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A 42-year-old male asked:

I have side effect from the corticoid steroid i had injected i am having twitching of my arms legs stomach how long will this last?

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Depends: on dose and length of time you have been on medication. Figure 3-5 days after stopping for side effects to resolve.
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Dr. Stanley Alexander
Rheumatology 63 years experience
Fast acting cortisone: dexamethasone last a couple days; long acting: Depo-Medrol lasts a week or more but doesn't peak; Celestone Soluspan: combination of fast & slow, has major effect over one week
Feb 18, 2021
Last updated Feb 18, 2021

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