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Doctor insights on: Dexamethasone Sleep

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Is it normal that my heartbeats get faster when I take Dexamethasone? And when I fall asleep, my heart jumps and starts beating faster and I wake up

Is it normal that my heartbeats get faster when I take Dexamethasone? And when I fall asleep, my heart jumps and starts beating faster and I wake up

No : it is not normal. Why are you taking dexamethsone? Is it for allergies or autoimmune disease or what? Whatever the reason for dexamethsone you need to find the cause and also cause for your palpitations and rapid heart. To learn how to treat the cause Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com ...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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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?

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?

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