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; Electrolyte imbalance, Delusion, Thinning of bones, Blurred vision, Increased appetite, Fluid retention, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased intraocular pressure, Increased risk of infection, Fracture, Psychosis, Increased hair growth, Muscle disorders, Allergic reaction, Decreased potassium level in blood, Extremes of being happy or sad, Tendon rupture, Salt and water retention, Weight gain, Swelling, Stinging sensation