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What is Dexamethasone?

It belongs to the class of drugs referred to as corticosteroids that help to inhibit the production of substances in the body that can cause inflammation.

What is Dexamethasone used for?

Dexamethasone is used in the treatment of asthma, arthritis, skin problems, adrenal gland problems, blood problems, swelling problems and allergy symptoms. It is available on Drugstore Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy.


Destrax has Dexamethasone as its active ingredient.

Side Effects

Possible side effects from the use if dexamethasone include; Anxiety, aggression, mood swings, dizziness, headache, irregular heartbeat, nervousness, numbness, mental depression, weight gain, diarrhea, dry mouth, bloody or black stools, decreased vision, eye pain, breathing difficulties, irritability, reduction in amount of urine, agitation, noisy breathing and some others not listed here.


It should be taken as prescribed by a physician.


Inform your doctor if you suffer from or have experienced any of the following; osteoporosis, chicken pox, measles, hepatic disease, malaria, muscle or thyroid disorder, diabetes, glaucoma, stomach ulcers, herpes, heart failure and any other health conditions. Also, it is important that you let your doctor if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or have a fungal infection.


Products like birth control pills, digoxin, cancer medications, aminoglutethimide, cholestyramine, blood thinners and NSAIDs can interfere or interact with the effects of Dexamethasone, so it is important to let your doctor know if you’re taking any product or drugs containing any of them.

Can Dexamethasone kill you?

When used in high doses, Dexamethasone kills myeloma cells.

What is the drug Decadron used for?

Decadron is a corticosteroid (Dexamethasone) used in the treatment of arthritis, blood, kidney, muscle, thyroid and adrenal gland issues.

Does Decadron work for sore throat?

Dexamethasone may offer some relief for sore throat.

Price of Destrax in Nigeria

It is available on Drugstore Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy for Six Hundred Naira.


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