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Your child needs to take dexamethasone (say: deks-a-METH-a-sone). This information sheet explains what this medicine does and how to give it to your child. It also explains what side effects or problems your child may have when he or she takes this medicine for a short time.

Disclaimer: The information in this Family Med-aid is accurate at the time of printing. It provides a summary of information about dexamethasone and does not contain all possible information about this medicine. Not all side effects are listed. If you have any questions or want more information about dexamethasone, speak to your healthcare provider. 

Last updated: May 23rd 2017