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Were you looking for information on Dexamethasone? Dexamethason is a common misspelling of dexamethasone.
 
Dexamethasone is commonly prescribed to treat several different conditions, such as allergies, arthritis, skin conditions, and certain cancers. It belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids, glucocorticoids, or just steroids for short. This medicine works primarily by suppressing the immune system, which is why it is only designed for short-term use.
 
Dexamethasone is available in a wide variety of forms, including eye drops, ear drops, injection, elixir, and tablets. The exact formulation your healthcare provider prescribes will depend on the condition being treated and its severity, among other things. It's important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions when it comes to stopping treatment, as doing it too quickly can cause serious side effects.
 
(Click Dexamethasone to learn more, including how this medicine works, possible side effects, and what to do in cases of overdose. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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