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Posted by Leslie on June 04, 19100 at 08:33:47:

In Reply to: Re: Question for a doctor regarding dexamethasone posted by David Barad, MD on June 03, 19100 at 17:52:51:

: : 1. What is Dexamethasone?
: Dexamethasone is a synthetic adrenal steroid, like a supercharged version of prednisone.

: : 2. What is it prescribed for?
: Some physicians use dexamethasone or other adrenal steroids to suppress the adrenal gland production of androgens, the "male" hormones normally produced by the adrenal glands.

: : 3. How long does the drug normally take to start to be effective?
: If you are using dexamethosone to help with ovulation problems it may take weeks to months to have an effect.

: : 4. What are the side effects?
: The most serious side affect of adrenal steroid use is aseptic necrosis of the hips. This condition is very rare, but could be permanently cripling. There are many other potential side affects of thsi medication.

: You need to carefully discuss this medicatio with your doctor before you start to take it.

: Good luck.

: Dr. Barad

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