Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection IP

Available in 10 ml & 30 ml
Each 2 ml contains:-

Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate I.P ,
equivalent to,
Dexamethasone Phosphate 4mg ,
Phenol I.P 0.5%
(as preservative)
Water for Injection I.P. Q.S

Dexamethasone Sod.Phos.Inj.I.P.

Why is this medication prescribed
Dexamethasone is a potent synthetic member of the glucocorticoid class of steroid hormones. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant. Its potency is about 40 times that of hydrocortisone. Dexamethasone is used to treat many inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, e.g., rheumatoid arthritis. It is also given to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, to counteract certain side-effects of their antitumor treatment. Dexamethasone can augment the antiemetic effect of 5-HT3 receptor antagonists like ondansetron. It is also given in small amounts before and/or after some forms of dental surgery, such as the extraction of the wisdom teeth, an operation which often leaves the patient with puffy, swollen cheeks. It is useful to counteract allergic shock, if given in high doses Dexamethasone is also used in the treatment of high altitude cerebral edema.