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Hi doctor my husband is taking dexona medicine. What si the side effects of this medicine. And how much time he take this medicine.

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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). The most troublesome side effects: weight gain. Steroids affect your metabolism and the way your body stores fat. Mood swings. Susceptibility to infection. Thinning skin. Cataracts and glaucoma. Bone loss. Blood sugar changes.
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