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Dexamethasone Generic Form
Maxidex (dexamethasone): Dexamethazone.Get a more detailed answer ›
Decadron (dexamethasone): Dexamethazone.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
More info needed: I need more information in regards to the "tussi pres" and the condition (s) that are being treated. ...Read more
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
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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Not much: Dexamethasone is a form of cortisone.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, you may: There are no reported drug interactions that I could find. ...Read more
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
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
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
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