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Were you looking for information about Dexamethasone? Dexamehtasone is a common misspelling of dexamethasone.
A steroid medication, dexamethasone is often prescribed to treat conditions that affect the immune system, such as endocrine disorders, allergic conditions, and rheumatic diseases. It resembles a naturally occurring hormone in the human body.
Prior to beginning treatment with dexamethasone, tell your healthcare provider if you have:
- Had a recent heart attack
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as liver failure or cirrhosis
- Thyroid problems (hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism).
These are not the only conditions that may preclude you from taking this medication. In addition, several different drugs can react with dexamethasone, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antacids, and estrogens. Thus, you should discuss your complete medical history with your healthcare provider so he or she can make sure this product is right for you.
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