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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Decadron, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Decadron side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Decadron.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Decadron side effects are:
Flushing (10 reports)
Red Face (6 reports)
Red Face And Flushing (6 reports)
Joint Pain (3 reports)
Low Back Pain (3 reports)
Bruising Of Skin (2 reports)
Bruising Of Skin And Cramping Of Hands (2 reports)
Cramping Of Hands (2 reports)
Muscle Pain/total Hip Replacement (2 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Decadron side effects . You can also compare Decadron side effects or view FDA reports.

Decadron Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Decadron reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Decadron on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Hypothermia, Hyperhidrosis
on Apr 26, 2013 Male from JP , weighting 31.53 lb, was treated with Decadron Elixir. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: hypothermia, hyperhidrosis. Decadron Elixir dosage: 0.7 Mg, One Time Dose, 1.4mg Daily.
Associated medications used:
  • Meiact (150mg Daily)
  • Sho-seiryu-to (1.11g Daily)
  • Widecillin (561 Mg Daily)
  • Biofermin (bacillus Subtilis (+) Lactobacillus Acidophilus (+) Strepto (1.5g, Daily)
  • Mucodyne (450 Mg Daily)
  • Neuzym (45 Mg Daily)
  • Asverin (tipepidine Hibenzate) (30 Mg Daily)
  • Hokunalin (2 Mg Daily)


Overdose, Psychotic Disorder, Multiple Injuries, Product Quality Issue
Patient was taking Decadron Phosphate. Patient felt the following Decadron side effects: overdose, psychotic disorder, multiple injuries, product quality issue on Apr 18, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 51 years of age, weighting 260.0 lb, . Decadron Phosphate dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Sepsis, Muscular Weakness, Neuropathy Peripheral, Diarrhoea, Weight Decreased
Adverse event was reported on Mar 28, 2013 by a Female taking Decadron (Dosage: Unk) . Location: US , weighting 176.0 lb, After Decadron was administered, patient encountered several Decadron side effects: sepsis, muscular weakness, neuropathy peripheral, diarrhoea, weight decreased.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Revlimid (15 Mg, Qd)
  • Velcade (Unk)
  • Synthroid (125 Df, Qd)
  • Aspirin (Unk, Qd)
  • Acyclovir (400 Mg, Bid)
  • K-tab (10 Meq, Qd)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (125 Microgram, Qd)
  • Omeprazole (20 Mg, Qd)
Patient was hospitalized.

Headache
on Oct 18, 2012 Male from CN , 54 years of age, was treated with Decadron. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: headache. Decadron dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:


Flushing, Pruritus
on Mar 21, 2013 Patient from US , weighting 165.0 lb, was treated with Decadron. Patient felt the following Decadron side effects: flushing, pruritus. Decadron dosage: N/A.

Surgery, Abscess, Flushing, Pruritus
Patient was taking Decadron. After Decadron was administered, patient encountered several Decadron side effects: surgery, abscess, flushing, pruritus on Feb 26, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Patient , weighting 165.0 lb, . Decadron dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Synthroid (0.125 Microgram, Qd)
  • Lipitor (10 Mg, Qd)
  • Niferex (50 Mg, Tid)
  • Protonix (40 Mg, Qd)
  • Folic Acid (1 Mg, Qd)


Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia
Adverse event was reported on Nov 26, 2013 by a Female taking Decadron Phosphate Injection (Dosage: 16 Mg, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: JP , 61 years of age, weighting 108.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia. Patient was hospitalized.

Peripheral Embolism
on Apr 22, 2013 Female from JP , 48 years of age, weighting 134.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Decadron Phosphate Injection 6.6mg. Patient felt the following Decadron side effects: peripheral embolism. Decadron Phosphate Injection 6.6mg dosage: 6.6 Mg, Qd.

Hyponatraemia, Diabetes Mellitus
on Jan 24, 2013 Female from JP , child 12 years of age, weighting 105.8 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Decadron. After Decadron was administered, patient encountered several Decadron side effects: hyponatraemia, diabetes mellitus. Decadron dosage: 14.5 Mg, Qd.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis, Hypoxia
Patient was taking Decadron Elixir. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, hypoxia on Mar 18, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 65 years of age, weighting 121.9 lb, was diagnosed with and. Decadron Elixir dosage: Unk, Bid.
Associated medications used:
  • Crizotinib (200 Mg, Bid)
  • Levetiracetam (Unk)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (Unk)
  • Lorazepam (Unk)
  • Paxil (Unk)
  • Phospha 250 Neutral (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Abscess, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Sepsis, Neutropenia, Leukopenia
Adverse event was reported on Apr 22, 2013 by a Male taking Decadron (Dosage: Unk) . Location: JP , 65 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, Patient felt the following Decadron side effects: abscess, disseminated intravascular coagulation, sepsis, neutropenia, leukopenia.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Glyceol (Unk)
  • Fostoin (Unk)
  • Perdipine (Unk)
  • Wystal (Unk)
  • Meropenem (Unk)
  • Gran (Unk)
  • Phenobal (Unk)
  • Foy (Unk)


Erythema, Flushing
on Jan 13, 2013 Female from US , weighting 159.0 lb, was treated with Decadron. After Decadron was administered, patient encountered several Decadron side effects: erythema, flushing. Decadron dosage: N/A.

Anger, Aggression, Psychotic Disorder, Discomfort
on Jan 03, 2013 Female from US , child 5 years of age, weighting 36.51 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Decadron. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: anger, aggression, psychotic disorder, discomfort. Decadron dosage: 8ml Once Po.

Pulmonary Embolism
Patient was taking Decadron. Patient felt the following Decadron side effects: pulmonary embolism on Mar 31, 2013 from JP Additional patient health information: Male , 57 years of age, . Decadron dosage: 0.5 Mg, Qd.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Arthralgia, Fall, Spinal Column Stenosis, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Hypoaesthesia, Muscle Atrophy, Dyspepsia, Osteoarthritis
Adverse event was reported on Dec 03, 2012 by a Male taking Decadron Tablets (Dosage: 40 Mg, Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 86 years of age, weighting 178.8 lb, After Decadron was administered, patient encountered several Decadron side effects: arthralgia, fall, spinal column stenosis, lumbar radiculopathy, hypoaesthesia, muscle atrophy, dyspepsia, osteoarthritis.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Velcade (1.6 Mg/m2, Unk)
  • Tenormin (25 Mg, Qd)
  • Fragmin (12500 Iu, Qd)
  • Lomotil (2.5/0.025)
  • Mk-0152 (12.5 Mg, Qd)
  • Acetaminophen (+) Hydrocodone Bitartrate (5/500)
  • Lactulose (10gm/15ml)
  • Magnesium Citrate
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, Cholecystitis Chronic
on Nov 27, 2012 Male from US , 57 years of age, weighting 90.17 lb, was diagnosed with
  • pain
  • non-small cell lung cancer
and was treated with Decadron. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: non-small cell lung cancer, cholecystitis chronic. Decadron dosage: 2 Mg, Qd.
Associated medications used:
  • Xalkori (250 Mg, Bid)
  • Oxycontin (40 Mg, Bid)
  • Loxonin (60 Mg, Tid)
  • Alfarol (0.5 Microgram, Qd)
  • Pariet (10 Mg, Qd)
  • Novamin (prochlorperazine Maleate) (5 Mg, Tid)
  • Primperan (5 Mg, Bid)
  • Aspara Ca (400 Mg, Tid)


Urate Nephropathy, Renal Failure Acute, Febrile Neutropenia, Tumour Lysis Syndrome, Nephrolithiasis
on Nov 20, 2012 Male from US , 76 years of age, weighting 182.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • lymphadenopathy
  • chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  • hypertension
  • antiviral treatment
  • antibiotic level
and was treated with Decadron Tablets. Patient felt the following Decadron side effects: urate nephropathy, renal failure acute, febrile neutropenia, tumour lysis syndrome, nephrolithiasis. Decadron Tablets dosage: 10 Mg, Qd. Patient was hospitalized.

Tetany, Facial Spasm
Patient was taking Decadron. After Decadron was administered, patient encountered several Decadron side effects: tetany, facial spasm on Nov 09, 2012 from JP Additional patient health information: Male , 71 years of age, . Decadron dosage: N/A.

Hypertensive Crisis
Adverse event was reported on Nov 07, 2012 by a Male taking Decadron (Dosage: 1 Mg, Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: JP , 26 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: hypertensive crisis.

Acute Myocardial Infarction, Systolic Dysfunction, Pulmonary Oedema, Hypercholesterolaemia, Urinary Tract Infection, Adrenal Haemorrhage, Adrenal Mass, Musculoskeletal Chest Pain
on Nov 03, 2012 Female from US , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Decadron. Patient felt the following Decadron side effects: acute myocardial infarction, systolic dysfunction, pulmonary oedema, hypercholesterolaemia, urinary tract infection, adrenal haemorrhage, adrenal mass, musculoskeletal chest pain. Decadron dosage: 40 Mg, Qw.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Zometa (4 Mg, Qm)
  • Velcade (D1, 4, 8, 11 Q 21 D Cycle)
Patient was hospitalized.

Chest Pain, Hypoaesthesia, Muscle Spasms, Throat Tightness, Dyspnoea, Hypersensitivity, Complicated Migraine
on Oct 16, 2012 Female from US , 60 years of age, weighting 220.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Decadron. After Decadron was administered, patient encountered several Decadron side effects: chest pain, hypoaesthesia, muscle spasms, throat tightness, dyspnoea, hypersensitivity, complicated migraine. Decadron dosage: 8 Mg, On Subsequ Iv Chronic.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Vit D
  • Lasix
  • Lipitor
  • Gi Cocktail
  • Requip
  • Neurontin
  • Lantus
  • Asi
Patient was hospitalized.

Ileus
Patient was taking Decadron. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: ileus on Oct 23, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 80 years of age, weighting 130.4 lb, was diagnosed with and. Decadron dosage: 20 Mg, Unk.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Extradural Abscess, Vomiting, Enterocolitis, Abdominal Distension, Pyrexia
Adverse event was reported on Jan 22, 2013 by a Male taking Decadron (Dosage: Unk Unk, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 69 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, Patient felt the following Decadron side effects: extradural abscess, vomiting, enterocolitis, abdominal distension, pyrexia. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Grand Mal Convulsion, Petit Mal Epilepsy, Postictal Paralysis, Hemiplegia, Adrenal Insufficiency, Impaired Driving Ability, Asthenia, Tremor
on Oct 11, 2012 Female from US , 45 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Decadron. After Decadron was administered, patient encountered several Decadron side effects: grand mal convulsion, petit mal epilepsy, postictal paralysis, hemiplegia, adrenal insufficiency, impaired driving ability, asthenia, tremor. Decadron dosage: 3mg It. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Confusional State, Faecal Incontinence, Headache
on Sep 28, 2012 Female from US , 56 years of age, weighting 142.2 lb, was treated with Decadron. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: confusional state, faecal incontinence, headache. Decadron dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

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