Dexamethasone vs Hydrocortisone

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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.Hydrocortisone is a natural substance (corticosteroid hormone) made by the adrenal gland. It is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood/hormone/immune system disorders, skin and eye conditions, breathing problems, cancer, and severe allergies. It decreases your immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as pain, swelling and allergic-type reactions. Hydrocortisone is also used to treat low hydrocortisone levels caused by diseases of the adrenal gland (such as Addison's disease, adrenocortical insufficiency). Corticosteroids are needed in many ways for the body to function well. They are important for salt and water balance and keeping blood pressure normal.
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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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bamy122 | 14.06.13
To all of you with similar problems, how can we get in touch with e-mail? I've been taking 40 mg for 11 years. The first year I felt wonderful, but gradually i am feeling very tired lethargic, weak, and have achiness and pain. So I tried cutting my dose over the last couple of years to see if I was getting too much. I've been feeling worse so I just started back on my 40 mg, and feel better with each small dose and can tell when I take it, I feel better. Also I feel sick to my stomach and dizzy when I am very late or forget to take it.
grandpa05 | 24.06.12
Have had increased sweating, waking up more during the night, and a little more urination.