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What Is Decadron Used For?

A healthcare provider may prescribe Decadron® (dexamethasone) to help reduce inflammation caused by a variety of conditions. Specifically, Decadron is used for treating conditions such as:
 
 
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Decadron for "off-label," or unapproved, uses. For example, Decadron may be used off-label to treat conditions such as amyloidosis, bone pain, and pharyngitis.
 
(Click Decadron Uses for a more in-depth look at what Decadron is used for, including other off-label reasons for using this steroid. This article also discusses whether this medication is suitable for children and older adults.)
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