Dexamethasone is indicated as a treatment for certain endocrine and non- endocrine disorders, in certain cases of cerebral oedema, and for diagnostic testing of adrenocortical hyperfunction.
Endocrine disorders: Primary or secondary adrenocortical insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Non-endocrine disorders: Dexamethasone may be used in the treatment of non-endocrine corticosteroid responsive conditions, including:
Allergy and anaphylaxis: Angioneurotic oedema, anaphylaxis.
Arteritis collagenosis: Polymyalgia rheumatica, polyarteritis nodosa.
Blood disorders: Haemolytic anaemia, leukaemia, myeloma.
Cardiovascular disorders: Post-myocardial infarction syndrome.
Gastro-intestinal: Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis.
Infections (with appropriate chemotherapy): Miliary tuberculosis.
Muscular disorders: Polymyositis.
Neurological disorders: Raised intra-cranial pressure secondary to cerebral tumours.
Ocular disorders: Anterior and posterior uveitis, optic neuritis.
Renal disorders: Lupus nephritis.
Respiratory disease: Bronchial asthma, aspiration pneumonitis.
Rheumatic disorders: Rheumatoid arthritis.
Skin disorders: Pemphigus vulgaris.
For full data sheet go to:https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/686/smpc
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