Generic Name(s): dexamethasone
Drug Class: Glucocorticosteroids
Treats: inflammation or swelling, severe allergies, asthma, arthritis, adrenal problems, multiple sclerosis flare-ups, chronic obstructive lung disease, cerebral edema,
Dexamethasone is a synthetic corticosteroid used to treat different inflammatory conditions like ulcerative colitis, lupus, allergy disorders, skin conditions, psoriasis, arthritis, and breathing disorders. It is in a class of drugs known as glucocorticosteroids. It works to decrease inflammation or swelling by preventing the white blood cells responsible for fighting infections from traveling to areas of the body that are swollen. The drug can be used in reducing inflammation around tumors. It may also work by altering the immune system of the body.
Dexamethasone (Baycadron) is a corticosteroid which works by decreasing the body’s natural defensive response while reducing symptoms such as swelling and allergic reactions. This medication prevents the release of certain substances that cause inflammation in the body.
Dexamethasone is mainly used to treat various inflammatory conditions such as skin conditions, allergic reactions, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, and breathing disorders. However, this medication may also be used for other purposes as determined by the doctor. Do not use Dexamethasone if you are allergic to any ingredient in it.
Dexamethasone may cause some side effects. Common side effects include; Aggression, agitation, anxiety, blurred vision, headache, irritability, mood changes, agitation, or dizziness.