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 As symptoms of raised intracranial pressure improve the dose can be gradaully reduced; for patients already on a small dose of dexamethasone,​ the dose can be gradually titrated up if there are worsening symptoms of raised intracranial presure. Concurrent use of a proton pump inhibitor is appropriate to reduce the risk of gastritis. Long-term problems with dexamethasone such as a proximal myopathy need to be weight into any thinking about dose and duration of treatment with steroids. As symptoms of raised intracranial pressure improve the dose can be gradaully reduced; for patients already on a small dose of dexamethasone,​ the dose can be gradually titrated up if there are worsening symptoms of raised intracranial presure. Concurrent use of a proton pump inhibitor is appropriate to reduce the risk of gastritis. Long-term problems with dexamethasone such as a proximal myopathy need to be weight into any thinking about dose and duration of treatment with steroids.
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