MAS Care-Pak


What is MAS Care-Pak?

Common Brand(s): Decadron Phosphate

Dexamethasone is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood/hormone disorders, allergic reactions, skin diseases, eye problems, breathing problems, bowel disorders, cancer, and immune system disorders. It is also used as a test for an adrenal gland disorder (Cushing's syndrome).

Dexamethasone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It decreases your immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions.

This injectable form of dexamethasone is used when a similar drug cannot be taken by mouth or when a very fast response is needed, especially in patients with severe medical conditions. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of dexamethasone, especially if it is to be injected near your spine (epidural). Rare but serious side effects may occur with epidural use.


  • miliary tuberculosis
  • trichinosis
  • sarcoidosis
  • diagnostic test for Cushing's syndrome
  • hypercalcemia associated with sarcoidosis
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • mycosis fungoides
  • non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • multiple myeloma
  • acute lymphoid leukemia
  • metastatic prostate carcinoma
  • humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy
  • thyroiditis
  • adrenogenital disorder
  • adrenocortical insufficiency
  • acute gouty arthritis
  • autoimmune hemolytic anemia
  • Diamond Blackfan anemia
  • erythroblastic anemia
  • idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • acquired thrombocytopenia
  • cerebral edema
  • ophthalmia sympathetic
  • uveitis
  • ocular inflammation
  • rheumatic fever
  • rheumatic carditis
  • pericarditis
  • carditis
  • polyarteritis nodosa
  • giant cell arteritis
  • vasculitis
  • laryngeal edema
  • asthma exacerbation
  • berylliosis
  • Loffler syndrome
  • Crohn's disease
  • ulcerative colitis
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • celiac disease
  • nephrotic syndrome
  • atopic dermatitis
  • contact dermatitis
  • dermatitis herpetiformis
  • pemphigus
  • erythema multiforme
  • exfoliative dermatitis
  • psoriatic arthritis
  • psoriasis
  • transfusion reaction urticaria
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • systemic dermatomyositis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • synovitis due to osteoarthritis
  • ankylosing spondylitis
  • epicondylitis
  • bursitis
  • respiratory distress syndrome in the newborn
  • prevention of post-operative nausea and vomiting
  • prevention of radiation-induced nausea and vomiting
  • angioedema
  • hypersensitivity drug reaction
  • organ transplant rejection
  • serum sickness
  • cancer chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
  • prevention of cancer chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
  • subacute bursitis
  • follicular lymphoma
  • diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
  • progressive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
  • tuberculosis meningitis treatment adjunct
  • Burkitt's lymphoma
  • acute exacerbation of multiple sclerosis
  • pure red cell aplasia

Usage Instructions

Depending on your product, this medication is given by injection into a vein, muscle, joint, or skin area as directed by your doctor. Follow your doctor's directions carefully. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor may attempt to reduce your dose slowly from time to time to minimize side effects.

If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.

Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Also, you may experience symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, weakness, or muscle/joint pain. To prevent these symptoms while you are stopping treatment with this drug, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Report any new or worsening symptoms right away.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.


Consult the product instructions and your pharmacist for storage details. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.