Dexamethasone

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Dexamethasone (dexamethasone systemic) is a member of the drug class glucocorticoids and is used to treat Addison's Disease, Adrenal Insufficiency, Adrenocortical Insufficiency, Adrenogenital Syndrome, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Aphthous Ulcer, Aspiration Pneumonia, Asthma, Asthma - acute, Atopic Dermatitis, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Bursitis, Cerebral Edema, Chorioretinitis, Croup, Cushing's Syndrome, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, Eczema, Epicondylitis - Tennis Elbow, Erythroblastopenia, Evan's Syndrome, Gouty Arthritis, Hay Fever, Hemolytic Anemia, Hypercalcemia of Malignancy, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Inflammatory Conditions, Iridocyclitis, Iritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Keratitis, Leukemia, Loeffler's Syndrome, Lymphoma, Meningitis - Haemophilus influenzae, Meningitis - Listeriosis, Meningitis - Meningococcal, Meningitis - Pneumococcal, Mountain Sickness / Altitude Sickness, Multiple Myeloma, Multiple Sclerosis, Mycosis Fungoides, Nausea/Vomiting - Chemotherapy Induced, Neurosarcoidosis, Pemphigus, Plaque Psoriasis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Shock, Synovitis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Thrombocytopenia, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, Transverse Myelitis, Tuberculous Meningitis, Ulcerative Colitis and Uveitis - Posterior.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

A01AC02,C05AA09,D07AB19,D07XB05,D10AA03,H02AB02,R01AD03,S01BA01,S01CB01,S02BA06,S03BA01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000050-02-2

Chemical Formula

C22-H29-F-O5

Molecular Weight

392

Therapeutic Category

Glucocorticoid

Chemical Names

9α-fluoro-11β,17α,21-trihydroxy-16α-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione (WHO)

Pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione, 9-fluoro-11,17,21-trihydroxy-16-methyl-, (11β,16α)- (USP)

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TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States
WHOWorld Health Organization

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