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Doctor insights on: Dexamethasone Withdrawl

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Wat is the side effects of dexamethasone use for long period?And what is the withdrawal effects?

Wat is the side effects of dexamethasone use for long period?And what is the withdrawal effects?

Side effect: To put it simple, your mood will change, your fat issues will migrate, and your immune system will be more vulnerable. Withdrawal is when you discontinue it sharply, you might get a chance of infection/ reinfection and/or worsening of condition. ...Read more

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

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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What are the uses for dexamethasone?

What are the uses for dexamethasone?

Steroid: Dexamethasone is a steroid and is used for suppressing inflammation, such as in an arthritic knee or an inflammed airway or sinus. ...Read more

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Dexamethasone can stunt growth?

Dexamethasone can stunt growth?

Depends on situation: A short term treatment (4-5 days or less) of therapeutic steroids is thought to have minimal if any effect on growth. Long term (weeks to months ) of any steroidal medication may have many long term side effects that includes decreased linear growth. ...Read more

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Treating side-effects of dexamethasone?

Treating side-effects of dexamethasone?

Avoidance: Most important is getting off the steroid - if medical condition allows, assure bone protective measures, close monitoring of blood sugar, and often second opinion. ...Read more

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Can tussi pres and dexamethasone be taken together?

Can tussi pres and dexamethasone be taken together?

More info needed: I need more information in regards to the "tussi pres" and the condition(s) that are being treated. ...Read more

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How effective is dexamethasone (Baycadron) for treating uveitis?

It can work: Dexamethasone is a steroid and can be very effective in treating uveitis. How effective can depend on the severity of the inflammation and how often it is prescribed. Follow up with your eye care provider can relay how effective the treatment is improving the uveitis. ...Read more