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Can I take amoxicillin and dexamethasone at same time?

Can I take amoxicillin and dexamethasone at same time?

Yes: Yes, they are commonly used together. Although Dexamethasone may supress the immune system some, the benefits of reducing the inflammation usually are worth this. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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I've been dizzy for 3 days now what could it be I've been on amoxil (amoxicillin) and dexamethasone for 6 days now for sinus and throat infection?

I've been dizzy for 3 days now what could it be I've been on amoxil (amoxicillin) and dexamethasone for 6 days now for sinus and throat infection?

Anything: Your dizziness can have any cause at this time. Change in blood pressure especially when you change positions, known as orthostatic hypotension. Side effects of medication is possible too, especially dexametasone. I'd stop (it sounds an overkill to treat sinus/throat infection for that long with it). Also, make sure you drink plenty of fluids and take over-the-counter probiotic with your ab. ...Read more

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I've had an ear infection for 4 days. My oral temperature is 99.1. Is that okay? I'm hot and sweaty. I'm taking ear drops, amoxicillan, and dexamethason.

I've had an ear infection for 4 days. My oral temperature is 99.1. Is that okay? I'm hot and sweaty. I'm taking ear drops, amoxicillan, and dexamethason.

Probably: The body has a day/night cycle so a mild elevated temperature at night midway thru infection is ok. Dexamethasone is a steroid used by some to reduce inflammation. Don't list age or other medical conditions but I advise caution in using this medication due to potential side effects and cross reaction to other medications. Give it a few more days but if not better contact your MD.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexamethasone ...Read more

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Pingueculitis from time to time, even with artificial tears. How much and how often should I take dexamethasone? Is it bad in the long term? Why? Thx!

Pingueculitis from time to time, even with artificial tears. How much and how often should I take dexamethasone? Is it bad in the long term? Why? Thx!

Some risk: Dexamethasome eyedrops have a small risk of glaucoma and cataract formation. It might also promote the growth of some microorganisms causing infection. But you can use it for 1-2 week bursts with little likelihood of harm. You might ask your ophthalmologist for a steroid with more limited side effects such as Lotemax (loteprednol) or fluorometholone which can be effective against your inflammations. ...Read more

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I have chalazion in my both eyes . Doctor prescribed Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) with fucithalmic drops.should I take both at same time? Don't they have same effect?

I have chalazion in my both eyes . Doctor prescribed Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) with fucithalmic drops.should I take both at same time? Don't they have same effect?

Useless treatment: These antibiotics will not penetrate a chalazion. They are not worth the expense or time to treat this condition. Try using lots of heat — a washcloth under very warm (but not hot) water held over the chalazion for 4-5 minutes at least 5 times per day. If persistent more than one week of this treatment, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and dexamethasone?

Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and dexamethasone?

No reports: No problems are reported of an interaction between these medications — but ALWAYS do discuss all medications and even supplements or unusual diet items w/ your providers. It helps them make better decisions for you and improves their knowledge bank too. Best! ...Read more

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Is it normal that my heartbeats get faster when I take Dexamethasone?

Hear rate : That should not affect your heart rate, please take your pulse on different occasions and you can consult one of us ...Read more

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How often can dexamethasone be used? I've gotten this injection 2xthis month for strepthroat. One time on July 5 and one on July 25.

How often can dexamethasone be used?  I've gotten this injection 2xthis month for strepthroat.  One time on July 5 and one on July 25.

Strep: Dexamethasone would be an unusual treatment for strep throat as it's treated with penicillin or erythromycin. Do you think you're being treated for infectious mononucleosis? Discuss this with your physician who knows your findings and test results. Injectable corticosteroids are usually limited to no more often than every three months. ...Read more

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Av been taking dexamethasone to add weight and is making my period irregular what drugs can I take to regulate it back to normal?

Av been taking dexamethasone to add weight and is making my period irregular what drugs can I take to regulate it back to normal?

Bad practice: Taking steroids to gain weight is a bad idea. Taper yourself off the steroids.
You ought to consult a doctor for your health issues.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink small amount of alcohol night before dexamethasone suppression test?, does alcohol interfere with the test and pills I need to take

Is it ok to drink small amount of alcohol night before dexamethasone suppression test?, does alcohol interfere with the test and pills I need to take

Not a good idea: It seems you are taking sertraline, lorazepam, and promethazine — in this setting you may want to avoid alcohol altogether. Drinking a small amount of alcohol the night before the test is probably not going to interfere with the test, but it defeats the purpose of a test to have factors potentially interfere with the test, when they can easily be avoided. ...Read more

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My daughter has a history of chronic itp she was given a 10 mg dose of dexamethasone for 4 days, on day 3 still bleeding. How long do they take to kick in?

My daughter has a history of chronic itp she was given a 10 mg dose of dexamethasone for 4 days, on day 3 still bleeding. How long do they take to kick in?

Call the doctor: First thing to do is call the doctor. Maybe the dose is not large enough to suppress the autoimmune process just yet or it might be a cumulative effect that will take time. The Dexamethasone is in her system within 6 hours and has a long half-life up to 54 hours. ...Read more

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Can I take Dexamethasone together with Vitamin C? Thank you.

Can I take Dexamethasone together with Vitamin C? Thank you.

See below: Why are you taking dexamethasone? Who prescribed it and for what?
Taking vitamin C with dexamethsone will not do any harm, but taking dexamethasone is not a trivial matter. It is especially serious given your history of TB as dexamethasone may reactivate the infection. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, is there any side effect of applying dexamethasone cream a 0.001% for a pro-long period?

Hi, is there any side effect of applying dexamethasone cream a 0.001% for a pro-long period?

YES: This steroid is TOO STRONG and LONG LASTING for skin if used chronically and it can diminish your own CORTISOL production (Adrenal gland) since it is ABSORBED by the body!!
IT SHOULD NEVER be used on your FACE since it can produce DERMAL side effects (blood vessel growth and unattractive acneiform lesions.

Hope this helps! "A wordd to the wise" ...Read more

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I received a Decadron (dexamethasone) shot and now have the hiccups. I've had them for two days and they last for hours at a time. Can this medicine cause this?

I received a Decadron (dexamethasone) shot and now have the hiccups. I've had them for two days and they last for hours at a time. Can this medicine cause this?

Possibly but unclear: This could be related to the Decadron (dexamethasone) but we don't usually see this. You need to discuss this with your physician. There may be another reason including the reason you were given the decadron (dexamethasone). ...Read more

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Can I take Decadron (dexamethasone) and phentermine together on the same day?

Can I take Decadron (dexamethasone) and phentermine together on the same day?

Drug interactions: According to epocrates app there is no interaction between Decadron (dexamethasone) and Phentermine but talk to your doctor to make sure. ...Read more

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I am allergic to solu-medrol is it safe to take decadron (dexamethasone)?

I am allergic to solu-medrol is it safe to take decadron (dexamethasone)?

Same class: When one has an allergy to one member of a class of medications, it is usually not wise to take another in the class. Check with your prescribing provider about this 'allergy'. Often, the things that people call an allergy are really just unpleasant but expected effects from its mechanism of action. ...Read more

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I have to take dexamethasone for a procedure, but respond badly to it (anxiety, depression.) Is there a medication to counter these side effects?

I have to take dexamethasone for a procedure, but respond badly to it (anxiety, depression.)  Is there a medication to counter these side effects?

Warn your provider: Before the procedure, fully advise your team of your bad reaction — they can be prepared to help you minimize or counteract it better than anyone one else. Since those are fairly common reactions, they may be familiar w/ the issue. Also, this sounds like a short-term exposure and there may be few or weaker reactions. Be optimistic — I hope the procedure is successful and reaction mild. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my heartbeats get faster when I take Dexamethasone? And when I fall asleep, my heart jumps and starts beating faster and I wake up

Is it normal that my heartbeats get faster when I take Dexamethasone? And when I fall asleep, my heart jumps and starts beating faster and I wake up

No : It is not normal. Why are you taking dexamethsone? Is it for allergies or autoimmune disease or what? Whatever the reason for dexamethsone you need to find the cause and also cause for your palpitations and rapid heart. To learn how to treat the cause Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com ...Read more

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Can doc rule out eyr or oral herpes without tests? Got presc for 1.5 g daily dose of dexamethasone tapering off for 7days & cetirizine. Take meds/not?

Can doc rule out eyr or oral herpes without tests? Got presc for 1.5 g daily dose of dexamethasone tapering off for 7days & cetirizine. Take meds/not?

Yes, ask your doctor: Usually hsv1&2 infections can be diagnosed by visual inspection. Your doctor is there to explain the benefits and risks of taking a drug. The decision to take a medicine or not is yours. ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

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