Dexamethasone Drug Information
As a corticosteroid, the drug dexamethasone can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, especially those that require suppression of the immune system, such as rheumatic diseases, allergic conditions, and inflammatory bowel diseases. It comes in several different forms, including tablets, elixirs, ear drops, eye drops, and injections.
Prior to beginning treatment with dexamethasone, inform your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have and any other drugs you are taking. This product is not right for everyone, especially those with kidney or liver disease, a herpes infection, or osteoporosis. In addition, it can react with several medicines, and combining dexamethasone with certain medications should be avoided. Discussing these issues will help ensure a safe treatment process.
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