What is dexamethasone in ENT?
Asked by Amie Nieratko 6 months ago.
Definitions of dexamethasone on the Web: A synthetic steroid (similar to steroid hormones produced naturally in the adrenal gland). Dexamethasone is used to treat leukemia and lymphoma and may be used to treat some of the problems caused by other cancers and their treatment. www.stjude.org/glossary A synthetic hormone that may be used to relieve some of the side-effects of cancer. nydailynews.healthology.com/nydailynew... A steroid drug used to treat inflammation. www.achenet.org/resources/glossary.php A high potency glucocorticoid, or steroid, which is used to decrease swelling and inflamation in the nervous system. www.ucsfhealth.org/adult/medical_servi... A synthetic drug often used to treat an overactive adrenal gland. Decadron is a brand name. www.havingbabies.com/news/42_146_2982.... a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn Dexamethasone is a synthetic member of the glucocorticoid class of hormones. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant. Its potency is about 40 times that of hydrocortisone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexamethasone Answered by Yong Goffigan 6 months ago.
Decadron is a steroid used to treat/relieve inflammation in many tissues. Side effects of its use include increased blood sugar (some people have to use insulin when on prolonged treatment) and suppression of the immune system. Answered by Bobbie Bodah 6 months ago.
Coshing syndrom dexamethasone?
Asked by Tuan Swanigan 6 months ago.
How is Cushing's syndrome diagnosed? Diagnosis is based on a review of the patient's medical history, physical examination and laboratory tests. Often x-ray exams of the adrenal or pituitary glands are useful for locating tumors. These tests help to determine if excess levels of cortisol are present and why. 24-Hour Urinary Free Cortisol Level This is the most specific diagnostic test. The patient's urine is collected over a 24-hour period and tested for the amount of cortisol. Levels higher than 50–100 micrograms a day for an adult suggest Cushing's syndrome. The normal upper limit varies in different laboratories, depending on which measurement technique is used. Once Cushing's syndrome has been diagnosed, other tests are used to find the exact location of the abnormality that leads to excess cortisol production. The choice of test depends, in part, on the preference of the endocrinologist or the center where the test is performed. Dexamethasone Suppression Test This test helps to distinguish patients with excess production of ACTH due to pituitary adenomas from those with ectopic ACTH-producing tumors. Patients are given dexamethasone, a synthetic glucocorticoid, by mouth every 6 hours for 4 days. For the first 2 days, low doses of dexamethasone are given, and for the last 2 days, higher doses are given. Twenty-four hour urine collections are made before dexamethasone is administered and on each day of the test. Since cortisol and other glucocorticoids signal the pituitary to lower secretion of ACTH, the normal response after taking dexamethasone is a drop in blood and urine cortisol levels. Different responses of cortisol to dexamethasone are obtained depending on whether the cause of Cushing's syndrome is a pituitary adenoma or an ectopic ACTH-producing tumor. The dexamethasone suppression test can produce false-positive results in patients with depression, alcohol abuse, high estrogen levels, acute illness, and stress. Conversely, drugs such as phenytoin and phenobarbital may cause false-negative results in response to dexamethasone suppression. For this reason, patients are usually advised by their physicians to stop taking these drugs at least one week before the test. Answered by Valeria Fesenbek 6 months ago.
I think you're talking about the dexamethasone suppression test used to diagnose Cushing's disease. (I guess you have to be a nurse to get Cushing's from coshing, and maybe have some medical education to connect these two words.) Below is a link explaining how it works. Answered by Audrea Washing 6 months ago.
what exactly is the question? Answered by Luann Shandro 6 months ago.
Need to find an alternative prescription medication for dexamethasone?
This medication makes my mother ill & we need to find an alternative to it. Please help!
Asked by Jesus Sudekum 6 months ago.
Dexamethasone, when prescribed specifically for any condition (very much so where there is a cancer involved), does NOT have an alternative medication... Dexamethasone is a derivetive of cortisone, that has very specific actions, that ca be counteracted only by your doctor... Your question will not have a chance to be properly answered in the web.....better talk with your doctor, and ask him point blank what you think dexamethasone....he will understand and will take the appropiate action... Dont aste any more time....go and talk with your GP as soon as you can... Answered by Minta Zuerlein 6 months ago.
Report this to her Dr and ask for advice. This is a know side effect. "Do not stop taking dexamethasone without talking to your doctor. Stopping the drug abruptly can cause loss of appetite, upset stomach, vomiting, drowsiness, confusion, headache, fever, joint and muscle pain, peeling skin, and weight loss. If you take large doses for a long time, your doctor probably will decrease your dose gradually to allow your body to adjust before stopping the drug completely. Watch for these side effects if you are gradually decreasing your dose and after you stop taking the tablets or oral liquid, even if you switch to an inhalation. If these problems occur, call your doctor immediately. You may need to increase your dose of tablets or liquid temporarily or start taking them again." Answered by Tosha Cihak 6 months ago.
I agree, she should speak to her doctor. There are always nutters on the internet eager to relieve you of your cash for bogus cures. And even the most well-intentioned person on here can't give you an answer to this one . Answered by Lera Rifai 6 months ago.
Talk to her doctor, dont ask random people on the internet. Answered by Rafael Reifman 6 months ago.
shouldn't you call her doctor Answered by Alva Smyer 6 months ago.
Dexamethasone increasing hunger?
My daughter who is 18 months old is on Dexamethasone two time a day for the next month while she is receiving her Chemotherapy, she has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and I have noticed she is eating a lot more frequently like she is starving. Is there certain type of food or types that I can give her that will help...
Asked by Berniece Jacobsma 6 months ago.
My daughter who is 18 months old is on Dexamethasone two time a day for the next month while she is receiving her Chemotherapy, she has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and I have noticed she is eating a lot more frequently like she is starving. Is there certain type of food or types that I can give her that will help sustain her a little longer so she is not eating so frequently? Answered by Shakira Shonerd 6 months ago.
That's pretty typical of dexamethasone. I'm assuming she's in induction, and if so, she's on a high dose. Dexamethasone can make people completely ravenous, in a way where they can't wait for food, they need it NOW. It also makes people crave, often salty foods. She's also getting chemotherapy, which can change the way food tastes and alter her sense of smell. This basically means that though she might be starving and want a specific food, when it's in front of her, she may not want it anymore. This is often really frustrating for parents! There's really nothing you can give her that will keep her full longer so she's not eating as frequently. Unfortunately, she's probably going to need to eat frequently while on the dex. You may offer fiber-rich foods (fresh fruits and veggies that are okay per your oncologist- you may need to avoid lettuce, berries, and other things that can't be thoroughly washed) in hopes of filling her, but don't be surprised if she doesn't want those foods. Keep trying, but also give into the cravings. She probably feels completely out of control... toddlers in general feel a lack of control, and toddlers in a medical crisis really lack control, and then to add in the dex... yikes. This is probably one of the hardest ages to be going through the high dose steroids. I do see common cravings while on dex. Many, many kids crave macaroni and cheese! I also see a lot of salty chips, pepperoni, and in older kids, hotdogs. Not exactly a balanced diet and it makes our nutritonist cringe, but it's what the medication is making the kids want. I wish I could give you an answer of something that will keep her full, but I can't. I'm sorry. Induction usually is the hardest part, and it will get better. Answered by Tillie Tennille 6 months ago.
Corticosteroids used as part of every A.L.L. regimen do have the effect of increasing appetite. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid. I am an adult doctor - cancer and leukemia specialist.. I can't tell you what to feed your baby, but maybe someone else here can. There are some people on this site with pediatric oncology experience. Of course your daughter's pediatrician is the one to ask Answered by Rachele Kudelka 6 months ago.
Did you gain weight on dexamethasone?
I was put on Dexamethasone / Decadron. I need to know if you, or anyone else has gained weight / retained fluid on it. Thanks ^_^
Asked by Donnie Barnhouse 6 months ago.
Dexamethasone has a tendency to make people want to eat more and also will sometime cause edema both contributing to weight gain. You can tell if it's edema if your feet and ankles or swollen. Also if you weigh yourself every day and you have say a 5lb jump in weight from the day before most likely it's edema. Walking around and elevating your legs will help keep the edema at bay. Also avoid salt it will make you retain even more water and make the edema worse and terribly painful. Good luck! P.s. you should tell your doctor he may be able to give you something to relieve the edema. Answered by Bettye Brunsting 6 months ago.
Why is the drug dexamethasone - used in chemo- not combined with an appetite suppressant?
Doesn't the act of overeating cause the very thing the drug is meant to prevent? Inflammation. And as my nephew who is 7 years old will tell you, the weight gain is very stressful to his self esteem.
Asked by Bong Hawkin 6 months ago.
Drug type: Dexamethasone has many uses in the treatment of cancer. It is classified as a glucocorticosteroid. (For more detail, see "How this drug works" section below). What this drug is used for: As an anti-inflammatory medication. Dexamethasone relieves inflammation in various parts of the body. It is used specifically to decrease swelling (edema), associated with tumors of the spine and brain, and to treat eye inflammation. To treat or prevent allergic reactions. As treatment of certain kinds of autoimmune diseases, skin conditions, asthma and other lung conditions. As treatment for a variety of cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. To treat nausea and vomiting associated with some chemotherapy drugs. Used to stimulate appetite in cancer patients with severe appetite problems. Also used to replace steroids in conditions of adrenal insufficiency (low production of needed steroids produced by the adrenal glands). Given that one of the uses of this drug is to stimulate appetite, combining it with an appetite supression would be counter productive. This is something that needs to be discussed with the child's oncologist who has the full medical background and knows the specific reason it is being prescribed. Answered by Enriqueta Monarch 6 months ago.
Weight gain with corticosteroids is not necessarily due to over-eating. More often, it is because it produces water retention and soft tissue swelling. Appetitie stimulation is actually a good effect of dexamethasone, because often times cancer and chemotherapy actually causes anorexia, and people lose their appetites. That's why appetite suppressants are generally not used. Answered by Colby Hazelrig 6 months ago.
Ask the treating Dr. But would be highly unusual to prescribe appetite suppressant along. Answered by Ivory Hoster 6 months ago.
Probably because with the effects of chemo, the body needs as much energy as possible. Undereating would cause disruptions with the body's electrolytes and gastro-intestinal tract,and cause weakness, which would probably further impede the immune system. Answered by Newton Steidl 6 months ago.
green tea, coffee.. lots of water, chewing on sugar-unfastened gum or sugar-unfastened chocolates (in spite of the incontrovertible fact that they nevertheless have energy). additionally, stay out of the kitchen.. in case you do not might desire to be there, don't be: it is going to easily make you think of approximately meals extra. save busy via cleansing, dancing, determining, and so on. Trimspa is a weight loss plan pill it rather is a great urge for meals suppressant, besides. solid luck! Answered by Mellie Pfannenstein 6 months ago.
Hi there, I was prescribled dexamethasone when I had chemo. This was prescribed for me as a anti-nausea drug. Answered by Temple Moncivais 6 months ago.
Why does dexamethasone make you hungry?
Why does it have this effect?
Asked by Tawana Brautigam 6 months ago.
Dexamethasone is a type of steroid and is used for many different medical conditions. Pretty much all steroids will increase your appetite. Why? I'm not sure even the researchers know what causes this side effect. I do know that sometimes doctors will prescribe it for this side effect alone, such as cancer patients who need this sort of stimulus to eat again. It's also used sometimes with patients who have anorexia. On the other hand, it can be a problem for patients who need the drug to treat inflammatory conditions, but who don't need to gain weight. In this case, they need to have the willpower to restrain from eating even when their bodies are sending out signals that they're hungry and need to be fed. Hope this helps to answer your question. Answered by Breann Klitz 6 months ago.
It DID NOT make me hungry. I swelled up like a balloon without eating anything. I could only do liquids because the surgery to my skull made it too painful to eat. I spent most of my time doped up on dilaudid and sleeping. But everyone's different I suppose. A major side effect is rapid weight gain, not weight from pigging out. Answered by Wynona Maphis 6 months ago.
As with many steroids it increases your metabolic rate speeding up how your body processes and uses it's nutrition. This is the reason your appetite can increase. Answered by Shira Settler 6 months ago.
Any 1 know effect of dexamethasone as antiemittic action?
Asked by Belinda Colar 6 months ago.
Dexamethasone is actually a very useful antiemetic. Although most studies of its action is usually in the setting of a 5HT3 antagonist AND in the setting of chemotherapy related nausea. When combined w/ a 5HT3 antagonist (Kytril, Anzemet, etc), it is effective in reducing chemotherapy induced nausea. It is thought to exert its action through centrally mediated pathways. Answered by Mitsue Fiato 6 months ago.
The Butterfly Effect has nothing to do with people- this is pop culture nonsense. The Butterfly Effect is a mathematical concept used to describe deviation of the structure of a complex system from initial trajectory. It was originally conceptualized for weather, but is unrelated to humans as we make choices- we don't have a future trajectory. Since there is no set course or future for humankind, there is no "timeline" to affect with our choices and therefore no way to skew it. Answered by Deandra Pettes 6 months ago.
I give chemotherapy to cancer pts. The Oncologist always orders 3 days of Dexamethazone and Metoclopramide following the chemo. He says the action of the Dexamethazone is not well understood, but it stops the nausea. Answered by Linsey Holzboog 6 months ago.
no haven't heard of that. it's for swelling. check on physicians desk referance-it says nothing about nausea. If they're giving it for a gastrointestinal problem like colitis or something with infllamation, it might help, but its action is for anitinflamatory-look it up Answered by Roxanne Biermann 6 months ago.
Decadron(dexemethasone) is a steroid. It is used to decrease swelling. It is also iused as an anti-emetic. Answered by Sheryl Xander 6 months ago.
it is used with other drugs in chemo sometimes...I know it is used with AC chemo...I think as a cortisone drug it decreases inflammation due to the irritation of chemo drugs, and in that way it may help with nausea...they usually put other anti-nausea drugs in the IV too... Not directly anti-metic, I don't think so...maybe indirectly anti-nausea.. It probably helps with increasing appetite with chemo too... Answered by Rosalind Blea 6 months ago.
It is an anti-inflammatory, adrenal corticol type drug and has no antiemetic effect in my experience. Answered by Deloris Credit 6 months ago.
What is a dexamethasone test?
Can you please be specific about the physiology behind the test?
Asked by Aurea Veto 6 months ago.
Dexamethasone administration will suppress ACTH produced by the pituitary which then results in decreased cortisol production by the adrenals. The dexamethasone suppression test is described at www.fpnotebook.com/END69.htm It has also been used to diagnose major depression in psychiatry, but some experts doubt it's validity in this situation. Answered by Antonina Audie 6 months ago.