Unknown / Multiple | Adrenocot (Medication)
Adrenocot/dexamethasone is in a class of drugs called steroids. Dexamethasone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Adrenocot is used to treat many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders.
This drug may also be used with other medications as a replacement for certain hormones. It is also used to test for an adrenal gland disorder (Cushing's syndrome). It decreases your body's natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid hormone (glucocorticoid). ...
Serious side effects may include:problems with your vision; swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath; severe depression, unusual thoughts or behavior, seizure; bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood; pancreatitis; low potassium; or dangerously high blood pressure.
Less serious side effects may include:sleep problems (insomnia), mood changes; acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration; slow wound healing; increased sweating; headache, dizziness, spinning; sensation nausea, stomach pain, bloating; or changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist).
Seek immediate medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. ...
Prior to using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have:current fungal infections.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:other infections, blood clots, brittle bones (osteoporosis), high blood pressure, asthma, heart problems, diabetes, eye diseases, kidney disease, severe liver disease, mental/mood conditions, seizures, stomach/intestinal problems, underactive thyroid gland, untreated mineral problems.
If you have been using this medication for a long time, your body may not be able to make enough natural steroids while you are under stress due to infection, surgery, or injury.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor advice. ...