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Decadron

 [dek´ah-dron]
trademark for preparations of dexamethasone, a steroid antiinflammatory agent.
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Decadron

(dĕk′ə-drŏn′)
A trademark for the drug dexamethasone.
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Decadron®

Dexamethasone A glucocorticosteroid used to ↓ cerebral edema
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Decadron

A brand name for DEXAMETHASONE.
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Decadron is a registered trademark of Pragma Pharmaceuticals.
The court held, inter alia, that the defendants were responsible for the plaintiff receiving the excessive dosage of Decadron. Hollier v.
* Steroids such as methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol) or dexamethasone (Decadron) and Asian ginseng, ephedra (ma huang), licorice and senna
Decadron was added to reduce pre- and post-surgery brain swelling.
He was started on intravenous (IV) mannitol 25 g every 6 hours and IV dexamethasone (Decadron) 10 mg every 6 hours.
Preliminary results from a large, randomized clinical trial for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, a cancer typically found in bone marrow, has shown that the use of a low dose of the steroid dexamethasone (Decadron A[R]), in combination with lenalidomide (Revlimid A[R]) is associated with improved survival when compared to a treatment regimen with lenalidomide and a higher, standard dose of dexamethasone.
Now, because of the Adriamycin and Cytoxan she's been given, the patient must take Emend, Aloxi, and Decadron (for nausea), Neulasta and Aranesp (to boost her blood cell counts), and Prilosec and Mylanta (for reflux).
This occurred despite having been given Decadron for presumed postoperative edema.
A corticosteroid such as dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol) or prednisone (Cortan, Orasone) may be prescribed if the primary source of excess androgens appears to be the adrenal glands.
He was immediately prescribed, among others, Decadron (dexamethasone), a synthetic steroid used in instances of brain metastasis as an anti-inflammatory.
Dexamethasone (Decadron) is a corticosteroid, which reduces brain swelling and also improves lung function.