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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-LA, ...show all 31 brand names

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Dexamethasone Rating Summary

8.0/10 Average Rating

7 Ratings with 6 User Reviews

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Reviews for Dexamethasone to treat Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced

"I receive this drug with chemo and am supposed to take it days 2-4 afterwards. Other than anxiety it does the trick of improving abdominal pain but once I stop I am in agony. Burning pain and cramps, indigestion, back pain and decreased urine output. I'm ready to give up on the whole thing."

   
5.0

Lizzie5 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 3, 2017

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"This steroid nearly killed me. Receiving as part of my chemo took 2 a day for 3 days straight after chemo. Was only on them for three months when they induced diabetic ketoacidosis. Was on life support for 10 days. Will never touch a steroid again. I have given this a high score on the bar because it did stop me feeling sick"

   
8.0

Maggie Gallo (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 9, 2016

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"I have a brain tumor and it Did the job it had to do, but the side effects were horrendous! Gained 10kg in 1 month! Moon face which made me unrecognisable, feeling of depression! Very outspoken to my family, which is totally unlike me! Have been off them for 2 months now haven't lost any of the weight yet but my body is starting to deflate, feel like I have mainly water retention."

   
6.0

Luuu (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 25, 2016

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Dexamethasone Intensol (dexamethasone): "Been taking is drug for about over a year now. Ive got stage 3 multiple myeloma (bone cancer). Really have now bad side affects. The only issue if have is sleeplessness, it really keeps ya awake at night hard time to fall asleep. Other than that it works great."

   
8.0

Kurt A. December 3, 2015

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"When I started chemo again for the third time, I was surprised that I had a lot more issues with nausea and loss of appetite, and also fatigue, then I did the other chemos. The previous times I only had 2 days of loss of appetite. Now I was experiencing 4 - 5 days of stomach upset, acid reflux and extreme fatigue. My chemo is Carboplatin and Gemzar. I tried other nausea medicines that weren't very effective, or made me very drowsy. The Dexamethasone 4mg dose -1 pill in the morning, did the trick. My doctor also gave me a pill for indigestion. I could eat anything, and wasn't tired. I know I can't stay on it for very long, but I hope it will be OK for the next 9 weeks I have left of Chemo."

   
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Lindylouwho32 December 29, 2014

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"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!"

   
9.0

StillMe April 18, 2012

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