Dexamethasone vs Fludrocortisone

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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). This medication is a corticosteroid hormone (glucocorticoid). It decreases your body's natural defensive response and reduces symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions.Fludrocortisone is a man-made form of a natural substance (glucocorticoid) made by the body. It is used along with other medications (e.g., hydrocortisone) to treat low glucocorticoid levels caused by disease of the adrenal gland (e.g., Addison's disease, adrenocortical insufficiency, salt-losing adrenogenital syndrome). Glucocorticoids are needed in many ways for the body to function well. They are important for salt and water balance and keeping blood pressure normal. They are also needed to break down carbohydrates in your diet.
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guest | 22.06.13
I had a root canal and four days later was till having constant dull ache. My dentist put me on this for three days and the pain started going away the first day. No side effects at all, very happy with the results.
rockgirl33 | 31.05.13
After suffering over a month with strep-throat and a sinus infection I had immediate relief with this med. However, it raised my blood glucose amount and I had some painful foot swelling. On a positive note, it did reduce my hunger cravings. I actually lost weight!
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medward | 22.09.12
I have low blood pressure. First Dr. said take only when experiencing symptoms now take every day. I have gained weight with this medication. around my stomach. Does Fludrocortisone cause weight gain. We can't seem to control the low Blood Pressure. It's been going on for quite a few months. I get veru sleepy and don't feel good till the symptoms go away.
May | 04.02.10
Still get dizzy spells and lightheaded, but no fainting since I started this medication last spring. My only complaint is the 10 pound weight gain from water retention.