ATC Group: A01AC02 Dexamethasone

The World Health Organization's ATC classification organizes medical drugs based on therapeutic properties, chemical composition, and anatomy. It helps make essential medicines readily available globally and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Position of A01AC02 in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 A Alimentary tract and metabolism
2 A01 Stomatological preparations
3 A01A Stomatological preparations
4 A01AC Corticosteroids for local oral treatment
5 A01AC02 Dexamethasone

Active ingredients in A01AC02

Active Ingredient Description

Dexamethasone is a synthetic glucocorticoid; it combines high anti-inflammatory effects with low mineralocorticoid activity. It has an approximately 7 times greater anti-inflammatory potency than prednisolone, another commonly prescribed corticosteroid. At high doses it reduces the immune response.

Related product monographs

Title Information Source Document Type  
DECADRON Oral solution FDA, National Drug Code (US) MPI, US: SPL/Old

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