What is Maxidex?

Dexamethasone is a type of steroid medication. It has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant effects. It is 25 times more potent than cortisol in its glucocorticoid effect, while having minimal mineralocorticoid effect.

Dexamethasone is used for the treatment of many conditions including: rheumatologic problems, a number of skin diseases such as erythema multiforme, severe allergies, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, croup, and cerebral edema, in addition to other medications in tuberculosis and a number of other infectious diseases.

It is pregnancy category C in the United States and class A in Australia, meaning it has been frequently used in pregnancy and not been found to cause problems for the baby.

It is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.

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I am 32 weeks pregnant and have been prescribed G.maxidex steroid eye drops for allergic conjuctivitis. I have also been prescribed G.optive...

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Hi. Yes it is safe to use these drops for topical use at this stage in pregnancy.Steroids will not do any harm. You will be cured of conjunctivitis...

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     I am male, 59 years old. I had a cataract surgery on September 25 of this year on my right eye, 26 days ago. I had had another cataract surgery...

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YAG laser has to be done.

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Have seen your details.

Its a complication of cataract surgery that usually can be...

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Our daughter's eyelashes started falling from her upper lids in the beginning of XXXXXXX 2016. Until recently that was the only problem she had but...

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Alopecia areata

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