Medication Spotlight: Dexamethasone

Jun 11, 2024 | Blogpost, Educational Series, Health, Preparedness

2.5 Million adults in the U.S. take corticosteroids (such as Dexamethasone)

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What is Dexamethasone?

Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid medication widely used for its anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant properties. It helps reduce inflammation and modify the body’s immune response, making it effective in treating a variety of conditions in both adults and children.

It’s wide array of applications make it a valuable medication to have on hand in your emergency kit at home, should the need arise.

 

USES:

  • Inflammation
  • Acute altitude sickness
  • High-altitude cerebral edema
  • Certain eye conditions (uveitis, conjunctivitis, keratitis)
  • Severe allergies (by suppressing the immune system’s response to allergens)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Asthma

| 1.5 million people in the United States suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to Yale Medicine

 

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Also, this medication is used in children to treat asthma, allergic reactions, some auto-immune disorders, croup, and pneumonia.

 

Dexamethasone is available as an add-on (only $27) to any Jase Case order, AND is also now included in every KidCase at no extra cost, just to make the KidCase more robust for our little ones.

 

Things to consider:

  1. Dexamethasone was on the list of drug shortages from 2019 into 2023
  2. In its injectable form is is still in short supply as of June 2024

Safeguard against potential shortages by having your own personal supply on hand in your Jase Case.

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