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Is having finger pain a sympton of withdrawal from decadron (dexamethasone)?

Is having finger pain a sympton of withdrawal from decadron (dexamethasone)?

No: I have never heard this as a symptom of Decadron (dexamethasone) tapper. There is most likely something else going on. ...Read more

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Wat is the side effects of dexamethasone use for long period?And what is the withdrawal effects?

Wat is the side effects of dexamethasone use for long period?And what is the withdrawal effects?

Side effect: To put it simple, your mood will change, your fat issues will migrate, and your immune system will be more vulnerable. Withdrawal is when you discontinue it sharply, you might get a chance of infection/ reinfection and/or worsening of condition. ...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?

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

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Is it normal that my heartbeats get faster when I take Dexamethasone?

Is it normal that my heartbeats get faster when I take Dexamethasone?

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

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I accidentally stabbed myself with dexamethasone syringe. What do I do?

I accidentally stabbed myself with dexamethasone syringe. What do I do?

Syringe stabbing.: If the syringe was used on you and no one else before you stuck yourself then no worries. If on a a patient notify your supervisor for the procedure they use to protect you where you work. NOW! ...Read more

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What happens if my cortisol is normal after dexamethasone but high without it, what could be wrong?

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

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Is a morning 8am cortisol of 0.6 mcg per dL normal? I think it was after taking a dexamethasone the night before ?

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

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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.

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

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