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A 50-year-old member asked:

whenever i have cold, i take a tablet of celestamine. will this help?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Not a good idea: It appears that this is a combination of cortisone and an antihistamine- neither of which has shown effectiveness for cold. The cortisone may even reduce your defense against the virus but likely very minimally. The older antihistamine does have a drying effect which may reduce the runny nose but also tends to make you sleepy. If you must, take only an antihistamine.
Dr. Kaleyathodi Bhat
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
No steroid for cold: celestaramine has betamethasone and dexclorphenamine. Betamethasone is a steroid. You do not need steroid to treat common cold. It is an overkill. The other ingredient, dexclorphenamine is an anti histamine. It is OK.
Dr. Michael Grosso
Pediatrics 40 years experience
I would go a step further. Antihistamines may reduce nasal discharge, but do not decrease the duration of a cold and in theory could predispose to sinusitis by impairing drainage. No clinical guideline (at least in my field of Pediatrics) recommends any of the following: antibiotics, steroids, decongestants, antihistamines or cough suppressants. Extra fluids are a good idea.
Jun 27, 2015

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Are there any really bad celestamine tablet side effects?

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Celestamine: it is a combination medicine, a steroid and an antihistamine, don't self medicate please, and don't exceed dosage or duration, see your doctor
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Steroids can take over the work of your adrenal gland and if stopped quickly it can be very dangerous .
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Agree with Dr Cox
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What are celestamine ns pills prescribed for?

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Not in this country: Celestamine is a mixture of betamethasone (a potent cortisone-like) medication and loratadine (Claritin). It is used in central and south America for allergic conditions. It is not allowed in the USA; use without close supervision by a physician is dangerous because of the betamethasone.
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Can still use expired Celestamine syrup it expired Dec 2018?

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Old Medication: Expired medication may not be effective for treating your medical issues. Why take the chance? In addition, it would be wise to have your condition re-evaluated after 1+ years. Please see a physician.

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