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Can I Take Azithromycin And Dexamethasone At The Same Time
Usually O.K.: Has been some recent press showing z-pac may increase risk of heart attack. Mixing with decahedron (a steroid) is not a problem. ...Read more
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more
Yes: As long as they are medically necessary. ...Read more
Yes, you may: There are no reported drug interactions that I could find. ...Read more
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
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
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 it's mechanism of action. ...Read more
Is it safe to take dexamethasone 1.5mg for 3 days tappering off when you have ocular herpes? What's the alternative for serious allergy?
Yes for most: This is fine and there is really no better alternative. ...Read more
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
Had a cervical epidural c dexamethasone. 1 day passed I don't feel chil but my temp 36.5degrees celcius. Should I take antibiotics? Can it b infection?
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are not indicated since your temp is normal. No sign of infection. ...Read more
Decadron (dexamethasone) gave me a racing heartbeat and I cannot take it. Would it be safe for me to try a different steroid drug? Do I have to stay away from all?
Hear rate: That should not effect your heart rate, please take your pulse on different occasions and you can consult one of us ...Read more
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
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
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
IM injections: We give them separately in my office. ...Read more
Hi, is there any side effect of applying dexamethasone cream a the 0.001% for a pro-long period of time?
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
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
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
Can you tell me if I take 10 hydrocodone 5 Ambien 5 Xanax (alprazolam) 3 tramadol 4 dexamethasone and 4 cyclobenzaprine with a few beers, will I survive the night?
If you are trying to: Kill yourself, you are not going to get any ethical physician to tell you what you need to do to accomplish it. You are depressed and need help. The samaritans have a hotline you can find number of at samaritanshope. Org, your local mental health clinic or your health care provider can help. Asking this question online is clearly a cry for help - please get the help you need now. ...Read more
Hello. For almost 1 month I have my upper lids inflamated &my eyes tearing all the time. After using tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) I felt grade but now it's worst?
Eye allergies: You Rx medication like Patanol (olopatadine) or Pataday- I suggest a medical evaluation and prescription. ...Read more
Hi, I must take dexamethasone 0, 25, byt I'm taking l-thyroxin 0, 25 also. I want to ask can I take vitex with this medicaments. Thanks in advance!
Av been taking dexamethasone to add weight and is making my period irregular what drugs can I take to regulate it back to normal?
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
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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