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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
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?
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