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Dexamethasone
Essential medicine status
General description
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid used in the treatment of various conditions where corticosteroids are indicated, including pain and oedema due to malignancy, nausea and vomiting, and in treatment protocols for some blood tissue cancers.
INN
Dexamethasone
Medicine type
Chemical agent
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
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Hormones and antihormones
  • Oral > Liquid: 2 mg per 5 mL
  • Oral > Solid: 2 mg; 4 mg
  • Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 4 mg per mL in 1 mL ampoule (as disodium phosophate salt)
  • Oral > Solid: 4 mg
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Antiallergics and medicines used in anaphylaxis
  • Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 4 mg per mL in 1 mL ampoule (as disodium phosphate salt)
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Antiemetic medicines
  • Oral > Liquid: 0.5 mg per 5 mL; 2 mg per 5 mL
  • Oral > Solid: 0.5 mg; 0.75 mg; 1.5 mg; 4 mg
  • Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 4 mg per mL in 1 mL ampoule (as disodium phosphate salt)
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Other medicines administered to the mother
  • Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 4 mg per mL (dexamethasone phosphate (as sodium))
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Medicines for other common symptoms in palliative care
  • Oral > Liquid: 2 mg per 5 mL
  • Oral > Solid: 2 mg; 4 mg
  • Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 4 mg per mL in 1 mL ampoule (as disodium phosphate salt)
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