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Medicines used to treat pressure on the brain caused by
These medicines reduce swelling (inflammation)
in the brain tissues, which may lower the risk of developing short-term
complications such as seizures and long-term complications such as hearing
dexamethasone along with a course of antibiotics is recommended for
people with some types of meningitis. It can lower the chance of disability and
Some side effects that can occur from these medicines
include nausea and stomach discomfort, drowsiness or trouble sleeping, mood
swings, and ringing in the ears.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerW. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Current as ofOctober 14, 2016
Current as of:
October 14, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
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