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dexamethasone

Appearance: Available as tablets in various strengths, shapes and colours OR a clear, colourless injection that may be mixed into larger bags of fluids. 

Patient Info Sheet

Jan 2018

What it is used for

  • Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid (acts like a hormone the body normally makes, called cortisol).
     
  • Dexamethasone is used to treat many conditions. This information sheet is about its use as:
     
    • cancer treatment, where it is usually given along with other anticancer medications as part of a treatment regimen, 
       
    • or to control nausea and vomiting from cancer treatment.


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