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Dexamethasone

Brand names: CILODEX (in combination) CIPRODEX (in combination) DECADRON DECAN DEXA-GENTAMICIN (in combination) DEXA-RHINASPRAY Ν (in combination) DEXA-SYNTO DEXABENE DEXABLISS DEXAFREE DEXAGEL DEXAGENTA (in combination) DEXALEAU DEXALTIN DEXAMED DEXAMYTREX (in combination) DEXASONE DEXATON DEXMETHA DEXTENZA DEXTRACIN (in combination) DEXYCU DUCRESSA (in combination) DXEVO FORTECORTIN GENTADEX (in combination) HEMADY HIDEX INFECTODEXAKRUPP ISOPTO-MAXITROL (in combination) LOFOTO (in combination) MAXIDEX MAXITROL (in combination) MONODEX MULTODRIN (in combination) NEOFORDEX NEZEFIB (in combination) NYSTALOCAL (in combination) OZURDEX PERAZONE POLYDEXA (in combination) READYSHARP DEXAMETHASONE RHEUMESSER (in combination) ROXIMETH SAOCIN-D (in combination) SOFRACORT (in combination) SPERSADEX (in combination) TAPERDEX TOBRADEX (in combination) UROMONT (in combination) VIADOX ZCORT

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

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

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