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Doctor insights on: Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate For Bodybuilders

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Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle steroid?

Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle steroid?

Dexamethasone phosph: No it can not be and it can be very dangerous if you use for that purpose. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a steroid to gain muscle?

Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a steroid to gain muscle?

Perhaps...: Any steroid can be used to increase muscle mass. However, keep in mind that this may result in increased blood sugar, diabetes and erratic behavior (aggressive), acne and heart disease. ...Read more

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Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle building steroid?

Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle building steroid?

Just the opposite: Dexamethasone is not an anabolic steroid. Taking it without a doctor's prescription will cause serious health problems, including cushing's syndrome. The person will gain abdominal weight, lose muscle from arms and legs, the immune system may become suppressed. Etc. Not desirable. Patients taking this drug do so for other health problems and also deal with some side effects. ...Read more

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Can a single dose of dexamethasone sodium phosphate 24mg taken at 32 weeks pregnancy cause development or neurological delays in my unborn child?

Can a single dose of dexamethasone sodium phosphate 24mg taken at 32 weeks pregnancy cause development or neurological delays in my unborn child?

No, a single course: Of antenatal steroids is considered to be the least risky and most effective treatment for avoiding breathing problems and other complications in premature babies. One study showed fluctuations in fetal heart rate for 4-7 days & some moms have side effects, but no adverse impact on infant development has been found. ...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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Use of Decadron (dexamethasone) prior to chemotherapy?

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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Can pregnant women use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Can pregnant women use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Maxidex (dexamethasone): Maxidex (dexamethasone) is FDA pregnancy category C. Discuss with OB. ...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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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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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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Can I use antihistamine eye drops if I already use maxidex (dexamethasone) drops?

Can I use antihistamine eye drops if I already use maxidex (dexamethasone) drops?

Ask your doctor: Maxidex (dexamethasone) is a pretty strong steroid so I suspect something important is going on with your eyes. As such, I would not self treat with over the counter medications without the advice and consent of your treating physician. ...Read more

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Does the ER give steroid shots like decadron, (dexamethasone) solu-medrol for allergic reactions and rashes?

Does the ER give steroid shots like decadron, (dexamethasone) solu-medrol for allergic reactions and rashes?

Yes: Emergency departments can treat this; you would be better off by going to a primary care physician and establishing a relationship for long-term care. ...Read more

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I my ear tube that was put in yesterday is now clogged. They gave me Decadron (dexamethasone) drops. They never told me how to unclog it. How do i? What caused it?

Clogged ear tube: Some debris or ear wax has clogged your tube. Use the Decadron (dexamethasone) drops as instructed. It tube is not cleared within a week, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can children use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

Can children use Maxidex (dexamethasone)?

No studies have been: Done to prove safety and efficacy in children. Maxidex (dexamethasone) is a Class C drug in pregnancy. Animal studies show that it can cause congenital anomalies in fetuses. No studies have been done in pregnant humans. It is contra-indicated in breastfeeding because it is not know if enough corticosteroid is absorbed to to have a significant amount excreted in breast milk that can cause growth problems in infant ...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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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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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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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 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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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

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Does Decadron (dexamethasone) affect your menstrual cycle?

Does Decadron (dexamethasone) affect your menstrual cycle?

Decadron (dexamethasone): Generally Decadron (dexamethasone) does not directly affect your menstrual cycles. Decadron (dexamethasone) can cause weight gain and the weight gain can cause irregular menstrual cycles. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Decadron (Definition)

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Maxidex (Definition)

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