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What to do if I am 17 almost 15 and I'm probley going to go on this new drug for duchens muscular distophy called deflazacort?
Ask Lots of Question: I am not an expert in treatment of muscular dystrophy, but any time you start a new drug you should ask lots of questions. Make sure you understand the expected benefits and potential side effects. If there is anything you are not comfortable with let your doctor know. Ask if you will need regular blood work to look for side effects. ...Read more
No: No it should not if the tapering is done properly. ...Read more
My dermatologist prescribed deflazacort for scalp folliculitis for 6 days ........is it effective for it ?
Abx vs steroids: Folliculitis,in general,is typically caused by bacteria proliferating into the hair follicles and causing redness, swelling, and sometimes pain.I personally would start with an antibiotic and if that did not help after 5-7 days then maybe try a steroid like your doctor did.Have to also consider that the infection may be caused by fungus or virus too.If the steroid makes it worse,it's likely fungal ...Read more
My 6 year old son has dmd. He's on prednisone right now but only at a very low dose 2mg, because of side effects. We were wondering about deflazacort?
Erections: See a Urologist to assure you have no hormonal deficiencies like a low testosterone level as well any underlying medical conditions that may cause your issues. There are of course medications that can help you achieve the erection you once had. best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If PRN medication is prescribed then is it the case that the medication has to administered if the need arises UNLESS some contraindicating factor for its continuing use arises?
PRN= As needed.: Medications that are ordered "prn" or as needed, are to be used if or when the problem occurs that needs some help that the medication should provide. An example is a pain medication to be used only when the pain increases to a level that needs relief. Other things may be done to relieve pain, like cold compresses or a heating pad, stretching etc. so the medication may help but is not a must. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I'm late taking my BC by 14 hours (8am, took @10pm), am I still protected? Took it right away. Should I use alternative methods?
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