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

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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Is dexamethasone injection painful to apply in muscle?

Is dexamethasone injection painful to apply in muscle?

IM injection: Yes, but pain is subjective & will likely be greater if there is more volume injected & if the injection causes more swelling, bleed, or pressure on the nerve or muscle sheath. ...Read more

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Can dexamethasone injections treat acne cysts?

Can dexamethasone injections treat acne cysts?

Cystic acne meds: Deep cystic acne can be treated with steroid injections that help decrease the inflammation of the acne. It is not a cure but a momentary treatment. Providing long term acne improvement with ala (amino levulinic acid) and light lasers can make a lasting impact with cystic acne as well as pixel laser. R Accutane as well as oral antibiotics with a good skin care regimen can help as well. ...Read more

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Iam in the 3rd trimenster and my baby movement decreased after taking dexamethasone injection?

Iam in the 3rd trimenster and my baby movement decreased after taking dexamethasone injection?

Decreased fetal move: The decreased fetal movement is probably not due to dexamethasone. Any decreased fetal movement should be evaluated with and ultrasound and fetal monitoring. ...Read more

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I had a single Decadron (dexamethasone) injection 24 hours ago. Common side effect is a hot or red face. How long is this supposed to last?

I had a single Decadron (dexamethasone) injection 24 hours ago. Common side effect is a hot or red face. How long is this supposed to last?

Steroid side effect: Hopefully only a couple of days maximum. If the symptoms progress or you have persistence, i would recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a dexamethasone injection in the gluteus muscle for rotator cuff injury make shoulder pain worse?

Can a dexamethasone injection in the gluteus muscle for rotator cuff injury make shoulder pain worse?

Gluteal injection: I have heard this scenario from patients multiple times and I must admit - I don't understand the rationale of the treatment. If your MD/DO wishes to treat your injury with "systemic" steroids - meaning it goes all around your body it should be done with pills - a medrol pak. An injection into the muscle typically stays right where you put it - the muscle . So the injection did not make it worse ...Read more

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I am 17 weeks pregnant and i am suffering from cough and mucus my doctor prescribed dexamethasone injection 4mg after that i got shocked,shortness of ?

I am 17 weeks pregnant and i am suffering from cough and mucus my doctor prescribed dexamethasone injection 4mg after that i got shocked,shortness of ?

Unclear: I'm unclear why your doctor gave you a dexamethasone shot for cough and mucous? That isn't standard treatment. A decongestant and nasal washes would be a recommended treatment for what you describe. I wasn't sure you what you meant by shocked, shortness of? You had shortness of breath? I think you should see your doctor again for clarification of his/her recommendations. ...Read more

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I got a Decadron (dexamethasone) injection yesterday at my Doctor's office. Will it make me hurt all over? It's like all my joints are hurting and aching really bad!

I got a Decadron (dexamethasone) injection yesterday at my Doctor's office. Will it make me hurt all over? It's like all my joints are hurting and aching really bad!

No: This is not a normal reaction to Decadron (dexamethasone). It is a possible side effect from any steroid injection. It will normally go away in 24-48 hours. If it does not improve you will need to see your doctor. ...Read more