conditions involving inflammation.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Dexamethasone may suffer from such side effects;
Thinning of bones,
Redistribution/accumulation of body fat,
Increased intraocular pressure,
Increased risk of infection,
Increased hair growth,
Decreased potassium level in blood,
Extremes of being happy or sad,
Salt and water retention,