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Dexamethasone Acetate

Dexamethasone Acetate

Dexamethasone acetate is a potent synthetic glucocorticoid used for its anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. It is a derivative of dexamethasone, known for its long duration of action and high glucocorticoid activity. Available in various formulations, including oral tablets, injectable solutions, and topical preparations, dexamethasone acetate is commonly used in treating various conditions such as allergies, autoimmune disorders, and certain cancers.


-Allergic reactions -Asthma -Rheumatoid arthritis -Skin disorders -Eye conditions such as uveitis and conjunctivitis -Adrenal insufficiency -Certain cancers like leukemia and lymphoma


The dosage of dexamethasone acetate varies depending on the condition being treated, the patient's age, weight, and other individual factors. It is essential to follow the dosage instructions provided by a healthcare provider. Generally, oral doses range from 0.75 to 9 mg per day, while the intramuscular or intravenous route may require different dosages. For topical preparations, the amount and frequency depend on the severity of the skin or eye condition.


Known hypersensitivity to dexamethasone or any other ingredient in the formulation Systemic fungal infections Ocular herpes simplex due to risk of corneal perforation

Special Precautions

-Adrenal insufficiency: Prolonged use can suppress the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. -Immunosuppression: Increased risk of infections, including bacterial, viral, and fungal. -Growth retardation: In pediatric patients, long-term use may affect growth. -Blood sugar levels: May exacerbate diabetes or hyperglycemia. -Eye conditions: Use with caution in patients with glaucoma or cataracts.

Side Effects

-Weight gain -Fluid retention -Mood swings -Increased appetite -Insomnia

Drug Interactions

-Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): May increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. -Antidiabetic drugs: May alter blood glucose control. -Warfarin: May increase the risk of bleeding. -Vaccines: May decrease the immune response. -Barbiturates and phenytoin: May decrease the efficacy of dexamethasone.

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