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Doctor insights on: Dexamethasone Medication

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Is it safe to use medication contain dexamethasone for swelling of the vocal cords on 5 year old boy as he has continuous hoarseness from 17 days?

Is it safe to use medication contain dexamethasone for swelling of the vocal cords on 5 year old boy as he has continuous hoarseness from 17 days?

Safe, but...: Dexamethasone is a safe medicine when used in children for a brief course, but you need to make sure you know what you're treating. Prolonged hoarseness is not a typical reason for steroid administration in children. It can be used in the acute phase of croup (which causes hoarseness), but not usually weeks after. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Please describe the medication: tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?

Combination: Combination of the antibiotic tobramycin and the steroid dexamethasone. This drug is used for many infectious and inflammatory eye conditions. ...Read more

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I have to take dexamethasone for a procedure, but respond badly to it (anxiety, depression.) Is there a medication to counter these side effects?

I have to take dexamethasone for a procedure, but respond badly to it (anxiety, depression.) Is there a medication to counter these side effects?

Warn your provider: Before the procedure, fully advise your team of your bad reaction - they can be prepared to help you minimize or counteract it better than anyone one else. Since those are fairly common reactions, they may be familiar w/ the issue. Also, this sounds like a short-term exposure and there may be few or weaker reactions. Be optimistic - I hope the procedure is successful and reaction mild. ...Read more

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Av been taking dexamethasone to add weight and is making my period irregular what drugs can I take to regulate it back to normal?

Av been taking dexamethasone to add weight and is making my period irregular what drugs can I take to regulate it back to normal?

Bad practice: Taking steroids to gain weight is a bad idea. Taper yourself off the steroids.
You ought to consult a doctor for your health issues.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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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?

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?

Need more details: Don't know why your wife was given dexamethasone, but don't stop it suddenly without discussing w/your doctor. Don't believe all you read during your research without discussing that as well. ...Read more

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Are the drugs Decadron (dexamethasone) & solu-medrol the same?

Are the drugs Decadron (dexamethasone) & solu-medrol the same?

Not quite: They are similar but different chemical compounds. Both are glucocorticoid steroids. Solu-medrol is methyprednisolone. Decadron is dexamethasone. They have different dosing requirements. ...Read more

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I'm taking dexamethasone and now am experiencing trouble breathing and severe pain and weakness in both legs and arms is it related to the drug?

I'm taking dexamethasone and now am experiencing trouble breathing and severe pain and weakness in both legs and arms is it related to the drug?

Probably: Steroids are a double edged sword, meaning they can fix some problems, and cause others. Sometimes they imrove breathing, but they can also cause different breathing problems, sometimes alleviate pain, sometimes cause it. Some of the side effects can be dangerous, so I suggest you speak with your doctor about it. ...Read more

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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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What is Decadron (dexamethasone) used for?

Decadron (dexamethasone): Decadron (dexamethasone) is an anti- inflammation medication (corticosteroid). ...Read more

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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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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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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