dexamethasone - injection, Adrenocot, CPC-Cort-D, Decadro
GENERIC NAME: DEXAMETHASONE - INJECTION (dex-uh-METH-uh-sown)
BRAND NAME(S): Adrenocot, CPC-Cort-D, Decadron Phosphate, Decaject-10, Solurex
USES: This medication is used to treat various conditions such as severe allergic reactions, arthritis, blood diseases, breathing problems, certain cancers, eye diseases, intestinal disorders, and skin diseases. It is also used to test for an adrenal gland disorder (Cushing's syndrome). It decreases your body's natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid hormone (glucocorticoid). This injectable form of dexamethasone is used when a similar drug cannot be taken by mouth or when a very fast response is needed, especially in patients with severe medical conditions.This drug may also be used with other medications as a replacement for certain hormones.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy.
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