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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

Dr. Gregg Albers
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