DEXAM 8MG contains Dexamethasone which belongs to a group of medicines called Corticosteroids which occur naturally in the body. It is used to reduce the inflammation and suppress the immune system in conditions such as allergies, polymyalgia rheumatic, polyarteritis nodosa, blood disorders, leukaemia, myeloma, crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, hepatitis, polymyositis, increased pressure in the head not linked to tumours, worsening of multiple sclerosis, inflammation of the eye and kidney, breathing problems, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic and severe diseases of the skin, leukaemia of the lymphatic system, Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Kahler’s disease (cancer of blood cells) and high calcium levels caused by this disease.
Dexamethasone is a synthetic glucocorticoid (adrenocortical hormone), which boosts your body and treats various illnesses involving inflammation in the body. Before taking DEXAM 8MG inform your doctor if you have liver, kidney or heart problems, are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your physician will give the correct dose depends on your child’s age and body weight. The common side effects are increased appetite, irritability, difficulty sleeping, swelling in your ankles, feet and heartburn.