Dexamethasone is used to treat many different inflammatory conditions such as allergic disorders and skin conditions.

Dexamethasone is also used to treat ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupuspsoriasis, and breathing disorders.

Dexamethasone is a synthetic adrenocortical steroid used to treat inflammatory and autoimmune conditions.

It acts as an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant. It is more potent than hydrocortisone.

Dexamethasone is used to treat conditions such as skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, arthritis, allergic disorders and breathing related problems.

Dexamethasone is given to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, to prevent certain side-effects.

Dexamethasone is also used in the treatment of high altitude cerebral edema.



Dexamethasone is an Anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid that is used to treat inflammatory and autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and bronchospasm. It is useful to study apoptosis, cell signaling pathways and gene expression. It is associated with marbofloxacin and clotrimazole and finds application in veterinary medicine to treat difficult ear infections in dogs. It is also used to treat horses with swelling of of distal limbs and general bruising in combination with trichlormethiazide.
Dexamethasone induces the production of phospholipase A2 inhibitory protein (lipocortin). It also inhibits induction of nitric oxide synthase (IC50=5 nM). Dexamethasone has been shown to cause reduction in cyclin A and Cd k2 activity, inhibition of G1/S transition in osteoblasts and inhibition of phosphorylation of Rb protein in vitro. Dexamethasone has been observed to induce apoptosis in human thymocytes and eosinophils, but inhibits apoptosis in neutrophils in vitro. Dexamethasone is an activator of IDO