- Question from Mew: I wanted to know if Decadron causes the severe abdominal cramps, or is that Taxotere?
- Answers - Neal Slatkin The truth is, I guess it could be either. People receiving Decadron on a chronic basis can certainly develop abdominal cramping, gastritis, or even ulceration. But that typically occurs only with chronic dosing, not with Decadron as it is most commonly used for short periods of time, as anti-nausea medication. So, my best guess is, it's probably the Taxotere.
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