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Decadron (dexamethasone) gave me a racing heartbeat and I cannot take it. Would it be safe for me to try a different steroid drug? Do I have to stay away from all?
Given Decadron (dexamethasone) 20 im about 24 hours ago in er. Insomnia, vertigo, and drug like energy. The bad drugs! how long will this last?
Decadron (dexamethasone): Dexamethazone.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can decadron (dexamethasone) make your weight go up the day after an injection and will it go back down once it tapers off?
Any steroid can make: U gain weight so it is possible although it is rare after just one dose ...Read more
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
Steroid side effects: Decadron also known as dexamethasone is a potent steroid that can be taken as pill, injection or cream. Side effects are like other steroids but can include stomach upset, headache, dizziness, menstrual changes, trouble sleeping, increased appetite, weight gain, and mood changes. With prolonged use it may decrease body defense to infections, affect bones, muscles and eyes. ...Read more
Yes - avoid it!: Dexamethasone use for more than a couple of days can cause diabetes mellitus in pregnant and non-pregnant adults by artificially increasing the blood sugar levels due to its metabolic/endocrine effects. These effects should be reversed once the steroids are stopped - depending on other comorbidities. Avoid using Dexamethasone during pregnancy as much as possible and explore alternatives options. ...Read more
Good thinking: The longer you are on it, the more likely, you will have side effects. ...Read more