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Does dexamethasone steroid effect your breathing in anyway good or bad?

Does dexamethasone steroid effect your breathing in anyway good or bad?

Dexamethasone helps: Dexamethasone and other streoids are often used short term for breathing problems such as asthma and can be quite helpful. These medications are generally safe for short term use but have more side effects if needed for long term. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Does a steroid dexamethasone effect your lungs in a bad way or in anyway?

Does a steroid dexamethasone effect your lungs in a bad way or in anyway?

No: It will not affect your lungs in a bad way, as long as it is taken for short periods of time(days to a few weeks ). ...Read more

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Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle steroid?

Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle steroid?

Dexamethasone phosph: No it can not be and it can be very dangerous if you use for that purpose. ...Read more

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If you get 10 cervical epidural blocks with steroid(dexamethasone 2mg) in 12 months , is it too much? What kinda side effects are expected in such?

Did this happen?: Indications for cervical epidural block include evidence both clinically and radiologically for a compressed nerve in the neck, cervical radiculopathy. We usually consider 3 such injections per year the maximum. 10 would be considered far beyond the ordinary, and would increase risks of spinal cord injury and even death. If you have experienced this, get an immediate second opinion. ...Read more

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Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a steroid to gain muscle?

Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a steroid to gain muscle?

Perhaps...: Any steroid can be used to increase muscle mass. However , keep in mind that this may result in increased blood sugar, diabetes and erratic behavior (aggressive) , acne and heart disease. ...Read more

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Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle building steroid?

Could dexamethasone sodium phosphate be used as a muscle building steroid?

Just the opposite : Dexamethasone is not an anabolic steroid. Taking it without a doctor's prescription will cause serious health problems, including cushing's syndrome. The person will gain abdominal weight, lose muscle from arms and legs, the immune system may become suppressed. Etc. Not desirable. Patients taking this drug do so for other health problems and also deal with some side effects. ...Read more

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Confused about dexamethasone suppression test. how can taking a steroid LOWER cortisol levels? having this to check for cushing's.

Confused about dexamethasone suppression test. how can taking a steroid LOWER cortisol levels? having this to check for cushing's.

Cortisol: If your adrenal glands are working correctly a dose of dexamethasone would lower the cortisol levels. Have you had cortisol levels drawn without dexamethasone? Do you have symptoms related to cortisol? ...Read more

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I had a reaction to Decadron (dexamethasone). It made my heart race all day long. Is it safe to take another steroid?

Should be fine: Oral steroids have various side effects. Each individual tolerates these medication differently. Your symptoms are not concerning for an allergic reaction. Talk with your prescribing physician about your symptoms, but I believe a trail on a different steroid would be fine. ...Read more

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Does the ER give steroid shots like decadron, (dexamethasone) solu-medrol for allergic reactions and rashes?

Does the ER give steroid shots like decadron, (dexamethasone) solu-medrol for allergic reactions and rashes?

Yes: Emergency departments can treat this; you would be better off by going to a primary care physician and establishing a relationship for long-term care. ...Read more

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19mo old given Decadron (dexamethasone) 3 day in ER for amox allergy. Hives return in extreme next day. Prescibed prednisdone 3 oral doses. We are on day 7 of hives can I just continue w/benedrayl vs more steroids?

19mo old given Decadron (dexamethasone) 3 day in ER for amox allergy. Hives return in extreme next day. Prescibed prednisdone 3 oral doses.  We are on day 7 of hives can I just continue w/benedrayl vs more steroids?

Keep connected: Allergic reactions to penicillin type drugs can be dangerous. You should be in daily contact with your doctor. Especially if the interventions don't seem to be doing anything. These reactions can progress to anaphylaxis, angioneurotic edema and even stevens-johnson syndrome. The high dose steroids should be helping. As a doctor i might not be able to sleep knowing your 19 mo old is not better. ...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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Took dexamethasone and Clomid to help ovulate. Did bloodwordk at day 22 to check progesterone level? Came back as 5. Last time was 0.4 without taking the steroid. Been spotting a little bit for 3 days and bad acne. Did I ovulate and could I be pregnant?

Took dexamethasone and Clomid to help ovulate. Did bloodwordk at day 22 to check progesterone level? Came back as 5. Last time was 0.4 without taking the steroid. Been spotting a little bit for 3 days and bad acne. Did I ovulate and could I be pregnant?

Yes, maybe: A serum Progesterone level over about 1.5 in the second half of the cycle virtually guarantees ovulation. A single luteal level however can't be used to accurately say how 'good' an ovulation is, that's a common misunderstanding. Could you be pregnant? Maybe, good luck! ...Read more

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Is dexamethasone pills good for pinched cervical nerves?

Is dexamethasone pills good for pinched cervical nerves?

May be ! : Steroids are anti inflammatory and can help but they must be prescribed by a doctor as the side effects have to be borne in mind. ...Read more

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Is ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) good after expiration?

Is ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) good after expiration?

Yes: Manufacturer is warranting 100% effectiveness until expiration date. There may be a very small/gradual decrease in effectiveness after expiration date. But that is still very significant effectiveness for treating ear infections. Still ok until you get a refill or run out. ...Read more

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Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) good to get rid of eye styes?

Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) good to get rid of eye styes?

Stye: When used in combination with hot compresses twice a day, it can be quite effective. If the stye persists beyond 2 to 3 weeks, see your ophthalmologist-- it may need to be drained. ...Read more

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I thought i had strained my cfl on my right ankle so i home remedied it with an injection of dexamethasone 4mg. How bad could this be?

I thought i had strained my cfl on my right ankle so i home remedied it with an injection of dexamethasone 4mg. How bad could this be?

Injection: The location of this ligament could mean peroneal damage as well, and injection acutely into an injured ligament/ tendon could lead to further tearing or damage to integrity. ...Read more

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Pingueculitis from time to time, even with artificial tears. How much and how often should I take dexamethasone? Is it bad in the long term? Why? Thx!

Pingueculitis from time to time, even with artificial tears. How much and how often should I take dexamethasone? Is it bad in the long term? Why? Thx!

Some risk: Dexamethasome eyedrops have a small risk of glaucoma and cataract formation. It might also promote the growth of some microorganisms causing infection. But you can use it for 1-2 week bursts with little likelihood of harm. You might ask your ophthalmologist for a steroid with more limited side effects such as Lotemax (loteprednol) or fluorometholone which can be effective against your inflammations. ...Read more

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