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My doc suggested betamethasone injection 3impule in one injection n should repeat after 24hours isnt it very heavy dose for fetal as i feel numbness?

My doc suggested betamethasone injection 3impule in one injection n should repeat after 24hours isnt it very heavy dose for fetal as i feel numbness?

Yes: Betamethasone is injected every 24 hours for two doses to help your baby's lungs and brain mature. Usually this is prescribed when a physician is worried about the baby being delivered early and the risks of prematurity out weigh the risks of the steroid injection. ...Read more

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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


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Is there an allergy pill that is similar to a celestone (betamethasone) injection?

Not really: Celestone is a steroid, and while you can always take steroid pills, antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec would be a safer choice for allergies. ...Read more

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N you use albuterol in nebulizer after recieving celestone (betamethasone) injection?

N you use albuterol in nebulizer after recieving celestone (betamethasone) injection?

Yes, if Dr. ordered: If the doctor ordered nebulized albuterol for a patient to use (for wheezing and other asthma symptoms), that would be fine to do. The albuterol should not have any unusual reaction with the celestone (betamethasone). ...Read more

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How much systemic absorption would there be from a 9mg betamethasone epidural steroid injection?

How much systemic absorption would there be from a 9mg betamethasone epidural steroid injection?

Hard to say: Everyone is different, but we do know that some amount of steroid (usually a small amount) can be absorbed systemically. ...Read more

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Hi Doc, I am 33 Weeks 2 Days with 2.6 CM cervix. is this normal ? One Doc suggested to take betamethasone injection, of which i am scared. Please sugg

Hi Doc, I am 33 Weeks 2 Days with 2.6 CM cervix. is this normal ? One Doc suggested to take betamethasone injection, of which i am scared. Please sugg

Short cervix : A cervical length less than 3 cm means you have an increased risk of early birth. Steroid injections speed up the fetal lung maturity. This is a very important step and can be life-saving for the baby. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Celestone (Definition)

Celestone is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more