Side Effects Of Long-term Dexamethasone Consumption?

Is there a danger of consuming dexamethasone regularly for a period of 20 years?

1 Answer:

Hello Joy,


Thank you for your question.


Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid type drug which has anti-inflammatory / inflammation, allergic reactions and autoimmune diseases. This drug, if used in the long term, it can not be stopped suddenly, the doctor will usually stop slowly with a reduced dose.


The dosage of the drug is influenced by several factors, including what type of disease you are experiencing. This drug if taken continuously will cause immunocompressants or reduce endurance. In addition there are some side effects that are experienced, namely:

increase blood sugar and protein levels so that it can cause diabetes
causes bone loss
decrease lymph function
cause disorders of the digestive tract
and can cause effects such as fungal infections, menstrual disorders, and muscle problems.

If you use the drug in the long term, it is better for you to consult with your intern doctor, because long-term use of the drug can also cause cushing's syndrome disease.


May be useful. Always healthy 😊

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