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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 ?
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
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
Prescribed dexamethasone for 6 days for concussion. Read all bad about that drug for concussion. Very skeptical. Please advise.
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
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?
Decadron (dexamethasone) gave me a racing heartbeat and I cannot take it. Would it be safe for me to try a different steroid drug? Do I have to stay away from all?
Given Decadron (dexamethasone) 20 im about 24 hours ago in er. Insomnia, vertigo, and drug like energy. The bad drugs! how long will this last?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Varies: Dosage, location but usually brief duration!Get a more detailed answer ›
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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