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Dexamethasone

Also known as Hexadrol, Dexone, and Decadron


Dexamethasone is a potent synthetic member of the glucocorticoid class of steroid drugs that has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant properties. It is 25 times more potent than cortisol in its glucocorticoid effect, while having minimal mineralocorticoid effect.

Source: Wikipedia

DEA Class 4 meaning a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence.

Estimated Total Cost: $12.53 for an average of 14 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed dexamethasone to treat croup, breast cancer, metastatic cancer, and lung cancer.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking dexamethasone most commonly experience side effects like pain, pain in eye, and cataract.

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