The dexamethasone - A corticosteroid drug prescribed as a nasal spray to relieve nasal congestion caused by allergic rhinitis (hay fever), as eye drops in the treatment of iritis (inflammation of the iris), and as eardrops in the treatment of otitis externa (outer-ear infection).

Dexamethasone is given in tablet form or by injection to treat severe asthma and other inflammatory disorders, and to reduce inflammation of the brain due to head injury, stroke, or a brain tumour. It may also be injected into an inflamed joint to relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis.

Dexamethasone nasal spray may cause nosebleeds; eye drops may cause irritation of the eyes. Prolonged use or high doses of dexamethasone tablets may cause the adverse effects common to the corticosteroid group of drugs.


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