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Dexamethasone

(deks-a-METH-a-sone)

Dexamethasone (Decadron) is a steroid.

It has a number of different uses, including asthma, arthritis, some autoimmune diseases, and leukemia.

It is also used to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy.

Because it is used to treat a variety of disorders, make sure you ask your child's doctor about why dexamethasone is being prescribed for your child.

Dexamethasone is available as a tablet, injection, liquid, eye ointment, or eye drop.

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Special Instructions

If Your Child Misses a Dose

Possible Side Effects of Medication

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Last Updated: 11/2013