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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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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, Flushing, Hypersensitivity, Palpitations, Hypertension, Insomnia, Energy increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 31, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Lots of energy but off the wall..pounding heart. .high blood pressure. .severe headache. .insomnia. .blood red face and neck I don't think it's just decadron . I don't do well...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Palpitations, Anxiety, Tenderness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Just a sore rear end. Fast heartbeat. Anxious feeling. Sinus seems better and throat less swollen.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypersensitivity, Cerebrovascular accident, Back pain

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 10, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: to many to list. Went to ER they thought I was having a stroke. I have been tested for allergy to this drug and it is confirmed. It has been over 4 years since the injection w...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Increased appetite, Weight decreased, Weight increased, Musculoskeletal discomfort

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 1, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Slight muscle ache sometimes, usually in my arms or wrists. I was put on this medication when I was first diagnosed with Addisons. I noticed an increase in my appetite, but somehow I ac...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Inflammation, Hip fracture, Hot flush

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 23, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: One of my arms will get red and hot to the touch and usually m wrist aches real bad a day after I take the shot. It helps my hip pain great though. It is not for everyone I kn...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Back pain, Agitation, Sleep disorder, Anxiety, Adverse event, Hyperhidrosis, Muscle spasms

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on June 18, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Has dramatically improved my back pain caused by a herniated disc, however side effects are almost too much to handle. PROFUSE sweating, leg cramps at night, no sleep, a constant feeling of anxiety an...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Convulsion, Mania, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 2, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: It made my mania from bipolar so bad I had a seizure. And YES they knew I had both disorders. Plus in 1 week I've gained 7 lbs. And not because of just being hungry and not being able...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Anger, Anxiety, Candidiasis, Caregiver, Increased appetite, Acne, Hyperhidrosis, Insomnia, Irritability, Muscle spasms, Weight increased, Emotional distress, Mental disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Weight gain, sweating, severe upper body acne, severe insomnia, cramping in hand-legs-feet, irritability, extreme anger and outbursts, anxiety, thrush, increased appetite/20 lb. weight g...

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...


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* 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.