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Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (Definition)

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


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Are the drugs Decadron (dexamethasone) & solu-medrol the same?

Not quite: They are similar but different chemical compounds. Both are glucocorticoid steroids. Solu-medrol is methyprednisolone. Decadron is dexamethasone. They have different dosing requirements. ...Read more

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What is Decadron (dexamethasone) used for?

What is Decadron (dexamethasone) used for?

Decadron (dexamethasone): Decadron (dexamethasone) is an anti- inflammation medication (corticosteroid). ...Read more

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Can children use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Can children use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Yes: This medication is safe and effective in patients of all ages. It replicates some of the effects of natural human stress hormones. Its uses and dosing are size and condition specific. ...Read more

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Who should not use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Decadron (dexamethasone): Decadron (dexamethasone) is contraindicated in Systemic fungal infections.
Decadron (dexamethasone) tablets are contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any components of this product. See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/decadron. Html ...Read more

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Do you know anyone who usually gets decadron (dexamethasone)?

Do you know anyone who usually gets decadron (dexamethasone)?

It is a major: Glucocorticoid, steroid that breaks down muscle, is anti-inflammatory, and oncologists use it in brain metastasis to decrease swelling, also. Also called dexamethasone, used to test pituitary adrenal axis as dex suppression test for acth secreting tumors. ...Read more

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

I'm 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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How long does i.V. Decadron (dexamethasone) stay in your system, hours or days?

How long does i.V. Decadron (dexamethasone) stay in your system, hours or days?

Decadron (dexamethasone): It takes 180-270 hours for Decadron (dexamethasone) to be metabolized by your body. ...Read more

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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

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Use of Decadron (dexamethasone) prior to chemotherapy?

Common practice: Used to prevent allergic reactions as well as for an anti-emetic (anti-nausea). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Decadron (dexamethasone)?

What side effects are associated with Decadron (dexamethasone)?

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

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Does Decadron (dexamethasone) use cause diabetes (after how long) and will it go away?

Does Decadron (dexamethasone) use cause diabetes (after how long) and will it go away?

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

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Do you need a prescription for Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Decadron (dexamethasone): Yes, Decadron (dexamethasone) requires a prescription.

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Z pac (azythromycin) and decadron (dexamethasone)?

Usually O.K.: Has been some recent press showing z-pac may increase risk of heart attack. Mixing with decahedron (a steroid) is not a problem. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Can pregnant women use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Category C: Which means use with caution when benefits outweigh risks during pregnancy, animal studies showed fetal risk but no human studies, or no animal or human studies, good luck ...Read more

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How effective is dexamethasone (Decadron) for treating croup?

How effective is dexamethasone (Decadron) for treating croup?

Croup: Croup is a viral infection caused by parainfluenza virus. There is no antibiotics for croup, but rather airway management. If croup is more severe, decadron (dexamethasone) either by injection or by mouth is the standard of care since it has lasting effects for generally 48-72 hours and no additional medication is needed. ...Read more

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Can Decadron (dexamethasone) couse severe hot flushes while eating?

Can Decadron (dexamethasone) couse severe hot flushes while eating?

Decadron (dexamethasone) how.: I assume you are being treated with an oral Decadron (dexamethasone) product. But even so I am not aware of any relationship between eating and flushing from steroids. That is not to say that steroids can not result in some flushing symptoms but I am not aware of a relationship to eating unless the food is one that might cause flushing and the steroids exacerbate the phenomenon. ...Read more

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I'm in 28 weeks, my sugar level is so high after decadron (dexamethasone) inj. Is it ok for my baby?

I'm in 28 weeks, my sugar level is so high after decadron (dexamethasone) inj. Is it ok for my baby?

No: You must keep your glucose controlled even if you have to have a steroid injection. You must report this to your obstetrician right away and if you need a steroid shot it should not be done without your OB MD knowing and a plan made on how to keep your blood sugar down and not allow it to rise in this setting. Call your MD TODAY to get and keep your blood sugar under control at all times. ...Read more

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How to control hiccups caused from taking decadron (dexamethasone)?

Simple...: Stop or reduce the dose of decadron (dexamethasone). unfortunately a lot of times that is not feasible. If your doctor feels you need to continue the current dose of Decadron (dexamethasone) then you can discuss other medications which are sometimes helpful in controlling hiccups (chlorpromazine, baclofen, etc). these medications are only a temporary measure until you can come off the decadron (dexamethasone). ...Read more

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Is having finger pain a sympton of withdrawal from decadron (dexamethasone)?

No: I have never heard this as a symptom of Decadron (dexamethasone) tapper. There is most likely something else going on. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink a small amount of alcohol while taking Decadron (dexamethasone) and Penicillin?

Is it okay to drink a small amount of alcohol while taking Decadron (dexamethasone) and Penicillin?

Alcohol: Should not be a major problem. You don't say why you are taking these meds, but alcohol can inhibit WBCs in their functioning and theoretically at least may reduce resistance to infection. Doubt that this will affect you adversely even with the steroid intake. ...Read more

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I received a Decadron (dexamethasone) shot and now have the hiccups. I've had them for two days and they last for hours at a time. Can this medicine cause this?

I received a Decadron (dexamethasone) shot and now have the hiccups. I've had them for two days and they last for hours at a time. Can this medicine cause this?

Possibly but unclear: This could be related to the Decadron (dexamethasone) but we don't usually see this. You need to discuss this with your physician. There may be another reason including the reason you were given the decadron (dexamethasone). ...Read more

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Does Decadron (dexamethasone) effect the menstrual cycle?

No: No but the disease process requiring therapy with Decadron (dexamethasone) can definitely affect the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Decadron (Definition)

Decadron is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more