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What are the uses for dexamethasone?

What are the uses for dexamethasone?

Steroid: Dexamethasone is a steroid and is used for suppressing inflammation, such as in an arthritic knee or an inflammed airway or sinus. ...Read more

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What is the use of dexamethasone tablet 0.5mg?

What is the use of dexamethasone tablet 0.5mg?

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

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How much weight did you gain while on dexamethasone?

How much weight did you gain while on dexamethasone?

Depends: What and how much you eat are the key. It's you not the drug. The drug increases appetite and you decide what to eat. ...Read more

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What are the special requirements for a dexamethasone testing?

What are the special requirements for a dexamethasone testing?

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

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Would dexamethasone prematurely stop growth in a teen if taken in small doses?

Would dexamethasone prematurely stop growth in a teen if taken in small doses?

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

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Dexamethasone ampule got broken whe I try to open it. Is it still safe to administer it IM?

Dexamethasone ampule got broken whe I try to open it. Is it still safe to administer it IM?

Maybe not safe: If there was any break in the sterile procedure of drawing up the medication into a syringe, then it is no longer safe to use. It is best to get another ampule, unless one is positive that the medication is still sterile. ...Read more

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How much is left in the system after 24 hours of taking dexamethasone injection (one shot)?

For intramuscular: Injection the biological half-life is 36-54 hours, so at 24 hours more than half the dose is still biologically available. ...Read more

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Treating side-effects of dexamethasone?

Treating side-effects of dexamethasone?

Avoidance: Most important is getting off the steroid - if medical condition allows, assure bone protective measures, close monitoring of blood sugar, and often second opinion. ...Read more

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Can tussi pres and dexamethasone be taken together?

More info needed: I need more information in regards to the "tussi pres" and the condition (s) that are being treated. ...Read more

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How effective is dexamethasone (Baycadron) for treating uveitis?

It can work: Dexamethasone is a steroid and can be very effective in treating uveitis. How effective can depend on the severity of the inflammation and how often it is prescribed. Follow up with your eye care provider can relay how effective the treatment is improving the uveitis. ...Read more

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What is dexamethasone suppression test?

Less than 2 mcg/ dL: The dex suppression test determines whether the adrenal glands are physiology intact. Dexamethasone is a synthetic steroid that suppresses endogenous cortisol to less tha 2mcg/ dl when taken at bedtime. ...Read more

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Should I be taking dexamethasone to decrease infections?

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Should I be taking dexamethasone to decrease infections?

No!: Dexamethasone is a steroid; as such, it reduces inflammation and stunts the immune system. Dexamethasone use increases risk of infection, not decreases. ...Read more

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Which is better--dexamethasone or betamethasone?

Which is better--dexamethasone or betamethasone?

Neither.: There is no "better" or "worse" among topical corticosteroids. (i'm assuming you are talking about topicals, but Dexamethasone is also given orally.) both are mid-strength anti-inflammatory creams. Betamethasone is probably more popular in this country, but I don't know of any particular reason for that. ...Read more

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Whate is differance between dexamethasone and hydrocortisone?

Whate is differance between dexamethasone and hydrocortisone?

Steroids: Steroids come in many different chemical formulations. All bind to the steroid receptor inside cells and all cause the same anti-inflamatory effects; but some are more potent than others. ...Read more

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Dexamethasone can stunt growth?

Dexamethasone can stunt growth?

Depends on situation: A short term treatment (4-5 days or less) of therapeutic steroids is thought to have minimal if any effect on growth. Long term (weeks to months) of any steroidal medication may have many long term side effects that includes decreased linear growth. ...Read more

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I stabbed myself with dexamethasone syringe by accident, what to do?

I stabbed myself with dexamethasone syringe by accident, what to do?

Nothing: Its a steroid its in you r body already and there is nothing to do about it. Depending on dosage you may experience some weight gain temporary, feel a bit stimulated abut your immune function will be a bit suppressed a few days. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my heartbeats get faster when I take Dexamethasone?

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

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I accidentally stabbed myself with dexamethasone syringe. What do I do?

I accidentally stabbed myself with dexamethasone syringe. What do I do?

Syringe stabbing.: If the syringe was used on you and no one else before you stuck yourself then no worries.

If on a a patient notify your supervisor for the procedure they use to protect you where you work.

NOW! ...Read more

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What happens if my cortisol is normal after dexamethasone but high without it, what could be wrong?

What happens if my cortisol is normal after dexamethasone but high without it, what could be wrong?

Low dose dex?: Hi. Was it the 1 mg dexamethasone suppression test? If you suppressed normally, it suggests you don't have Cushing's (doesn't prove it). Several things possible: you're normal (no Cushing's), you have a high level of cortisol binding protein (not a problem), or you have a Cushing's tumor that DOES suppress to low dose dex (uncommon, but occurs). Your endocrinologist will interpret the test for you ...Read more

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Is a morning 8am cortisol of 0.6 mcg per dL normal? I think it was after taking a dexamethasone the night before?

Is a morning 8am cortisol of 0.6 mcg per dL normal? I think it was after taking a dexamethasone the night before?

Maybe: 0.6 mcg/dl would normally be very low for an 8AM Cortisol. The normal range for Cortisol shortly after waking up is around 7-20 (varies some from one lab to another). However if you took Dexamethasone the night before, the Dexamethasone should suppress any production of Cortisol by your adrenal glands so that the normal range would be much lower, 0.0 - 2.0. ...Read more

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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.

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

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