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Dexamethasone Dosage For Adults
My wife has been taking dexamethasone for about a week to prevent miscarriage. We read some troubling research about the drug and want to stop. Should we stop at once or gradually decrease the dosage?
What does it mean when my cortisol level is 0.7 at 8am after a dose of dexamethasone the night before?
Normal: Hi. Your doctor ran a standard screening test for Cushing's syndrome, the overnight dexamethasone suppression test. Your cortisol in response to dexamethasone suppressed normally (normal cortisol suppression should be less than 1.8 or so). Therefore, the data are consistent with you not having Cushing's syndrome. ...Read more
I was in the ER last night and received a dose of dexamethasone and within 10 seconds felt a burning, searing, itching sensation throughout my body th?
You report that you had a "burning, searing itching sensation" within 10 seconds. Hard to believe but I do trust you.
Didn't the ER doctors help you out of that! If not, get hold of them again! Do not be shy!
Hope all goes well. ...Read more
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
Side effects of dexamethasone in 5yo? Dose 8mg/day with 5ml amoxycillin 3xday. No diagnosis, but had been referred for test for kawasaki disease.
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?
Is it safe to use Decadron (dexamethasone) intramuscular single dose weekly (5 times) from week28 if expecting premature delivery in twin pregnancy?
For what?: Would ask why the Decadron (dexamethasone) im is needed? ...Read more
The doctor prescribed melpalan, velcade (bortezomib) and dexamethasone for 78 yrs old male with multiple myeloma. He later increase the dose of melphalan from 10 mg to 14 mg despite the treatment progress. Is this warranted considering high AST and alt?
Speak with physician: The best advice at this point is to speak with the treating physician and ask for an explanation regarding the increase in the medication given the progression of disease on the current treatment. If you are not satisfied with the explanation then by all means seek a second opinion consultation. At times, changes in regimens are easily explained; don't be afraid to ask. ...Read more
Can a single dose of dexamethasone sodium phosphate 24mg taken at 32 weeks pregnancy cause development or neurological delays in my unborn child?
No, a single course: Of antenatal steroids is considered to be the least risky and most effective treatment for avoiding breathing problems and other complications in premature babies. One study showed fluctuations in fetal heart rate for 4-7 days & some moms have side effects, but no adverse impact on infant development has been found. ...Read more
Many uses: Dexamethasone is a member of the glucocorticoid class of steroid drugs, and has many uses in a variety of disorders. It has anti-inflammatory effects and suppresses the immune system's activity. Which disorder is of concern? ...Read more
Cushing synd. Types: Dexamethasone suppression test is done to differentiate varies types of cushing syndrome response of gland to acth (pituitary axis)by measuring cortisol levels like a) primary adrenal cushing b) ectopic acth production c) cushing's disease by pituitary tumor an MRI needed. ...Read more
but usually brief duration!
Maybeif not watched: Dexamethasone is an antiflmmatory steroid. It be used orally in the past for asthma and is still use for short peroids of time for asthma, croup, poison ivy, ect. Used over entende periods of time slows the growth velocity and thus should be monitored. Children who have chronic inflammatory or autoimmune diseases may have to take steroids for extended periods weigh the risk benefit ratio. ...Read more