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How much weight did you gain while on dexamethasone?

How much weight did you gain while on dexamethasone?

Depends : What and how much you eat are the key. It's you not the drug. The drug increases appetite and you decide what to eat. ...Read more

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In treating allergy, my GP prescribed cetirizine hydrochloride 10mg and dexamethasone micronized 0.5 mg but I gained weight. Is it normal?

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 more

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Does tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drop cause weight gain ?

Does tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drop cause weight gain ?

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

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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

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

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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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What is the use of dexamethasone tablet 0.5mg?

What is the use of dexamethasone tablet 0.5mg?

Many uses: Dexamethasone is a member of the glucocorticoid class of steroid drugs, and has many uses in a variety of disorders. It has anti-inflammatory effects and suppresses the immune system's activity. Which disorder is of concern? ...Read more