What is the alin?

Alin® is a drug that belongs to the line of corticosteroid medications , manufactured by the company called Laboratorios Chinoin (1) and has dexamethasone as an active ingredient, indicated to reduce inflammation and intense allergic reactions.

What is the alin for?

  • Glucocorticoid medicines such as alin® have an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect for the treatment of certain forms of arthritis, skin disorders , disorders of the blood, kidneys, eyes , thyroid and digestive systems . 
  • It is used to treat:
    • Allergies and asthma. (two)
    • Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and spondylitis. 
    • Edema, tumors and brain abscesses. (3)
    • Synovitis, bursitis, lichen planus, and discoid lupus erythematosus.
    • Ulcerative colitis.
    • Cerebral edema. 
    • In dermatology conditions such as erythema multiforme, exfoliative dermatitis among others. (4)
    • In some cases of adrenal insufficiency. 

Dosage and routes of administration of alin

alin® comes in several presentations, including a 20 mL nasal solution , a 5 mL ophthalmic dropper , 0.5 and 0.75 mg tablets, and a 2 mL UPC vial with 8 mg of dexamethasone. The route of administration will depend on the therapy to be applied and the dosage is generally as follows:

  • Alin® nasal: 1 to 2 drops in each nostril, every 3 to 4 hours.
  • Alin® ophthalmic: Apply 2 to 3 drops in the affected eye and according to medical recommendation.
  • Alin® tablets: In adults the usual dose is 0.75 to 9 mg daily, distributed according to medical recommendation. In children 0.024-0.34 mg/kg daily, in 4 doses per day orally.
  • Alin® solution for injection: The usual dose is 0.5 to 20 mg per day, but not to exceed 80 mg. in infusion.

Alin Side Effects

alin® has adverse effects in some patients, which will be mentioned in the following list:

  • Possible allergic reactions especially due to the content of sodium bisulfite in the solution for injection.
  • Euphoria, psychosis and vomiting .
  • Increased intraocular pressure.
  • Insomnia , irritability and nervousness.
  • Hyperglycemia and muscle weakness.
  • Dizziness and headaches.
  • Cushing’s syndrome (hormonal disorder caused by excessive exposure to cortisol).
  • Peptic ulcer .
  • Allergic dermatitis and angioneurotic edema.
  • asthmatic episodes.

Important: If you experience any of the aforementioned effects, stop using alin® and consult your treating physician.

contraindications of alin

alin® is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the components of the drug.
  • In patients with arterial hypertension.
  • In case of heart failure.
  • Do not indicate if pregnancy is suspected or if you are lactating.
  • In patients with psychosis who may present alterations.

To highlight: It is recommended to give information to your doctor about your health history , before starting treatment with alin®.

Avoid if you have:

  • Mellitus diabetes.
  • Renal insufficiency.
  • Osteoporosis.  
  • hyperthyroidism


  • This medication requires a prescription for administration.
  • In prolonged treatments with alin®, you should perform a periodic review of urine, blood glucose, blood pressure and body weight.
  • Do not exceed the dose recommended by your doctor.
  • Keep this drug out of the reach of children.

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