User Reviews for Dexamethasone

Also known as: Adrenocot, Adrenocot LA, Baycadron, Dalalone, Dalalone DP, Dalalone LA, De-Sone LA, Decadron, Decadron Phosphate, Injectable, Decadron-LA, Decaject, Decaject LA, Dexacen-4, Dexacort Phosphate in Respihaler, Dexacort Phosphate in Turbinaire, ...show all 30 brand names

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Summary of Dexamethasone reviews 26 reviews 7.9

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Review by Jason Douglas:

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10

For Eczema: I was suffering from disabling diarrhea and nausea from a strong Chemotherapy while I was hospitalized After taking one 4 milligram size of this pill I felt completely better!! Night and day!! More please.. if I can ride these though what are anticipated to be the worst medical days of my life.. I'd call it a Miracle pill for me..

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July 12, 2014 1:46 PM

Review by Vicdvic:

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5.0

For Ulcerative Colitis: It works however I have had 90% of the side effect. It is terrible to have to use a medicine like this. I can't use prednisone at all. It's even worse.

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March 23, 2014 10:17 PM

Review by R bak (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Inflammatory Conditions: This is it. Tramadol 300 ER masked how your mind receives pain but, this DEXAMETHASONE 4mg completely erased that inflammation from my body (due to fibromyalgia). No side effects that I can tell. Feel so good that I'm almost afraid to do any activity.

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March 11, 2014 10:22 AM

Review by CindyR. (taken for less than 1 month):

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3.0

For Inflammatory Conditions: I took medication first day with food. I was very restless, sweating. I had to change clothes 3 times. Caused my heart to race. My head was hurting so bad. The reason I was taking medicines was to calm down my migraines. I didn't like medication at all!

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January 7, 2014 12:06 AM

Review by Lady dee (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Addison's Disease: I had weight gain.

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December 8, 2013 9:53 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

Decadron (dexamethasone) for Asthma: Used periodically when other meds aren't giving relief. Makes breathing problems clear, relieves allergic sinus congestion and skin allergy issues dissipate.

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November 28, 2013 11:12 AM

Review by R. E. (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

For Inflammatory Conditions: I started the Dexamethasone 4MG only two mornings ago. The second day (yesterday) most of the pain was gone. However, beginning yesterday I've had 9 or 10 bouts of hi-coughing. Including 2 to 3:30 this morning. That symptom is not listed anywhere but it does seem odd that I hadn't suffered hi-coughs in years and years and never this long lasting. Until speaking with my physician in the morning, I'm having to suspect an interaction with other medicines.

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October 6, 2013 12:55 PM

Review by kilkennyblue (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Decadron (dexamethasone) for Multiple Sclerosis: Spent 7 days in the hospital and 6 weeks off work but this medication got my eyesight back from complete blindness. The side effects are a bit extreme and this was the third steroid I developed an allergy to but for severe optic neuritis episodes it works.

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May 25, 2013 7:30 PM

Review by amuliar (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

For Addison's Disease: Taking this medication 0.25 mg daily with 0.05 mg fludrocortisone after being experimenting with other corticosteroids. It has several advantages over hydro-cortisone and prednisolone: does not increase blood pressure significantly if I'm eating salty food, does not cause insomnia, requires only one single dose daily, and does not makes me hungry as prednisolone does.

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April 5, 2013 9:55 AM

Review by Bullo:

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7.0

For Inflammatory Conditions: They put 6 shots in my back, 3 on each side. No relief, and then 9 days later relief. It took the pain from my lower back and legs away. I had pain in my neck where I have a plate. It also took that pain away. It also took my wrist pain away. For reasons unknown to me I do now have upper middle of the back pain. It blocks the chemical the makes things inflame, so therefore they cannot inflame. My neighbor gets back shots every 3 months and he is happy with his results.

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February 14, 2013 3:07 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Addison's Disease: Smooth feel and effective. Start slow 0.5 mg and hold for two weeks before increase.

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November 13, 2012 6:40 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Inflammatory Conditions: I can walk again, sit up again, lean down to pick up something again & reach my feet to put on shoes again! I went from bed-ridden from the pain to back to almost normal activity. It spikes my blood sugar pretty good for several days and I have to monitor my sugar more closely, but that is worth dealing with to be pain-free.

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September 12, 2012 7:14 PM

Review by agangx3 (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

Decadron (dexamethasone) for Inflammatory Conditions: Headache due to AVM in brain: I was given this in the hospital via IV in hopes of bringing down a severe headache caused by my AVM. Within the first minute the drip began I started freaking out as well as developing a severe rash so they unhooked it immediately. Even after it having been stopped I was inconsolable and hyperventilating for about a half an hour. The morning after I was vomiting and had diarrhea. 48 hours later my stomach is still churning and the rash is just beginning to fade. Safe to say Decadron is on my allergy list now.

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June 19, 2012 6:18 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Inflammatory Conditions: Greatly improved appetite, I had been on chemo and having severe appetite loss, excessive sleeping. It has possibly caused some mild irritablility, although my husband doesn't think I am much different than normal.

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May 15, 2012 10:53 AM

Review by StillMe:

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9.0

For Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced: I had tried Zofran and Ativan, to no avail. I had dreadful vomiting and nausea from the chemotherapy, and was losing weight as everything I ate came back up again. But once I was prescribed the dexamethasone, I was able to get both the nausea and vomiting under control, and start eating again. It worked well for me!

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April 18, 2012 11:43 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

For : Dexamethasone caused mooning face, rash, sweats, aggression, anxiety, insomnia, weight gain, extreme dizziness, moodiness, swollen and numb lips and eyes and on and on.

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March 14, 2012 6:04 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

For Inflammatory Conditions: dexamethasone for Inflammatory Conditions: As one of the previous participants stated it did wonders, however first week experienced extreme pain and then to have metallic mouth - everything tastes bad otherwise not experiencing what others seem to be. Don't know if I would want this shot again - it's been 2 weeks and the metallic mouth seems to be getting worse - hopefully it won't last much longer

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April 4, 2011 1:32 PM

Review by arcticnurse:

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10

For : I was prescribed dexamethasone 4mg twice daily for altitude illness as I was working above 12500 feet above sea level. Within 2 hours of taking 4 mg I was no longer short of breath. I will gradually reduce the amount over seven days as I return to a lower altitude 10000 feet above sea level. This program has kept met alerted as to possible side effects which I will watch for. It has made this trip a blessing.

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February 13, 2011 4:29 PM

Review by bbeckl:

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2.0

For Inflammatory Conditions: I can say it did some pretty good things for my back (bulging disc). It wasn't a cure at all by any means, but helped a lot. Downside. Same as others, depression, huge appetite increase but at same time everything tasted horrible, bad mood swings, suicidal thoughts (not normal for me), horrible insomnia, blurred vision, cold sweats, hands feet tingling, numb. Swollen mouth, gums, lips, almost unbearable chest pain. At one point wife was ready to call 911. Oh, can't forget the late night extreme skeletal pain. Every bone in my body felt like it was about to snap. If you're like I was and are in so much pain you can hardly walk, try it. Be careful.

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January 21, 2011 11:17 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

For Inflammatory Conditions: I experienced extreme agitation, depression, anxiety and almost (probably should've) ended up in the hospital. I didn't leave my house for five days until I could get some what calmed.

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September 9, 2010 3:42 PM

Review by stlouisjoe:

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9.0

For Aphthous Ulcer: Really did a great job in reducing inflammation caused by mouth sores, but had significant difficulties sleeping. Was given 10 mg IV weekly during chemo session, and took 4 mg twice daily afterward, for about one month. Stopped taking on a Wednesday (cold turkey) and by Saturday was experiencing edginess, some depression. Took until Sunday evening to really get back into a positive attitude. Probably should have told doctor that I wanted to phase out. It really works, but be watchful of mood swings.

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April 4, 2010 8:45 PM

Review by carbonqwen:

For Inflammatory Conditions: This medicine caused severe mood swings, anger, irritability, depression, suicidal thoughts, complete personality changes.

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March 25, 2010 8:22 PM

Review by Allergic:

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10

Decadron (dexamethasone) for Hay Fever: Although I have to go to the doctor and get an injection for this medication to work optimally it does work wonderful when I am having an acute allergy attack. I end up getting the shot about once a year in the early spring. This medication should be a last resort after other things have been exhausted and is only safe as an injection about every six months. When my eyes, ears, nose, and throat all become involved and inflamed I know it is time to get a Decadron shot.

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February 9, 2010 8:02 PM

Review by army contractor:

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10

Dexpak Taperpak (dexamethasone) for Eczema: Had great results with this medicine.

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October 10, 2009 7:05 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

For Atopic Dermatitis: Before taking this I was scratching like crazy for over 2 weeks. I thought nothing would help. After first dose I started feeling relief. Cons: I cant fall asleep now...

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