dexamethasone

Dexamethasone is an anti-inflammatory drug from corticosteroid family, which first was made in 1957. This drug is included in the list of World Health Organization, and is the most important drug in the basic health system.
Dexamethasone is used for treatment of many inflammatory diseases, and if used properly, its effects are tremendous. So, this drug has become a powerful and popular tool for physicians to eliminate the inflammation.
Such as any useful drug, dexamethasone can be problematic if misused. Today, medical advises are widely generalized by non-physicians, and some illiterate people recommend this medication for any type of illness (even for a simple cold), and due to rapid reduction of inflammation and improving patient’s symptoms, is accepted by individuals.
Due to beneficial effects of this drug and persistence of the patients, doctors have to prescribe it, in spite of the actual need of the patients. This has become so widespread that dexamethasone has become the most commonly used prescribed injection in our country.
On the other hand, intractably and non-therapeutic use of dexamethasone, such as increasing appetite, bulking the muscles and bodybuilding, has also become widespread. Uncontrolled use of any drug can lead to irreparable complications.
Recently, we have seen a widespread campaign to scare the society from dexamethasone, which has focused more on calcium absorption. This is a very useful and rational advertisement and has significantly reduced intractably use of this drug. But since some people influenced by the others, even do not use this injection which is prescribed by expert doctors!
As a conclusion, it is necessary to know that, intractably use of medication and listening to drug recommendations of non-physicians should be stopped, not the use of medication. Doctors consider all aspects of the drugs, its benefits and disadvantages, and then prescribe them. Dexamethasone injection prescribed by a non-physician is as harmful as lack of injection prescribed by the doctors.

dexamethasone