Need Information On How to Come Off Dexamethasone
May 8, 2010 6:23 PM Subscribe
How does one come off Dexamethasone?
posted by goalyeehah to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a friend who just finished radiation treatments for Merkle Cell Cancer and who is about to start chemotherapy. Her onocologist has had her on Dexamethasone for at least 3 weeks. She desperately wants to come off due to mood swings and being unable to sleep. We are waiting to hear back from her onocologist and may not hear back from him til Monday.
How does one come off this steroid? Is it as simple as halfing the dosage every 3 days or more than that. I have done this in the past with anti-seizure medicine. What protocols are there?