Subscribe: RSS Podcasts iTunes
Episode 1140             Episode 1142
Episode 1141

Dexamethasone
Wed, 2020-Jun-17 01:10 UTC
Length - 2:55

Direct Link

Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.

With 363,610 views on Tuesday, 16 June 2020 our article of the day is Dexamethasone.

Dexamethasone is a type of corticosteroid medication. It is used in the treatment of many conditions, including COVID-19 respiratory side effects, rheumatic problems, a number of skin diseases, severe allergies, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, croup, brain swelling, eye pain following eye surgery, and along with antibiotics in tuberculosis. In adrenocortical insufficiency, it should be used together with a medication that has greater mineralocorticoid effects such as fludrocortisone. In preterm labor, it may be used to improve outcomes in the baby. It may be taken by mouth, as an injection into a muscle, or intravenously. The effects of dexamethasone are frequently seen within a day and last for about three days. The long-term use of dexamethasone may result in thrush, bone loss, cataracts, easy bruising, or muscle weakness. It is pregnancy category C in the United States meaning use should be based on benefits being predicted to be greater than risks. In Australia, it is category A, meaning it has been frequently used in pregnancy and not been found to cause problems to the baby. It should not be taken when breastfeeding. Dexamethasone has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant effects. Dexamethasone was first made in 1957 and was approved for medical use in 1961. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines. Dexamethasone is not expensive. In the United States, a month of medication typically costs less than US$25. In India, a course of treatment for preterm labor costs about US$0.5. It is available in most areas of the world. In 2016, it was the 259th most prescribed medication in the United States, with more than a million prescriptions.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:10 UTC on Wednesday, 17 June 2020.

For the full current version of the article, see Dexamethasone on Wikipedia.

This podcast is produced by Abulsme Productions based on Wikipedia content and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

Visit wikioftheday.com for our archives, sister podcasts, and swag. Please subscribe to never miss an episode. You can also follow @WotDpod on Twitter.

Abulsme Productions produces the current events podcast Curmudgeon's Corner as well. Check it out in your podcast player of choice.

This has been Geraint. Thank you for listening to popular Wiki of the Day.

For current episodes, or for the rest of the Wiki of the Day family of podcasts go here.


Archive Episodes:
1-100  101-200  201-300  301-400  401-500
501-600  601-700  701-800  801-900  901-1000
1001-1100  1101-1200  1201-1300  1301-1400  1401-1500
1501-1600  1601-1700  1701-1800  1801-1900  1901-2000
2001-2100  2101-2105  

wikiofthedaymasto.ai
  Buy WotD Stuff!!

Feedback welcome at feedback@wikioftheday.com.

These podcasts are produced by Abulsme Productions based on Wikipedia content.

They are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Creative Commons License

Abulsme Productions also produces Curmudgeon's Corner, a current events podcast.

If you like that sort of thing, check it out too!


Page cached at 2023-02-06 13:50:56 UTC
Original calculation time was 2.3054 seconds

Page displayed at 2023-02-06 17:05:36 UTC
Page generated in 0.0004 seconds