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Dexamethasone: Oral tablet

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Dexamethasone 6mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 769 
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Dexamethasone 2mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 662 
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Dexamethasone 4mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 892 
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Dexamethasone 2mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Pill Identification: 54 662 
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Dexamethasone 0.75mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 54 960 
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Dexamethasone 0.75mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 54 960 
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Dexamethasone 0.75mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: par 085 
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Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: par 084 
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Dexamethasone 0.75mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: par 085 
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Dexamethasone 1.5mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: par 086 
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Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: par 084 
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Zema-Pak 10-day TaperPak Tab
Macoven Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: 54 943 
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Zema-Pak 13-day TaperPak
Macoven Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: 54 943 
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Zema-Pak 6-day TaperPak Tab
Macoven Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Pill Identification: 54 943 
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Dexamethasone 1mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 489 
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Dexamethasone 4mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: par 087 
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Dexamethasone 1.5mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: par 086 
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Dexamethasone 4mg Tab
Par Pharmaceutical Inc
Pill Identification: par 087 
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Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 299 
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Dexamethasone 0.75mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 960 
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Dexamethasone 1mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 489 
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Dexamethasone 1.5mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 943 
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Dexamethasone 1.5mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 943 
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Dexamethasone 0.75mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 960 
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Dexamethasone 0.5mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 299 
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Dexamethasone 2mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 662 
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Dexamethasone 4mg Tab
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 892 
How This Drug Works
Corticosteriods
Corticosteroids provide anti-inflammatory relief by helping the body make proteins that decrease inflammatory chemical messengers and reduce symptoms like swelling, redness, pain and others.
"Corticosteroids provide anti&#45;inflammatory relief for many different conditions and come in drug forms such as tablets, inhalers, eye&#45;drops, and others. <br><br> The body normally responds to inflammation or cell damage by producing white blood cells and chemical messengers to fight an infection or repair damage. However, in some cases, the surge of all of these substances to a localized area of the body can cause symptoms of inflammation and damage to the bodyâ¬"s tissues. <br><br> Corticosteroids bind to steroid receptors inside cells and form a tightly joined group. When the steroid&#45;receptor &#34;group&#34; is activated, it moves inside the cell&#39;s nucleus where it is able to control the cellâ¬"s ability to make proteins. The proteins that are made decrease inflammatory chemical messengers and reduce symptoms of inflammation like swelling, redness, pain and others."
Corticosteriods
Corticosteroids provide anti-inflammatory relief by helping the body make proteins that decrease inflammatory chemical messengers and reduce symptoms like swelling, redness, pain and others.
"Corticosteroids provide anti&#45;inflammatory relief for many different conditions and come in drug forms such as tablets, inhalers, eye&#45;drops, and others. <br><br> The body normally responds to inflammation or cell damage by producing white blood cells and chemical messengers to fight an infection or repair damage. However, in some cases, the surge of all of these substances to a localized area of the body can cause symptoms of inflammation and damage to the bodyâ¬"s tissues. <br><br> Corticosteroids bind to steroid receptors inside cells and form a tightly joined group. When the steroid&#45;receptor &#34;group&#34; is activated, it moves inside the cell&#39;s nucleus where it is able to control the cellâ¬"s ability to make proteins. The proteins that are made decrease inflammatory chemical messengers and reduce symptoms of inflammation like swelling, redness, pain and others."
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DEXAMETHASONE (dex a METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.


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Drugs Related by Class to Dexamethasone: Oral tablet
Previous Class name
Class Name : Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain

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Betamethasone: Suspension for injection  |  Betamethasone: Topical cream  |  Betamethasone: Topical cream, augmented  |  Betamethasone: Topical foam  |  Betamethasone: Topical gel, augmented  |  Betamethasone: Topical lotion  |  Betamethasone: Topical lotion, augmented  |  Betamethasone: Topical ointment  |  Betamethasone: Topical ointment, augmented  |  Budesonide: Nasal spray, suspension  |  Budesonide: Nebulizer suspension  |  Budesonide: Oral capsule, gastro-resistant pellets  |  Cortisone: Oral tablet  |  Fludrocortisone: Oral tablet  |  Hydrocortisone: Oral tablet  |  Hydrocortisone: Rectal enema, suspension  |  Hydrocortisone: Rectal suppository  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical Lipocream  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical cream  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical gel  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical lotion  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical ointment  |  Hydrocortisone: Topical solution  |  Methylprednisolone: Oral tablet  |  Methylprednisolone: Powder for solution for injection  |  Methylprednisolone: Suspension for injection  |  Prednisolone: Ophthalmic drops, solution  |  Prednisolone: Ophthalmic drops, suspension  |  Prednisolone: Oral disintegrating tablet  |  Prednisolone: Oral solution  |  Prednisolone: Oral syrup  |  Prednisolone: Oral tablet  |  Prednisone: Oral solution  |  Prednisone: Oral tablet  |  Triamcinolone: Dental paste  |  Triamcinolone: Nasal spray, solution  |  Triamcinolone: Suspension for injection  |  Triamcinolone: Topical cream  |  Triamcinolone: Topical lotion  |  Triamcinolone: Topical ointment  |  Triamcinolone: Topical spray, solution
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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Dexamethasone: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
56.18%
43.82%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
8.55%
14.01%
32.8%
44.63%
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