Decadron is a corticosteroid. Decadron is prescribed to treat swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions in the eye.
Decadron is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- Any type of active infection;
- Contact lens wearer;
- An unusual or allergic reaction to Decadron, corticosteroids, other drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
Interactions are not expected.
Decadron side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- Changes in vision;
- Eye pain;
- Nausea, vomiting;
- Watery eyes;
- Burning, redness or stinging in the eye;
- Temporary watering or blurring of vision;
Your doctor will tailor your individual dose to the condition being treated. Initial doses range from 0.75 mg to 9 mg a day.
After the drug produces a satisfactory response, your doctor will gradually lower the dose to the minimum effective level.