Dexamethasone is a pharmaceutical substance that belongs to the class of corticosteroid drugs. It is known by its chemical name 9-fluoro-11β,17,21-trihydroxy-16α-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione. The CAS number for dexamethasone is 50-02-2.
Dexamethasone is a synthetic corticosteroid that has potent anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. It is commonly used in the treatment of various inflammatory conditions, allergies, and autoimmune disorders. Dexamethasone works by suppressing the immune system, reducing inflammation, and decreasing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
This pharmaceutical substance is available in various forms such as tablets, injections, eye drops, and creams. It is often prescribed by healthcare professionals for short-term use to control acute symptoms, or for long-term use in chronic conditions.
Dexamethasone should be used under medical supervision, as it can have significant side effects and interactions with other medications. Some common