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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Decadron (Overview)

Decadron is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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What are Decadron (dexamethasone) side effects?

What are Decadron (dexamethasone) side effects?

Decadron (dexamethasone): With a single shot usually none. Sometimes a steroid shot makes you have insomnia or retain water. Repeated shots or pills will have the potential for many other side effects including immune alteration, changes in your appearance, worsening of glucose levels, osteoporosis etc. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
74 doctors shared insights

Decadron (Overview)

Decadron is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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Im taking decadron (dexamethasone). Will cushings stay away after I stop?

Im taking decadron (dexamethasone). Will cushings stay away after I stop?

Yes: Typically the symptoms of excessive corticosteroids like Dexamethasone (decadron) will slowly go away once you are of the medication. But it can take many months for this to happen. ...Read more

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I am allergic to solu-medrol is it safe to take decadron (dexamethasone)?

Same class: When one has an allergy to one member of a class of medications, it is usually not wise to take another in the class. Check with your prescribing provider about this 'allergy'. Often, the things that people call an allergy are really just unpleasant but expected effects from it's mechanism of action. ...Read more

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I had Decadron (dexamethasone) bout 15 hours ago by injection in my arm.Today I have a slight headache and a bit dizzy.Also my calf is stillsore.Not sure if it worked?

I had Decadron (dexamethasone) bout 15 hours ago by injection in my arm.Today I have a slight headache and a bit dizzy.Also my calf is stillsore.Not sure if it worked?

? treatment: I don't understand why Decadron (dexamethasone) is used for calf pain. It appears that you are suffering from rare side effects of high-dose cortisone. You should call your doctor and report these side effects. Perhaps you should consult an orthopedic doctor specialized in pain management to manage your pain. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous if you swallow a bit of Decadron (dexamethasone) elixir when using as rinse for oral linchen planus?

Is it dangerous if you swallow a bit of Decadron (dexamethasone) elixir when using as rinse for oral linchen planus?

No: If you swallow the whole thing, you may end up with side effects from the cortisone. The small amounts you are swallowing is not likely to cause problem. ...Read more

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I had a single Decadron (dexamethasone) injection 24 hours ago. Common side effect is a hot or red face. How long is this supposed to last?

I had a single Decadron (dexamethasone) injection 24 hours ago. Common side effect is a hot or red face. How long is this supposed to last?

Steroid side effect: Hopefully only a couple of days maximum. If the symptoms progress or you have persistence, i would recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Do side effects of Decadron (dexamethasone) include facial acne?

Do side effects of Decadron (dexamethasone) include facial acne?

Steroid side effects: Acne is most certainly a side effect of steroids. Not only can it be facial but it can also occur on the trunk and extremities. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (Definition)

Dexamethasone sodium phosphate is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more