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.