Dexamethasone (Decadron)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Corticosteroid & glucocorticoid which has numerous physiologic effects, including immune system modulation, antiemetic properties, and anti-inflammatory effects.[1][2]
Route: PO, IV, IM
Extravasation: no information

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Patient drug information

Also known as

Precise Names:

  1. Dexamethasone Acetate (RXCUI 22690)
  2. Dexamethasone Phosphate (RXCUI 235486)
  3. Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (RXCUI 48933)
Synonyms
Aacidexam Acetato DE Dexametasona Acetazona Acolon Adrecort Adrekon Aeroseb-DEX Afpred Forte-Dexa
AK-DEX Aldron Alfalyl Alpermell Amumetazon Anemul Aphtasolon Apidex
APO-Dexamethasone Arcodexan Auxiloson Auxison Auxisone B Dexzol Bexine Beyonas Dexa
Bisuo DS Brulin Bucokon Bufadexon Butiol Canalon Carbidu Carulon
Cebedex Cellacort Celudex Cetadexon Colircusi Dexametasona Corodex Corson Corsona
Corsone Corsum Corticoidex Cortidax Cortidex Cortidexason Cortitop Coyensu
D-Cort Dacrosone Daidoron Dalalone Dalalone D.P. Dalalone DP Danason Danasone
Daxilone Decacin Decaderm Decadolone Decadran Decadran Oftalmico Decadron Decadron-LA
Decadron A Decadron A.L. Decadronal Decadronfosfat Decadron Fosfato Decadron Phosphate Decadron Shock Deca Forte
Decafos Decalin Decalon Decalona Decan Decans Decaron Decason
Decasone Decasone R.P. Decaspray Decazol Decdak Decdan Decicort Decilone
Decobel Decolite Decone Decordex Decorex Decoron Decorten Dectan
Dectan Aventis Dectan Chugai Dectancyl Deexa Deflaren Dekesu Dekisachosei Dekort
Deksa Deksalon Deksamet Dellamethasone Deltafluorene Demasone Demeson Dermadex
Dermidron Deronil Deron S Derson Dersone Desalark Desametasone Fosf Desason
Deson Detametazon Detasone Dethamedin Dexa Dexa-Brachialin N Dexa-Effekton Dexa-Helvacort
Dexa-O Dexa-P Dexa-WIN Dexa-Y Dexa.mamallet Dexa Allvoran Dexabene Dexabeta
Dexacen-4 Dexa Chlorpheniramine Dexacilin Dexacip Dexa Clinit Dexacollyre Dexacom Dexacort
Dexacortal Dexacortin Dexacortisone Dexacortisyl Dexacotsil Dexacron Dexacutis Dexaden
Dexaderm Dexaderme Dexadermil Dexadon Dexadon-21.P Dexadrol Dexadron Dexaedo
Dexafar Dexafarm Dexa Ferosone Dexaflam Dexaflam N Dexaflan Dexagalen Dexagee
Dexagel Dexagenta Dexaglos Dexagreen Dexagrin Dexahexal Dexaleniens Dexalocal
Dexa Loscon Mono Dexaltin Dexam Dexamag Dexamark Dexame Dexamecortin Dexamedis
Dexamedis Fort Dexamedix Dexamedron Dexameral Dexameson Dexamesone Dexamet Dexametason
Dexametasona Dexametasona Biocrom Dexametasona Dorf Dexametasona Dunca Dexametasona Fabra Dexametasona GI PI Dexametasona Larjan Dexametasona Richet
Dexametax Dexametazon Dexametazona Dexameth Dexamethason Dexamethason-Cophar Dexamethason CF dexamethasone acetate
Dexamethasone Acetate Fuji Dexamethasone Acetate Nichiiko Dexamethasone Amel Dexamethasone Asahi Kasei Dexamethasone Chauvin Dexamethasone Comp Dexamethasone Dipropionate Dexamethasone Fuso
Dexamethasone Intensol Dexamethasone Isei Dexamethasone Isonicotinate Dexamethasone Iwak Seiyaku Dexamethasone Kowa Dexamethasone Merck Dexamethasone Merck Hoei Dexamethasone Mitsubishi
Dexamethasone Nichiiko Dexamethasone Nihon Dexamethasone Nipro Dexamethasone Organon Dexamethasone Paines & Byrne Dexamethasone Palmitate dexamethasone phosphate Dexamethasone S.S. Seiyaku
Dexamethasone Sato Dexamethasone Sawai Dexamethasone S / PH Dexamethasone Showa Dexamethasone Sodium Dexamethasone Sodium Metasulfobenzoate Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Dexamethasone Sodium Succinate
Dexamethasone Sodium Sulfate Dexamethasone Taisho Dexamethasone Taiyo Dexamethasone Tebutate Dexamethasone Tobishi Dexamethasone Towa Dexamethasone Valerate Dexamethasone Viatris
Dexamethason Galepharm Dexamethason Helvepharm Dexamethason Jenapharm Dexamethason Krka Dexamethason Lens Dexamethason MP Dexamethason PCH Dexamethason Rotexmedica
Dexamethason Star Dexamethasonum Dexamethazon Dexamethazone Dexametin Dexametisona Dexametonal Dexametrat
Dexamex Dexamil Dexamine Dexaminor Dexamo Dexamonozon N Dexanel Dexan Fuji Seiyaku
Dexanil Dexan Nichiiko Dexano Dexan S.S. Seiyaku Dexa Ophtiole Dexaphos Dexapolcort Dexapro
Dexa Ratiopharm Dexa Rhinaspray Mono Dexaril Dexaroid Dexaron Dexart Dexa Scheroson Dexasin
Dexasine Dexasol Dexasolone Dexason Dexasone Dexasonlin Dexatab Dexaton
Dexatop Dexatotal Dexaval Dexaval Capila Dexaven Dexavet Dexa VON CT Dexawal
Dexawieb Dexazen Dexazona Dexazone Dexicorta Dexin Dexinga Dexion
Dexmene Dexmesone Dexmetha Dexmethasone Dexmethsone D E X Nitto Medic Dexona Dexone
Dexonium Dexoptic Dexpak Dexsol Dexstar D E X Taiyo Dextason D E X T Galen
Dexthasol D E X T Nichiiko Dexton Dextrasone Dicorsone Dicosheun Diometa Dison
DM Solone Nitten DM Solone Sato DOM-Dexamethasone Donray Dorison Doronil Drenex Drxaline
Elixirmethasone Epidexone Epidrone Erladexone Ermethasone ETA Cortilen Etason Euromethasone
Fada Dexametasona Fadametasona Faridexon Fexadron Fortecortin Fortecortin-Mono Fosfato Dissodico Dexametasona Gammacorten
Gemisona Glymesason Grathazon Hexadecadrol Hexadrol Hexadrol Phosphate HI-Methasone Hopamethasone
Idizone Indexon Inthesa-5 Irzamethazone Isodexam Isopto DEX Isopto Maxidex Isopto Maxidex D
Kaarmepakkaus Kalmethasone Kanadex Kodolo Kosa Kovintong Lanadexon Licoson
Limethason Limethason GC Lipotalon Lisoderme Lodex Lodexa Lokalison-F Lormine
Loverine Lupidexa Luxazone Maradex Maxidex Ophthalmic Mecoxon Medesone Medexasone
Mediamethasone Medicort Medidex Megacort Megadex Mephameson Mephamesona Mephamesone
Mephamesone-4 Meradexon Merideca Mesadoron Kobayashi Kako Mesadoron Nichiiko Metalexina Metasolon Metax
Metaxon Metcort Methaderm Methasone Mexasone Mexaton Micro-Dexamethason Migradexan
Millicorten Minidex Minims Dexamethasone Mitasone Molacort Monofree Dexamethason Mycidex Neodex
Nexadron Nexadron Oftal Nodevex Nufadex M Ocedran Ocudex Oftadek Oftadex
Oftan Dexa Oftan Dexamethason Omedexon Onadron Ophth-DEX Ophthasona Opticort Orazone
Ordex Orgadrone Pabi-Dexamethason Penatone Penodex Phenodex Pidexon Plavex
Plidexa PMS-Dexamethasone Prodexon Pyderma Pyradexon Rally-A Randexa Redexon
Rednisone Reusan Rocolone Ronic Roximeth Rupedex SAB-Opticort Sandoz Dexamethasone
Santeson Sawasone Scandexon Selftison Shirodex Shuayan Smile Solcort
Soldesam Soldesam Pomata Soldesanil Soldex Soludecadron Solupen Solupen N Solutio Cordes Dexa N
Sonexa SP Cordexa Spersadex Spondy-Dexa Stedex Steralol Sterasone Steron
Superprednol Supertendin-Depot N Suprason Surodex Sydencort Syndexa Tavesona Teanlang
Teikason Nidek Tekuron Thilodex Thilodexine Totocortin Tuttozem N Ucalon Udicort
Unidex Unidexa Unisone UTO Dexamethasone Vero Dexamethasone Visualin Visumetazone Voalla
Windex Wymesone Xasone Xine YI KE TIE Zalucs Zecaxon Zenos
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dexamethasone (Decadron) package insert
  2. Dexamethasone (Decadron) package insert (locally hosted backup)
  3. Dexamethasone (Decadron) patient drug information (Chemocare)
  4. Dexamethasone (Decadron) patient drug information (UpToDate)
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