Dexamethasone – Dosage, Overdose, and Interactions

Background Dexamethasone, or MK-125, is a corticosteroid fluorinated at position 9 used to treat endocrine, rheumatic, collagen, dermatologic, allergic, ophthalmic, gastrointestinal, respiratory, hematologic, neoplastic, edematous, and other conditions. Developed in 1957, it is structurally similar to other corticosteroids like hydrocortisone and prednisolone. Dexamethasone was granted FDA approval on 30 October 1958. In a press release for the Randomized Evaluation of …

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