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Medicine For Decadron Allergy
Could allergy testing be done 4 days after being given a 10mg injection of decadron (dexamethasone)?
Not accurately.: Decadron (dexamethasone) is a pawerful anti-inflammatory steroid, which has a half-life of about 36 hours, which means on day 4, you have the equivalent of 2 mg of Decadron (dexamethasone) in your body, which is enough to decrease skin testing. Serum testing is also innaccurate at this point, will need to wait another 2 weeks for skin testing, up to 6 weeks for blood testing. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
I received a Decadron (dexamethasone) shot and now have the hiccups. I've had them for two days and they last for hours at a time. Can this medicine cause this?
Possibly but unclear: This could be related to the Decadron (dexamethasone) but we don't usually see this. You need to discuss this with your physician. There may be another reason including the reason you were given the decadron (dexamethasone). ...Read more
Decadron (dexamethasone) gave me a racing heartbeat and I cannot take it. Would it be safe for me to try a different steroid drug? Do I have to stay away from all?
Many: These are corticosteroids. With most medications, there are possible side effects; with these steroids, they are guaranteed. It is only a matter of which ones will occur. From osteoporosis, bone fracture, skin tearing, death. They can be critical to preserve life, but should be used with careful consideration, as to whether other safer medications would be more appropriate. ...Read more
Given Decadron (dexamethasone) 20 im about 24 hours ago in er. Insomnia, vertigo, and drug like energy. The bad drugs! How long will this last?
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
Decadron (dexamethasone): Dexamethazone.Get a more detailed answer ›
Decadron (dexamethasone): With a single shot usually none. Sometimes a steroid shot makes you have insomnia or retain water. Repeated shots or pills will have the potential for many other side effects including immune alteration, changes in your appearance, worsening of glucose levels, osteoporosis etc. ...Read more
Decadron (dexamethasone): Yes, Decadron (dexamethasone) requires a prescription.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Decadron (dexamethasone) how.: I assume you are being treated with an oral Decadron (dexamethasone) product. But even so I am not aware of any relationship between eating and flushing from steroids. That is not to say that steroids can not result in some flushing symptoms but I am not aware of a relationship to eating unless the food is one that might cause flushing and the steroids exacerbate the phenomenon. ...Read more
Yes: As long as they are medically necessary. ...Read more
I'm 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
Usually O.K.: Has been some recent press showing z-pac may increase risk of heart attack. Mixing with decahedron (a steroid) is not a problem. ...Read more
Common practice: Used to prevent allergic reactions as well as for an anti-emetic (anti-nausea). Hope this helps. ...Read more
Steroid side effects: Decadron also known as dexamethasone is a potent steroid that can be taken as pill, injection or cream. Side effects are like other steroids but can include stomach upset, headache, dizziness, menstrual changes, trouble sleeping, increased appetite, weight gain, and mood changes. With prolonged use it may decrease body defense to infections, affect bones, muscles and eyes. ...Read more
Yes - avoid it!: Dexamethasone use for more than a couple of days can cause diabetes mellitus in pregnant and non-pregnant adults by artificially increasing the blood sugar levels due to its metabolic/endocrine effects. These effects should be reversed once the steroids are stopped - depending on other comorbidities. Avoid using Dexamethasone during pregnancy as much as possible and explore alternatives options. ...Read more
Good thinking: The longer you are on it, the more likely, you will have side effects. ...Read more
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
Is it okay to drink a small amount of alcohol while taking Decadron (dexamethasone) and Penicillin?
I had a single Decadron (dexamethasone) injection 24 hours ago. Common side effect is a hot or red face. How long is this supposed to last?
Steroid side effect: Hopefully only a couple of days maximum. If the symptoms progress or you have persistence, I would recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more
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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