Dangers asscoiated with Dexamethasone

What is Dexamethasone used for?

Dexamethasone was made to treat organ system inflammation. It is also sometimes given to premature infants because it was thought that the drug could prevent chronic lung diseas. Also being used to treat certain forms of arthritis; skin, blood, kidney, eye, thyroid, and intestinal disorders (e.g., colitis); severe allergies; and asthma.

Why was Dexamethasone Recalled (or why should it be) ?

The dexamethasone side effects found to occur are very serious conditions. This drug is sometimes prescribed to infants, but It was found that instead of helping premature infants, dexamethasone wears through the babies intestinal tract lining. In recent studies, the use of the steroid dexamethasone in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome is associated with a significantly increased incidence of cerebral palsy and developmental delay.

When dexamethasone is used for chronic treatment, many dexamethasone side effects can occur because of the adrenal suppression it leads to.

Since adrenal glands produce the body’s necessary hormones and some steroids, dexamethasone can interfere with this process, inhibiting children’s growth. Dexamethasone suppresses the body’s inflammatory response and often allows infection to occur as a result.

What Makes Dexamethasone a dangerous Drug ( side effects and risks):

  • Ulcers
  • Infection
  • cold or infection that lasts a long time
  • muscle weakness

Common Misspelling or other names: Decsamethasone, Deksamethasone


5 Comments on "Dangers asscoiated with Dexamethasone"

  1. jimmy on Sun, 1st Aug 2010 12:52 pm 

    Dexamethasone is delicious. Much like pez, it should be enjoyed liberally and stored/dispensed from a cartoonish plastic device.

  2. Nickiz on Tue, 12th Apr 2011 9:25 pm 

    I’m an adult who’s been harmed by Dexamethasone. I want to talk to other people who’ve also experienced adverse side effects due to Dex. Also if anyone knows of a blog of people to exchange information about this, I’d like to know it.

  3. Lori on Thu, 10th Nov 2011 12:55 pm 

    Also please report the harm you are experiencing from Dexamethasone to the FDA right away. I have already done so. It’s important for anyone that has been harmed by this drug to report it A.S.A.P.
    Thank You,

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    Good day,

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