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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Diseases for which it is used

Patient drug information

Also known as

  • Generic names: dexamethasone acetate, dexamethasone sodium, dexamethasone sodium metasulfobenzoate, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, dexamethasone sodium succinate, dexamethasone sodium sulfate
  • Brand names:
Synonyms
Aacidexam Acetato DE Dexametasona Acetazona Acolon Adrecort Adrekon Aeroseb-DEX Afpred Forte-Dexa
AK-DEX Aldron Alfalyl Alpermell Amumetazon Anemul Aphtasolon Apidex
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 Danason Danasone Daxilone Decacin Decaderm
Decadolone Decadran Decadron Decadronal Decadronfosfat Deca Forte Decafos Decalin
Decalon Decalona Decan Decans Decaron Decason Decasone Decaspray
Decazol Decdak Decdan Decicort Decilone Decobel Decolite Decone
Decordex Decorex Decoron Decorten Dectan 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
Dexabene Dexabeta Dexacen-4 Dexacilin Dexacip Dexa Clinit Dexacollyre Dexacom
Dexacort Dexacortal Dexacortin Dexacortisone Dexacortisyl Dexacotsil Dexacron Dexacutis
Dexaden Dexaderm Dexaderme Dexadermil Dexadon Dexadrol Dexadron Dexaedo
Dexafar Dexafarm Dexaflam Dexaflan Dexagalen Dexagee Dexagel Dexagenta
Dexaglos Dexagreen Dexagrin Dexahexal Dexaleniens Dexalocal Dexaltin Dexam
Dexamag Dexamark Dexame Dexamecortin Dexamedis Dexamedix Dexamedron Dexameral
Dexameson Dexamesone Dexamet Dexametason Dexametasona Dexametax Dexametazon Dexametazona
Dexameth Dexamethason Dexamethasonum Dexamethazon Dexamethazone Dexametin Dexametisona Dexametonal
Dexametrat Dexamex Dexamil Dexamine Dexaminor Dexamo Dexamonozon N Dexanel
Dexan Dexanil Dexano Dexaphos Dexapolcort Dexapro Dexaril Dexaroid
Dexaron Dexart Dexasin Dexasine Dexasol Dexasolone Dexason Dexasone
Dexasonlin Dexatab Dexaton Dexatop Dexatotal Dexaval Dexaven Dexavet
Dexawal Dexawieb Dexazen Dexazona Dexazone Dexicorta Dexin Dexinga
Dexion Dexmene Dexmesone Dexmetha Dexmethasone Dexmethsone Dexona Dexone
Dexonium Dexoptic Dexpak Dexsol Dexstar Dextason Dexthasol Dexton
Dextrasone Dicorsone Dicosheun Diometa Dison DM Solone Donray Dorison
Doronil Drenex Drxaline Elixirmethasone Epidexone Epidrone Erladexone Ermethasone
ETA Cortilen Etason Euromethasone Fada Dexametasona Fadametasona Faridexon Fexadron Fortecortin
Fosfato Dissodico Dexametasona Gammacorten Gemisona Glymesason Grathazon Hexadecadrol Hexadrol HI-Methasone
Hopamethasone Idizone Indexon Inthesa-5 Irzamethazone Isodexam Isopto Kaarmepakkaus
Kalmethasone Kanadex Kodolo Kosa Kovintong Lanadexon Licoson Limethason
Lipotalon Lisoderme Lodex Lodexa Lokalison-F Lormine Loverine Lupidexa
Luxazone Maradex Maxidex Mecoxon Medesone Medexasone Mediamethasone Medicort
Medidex Megacort Megadex Mephameson Mephamesona Mephamesone Mephamesone-4 Meradexon
Merideca Mesadoron Metalexina Metasolon Metax Metaxon Metcort Methaderm
Methasone Mexasone Mexaton Migradexan Millicorten Minidex Mitasone Molacort
Mycidex Neodex Nexadron Nodevex Nufadex M Ocedran Ocudex Oftadek
Oftadex Omedexon Onadron Ophth-DEX Ophthasona Opticort Orazone Ordex
Orgadrone Penatone Penodex Phenodex Pidexon Plavex Plidexa Prodexon
Pyderma Pyradexon Rally-A Randexa Redexon Rednisone Reusan Rocolone
Ronic Roximeth Rupedex Santeson Sawasone Scandexon Selftison Shirodex
Shuayan Smile Solcort Soldesam Soldesanil Soldex Soludecadron Solupen
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 Visualin Visumetazone Voalla Windex Wymesone
Xasone Xine Zalucs Zecaxon Zenos Zydexa

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