Dexamethasone

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Method of use: Injection, Oral Drops, Pill
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Dexamethasone is a potent synthetic member of the glucocorticoid class of steroid drugs. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and immunosup...
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Does Dexamethasone cause Weight Gain ?

Weight Gain is a known side effect of Dexamethasone
#1 in Dexamethasone discussions - 771 posts discuss Weight Gain with Dexamethasone. Weight Gain is #1 concern in Dexamethasone discussions.
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haha, the dex has unfortunately made me gain some weight...
" ...it as well? I did 150mg clomid CD 3-7, Estradial 10mg CD 8-12, and dexamethasone 2mg CD 3-12. I know it's a lot... haha, the dex has unfortunately made me gain some weight and lose sleep. but I... "

the side effects (weight gain and increase in appetite...
" ...was taking dexamethasone and my endocrinologist took me off of it because the side effects (weight gain and increase in appetite) was affecting my ...compliant with the dexamethasone. I told him... "

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weight gain was from the steroids, dexamethasone, I looked...
" Hi there, my weight gain was from the steroids, dexamethasone, I looked like a bald pumpkin, and also walked ...ballooned, so I thought if I am going to put on weight I might as well eat what I wan... "

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(My husband gained 30-40 lbs. while taking dexamethasone...
" ...would be a big part of your husband's increased appetite. (My husband gained 30-40 lbs. while taking dexamethasone.) Some steroids have also been known to cause the... "

to take them cos they really have made him put on weight...
" ...dexamethasone, i dont think my husband will ever get lower than 4mg now, cos whenever he did prior to this op, he started to get really bad headaches again, and that was due to the swelling and sca... "

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weight gain came after I started dexamethasone. Dex is...
" ...BCPs. I may have gained a little weight on that, but the real weight gain came after I started dexamethasone. Dex is a steriod, ...it. Additionally, I gained a lot of water weight and bloat w... "

4 pounds in 2 days(!) - assume that's from the Dexamethasone...
" ...today I'm popping Compazine, and haven't had any nausea problems. I did notice that I've gained 4 pounds in 2 days(!) - assume that's from the Dexamethasone, and I'm ...is my second breast canc... "

nearly 20 pounds just since I started the dexamethasone...
" ...post='177178'] I have gained nearly 20 pounds just since I started the dexamethasone. I am 6 ...not want to gain this much weight. This is the third time for me taking dexamethasone and it alw... "

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soy milk.... And I blame my weight gain on the dexamethasone...
" ...two separate gourmet ice creams for guests to select from) Have fun..... Mmmm off to melt some good quality dark choc in my soy milk.... And I blame my weight gain on the dexamethasone... "

body felt like I was going to explode, I gained 10 pounds...
" ...I am taking this for ITP to try to raise up my platelets. an average persons platelets are about 1500 mine are about 50. I started taking 5 4mg pills a day for two weeks. got to the 3rdday o... "

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