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Adrenocorticosteroid indicated for endocrine disorders, rheumatic disorders, collagen disorders, dermatological disorders, allergic states, ophthalmic diseases and other approved disorders.

Dexamethasone Elixir, USP

Dexamethasone Elixir, USP

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Strength: 0.5mg/5mL
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  • Endocrine Disorders: Primary or secondary adrenocortical insufficiency (hydrocortisone or cortisone is the first choice; synthetic analogs may be used in conjunction with mineralocorticoids where applicable; in infancy mineralocorticoid supplementation is of particular importance).
    • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
    • Nonsuppurative thyroiditis
    • Hypercalcemia associated with cancer
  • Rheumatic Disorders: As adjunctive therapy for short-term administration (to tide the patient over an acute episode or exacerbation) in:
    • Psoriatic arthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis, including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (selected cases may require low-dose maintenance therapy)
    • Ankylosing spondylitis
    • Acute and subacute bursitis
    • Acute nonspecific tenosynovitis
    • Acute gouty arthritis
    • Post-traumatic osteoarthritis
    • Synovitis of osteoarthritis
    • Epicondylitis
  • Collagen Diseases: During an exacerbation or as maintenance therapy in selected cases of:
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus
    • Acute rheumatic carditis
  • Dermatologic Diseases:
    • Pemphigus
    • Bullous dermatitis herpetiformis
    • Severe erythema multiforme (Stevens-Johnson syndrome)
    • Exfoliative dermatitis
    • Mycosis fungoides
    • Severe psoriasis
    • Severe seborrheic dermatitis
  • Allergic States: Control of severe or incapacitating allergic conditions intractable to adequate trials of conventional treatment:
    • Seasonal or perennial allergic rhinitis
    • Bronchial asthma
    • Contact dermatitis
    • Atopic dermatitis
    • Serum sickness
    • Drug hypersensitivity reactions
  • Ophthalmic Diseases: Severe acute and chronic allergic and inflammatory processes involving the eye and its adnexa, such as:
    • Allergic conjunctivitis
    • Keratitis
    • Allergic corneal marginal ulcers
    • Herpes zoster ophthalmicus
    • Iritis and iridocyclitis
    • Chorioretinitis
    • Anterior segment inflammation
    • Diffuse posterior uveitis and choroiditis
    • Optic neuritis
    • Sympathetic ophthalmia
  • Respiratory Diseases:
    • Symptomatic sarcoidosis
    • Loeffler's syndrome not manageable by other means
    • Berylliosis
    • Fulminating or disseminated pulmonary tuberculosis when used concurrently with appropriate antituberculous chemotherapy
    • Aspiration pneumonitis
  • Hematologic Disorders:
    • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in adults
    • Secondary thrombocytopenia in adults
    • Acquired (autoimmune) hemolytic anemia
    • Erythroblastopenia (RBC anemia)
    • Congenital (erythroid) hypoplastic anemia
  • Neoplastic Diseases: For palliative management of:
    • Leukemia and lymphomas in adults
    • Acute leukemia of childhood
  • Edematous States: To induce a diuresis or remission of proteinuria in the nephrotic syndrome, without uremia, of the idiopathic type or that due to lupus erythematosus
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases: To tide the patient over a critical period of the disease in:
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Regional enteritis
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Tuberculous meningitis with subarachnoid block or impending block when used concurrently with appropriate antituberculous chemotherapy
    • Trichinosis with neurologic or myocardial involvement
    • Diagnostic testing of adrenocortical hyperfunction.