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Doctor insights on: Stopping Dexamethasone

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After stopping Decadron (dexamethasone) tablets i experience of severe joints pain and stiffness of fingers at night?

After stopping Decadron (dexamethasone)  tablets i experience of severe  joints pain and  stiffness of fingers at night?

Not surprising: Decadron (dexamethasone) is a steroid. If it is stopped too quickly then side effects like joint pain and muscle aches may occur. Also - Decadron (dexamethasone) helps reduce these symptoms so if the dose is lowered beyond a certain point you can have the original symptoms return. ...Read more

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Eye Dr gave me Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) Sat. Stopped using it Thursday. Have to see eye Dr again Sat. Did I make mistake stopping drops. I didn't see any change.

Eye Dr gave me Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) Sat. Stopped using it Thursday. Have to see eye Dr again Sat. Did I make mistake stopping drops. I didn't see any change.

You were right: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) works usually within a day for the intended condition. It appeared that it did nothing or even worsened your eye symptoms after having used it for nearly a week. Perhaps you need a second opinion on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Would dexamethasone prematurely stop growth in a teen if taken in small doses?

Would dexamethasone prematurely stop growth in a teen if taken in small doses?

Maybeif not watched: Dexamethasone is an antiflmmatory steroid. It be used orally in the past for asthma and is still use for short peroids of time for asthma, croup, poison ivy, ect.Used over entende periods of time slows the growth velocity and thus should be monitored. Children who have chronic inflammatory or autoimmune diseases may have to take steroids for extended periods weigh the risk benefit ratio. ...Read more

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Im taking decadron (dexamethasone). Will cushings stay away after I stop?

Yes: Typically the symptoms of excessive corticosteroids like Dexamethasone (decadron) will slowly go away once you are of the medication. But it can take many months for this to happen. ...Read more

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My wife has been taking dexamethasone for about a week to prevent miscarriage. We read some troubling research about the drug and want to stop. Should we stop at once or gradually decrease the dosage?

My wife has been taking dexamethasone for about a week to prevent miscarriage. We read some troubling research about the drug and want to stop. Should we stop at once or gradually decrease the dosage?

Need more details: Don't know why your wife was given dexamethasone, but don't stop it suddenly without discussing w/your doctor. Don't believe all you read during your research without discussing that as well. ...Read more

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Hi, early pregnancy /on 0.25mg dexamethasone/ worried I should stop/ endocrinologist insists it's safe - treatment for late onset adernal issue help?

Hi, early pregnancy /on 0.25mg dexamethasone/ worried I should stop/ endocrinologist insists it's safe - treatment for late onset adernal issue help?

Small risk: I would take the advice of your endocrinologist, as he/she knows you best. There's minimal risk with steroids in early pregnancy, i believe the biggest risk is cleft lip/palate which is easily corrected should it occur (risk is very low). If there's a problem with your adrenal gland, that can affect your entire metabolism, potassium and sodium, very important and life threatening issues. ...Read more

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Should I stop using maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops after awhile?

Should I stop using maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops after awhile?

Yes!: Antibiotic-steroid eye medicines have side effects such as cataract and glaucoma from the steroid component and should not be used unless under the care of an eye doctor and as prescribed. Good luck and have a nice day! ...Read more

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Should I stop using maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops after a certain number of days?

Should I stop using maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops after a certain number of days?

Yes: Maxidex (dexamethasone) is a strong steroid. Since use of topical steroids in the eye is associated with side effects and complications from prolonged use, it is advisable to follow the instructions of the prescribing physician to the letter! ...Read more

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Do you think I should I stop using maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops if it's causing redness?

See Ophthalmologist: Maxidex (dexamethasone) and other eye medications should be used for a short period in most cases. Steroid containing eye drops can lead to glaucoma and infection if not used properly. See your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are the uses for dexamethasone?

What are the uses for dexamethasone?

Steroid: Dexamethasone is a steroid and is used for suppressing inflammation, such as in an arthritic knee or an inflammed airway or sinus. ...Read more

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What is the use of dexamethasone tablet 0.5mg?

What is the use of dexamethasone tablet 0.5mg?

Many uses: Dexamethasone is a member of the glucocorticoid class of steroid drugs, and has many uses in a variety of disorders. It has anti-inflammatory effects and suppresses the immune system's activity. Which disorder is of concern? ...Read more

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How much weight did you gain while on dexamethasone?

How much weight did you gain while on dexamethasone?

Depends : What and how much you eat are the key. It's you not the drug. The drug increases appetite and you decide what to eat. ...Read more

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What are the special requirements for a dexamethasone testing?

What are the special requirements for a dexamethasone testing?

Cushing synd. types: Dexamethasone suppression test is done to differentiate varies types of cushing syndrome response of gland to acth ( pituitary axis )by measuring cortisol levels like a) primary adrenal cushing b) ectopic acth production c) cushing's disease by pituitary tumor an MRI needed. ...Read more

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Dexamethasone ampule got broken whe i try to open it..is it still safe to administer it IM?

Dexamethasone ampule got broken whe i try to open it..is it still safe to administer it IM?

Maybe not safe: If there was any break in the sterile procedure of drawing up the medication into a syringe, then it is no longer safe to use. It is best to get another ampule, unless one is positive that the medication is still sterile. ...Read more

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How much is left in the system after 24 hours of taking dexamethasone injection (one shot) ?

For intramuscular: Injection the biological half-life is 36-54 hours, so at 24 hours more than half the dose is still biologically available. ...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?

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