A 31-year-old member asked:
Side effects from decadron (dexamethasone) and depo-medrol?
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Family Medicine 45 years experience
Same drugs: When used in short courses(a week or so ) the side effects of insomnia, agitation, or fluid retention are usually tolerable.Longer use opens a "pandoras box" of side effects.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Side effects from Decadron (dexamethasone) and depo-medrol medicines?
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Rheumatology 49 years experience
Many: These are corticosteroids. With most medications, there are possible side effects; with these steroids, they are guaranteed. It is only a matter of which ones will occur. From osteoporosis, bone fracture, skin tearing, death. They can be critical to preserve life, but should be used with careful consideration, as to whether other safer medications would be more appropriate.
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Last updated Apr 29, 2018
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