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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
Decadron (dexamethasone): With a single shot usually none. Sometimes a steroid shot makes you have insomnia or retain water. Repeated shots or pills will have the potential for many other side effects including immune alteration, changes in your appearance, worsening of glucose levels, osteoporosis etc. ...Read more
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
Yes - avoid it!: Dexamethasone use for more than a couple of days can cause diabetes mellitus in pregnant and non-pregnant adults by artificially increasing the blood sugar levels due to its metabolic/endocrine effects. These effects should be reversed once the steroids are stopped - depending on other comorbidities. Avoid using Dexamethasone during pregnancy as much as possible and explore alternatives options. ...Read more
Good thinking: The longer you are on it, the more likely, you will have side effects. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: As long as they are medically necessary. ...Read more
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