Dexamethasone 2mg Tablets
4.1 Therapeutic indications
Dexamethasone is indicated as a treatment for certain endocrine and non-endocrine disorders, in certain cases of cerebral oedema, and for diagnostic testing of adrenocortical hyperfunction.
Endocrine disorders: Primary or secondary adrenocortical insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Non-endocrine disorders: Dexamethasone may be used in the treatment of non-endocrine corticosteroid responsive conditions, including:
Allergy and anaphylaxis: Angioneurotic oedema, anaphylaxis.
Arteritis collagenosis: Polymyalgia rheumatica, polyarteritis nodosa.
Blood disorders: Haemolytic anaemia, leukaemia, myeloma.
Cardiovascular disorders: Post-myocardial infarction syndrome.
Gastro-intestinal: Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis.
Infections (with appropriate chemotherapy): Miliary tuberculosis.
Muscular disorders: Polymyositis.
Neurological disorders: Raised intra-cranial pressure secondary to cerebral tumours.
Ocular disorders: Anterior and posterior uveitis, optic neuritis.
Renal disorders: Lupus nephritis.
Respiratory disease: Bronchial asthma, aspiration pneumonitis.
Rheumatic disorders: Rheumatoid arthritis.
Skin disorders: Pemphigus vulgaris.
Why sign up with Medthority?
Develop your knowledge with our disease and condition focused Learning Zones
Access content from credible sources, including expert-led commentary, videos, podcasts, and webinars as well as clinical trials, treatment information and guidelines
Personalised dashboard providing updates and recommendations for content within your areas of interest
The drug SPC information (indications, contra-indications, interactions, etc), has been developed in collaboration with eMC (www.medicines.org.uk/emc/). Medthority offers the whole library of SPC documents from eMC.
Medthority will not be held liable for explicit or implicit errors, or missing data.
Drugs appearing in this section are approved by UK Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), & the European Medicines Agency (EMA).