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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Celestone (Overview)

Celestone is a corticosteroid which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Got a Celestone (betamethasone) shot today for resp issues. Are there any normal side effects? Worrisome side effects?

Got a Celestone (betamethasone) shot today for resp issues. Are there any normal side effects? Worrisome side effects?

Short term.: Celestone (betamethasone) is a corticosteroid that helps with inflammatory conditions. Given one time short term side affects can occur. Water retention, short change in emotional status from elation to paranoia, blood sugar elevation can happen.Insomnia to excess energy might occur. Again, these are all possibilities, but resolve within hours to a day. The benefits outweigh risks inshort term usage. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
104 doctors shared insights

Celestone (Overview)

Celestone is a corticosteroid which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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I was just prescribed betamethasone for my baby's lungs. Is it ok?

I am assuming...: ...That you mean that you are getting Betamethasone shots to help mature your baby's lungs before the baby is born. If that is the case, yes, that is the way it is done. ...Read more

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How effective is betamethasone creams for phimosis?

How effective is betamethasone creams for phimosis?

Betamethasone: Betamethasone cream has be used very effectively for treatment of phimosis in children and adults. It is safe, easy to apply and cost effective. In most published protocols, it is used twice daily for up to 4 weeks. Used as instructed, it will cure or significantly improve the problem in over 70% of patients. ...Read more

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How does betamethasone (for diprolene) work for hair loss?

How does betamethasone (for diprolene) work for hair loss?

Depends on cause.: There are many kinds of hair loss, with many causes, from illnesses to surgical procedures to medications to crash diets to stress. Once you know the cause you can tailor a treatment plan. Your dermatologist can help you with this. Betamethasone will help with some types of hair loss but not others - so get professional help for this. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis on my penis and was told not to use betamethasone, which clears it up quickly. Why not, since it works?

I have psoriasis on my penis and was told not to use betamethasone, which clears it up quickly. Why not, since it works?

Risk of atrophy: Steroids are classified by there potency. For example Betamethasone dipropionate is high and Betamethasone valerate is mid. Potency is also altered by whether the steroid is an ointment or a cream. Short periods of treatment are okay but extended use of potent steroids increases risk of irreversible skin atrophy (thinning). Therefore very important to follow advice of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Betamethasone dipropionate prescribed for contact dermatitis under breast (folds)-is it safe to use, how to know redness wont be back after stop using?

Betamethasone dipropionate prescribed for contact dermatitis under breast (folds)-is it safe to use, how to know redness wont be back after stop using?

Contact dermatitis: Normally betamethasone diproprionate should not be used under the breast folds. It is too strong for the thin skin in this area and prolonged use will cause atrophy. That said if it is truly severe contact dermatitis ( like poison ivy) 2 or 3 days use would be ok. I wouldn't use it if only redness. How was the diagnosis established? Better to use a weaker steroid ...Read more

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I developed hives after contrast test. I've had them for four days now with no relief. How long should they last? I had 2cc of celestone (betamethasone) im yesterday.

Few days.: Hives can persist for several days after the trigger, which is annoying. The celestone should help - add a long-acting antihistamine such as allegra, (fexofenadine) which is now available otc. If they still won't go away, talk to your doctor, because something else may be triggering them. ...Read more

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How long do side effects last after lumbar epid. Celestone (betamethasone) inject. (odd heartbeat, hyperglycemia) ?

How long do side effects last after lumbar epid. Celestone (betamethasone) inject. (odd heartbeat, hyperglycemia) ?

Short term: The side effects typically last less than a few days. Technically, the medication is active for 3weeks, but the side effects shouldn't last that long. See your doctor if they are getting worse or if any new ones develop. ...Read more

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Should different topical ointments be ever mixed? Can you tell me what side effects/if any could happen if you mix ammonium lactate cream, ketoconazal shampoo, betamethasone ointment, clobetasol propionate ointment?

The : The Betamethasone and the clobetasol are both steroids, therefore it is probably not a good idea to mix these together since steroids can cause thinning of the skin when used in high amounts or over prolonged periods of time. As far as the the other two ointments, there is no interaction as far as i can tell from my research; however you should consult the prescribing doctor or your local pharmacist to be sure. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Stewart Tepper
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Betamethasone (Definition)

Betamethasone is a steroid that is given in 2 injections 24 hours apart when there is a strong possibility of preterm delivery. It is given between 24 and 34 weeks. It helps mature the lungs of the baby to decrease ...Read more