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Doctor insights on: Synacort Low Strength Steroid

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Using topical steroid on scalp diprosalic betamethasone dipropionate 0.5 the doctor told me its very strong which is medium potency steroid ?

Using topical steroid on scalp diprosalic betamethasone dipropionate 0.5 the doctor told me its very strong which is medium potency steroid ?

CanResearchYourself!: e.g.: https://www.google.com/search?q=potency%20of%20topical%20corticosteroids & http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0115/p135.pdf. All steroids (derivatives of cholesterol) work by altering gene expression, worsen blood glucose control (Diabetes Mellitus) & suppress immune system functions (can thus aggravate infections). Often fairly safe short-term if young & apparently healthy, yet can also backfire. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Willson
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Hydrocortisone (Definition)

Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much ...Read more


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Will deltasone (prednisone) increase testosterone?

Will deltasone (prednisone) increase testosterone?

Not likely: Deltasone is a brand of prednisone. It is a corticosteroid which is much different than an anabolic or androgenic steroid. Taking Deltasone when you don't need it (and sometimes even if you do need it) can cause high blood pressure, diabetes, thin skin, obesity, cataracts, ulcers and many other problems. ...Read more

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Does kenalog (triamcinolone) prednisone injection cause weight gain?

Does kenalog (triamcinolone) prednisone injection cause weight gain?

Dose & Frequency: The use of kenalog injections is common for a wide variety of maladies. It is quite unlikely to cause weight gain in the usual way it is given. However, if the dose is very large and it is given frequently, side effects may occur. However, oral dosing of kenalog (triamcinolone acetonide) can cause weight gain among other side effect that go along with corticosteroid use. ...Read more

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Do anabolic steroids interfere with low dose combination birth control? If so, which steroids?

Do anabolic steroids interfere with low dose combination birth control? If so, which steroids?

They may: I cannot find any studies of this issue, but did find several articles indicating that there are concerns that there may indeed be some interactions, especially in adolescents and young adults. WHY are you concerned about anabolic steroids? Are you using them for body building, and if so, are they prescribed? Talk to your health care professional and/or pharmacist asap as this may be harmful. ...Read more

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Is kenalog (triamcinolone) a strong steroid?

Not accordng to clas: No according to classification usually prescribed strength kenalog (triamcinolone)0.25.% is in group 6 kenalog (triamcinolone) 0.1% is in group 5 kenalog (triamcinolone) 0.5 is in group 2 group1 is most potent group7 is the least potent here you have it so it depends on the potency of kenalog (triamcinolone). ...Read more

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Are the any creams that have Triamcinolone Acetonide BP 1 mg Econazole Nitrate BP 10 mg Gentamicin Sulphate BP 1 mg Sold in America?

Are the any creams that have Triamcinolone Acetonide BP 1 mg
Econazole Nitrate BP 10 mg
Gentamicin Sulphate BP 1 mg
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Don't think so: Haven't heard of that combination cream. However, individual creams can be prescribed if needed, and a patient can use a little bit from each tube of cream, to treat a particular rash if her doctor feels that such medications are the proper treatment of that rash. Usually, there is more than one type of cream able to treat a rash, which means that alternatives should also be available in the US. ...Read more

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How is kenalog (triamcinolone) injections on your blood sugar level compared to a cortisone injection?

How is kenalog (triamcinolone) injections on your blood sugar level compared to a cortisone injection?

Depends: There are different injection types. Intralesional which is a small amount in the surface of the skin or intramuscular which is within the muscle. There are also different doses. All of that would be necessary to answer your question. In general, the deeper the injection and the higher the strength the more likely it would impact your blood sugar. ...Read more

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What is the difference btw using celestone (betamethasone) or depot Medrol (methylprednisolone) for epidural steroid injections?

What is the difference btw using celestone (betamethasone) or depot Medrol (methylprednisolone) for epidural steroid injections?

Chemical Structure: Among physiatrists, anesthesiologist and other pain physicians, both of these steroids have a unique, and sometimes, interchangeable place in pain blocks depending on anatomical considerations (lumbar, cervical, transforaminal, etc.). Ask your physician what he/she is comfortable using, and why....They'll love the question! ...Read more

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Which is better -- azmacort (triamcinolone) and albuterol?

Which is better -- azmacort (triamcinolone) and albuterol?

They are different: One treats inflammation and works very slowly, that is Azmacort (triamcinolone) , so it will not help with an asthma attack. The albuterol is fast acting. Since they do different things, they are often used together.... ...Read more

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If anabolic steroids increase estrogen(e) levels, will boosting testosterone naturally(ie taking vit d, lifting weights, abstinence) also increase e?

If anabolic steroids increase estrogen(e) levels, will boosting testosterone naturally(ie taking vit d, lifting weights, abstinence) also increase e?

Your "natural": Methods do not "boost" testosterone. That's determined by endocrine feedback mechanisms and other factors. Any increase in testosterone will lead to minor increases in estrogen due to hormone conversion, but they are insignificant and meaningless except in people who take excessive exogenous testosterone. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Does fibromyalgia respond to steroids, like the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack?

Does fibromyalgia respond to steroids, like the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack?

No.: Fibromyagia is not an inflammatory disease. If it helps, you may have another diagnosis, another type of arthritis. Half my pfs patients ultimately are found to have another problem. ...Read more

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How to reverse kenalog 40mg/ml injection suspension 9triamcinolone0 inject 1 ml itramuscularly once side effects?

How to reverse kenalog 40mg/ml injection suspension 9triamcinolone0 inject 1 ml itramuscularly once side effects?

Reversal agent?: Haven't heard of any reversal agent for an intramuscular or intradermal injection of a corticosteroid medication like kenalog (triamcinolone). One's primary care doctor and the doctor who did the injection can work together to help treat side effects, whatever those might be. ...Read more

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Does deltasone (prednisone) increase testosterone in man?

Does deltasone (prednisone) increase testosterone in man?

No: Deltasone is a brand of prednisone. While Prednisone is a steroid, it is a corticosteroid, not a sex steroid w/anabolic & androgenic properties, like testosterone. Taking Prednisone should have no impact on your testosterone production, at least not for the average person who isn't deathly ill and in need of a stress dose/boost. You can shut down acth w/o affecting lh in your pituitary. ...Read more

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Will using deca durabolin (steroid) give me lean muscles?

Will using deca durabolin (steroid) give me lean muscles?

No: The best way to build lean muscle is with a program of diet, exercise and weight training. Steroids are a supplement at best and can lead to life threatening conditions at worst. ...Read more

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How often do epidural steroid injections produce prolonged muscle wasting/weakness >10 months?

How often do epidural steroid injections produce prolonged muscle wasting/weakness >10 months?

They shouldn't : It is more likely that the cause of the weakness and muscle wasting is the reason you got the injection on the first place. You should follow up with your neurologist. ...Read more

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How dangerous are corticosteroid injections like kenalog (triamcinolone) or prednisone?

Low risk: Infrequent corticosteroid injections are quite safe. Infrequent injections will not cause significant growth effects in children or contribute to decreased bone mass or immune function or increase the risk of weight gain or cataracts. A one in a million risk is hip or knee joint damage. The watch word here is infrequent. ...Read more

Dr. Foead Geula
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Synacort (Definition)

Synacort is a low strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more