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How Much Weight Did You Gain While On Dexamethasone
In treating allergy, my GP prescribed cetirizine hydrochloride 10mg and dexamethasone micronized 0.5 mg but I gained weight. Is it normal?
Yes: Dexamethasone is a steroid which can cause many serious side effects aside from weight gain (especially at the belly) and should not be used chronically for allergic diseases even though it can be highly effective. You may need to consult another doctor or an allergist to find a safer option. If on this drug for a long time, you may have adrenal suppression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Steroids such as the one in tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) can cause weight gain,. In eyedrop form, this is highly unlikely to occur due to the minimal absorption of the steroid into the blood stream. Also tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) should not be used for extended periods of time, and this short exposure also makes weight gain unlikely. ...Read more
Does one dexamethasone sodium phosphate injection cause weight gain or water retention , please answer ?
Hi Doctor. My ACTH is 5.5 and Dexamethasone Supp Cortisol is 3.9. I am 33 years old with a recent onset of symptoms of uncontrolled HTN, significant weight gain (abdominal), extreme fatigue, easy bruising, edema and headaches. I was referred to see an End
I understand why...: ...your doctor referred u to an endocrinologist. Many of your symptoms are consistent with Cushing Disease caused by overproduction of ACTH in the pituitary gland. But your low normal ACTH & normal DST suggest otherwise. Cushing's syndrome can also be caused by prolonged use of corticosteroids or a primary tumor of the adrenal gland, A good endocrinologist can figure this out! Best wishes! ...Read more
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
Av been taking dexamethasone to add weight and is making my period irregular what drugs can I take to regulate it back to normal?
Bad practice: Taking steroids to gain weight is a bad idea. Taper yourself off the steroids. You ought to consult a doctor for your health issues. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
Can 1000-2000 mL of sodium chloride and 10 mg of Decadron (dexamethasone) make your weight go up quite a bit the next day and will it go down once it tapers off?
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
Maxidex (dexamethasone): "Contraindicated in epithelial herpes simplex (dendritic keratitis), vaccinia, varicella, and most other viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva; tuberculosis of the eye; fungal disease of ocular structures; and in those persons who have shown hypersensitivity to any component of this preparation." See: https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=a0aa9dc9-265c-4dd6-9b03-276a4721 ...Read more
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