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Dexamethasone is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat inflammation. Dexamethasone is sometimes prescribed to treat migraines. Since the FDA has not approved Dexamethasone specifically for this usage, it may be considered โ€œoff-label.โ€

Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid. It is believed that Dexamethasone works by suppressing immune system activity.

How do I take it?
Take Dexamethasone exactly as prescribed by the physician.

Dexamethasone comes in tablet and oral solution forms.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Dexamethasone lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, insomnia, depression, anxiety, restlessness, acne, easy bruising, stomach upset, vomiting, increased hair growth, and changes in menstrual cycle.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Dexamethasone include increased rash, swollen extremities, vision problems, muscle weakness, susceptibility to infection, weight gain, and, in children, slowed growth.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Dexamethasone โ€“ Medline Plus

Headache โ€“ Cleveland Clinic

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