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Dexamethasone

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.

ATC Classification

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Title
Category
A01AC02
Dexamethasone
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A01 Stomatological preparations → A01A Stomatological preparations → A01AC Corticosteroids for local oral treatment
C05AA09
Dexamethasone
C Cardiovascular system → C05 Vasoprotectives → C05A Agents for treatment of hemorrhoids and anal fissures for topical use → C05AA Corticosteroids
D07AB19
Dexamethasone
D Dermatologicals → D07 Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations → D07A Corticosteroids, plain → D07AB Corticosteroids, moderately potent (group II)
D07XB05
Dexamethasone
D Dermatologicals → D07 Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations → D07X Corticosteroids, other combinations → D07XB Corticosteroids, moderately potent, other combinations
D10AA03
Dexamethasone
D Dermatologicals → D10 Anti-acne preparations → D10A Anti-acne preparations for topical use → D10AA Corticosteroids, combinations for treatment of acne
H02AB02
Dexamethasone
H Systemic hormonal preparations, excl. Sex hormones and insulins → H02 Corticosteroids for systemic use → H02A CORTICOSTEROIDS FOR SYSTEMIC USE, PLAIN → H02AB Glucocorticoids
R01AD03
Dexamethasone
R Respiratory system → R01 Nasal preparations → R01A Decongestants and other nasal preparations for topical use → R01AD Corticosteroids
S01BA01
Dexamethasone
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01B Antiinflammatory agents → S01BA Corticosteroids, plain
S01CB01
Dexamethasone
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01C Antiinflammatory agents and antiinfectives in combination → S01CB Corticosteroids/antiinfectives/mydriatics in combination
S02BA06
Dexamethasone
S Sensory organs → S02 Otologicals → S02B Corticosteroids → S02BA Corticosteroids
S03BA01
Dexamethasone
S Sensory organs → S03 Ophthalmological and otological preparations → S03B Corticosteroids → S03BA Corticosteroids

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Trade names (in combination): BRADEXA CILODEX CIPRODEX DEXA-GENTAMICIN DEXA-RHINASPRAY Ν DEXAGENTA DEXAMYTREX DEXTRACIN DUCRESSA GENTADEX ISOPTO-MAXITROL LOFOTO MAXITROL MULTODRIN NEZEFIB NYSTALOCAL OTODEX POLYDEXA RHEUMESSER SAOCIN-D SOFRACORT SOFRADEX SPERSADEX TOBRADEX UROMONT

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