Are there any side effects to taking dexamethasone?

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: More common. Aggression agitation anxiety blurred vision decrease in the amount of urine dizziness fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse headache irritability mental depression mood changes nervousness noisy, rattling breathing

What kind of conditions can dexamethasone be used for?

Dexamethasone is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood / hormone / immune system disorders, allergic reactions, certain skin and eye conditions, breathing problems, certain bowel disorders, and certain cancers. It is also used as a test for an adrenal gland disorder ( Cushing’s syndrome ).

How often should I take dexamethasone after bortezomib?

-In regimens containing bortezomib, the day 1 dexamethasone dose may be split to provide 20 mg on the day of and 20 mg on the day after bortezomib. -Doses may need to be adjusted for performance status or other toxicities. Parenteral: -Initial dose: 0.5 mg to 9 mg IV or IM per day in divided doses every 12 hours.

What are the side effects of glucocorticoids like dexamethasone?

The anti-inflammatory action of glucocorticoids such as dexamethasone can mask signs of infection. May not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions such as heart failure, diabetes, osteoporosis, tuberculosis, cushingoid syndrome and peptic ulcers.

When to stop taking dexamethasone suppression test?

On day 2, a high dose (2 mg) of dexamethasone is given by mouth every 6 hours for 48 hours. The health care provider may advise you to stop taking drugs that may affect the test. Drugs that can affect test results include barbiturates, estrogens, corticosteroids, oral contraceptives, phenytoin, spironolactone, and tetracyclines.