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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (Definition)

Dexamethasone sodium phosphate is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more


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Are the drugs Decadron (dexamethasone) & solu-medrol the same?

Not quite: They are similar but different chemical compounds. Both are glucocorticoid steroids. Solu-medrol is methyprednisolone. Decadron is dexamethasone. They have different dosing requirements. ...Read more

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Can children use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Can children use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Yes: This medication is safe and effective in patients of all ages. It replicates some of the effects of natural human stress hormones. Its uses and dosing are size and condition specific. ...Read more

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Who should not use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Decadron (dexamethasone): Decadron (dexamethasone) is contraindicated in Systemic fungal infections. Decadron (dexamethasone) tablets are contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any components of this product. see: http://www.drugs.com/pro/decadron.html ...Read more

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Do you know anyone who usually gets decadron (dexamethasone)?

Do you know anyone who usually gets decadron (dexamethasone)?

It is a major: Glucocorticoid, steroid that breaks down muscle, is anti-inflammatory, and oncologists use it in brain metastasis to decrease swelling, also. Also called dexamethasone, used to test pituitary adrenal axis as dex suppression test for acth secreting tumors. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Decadron (Definition)

Decadron is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more