What is Dexamethasone?

A potent synthetic analogue of cortisol, with similar biologic action; used as an antiinflammatory agent and as a test material for adrenal cortical function.

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hi i have this t0bramycin/dexamethasone for my glaucoma but i discontinue to use it already,,for now i have only natural tears eye drops ,,and besides i have read that prolong use of dexamethasone eye drops may cause another infection,,how come my...
Tobramycin and dexamethasone eye drops are prescribed for treatment of sterile inflammations without any infection. Prolonged use of dexamethasone is not advisable as it causes glaucoma and cataract.
The treatment of glaucoma is use of antiglaucoma drugs like latanoprost or timolol and...
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can you use tobramycin and dexamethasone ophthalmic suspension USP for a stye 20 yr old, F, Lt eye
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these eye drops are of little use in stye and drops do not come in contact with a stye so are not effective intreatment
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i have a bruised rib in the cartlige area, hurts really bad. my dr. gave me am im injection of dexamethasone sodium phosphate ? mg. he also gave me im injection of toradal for pain. i felt alot better for 24 hrs. why was i given the dexamethasone?
Hello and welcome to healthcare forum.
Dexamethasone is a steroid which has potent antiinflammatory action. You had bruise over the rib, which produces inflammation, so you were given dexamethasone to reduce this inflammation and by that pain.
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hi. i have alergy and i use dexamethasone 2mg daily. but the side effects are too much. Skin rashes, water retention, puffy face and sometimes tiredness. i use loratidine it didnt work for me. is there any alternative or maybe something to help...
Thanks for query.

You can try montelucast or sodium chromoglycate like drugs along with other antihistaminics.

Hope this helps you.

Wish you good health.
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what is dexamethasone used for i was tols sleeplessness tenion and chronic pain was just wondering befor i take one is all and i was also given fenanyl patch never had one befor there 25mcg
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Dexamethasone is not used for sleeplessness and tension. It can be used to treat certain cases of chronic pain, severe such as joint pains due to arthritis.

Dexamethasone is a steroid medication which is used to treat severe...
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Can stopping dexamethasone cause hair loss? I had hair loss before starting it and it helped some but not much. My hair will thicken up and fall out again. I stopped the dexamethasone and now the hair loss has really taken off. What can I do to...
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Dexamethasone may/maynot cause hair fall/growth.

Detailed Answer:

Welcome to the platform of XXXXXXX

Dexamethasone is a steroid, if taken orally for long time is going to have lot of systemic side effects.

Some steroids given intradermal route at local site are known for some...
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Does dexamethasone cause hair loss? I have been on it since Dec of last year and have severe hair loss.
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Hi and thank you so much for this query.

Dexamethasone causes thinning of the scalp hair, though not a very commonly observed side effect. You may want to consider talking to your doctor if the hair loss is bothersome to you. There is probably a substitute out...
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Hi, My Brother of 28 years old, Have problem genaraly in cold weather he fells headache and headache goes severe. when diagnose we found temprature if 96~97 farnehiet. it is something first his temp goes down and then he feels headache. in emergency he takes Dexamethasone tablet and some time there is a need of Injection of Dexamethasone. I am worried, can you please guide me.
Thank for asking to HCM
The Dexamethasone is steroid injection and not the symptomatic medicine for what you have taken, so obviously it is not at all good to take this medicine without proper indication, this drug have lot of side effects which can be felt later on, have nice day.
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Hi there my doctor said I should drink Zerodol-P(2x a day),Dexamethasone(3x a day), amoxicillin(500)(3x a day) and drexabion(2x a day) for my lower back pain until its gone . . And I'm taking these medicine for almost 9 days, my question is is it safe to take these medicine? I forgot to ask my doctor. . Sorry for my bad english its not my native language
You are taking zerodol-P(aceclofenac 100 mg, paracetamol 500 mg), dexamethasone, amoxicillin and and drexabion( Vit B1 100 mg, vit B6 5 mg, vit B12 50 mcg) for lower back pain and you are advised to take till pain subsides.Taking zerodol-P and drexabion is alright for low back pain, but taking...
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Hi I am pregnant week 21 - 22. I am 39 years old. my doctor decided to give me dexamethasone injection after 2 weeks. week 24 she find that I have sugar in my urine test. she requested blood sugar test ( cola test ) I wish to know for what this injection ? is it because the head probably of the baby seems to be big? or the sex organs of the baby are big? she told me it is baby girl it is very clear. I read a lot in the internet about the use of dexa injection during pregnancy and i become more confused and is it safe for me and my baby? thanks
Since you have positive urine sugar, it is likely that you may have excess blood sugar also, in other words, you have gestational diabetes, if you were not a diabetic earlier. Your doctor may have been thinking in terms of a possibility of premature induction in case of complications;...
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I was wondering if there are ways to 'burn' off cortisol, or to make it less damaging to me. It has been high since September (accompanied by a total loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, feeling of being tired and wired, depression for the first time in my life, major rage issues, a 13 lb weight gain (104-117), in spite of barely being able to eat, major water retention, muscle loss, skin sagging and stretch marks. I look like I've aged 10 years in 6 months, and feel like I've aged even more!

A dexamethasone supression test dropped my cortisol down, so the endocrinologist I was seeing said it's not a not his area.

I am trying to find somebody else here to test, but am barely functional at the moment.

I would really appreciate any thoughts or suggestions you may have on how to lower my cortisol (or anything I could request my GP to test for that could be causing the issue).

I meditate daily, don't drink or consume caffeine, eat high protein, mostly vegetarian and organic (and never any hormones in the whey, egg or fish I do consume).

My cortisol was on the low end of normal in August (and it was suggested that I may be taxing my adrenals too much). It was suggested to me to stop taking my Dexedrine (for adult ADHD, and to stop working out so hard - I used to train for 2 hours a day at a near anaerobic level).

I stopped taking my Dexedrine, and reduced my physical activity to daily walks or hikes of about 10 kilometers, yoga, and just 20 minutes of weights 3x a week).

By October, my cortisol levels had doubled (and were outside of the normal range). Testing in February and March showed them to be about double the high end.

I started taking the dexedrine again last week, as I think it calms my mind, and will see if has any affect.

Is it possible that dexedrine and/or extreme working out could actually reduce cortisol for me?

Any thoughts you have on how I can reduce it, what could be causing it (or tests I should request), or how I can mitigate the negative affects of it while I am waiting would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much for your time!

May your spirit be filled with peace, your heart with love,and your body with health!

To check for excessive cortisol production by the body in an autonomous tumor-like fashion, the dexamethasone suppression test is one acceptable test. The others are a) a midnight salivary cortisol (done using a swab wetted with your saliva, as close to midnight as possible , in a person with...
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hi i am XXXXXXX aged 36yrs.all my medical tests including thyroid and blood sugar are problem is i am extremly under weight.i am only 38kgs for an height mother is also under weight..i have one kid and do not want another child.,rite now i have got inserted minera in vagina.,now my problem is i desperately want to gain weight.i have tried innumerous products and suppliments to gain weight but nothing has my question is can depo provera shots can act as a dual role medicine for me.,can that help me in gaining weight as well as prevent me from concieving.if yes can i go for it rite after removing minera kindly help me with a medicine that i can use to gain weight as i am frustrated with my pathetically thin frame.i looked very good when i had gained weight upto 45kgs by using dexamethasone for few months but got depressed when i lost all the extra weight i gained after i stopped taking it.kindly help me out doctor.i want to gain weight no matter how much it costs.
warm regards
Hello ,

Thanks for the query. I am happy to help you with your question.

Your body mass index (BMI) is 15.8, which is indeed low.

Regarding depo provera, I would be concerned with its risk for osteoporosis from long term use. Having such a low BMI is already a risk factor for osteoporosis, so...
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I am suffering from skin rashes with a lot of itching. The treating dermatologist has stopped all the drugs which I used to take. Initially he kept me on oral steroids & antiallergics but from today he has started injectable dexamethasone with injectable Avil. Surprisingly ,my rashes have increased in no. & the itching has also intensified.
Thanks for writing in.
Dexamethasone and avil are actually potent drugs used to decrease itching.Rashes should be suppressed by the medication rather than increase.
The diagnosis needs to be confirmed in your case .Rashes of infective origin like bacterial,fungal ,viral etiology can flare...
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