DEXAMETHASONE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Inflammatory Conditions: “Inflammation caused by using antibiotics. But have the side effects of weight increase and moon face.”

Anonymous February 4, 2018

For Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: “I took 10mg/4 days which is recommended to anyone with ITP. I had side affects for almost a whole week I had a bloody nose off and on the whole time my vision changed couldn’t drive and made me sleep a lot and a day after being off of it I had pain from my jaw all the way down to my butt. I couldn’t move without feeling like I was going to break. The worst part of it all was when I told my doctor and they said it was not from the medication when it was. I didn’t take any other prescription or non prescription drugs. It only made my platelets doubled in numbers and then dropped very fast.”

Min89 January 23, 2018

For Inflammatory Conditions: “There was consistent fever, weakness and lack of appetite after the Liver HCC post TACE procedure. This drug helped in overcoming all these problems and increased the diet intake which also helped in increasing weight. Initial dosage was 2mg gradually reducing to 1mg. After a month when I reduced the dosage to 0.5 mg, fever and weakness returned and appetite also reduced slightly…therefore was again forced to go back to 1mg daily dosage which brought back some normality.”

Harish Murghai (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 5, 2018

Decadron (dexamethasone) for Addison’s Disease: “Longer acting steroid option.Gained weight and anxiety.”

jennstokes (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 6, 2017

For Plaque Psoriasis: “Started the take this medicine for a tongue condition (Geographical tongue). I read it lowers my immune system and it definitely does. I only have one more day of it thank goodness. I feel horrible. My head hurts, my eyes are watery, & I constantly feel achey. I don’t really see a difference in my tongue either. Just want to be off this medicine! Let’s hope the withdrawals aren’t bad either.”

Larissa rep June 19, 2017

For Inflammatory Conditions: “Every time my migraines get bad enough that I end up at the ER or my back is aching from a fall (3 back surgeries), the doctors end up giving me an IV shot of this. It does work with the cocktail of meds to help calm my migraine but when it is first pushed into the IV please warn the nurse to dilute it and push it VERY SLOW as it makes your body feel like it is literally tingling on FIRE, especially your private parts. My friends call it the “crotch burner”.”

kivuvu83 (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 10, 2017

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