Description

Dexamethasone is a synthetic glucocorticoid; it combines high anti-inflammatory effects with low mineralocorticoid activity. It has an approximately 7 times greater anti-inflammatory potency than prednisolone, another commonly prescribed corticosteroid. At high doses it reduces the immune response.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Dexamethasone
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A01 Stomatological preparations → A01A Stomatological preparations → A01AC Corticosteroids for local oral treatment
Dexamethasone
C Cardiovascular system → C05 Vasoprotectives → C05A Agents for treatment of hemorrhoids and anal fissures for topical use → C05AA Corticosteroids
Dexamethasone
D Dermatologicals → D07 Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations → D07A Corticosteroids, plain → D07AB Corticosteroids, moderately potent (group II)
Dexamethasone
D Dermatologicals → D07 Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations → D07X Corticosteroids, other combinations → D07XB Corticosteroids, moderately potent, other combinations
Dexamethasone
D Dermatologicals → D10 Anti-acne preparations → D10A Anti-acne preparations for topical use → D10AA Corticosteroids, combinations for treatment of acne
Dexamethasone
H Systemic hormonal preparations, excl. Sex hormones and insulins → H02 Corticosteroids for systemic use → H02A CORTICOSTEROIDS FOR SYSTEMIC USE, PLAIN → H02AB Glucocorticoids
Dexamethasone
R Respiratory system → R01 Nasal preparations → R01A Decongestants and other nasal preparations for topical use → R01AD Corticosteroids
Dexamethasone
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01B Antiinflammatory agents → S01BA Corticosteroids, plain
Dexamethasone
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01C Antiinflammatory agents and antiinfectives in combination → S01CB Corticosteroids/antiinfectives/mydriatics in combination
Dexamethasone
S Sensory organs → S02 Otologicals → S02B Corticosteroids → S02BA Corticosteroids
Dexamethasone
S Sensory organs → S03 Ophthalmological and otological preparations → S03B Corticosteroids → S03BA Corticosteroids

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