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Decadron Side Effects

Common Decadron Side Effects

The most commonly reported Decadron side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Pneumonia (84)
Fatigue (74)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (73)
Asthenia (65)
Dyspnoea (63)
Pulmonary Embolism (62)
Hyperglycaemia (60)
Nausea (59)
Diarrhoea (55)
Confusional State (53)
Death (52)
Vomiting (49)
Oedema Peripheral (48)
Pyrexia (44)
Dehydration (43)
Haemoglobin Decreased (42)
Constipation (41)
Sepsis (41)
Hypotension (39)
Diabetes Mellitus (38)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

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).
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 found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Blood Glucose Increased
on Mar 10, 2014 Female from US , 37 years of age, was treated with Decadron. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: blood glucose increased. Decadron dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Copaxone (20 Mg, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Urticaria, Pruritus
Patient was taking Decadron. Patient felt the following Decadron side effects: urticaria, pruritus on Feb 24, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 35 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Decadron dosage: Unk.

Hepatic Failure, Melaena, Bone Marrow Failure, Hepatic Function Abnormal, Blood Pressure Increased, Convulsion, Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome, Tracheal Haemorrhage
Adverse event was reported on Mar 27, 2014 by a Male taking Decadron Phosphate Injection (Dosage: 0.25 Mg, Tid) . Location: JP , child 4 years of age, weighting 41.01 lb, After Decadron was administered, patient encountered several Decadron side effects: hepatic failure, melaena, bone marrow failure, hepatic function abnormal, blood pressure increased, convulsion, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, tracheal haemorrhage.

Diverticular Perforation
on Feb 01, 2014 Female from JP , 69 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Decadron Phosphate Injection. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: diverticular perforation. Decadron Phosphate Injection dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Bortezomib (Unk)



Heart Rate Irregular, Blood Pressure Increased, Swollen Tongue, Psychotic Disorder, Depression, Blood Sodium Decreased, Product Quality Issue
on Dec 11, 2013 Male from US , 55 years of age, weighting 165.0 lb, was treated with Decadron. Patient felt the following Decadron side effects: heart rate irregular, blood pressure increased, swollen tongue, psychotic disorder, depression, blood sodium decreased, product quality issue. Decadron dosage: One Injection, Into The Muscle. Patient was hospitalized.

Anaemia, Leukopenia, Neutropenia, Myalgia
Patient was taking Decadron. After Decadron was administered, patient encountered several Decadron side effects: anaemia, leukopenia, neutropenia, myalgia on Dec 09, 2013 from IT Additional patient health information: Female , 55 years of age, weighting 85.98 lb, . Decadron dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Trimeton
  • Zantac
  • Irinotecan Hydrochloride
  • Erbitux


Hypotension, Pain In Jaw, Chest Pain, Fatigue, Productive Cough, Dizziness, Cardiac Failure Congestive
Adverse event was reported on Nov 08, 2013 by a Female taking Decadron Elixir (Dosage: Day Of And Day After Velcade Dose) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 74 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: hypotension, pain in jaw, chest pain, fatigue, productive cough, dizziness, cardiac failure congestive.
Associated medications used:
  • Velcade (Unk)
  • Velcade (Day 1,4,8,11 Of 21 Day Cycle)
  • Velcade (Day 1,4,8,11 Of 21 Day Cycle)
  • Zometa
  • Xanax
  • Aspirin
  • Protonix
  • Valium
Patient was hospitalized.

Hypoglycaemia
on Oct 17, 2013 Female from JP , 64 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Decadron Elixir. Patient felt the following Decadron side effects: hypoglycaemia. Decadron Elixir dosage: 0.75 Mg Daily.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Exenatide (10 Microgram Daily)
  • Prednisolone (Unk)
  • Insulin (Unk)
  • Liraglutide (Unk)


Diarrhoea, Upper-airway Cough Syndrome, Increased Upper Airway Secretion, Tongue Disorder, Local Swelling, Blood Creatinine Increased, Fatigue, Nausea, Blood Pressure Increased
on Oct 07, 2013 Male from US , 65 years of age, weighting 158.0 lb, was treated with Decadron. After Decadron was administered, patient encountered several Decadron side effects: diarrhoea, upper-airway cough syndrome, increased upper airway secretion, tongue disorder, local swelling, blood creatinine increased, fatigue, nausea, blood pressure increased. Decadron dosage: 8 Mg Per Day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Votrient (800 Mg, Qd)
  • Potassium Citrate
  • Flomax (tamsulosin Hydrochloride)
  • Venlafaxine Hydrochloride
  • Amlodipine Besylate
  • Dexamethasone


Hyperglycaemia, Vomiting, Pyrexia, Empyema
Patient was taking Decadron. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: hyperglycaemia, vomiting, pyrexia, empyema on Sep 20, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 16 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Decadron dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Dasatinib (1 Df, Qd)
Patient was hospitalized.

Pyrexia, Infection, Off Label Use
Adverse event was reported on Sep 20, 2013 by a Male taking Decadron Tablets (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 71 years of age, weighting 174.2 lb, Patient felt the following Decadron side effects: pyrexia, infection, off label use.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Velcade (1.8 Mg, Weekly)
  • Omeprazole (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Acyclovir (800 Mg, Unk)
  • Aspirin (75 Mg, Unk)
  • Corsodyl (40 Ml, Unk)
  • Disopyramide (300 Mg, Unk)
  • Miconazole (Unk)
  • Nystatin (4 Ml, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Somnolence, Blood Glucose Increased, Aphagia, Muscular Weakness, Candida Infection, Decreased Appetite, Abasia, Fatigue
on Oct 17, 2013 Female from US , 85 years of age, was treated with Decadron. After Decadron was administered, patient encountered several Decadron side effects: somnolence, blood glucose increased, aphagia, muscular weakness, candida infection, decreased appetite, abasia, fatigue. Decadron dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Revlimid (25 Mg, Qd (daily))
  • Revlimid (25 Mg, Qod (every Other Day))
Patient was hospitalized.

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, Affect Lability, Insomnia, Pain In Extremity, Feeling Abnormal, Disorientation, Paraproteinaemia, Fatigue, Neutropenia
on Sep 16, 2013 Male from US , 71 years of age, weighting 165.0 lb, was treated with Decadron. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, affect lability, insomnia, pain in extremity, feeling abnormal, disorientation, paraproteinaemia, fatigue, neutropenia. Decadron dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Prilosec (20 Mg, Bid)
  • Revlimid (10 Mg, Qd)
  • Revlimid (10 Mg, Bid)
  • Revlimid (20 Mg, For 21 Days Every 28 Days)
  • Zometa (4 Mg, 4 X Per Month)
  • Velcade (2 Mg, 4 X Per Month)
  • Acyclovir (200 Mg, 2 Qd)
  • Aspirin (325 Mg, Qd)


Empyema, Hyperglycaemia, Pyrexia, Vomiting
Patient was taking Decadron. Patient felt the following Decadron side effects: empyema, hyperglycaemia, pyrexia, vomiting on Sep 13, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 16 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Decadron dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Dasatinib (1 Df, Qd, 100 (unit Not Specified))
Patient was hospitalized.

Dyspnoea, Chills, Cough, Pyrexia
Adverse event was reported on Sep 06, 2013 by a Male taking Decadron (Dosage: 10 Mg, Qw) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 73 years of age, After Decadron was administered, patient encountered several Decadron side effects: dyspnoea, chills, cough, pyrexia.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Velcade (1.3 Mg/m2, Qw)
  • Cytoxan (320 Mg, Qw)


Hyperglycaemia
on Sep 03, 2013 Female from US , 48 years of age, weighting 242.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Decadron. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: hyperglycaemia. Decadron dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Fluorouracil (Unk)
  • Eloxatin (Unk)
  • Leucovorin Calcium (Unk)
  • Ativan
  • Benadryl
  • Citalopram
  • Emend
  • Ferrous Sulfate


Hyperglycaemia, Confusional State
on Aug 22, 2013 Female from US , 45 years of age, was treated with Decadron. Patient felt the following Decadron side effects: hyperglycaemia, confusional state. Decadron dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Insulin
Patient was hospitalized.

Atrial Fibrillation, Pneumonia
Patient was taking Decadron. After Decadron was administered, patient encountered several Decadron side effects: atrial fibrillation, pneumonia on Aug 21, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 63 years of age, weighting 250.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Decadron dosage: 20 Mg, Q8 Day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Velcade (3 Mg, Q8 Days)
Patient was hospitalized.

Abscess Limb
Adverse event was reported on Aug 21, 2013 by a Female taking Decadron (Dosage: 4 Mg, Qw) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 60 years of age, weighting 197.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: abscess limb. Patient was hospitalized.

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea
on Jun 10, 2013 Female from US , 68 years of age, was treated with Decadron. Patient felt the following Decadron side effects: nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea. Decadron dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Abraxane (168 Mg D1, 8, 15 Q28 Iv)
  • Paraplatin
  • Heparin
  • Palonoset
Patient was hospitalized.

Muscle Spasms, Dyskinesia
on Aug 12, 2013 Female from JP , 44 years of age, weighting 141.1 lb, was treated with Decadron. After Decadron was administered, patient encountered several Decadron side effects: muscle spasms, dyskinesia. Decadron dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Proemend (Unk)
  • Campto (240 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Campto (240 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Campto (240 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Campto (240 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Campto (240 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Levofolinate (300 Mg, 1x/day)
  • 5-fu (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Hepatic Function Abnormal
Patient was taking Decadron Phosphate Injection. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: hepatic function abnormal on Jun 04, 2013 from JP Additional patient health information: Patient , child 8 years of age, . Decadron Phosphate Injection dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Alendronate Sodium (Unk)
  • Tocilizumab (Unk)
  • Famotidine (Unk)
  • Acyclovir (Unk)


Septic Shock, Pneumonia, Lung Disorder, Renal Disorder
Adverse event was reported on May 02, 2013 by a Female taking Decadron (Dosage: Does 1m1 Frequence 1) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 50 years of age, Patient felt the following Decadron side effects: septic shock, pneumonia, lung disorder, renal disorder.

Spinal Column Stenosis, Intervertebral Disc Protrusion, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Psoriatic Arthropathy, Back Pain, Abnormal Behaviour, Dizziness, Lethargy, Condition Aggravated
on May 06, 2013 Female from US , weighting 209.0 lb, was treated with Decadron. After Decadron was administered, patient encountered several Decadron side effects: spinal column stenosis, intervertebral disc protrusion, psychomotor hyperactivity, psoriatic arthropathy, back pain, abnormal behaviour, dizziness, lethargy, condition aggravated. Decadron dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Remicade (Formulation: Lyophilized Powder)
  • Remicade (7 Units, Formulation: Lyophilized Powder)
  • Remicade
  • Cymbalta (60 Mg, Qd)
  • Ambien (1 Df, Qd)


Dehydration, Lethargy, Vomiting, Exposure During Breast Feeding
on Apr 19, 2013 Female from US , 28 years of age, weighting 147.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Decadron. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Decadron side effects: dehydration, lethargy, vomiting, exposure during breast feeding. Decadron dosage: One Injection Muscle.

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