This chemotherapy and cancer drugs article is about Dexamethasone which is a steroid tablet generally given in doses of 0.5mgs upwards. It is an anti-inflammatory and an immuno-suppressant.  It is extremely powerful 20-30 times more potent than hydrocortisone and 4-5 times more than prednisone.  It is sometimes used to help the side-effects of chemotherapy, and with brain tumours, as it counteracts oedema (accumulation of fluid) which could eventually compress other brain structures.

Side effects can include: stomach irritation, increased appetite, swelling around the face, vomiting, insomnia, headache, dizziness, depression, acne and easy bruising.

Approved by

the Medical Board. 

Click Here







Other articles that you may find interesting are:

  1. A diet for Chemotherapy
  2. Immunotherapy overview
  3. A to Z Guide to Complementary Therapies

Go to: Return to the CANCERactive drug list

Learn about your cancer drugs.
CancerAcitve Logo
Subscribe (Free e-Newsletter)

Join Our

Join Our Newsletter Signup today for free and be the first to get notified on new updates.