Decadron Medication Information
Decadron® (dexamethasone) is a medication prescribed for the treatment of a variety of conditions, including certain rheumatic diseases, respiratory disorders, and eye and ear conditions.
Although the brand-name version of this medicine is no longer manufactured, it is available in several generic forms, including:
- A tablet
- Elixir (oral liquid)
- Ophthalmic ointment (eye ointment)
- Ophthalmic/otic solution (eye and ear drop)
- An injection.
Although this steroid may help reduce inflammation caused by many conditions, not everyone can take this medication. Decadron's safety information should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks and to help ensure safe treatment. For example, you may not be able to take this medicine if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or glaucoma.
(Click Decadron for more information, including a detailed description of the medication's effects, a list of potential side effects, and helpful tips on when and how to take it.)