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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate (Definition)

Dexamethasone sodium phosphate is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more


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How to control hiccups caused from taking decadron (dexamethasone)?

How to control hiccups caused from taking decadron (dexamethasone)?

Simple...: stop or reduce the dose of decadron (dexamethasone). unfortunately a lot of times that is not feasible. if your doctor feels you need to continue the current dose of Decadron (dexamethasone) then you can discuss other medications which are sometimes helpful in controlling hiccups (chlorpromazine, baclofen, etc). these medications are only a temporary measure until you can come off the decadron (dexamethasone). ...Read more

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Im in 28 weeks , my sugar level is so high after decadron (dexamethasone) inj. Is it ok for my baby ?

Im in 28 weeks , my sugar level is so high after decadron (dexamethasone) inj. Is it ok for my baby ?

No: You must keep your glucose controlled even if you have to have a steroid injection. You must report this to your obstetrician right away and if you need a steroid shot it should not be done without your OB MD knowing and a plan made on how to keep your blood sugar down and not allow it to rise in this setting. Call your MD TODAY to get and keep your blood sugar under control at all times. ...Read more

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Can children use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Can children use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Yes: This medication is safe and effective in patients of all ages. It replicates some of the effects of natural human stress hormones. Its uses and dosing are size and condition specific. ...Read more

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How effective is dexamethasone (Decadron) for treating croup?

How effective is dexamethasone (Decadron) for treating croup?

Croup: Croup is a viral infection caused by parainfluenza virus. There is no antibiotics for croup, but rather airway management. If croup is more severe, decadron (dexamethasone) either by injection or by mouth is the standard of care since it has lasting effects for generally 48-72 hours and no additional medication is needed. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink a small amount of alcohol while taking Decadron (dexamethasone) and Penicillin?

Is it okay to drink a small amount of alcohol while taking Decadron (dexamethasone) and Penicillin?

Alcohol: Should not be a major problem. You don't say why you are taking these meds, but alcohol can inhibit WBCs in their functioning and theoretically at least may reduce resistance to infection. Doubt that this will affect you adversely even with the steroid intake. ...Read more

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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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Who should not use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Who should not use Decadron (dexamethasone)?

Decadron (dexamethasone): Decadron (dexamethasone) is contraindicated in Systemic fungal infections. Decadron (dexamethasone) tablets are contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any components of this product. see: http://www.drugs.com/pro/decadron.html ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Decadron (Definition)

Decadron is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more