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Dexamethasone

Indication

Bowel obstruction - reduction of tumour oedema associated with bowel obstruction

Breathlessness

Corticosteroids in palliative care - Anorexia, Adjuvant analgesic, Nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, Obstructive syndromes, Raised intracranial pressure, Spinal cord compression

Nausea and vomiting - raised Intracranial Pressure

Palliative care emergencies - SVC obstruction AND Metastatic spinal cord compression

Palliative Use Only
Green (Restricted)

Brand:

Nice TA:

Commissioning responsibility:

CCG

Palliative Use Only:

Yes

PbR excluded:

No

BNF chapter:
Gastro-intestinal system

Recommendation

LSCMMG Recommendation:

Green (Restricted)

Reason for decision:

Suitable for initiation in primary care in line with restrictions

Decisions of Lancashire local decision making groups

Pending
Pending
Pending
Pending
Pending
Pending
Pending
Pending
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Last Updated: 24 - Mar - 2022