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Dexamethasone (Decadron)

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Dexamethasone (Decadron)

What is the Generic Name for Decadron?


What is the Trade Name for Dexamethasone?


What are the Indications of Dexamethasone (Decadron)?

  • Manage cerebral edema
  • Assess for Cushing’s Disease

What are the Actions of Dexamethasone (Decadron)?

Suppress inflammation and normal immune response. Used in inflammatory states to decrease inflammation.

What is the Therapeutic Class of Dexamethasone (Decadron)?

Antiasthmatics, corticosteroids

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Dexamethasone (Decadron)?


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Date Published - Mar 3, 2016
Date Modified - May 28, 2019

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.