dexamethasone injection (Baycadron, Decadron [Discontinued], Dexamethasone Intensol) (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: Glucocorticoids are associated with a variety of side effects based on dose and duration of therapy. Dexamethasone may commonly cause an increase in blood sugar, appetite, insomnia, acne, and nervousness or emotional instability (depression or euphoria). It may also cause impaired wound healing, high blood pressure, raised pressure in the eye, and cataracts. Serious side effects include risk of cardiomyopathy, induced diabetes mellitus, pancreatitis, osteoporosis (bone loss), and conjunctival hemorrhage.

REFERENCE: Dexamethasone FDA Prescribing Information.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/30/2014


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