Glucocorticoid medicines (such as budesonide and dexamethasone) decrease
inflammation and swelling in the body. Some children who have croup symptoms get this medicine to help prevent croup from getting worse.
Dexamethasone may be given either orally or by
injection into the muscle (IM). Although one dose may be all that is needed,
your child may be given a few more doses to take by mouth at
Glucocorticoids have been shown to work well for children who
have croup symptoms. Children usually get relief within 6 hours of having the
medicine. And serious side effects are rare when one dose is given.
It is possible that the main title of the report Phenylketonuria is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
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May 29, 2012
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