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Dexamethasone

Popular Brands: : Dexamethasone, Decadron, Ozurdex, Maxidex, Decadron Phosphate
Official FDA Reports314,237
Social Media Events1,143
Total Posts713
Avg. Review Score2.82/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Dexamethasone
Approved Uses *
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* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Alcon Laboratories Inc
  • Allergan Herbert Div Allergan Inc
  • Allergan Inc
  • Impax Laboratories Inc
  • Macoven Pharmaceuticals Llc
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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Dexamethasone Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Dexamethasone

Headache

I haven't had any bad reactions from this drug after the first week. The first week though I had a really bad headache and eye pain was told by my doctor it was ok to take tylenol and that worked the...


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Contusion

... the first week. The first week though I had a really bad headache and eye pain was told by my doctor it was ok to take tylenol and that worked then after third week I had some bruising but it went aw...


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Anxiety

none; however, anxiety was a result because of the confusing way the dosage was explained. Here is the detail: 2 tabs today, then 2 tabs twice a day for x3 days, 1 tab 2x daily x2 days...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Pain, Inflammation, Heart rate irregular, Swelling

Posted By meldrock in fdb.rxlist.com on May 11, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... started me on DEXPAK 10 DAY. The only serious side effect I had was about 24 hours after I had taken the final tablet, I suffered some serious withdrawal pains (severe headache and an irregular heart...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Vomiting, Sudden death, Dementia, Hallucination, Muscular weakness, Swelling, Weight decreased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 20, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... was however never able to get off of it because her body was so used it to it and couldnt adjust to being off of it.when she tried getting off of it all she did was throw up and lost alot of weight. W...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 11, 2014 @ 12:00 am

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...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Sleep disorder, Death, Dyspepsia, Feeling drunk, Muscular weakness, Somnolence

Posted By Dexpak in fdb.rxlist.com on January 31, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Tired, no sleep, drunk feeling all time, weak, heartburn, no energy, a walking zombie, every muscle in my body feels dead, no sense of taste. I will never take this drug again.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Sedation, Hyperhidrosis, Migraine, Restlessness

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 7, 2014 @ 12:00 am

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 cal...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Feeling jittery, Lethargy, Drug ineffective, Insomnia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 22, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Had no pain or sensitivity prior to taking this medicine day 4 my teeth and gums became very sensitive and painful like before my root canal. Feel very jittery, can't sleep, and feeling...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Cough, Discomfort, Dyspnoea

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 18, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I have been sick for 16 days on antibiotics & inhaler but with not relief from coughing & SOB. Had Im injection today & feel 90% better. I can breathe & has helped control my cough..T...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on December 8, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I had weight gain.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on November 28, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Used periodically when other meds aren't giving relief. Makes breathing problems clear, relieves allergic sinus congestion and skin allergy issues dissipate.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Mood swings, Insomnia, Mood altered, Oedema, Sight disability

Posted By Mjcny in fdb.rxlist.com on November 16, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... back the ability to use my hands but I was a wreck for several weeks. They put 300 mg of decadron in me in 14 days. 160 mg through IV in 4 days. Had severe insomnia, severe mood swings and four weeks ...


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.