We interact with countless diseases all our life. For which, we intake different types of medicinal drugs following their administration SOPs. Each drug has a separate mechanism of action and acts differently than the other.
Doctors and healthcare professionals prescribe drugs based on your medical condition and previous disease-management history to avoid any complications. Yet sometimes, we still may experience some side effects of the medicinal drugs. Some side effects may be minor but they are there.
This is because drugs are never 100% disease-oriented. Medicinal drug therapy is like a bottle cap that follows the rule of one size fits all. It means when you intake any medicinal drug, it acts on all parts of your body instead of producing only a local action. This leads us to believe that drugs are not ideal solutions for treating diseases but drugs make the multi-effective treatment therapy by far.
However, one must know that one drug can have many uses, not just one targeted action inside the body. Let’s take an example of a drug known as “Dexamethasone”. It is a common and very popular anti-inflammatory drug that’s prepared and used in different parts of the world.
What is Dexamethasone?
Dexamethasone is a drug agent prescribed by many doctors to treat different inflammatory conditions. The dexamethasone manufacturers have designed this medicine to be effective in lowering the inflammatory response chiefly. It provides instant relief to the inflamed or swollen areas of your body.
The dexamethasone agent originates from the class of steroidal drug compounds that help to boost your body’s responses. Dexamethasone belongs to the inhibitory group of drugs that work by generating a suppressing effect of hyperactivity of neural signals of the immune system. Thus, the drug can effectively be used to treat more than one medical conditions that are somewhat similar or have a similar metabolic pattern.
What Are The Different Uses of Dexamethasone?
The medicines containing dexamethasone are usually given to treat inflammatory conditions and symptoms related to them. Generally, dexamethasone is very effective in inhibiting the hyperactive immune system but it may also be given in hormone deficiency.
Dexamethasone can also be used to treat some other medical conditions including rheumatoid diseases, severe allergic reactions, adrenal insufficiency, asthma, arthritis, bone marrow problems, skin issues, kidney conditions, and some other flare-ups conditions caused by multiple sclerosis.
How Does It Treat Multiple Indications?
Dexamethasone is indicated for inflammation fundamentally but it can also be used in the following few conditions:
● Inflammatory Responses
During inflammation, your body becomes hyperactive against all types of foreign particles. Your immune system alerts the body to produce more toxins to kill the foreign particles. Overactivation of toxins also causes severe damage to your healthy body tissues. But dexamethasone can help you suppress the immune moderate responses generated as a result of inflammation.
● Allergic Reactions
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid (cortisone-like medicine or steroid). It works on the immune system to help relieve swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions
● Rheumatoid Arthritis Diseases
Dexamethasone, when working to reduce inflammation in your swollen leg joints, helps to prevent and treat rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (juvenile) or psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, acute gouty arthritis, and lupus as well.
● Skin Diseases
Dexamethasone can also treat such serious skin diseases when administered in low doses to treat different types of eczema. Such as exfoliative dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, bullous dermatitis herpetiformis, and severe seborrheic dermatitis. Dexamethasone is also indicated for pemphigus, severe psoriasis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and mycosis fungoides.
● Adrenal Insufficiency
Dexamethasone is also good for restoring the normal function of the adrenal gland. It helps to bring its sufficiency back in performing important bodily functions. Such as regulating blood sugar, providing defense against infections, and controlling stress. Dexamethasone fulfills the hormonal requirements to treat adrenal insufficiency.