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Synonyms: see chemistry
Formula: C22H29FO5

 Uses: anti-inflammatory, immunosupressant

 Properties: steroid

 Hazards: see side effects & drug interactions

Mass (g/mol): CAS #:
392.461063 50-02-2

Dexamethasone is an anti-inflammatory, immunosupressant 9-fluoro-glucocorticoid medication that acts as a hormone antagonist. It is structurally related to glucocorticoids, steroids, bile salts, and cholesterol. It is also an antiememetic that reduces nausea and vomiting, and an antineoplastic agent that be can used to treat hormone-sensitive tumors.