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Dexamethasone

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6.2  Effectiveness
6.8  Side Effects
6.2  Holistic Benefits

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Effectiveness of Dexamethasone by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Dexamethasone, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 0% 58.3% 25% 16.7%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 25% 58.3% 8.3% 8.3%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 75% 25% 0%
Breathing 0% 8.3% 58.3% 33.3% 0%
Confidence 8.3% 0% 66.7% 25% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 8.3% 16.7% 58.3% 16.7% 0%
Digestion 8.3% 8.3% 58.3% 25% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 8.3% 58.3% 33.3% 0%
Energy 8.3% 8.3% 41.7% 41.7% 0%
Eyesight 0% 8.3% 66.7% 16.7% 8.3%
Memory 0% 25% 50% 25% 0%
Mental Clarity 8.3% 16.7% 58.3% 16.7% 0%
Pain 0% 8.3% 50% 33.3% 8.3%
Patience 0% 8.3% 50% 33.3% 8.3%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 75% 16.7% 8.3%
Skin Complexion 0% 8.3% 58.3% 33.3% 0%
Sleep 16.7% 16.7% 50% 16.7% 0%
Stress Level 0% 16.7% 50% 33.3% 0%
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Commonly Reported Dexamethasone Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 33.3% 33.3% 0% 33.3% 0%
Blurred Vision 60% 30% 0% 10% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Cold Symptoms 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Confusion 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Coordination / Balance Problems 57.1% 28.6% 14.3% 0% 0%
Cough 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Diarrhea 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 72.7% 9.1% 9.1% 9.1% 0%
Drowsiness 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Nose 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Throat / Increased Thirst 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Fever 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Gas 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Headache 81.8% 9.1% 9.1% 0% 0%
Insomnia 33.3% 0% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 33.3% 0% 66.7% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Muscle Cramping 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 33.3% 33.3% 0% 33.3% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Dexamethasone Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 62.5% 0% 25% 12.5% 0%
Back Pain 71.4% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 0%
Cancer 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Constipation 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 75% 0% 12.5% 12.5% 0%
Fainting 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
High Blood Pressure 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Insomnia 75% 0% 12.5% 12.5% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Nervousness 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Rapid Heartbeat 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Tingling Sensations 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Dexamethasone
Since taking Dexamethasone Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 4.2%
Blindness 4.2%
Fall 12.5%
Hospitalization 4.2%
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User Comments about Dexamethasone
16 Dec 2012 Dexamethasone is NOT good. It decreases your body's ability to fight infections. As a result you will develope infections like herpes etc. A Cuban doctor gave me dexamethasone injection without letting me know that it will decrease my immune anti-disease fighting ability. Because of this I developed infections I would not have otherwise gotten. I had visited their practice (office) to complain of possibly STIs exposure. Instead of treating STIs to prevent or cure He went ahead to give me dexamethasone injection telling me that it will stop any infection that it's prophylactic. I would have refused had he told me it would alter my immune system. I was unlucky to have met this Cuban doctor. The practice had a better and different Cuban doctor.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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19 Jul 2012 I need my left knee replaced ASAP but due to the family being busy I have no one to help me after the surgery. I hope to go to a Rehab facility for 3 weeks to help that but I have 2 bathrooms up stairs and one in my bedroom downstairs as my rooms on the lowest level. My house is a tri-level. Hoping my BF can come visit me after surgery from UK and take care of me. Plus its so HOT and I have no Air conditioning in my bedroom...I had this painful swelling on the left side of my left knee I thought it was a blood clot as my knee and leg swelled up to my ankles. But was told it was a effusion. So that's why I'm on this Dexamethasone I don't like this bloating and swelling feeling its awful!! I feel its helping me some but I won't know until I'm off this stuff. I've taken something like this when I was injured by a horse like 20 + years ago...
   —Posted by fosikat
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04 Jun 2011 This is my first time taking it and only for three days. Made me feel better generally, lungs, eyes, bladder, but made my insomnia problem much worse. Now that I've been off the drug for two days, still feel better but cannot get out of bed, extremely lethargic and heavy headed. Hope this soon passses, so I can function.
   —Posted by Lovesong
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20 Apr 2011 SUCKS.
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07 Jan 2011 At first, I thought it was good, for my allergy healed after I take some of it. But then after, I notice pain in my stomach. My doctor says it was because my liver got complication because of infection and then I find out, dexamethasone is not good for anti-infection. The doctor prescribed medicine to take with it and so gradually the pain subsides. So it is advised to talk to your doctor before taking dexamethasone, specially of those higher dosage.
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