A 50-year-old member asked:
whenever i have cold, i take a tablet of celestamine. will this help?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
2.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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.
2.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 44-year-old member asked:
Are there any really bad celestamine tablet side effects?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
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
2.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 31-year-old member asked:
What are celestamine ns pills prescribed for?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
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.
3.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 31-year-old male asked:
Can still use expired Celestamine syrup it expired Dec 2018?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dentistry 40 years experience
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.
98 viewsAnswered Feb 24, 2020
Last updated Jul 6, 2015
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