Monday, 27 February 2017
Dexamethasone - "Pseudo progression "
My husband commenced dexamethasone at 2mg in the 4th week of radiotherapy. He continued that for 2 weeks and then was weaned off. After 2 days off he had a partial seizure of one leg. He was re-commenced dexamethasone at 4mg. He has been on the 6mg for 4weeks. He has symptoms of being unbalanced and difficulty moving one leg so the dose has been increased to 8mg. Within hours he could walk better. How long to "too" long to be on this drug?