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Does one dexamethasone sodium phosphate injection cause weight gain or water retention , please answer ?

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 43 years experience
Yes: Any steroids can cause this.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No: It would take repeated doses over many days to cause weight gain or water retention. Hopefully all you need is one injection.

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