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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Why is Dexamethasone dosage increased while on treatment for a glioma?

my son has 3 level glioma and has been on dexamethasone 2 mg 2x daily and valpuric acid 750 mg. 2x...they want to increase it to 2000 mg daily, we follow a strict organic diet, no meat, no dairy, why such an increase? have been through 6 weeks of chemo and radiation......
Thu, 31 May 2018
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Steroid alleviate symptoms of mass effect and edema. They thus help to prevent seizure.

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