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    Cosmetic Facial Injections Conditions

    In most patients it will be completely resorbed within 3 to 6 months. Human preparations These are a preparation of human collagen, elastic fibres and other dermal components f...

    Altitude Sickness Conditions

    A steroid medication called dexamethasone may be an alternative. Sometimes oxygen treatment may be used. However, if your symptoms are severe, they do not improve after 24 hours, or they...

    Hypokalaemia Professional

    Low-dose dexamethasone suppression test or dexamethasone corticotropin-releasing hormone test (if Cushing's syndrome is suspected).

    Cough Medicines Conditions

    A glycerin, honey and lemon cough medicine is also available to buy. This preparation does not have an active ingredient as such. It is thought to have a soothing action. , Cough suppressa...

    Alpha-blockers Conditions

    For high blood pressure (hypertension) : once-daily preparations of doxazosin or terazosin are usually recommended. Once-daily preparations are generally thought to be easier for...

    Sickness after Anaesthetic Conditions

    Ondansetron (Zofran®) or granisetron (Kytril®) can cause headaches (uncommon). Dexamethasone . Although a steroid drug, the single dose given to prevent nausea and vomiting d...

    Intussusception and Volvulus in Children Conditions

    These include trying treatment with a steroid medicine called dexamethasone which may help lessen the chance of the condition recurring. What is the outlook?

    Echocardiogram Conditions

    You do not need any special preparation before the test. You eat and drink normally before and after the test. Continue to take your usual medication.

    Acne Treatments Conditions

    Topical preparations for acne Various gels, lotions and creams are used to treat acne. As you can imagine, there are plenty of acne treatments to buy.

    Vaginal Dryness (Atrophic Vaginitis) Conditions

    Treatment options include lubricating gels, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or vaginal oestrogen preparations.  What is vaginal dryness and what causes it? Before the menopause (...

    Cushing's Syndrome Conditions

    In addition, or as an alternative, a blood test may be arranged after you take a medicine called dexamethasone . This medicine normally suppresses the amount of cortisol that you make. A blo...

    Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) Conditions

    High-dose methylprednisolone or high-dose dexamethasone . These are other types of steroid medicines that have also been shown to be effective in differing degrees.

    Otitis Externa and Painful, Discharging Ears Professional

    Recommended steroids are betamethasone, hydrocortisone, prednisolone, dexamethasone and flumetasone. Risk of secondary fungal infection or allergy increases when courses are prolonged: con...

    Nasoendoscopy Conditions

    A nasoendoscopy may be uncomfortable but does not usually hurt. What preparation do I need to do? Apart from the local anaesthetic there is no other preparation needed for the ...

    Mediastinoscopy Conditions

    Your doctor should discuss any specific preparation necessary with you before the procedure. Usually there is not much preparation necessary.

    Alternatives to HRT Conditions

    However, multiple preparations of these products are available and their safety is still uncertain. Different preparations can vary and these products can also interfere with other medicines....

    Prescribing in Palliative Care Professional

    Those suitable to be mixed with diamorphine include: Cyclizine - may precipitate at higher concentrations (>10 mg/mL), with increasing concentrations of diamorphine or where a solution is olde...

    Psoriasis Conditions

    For scalp psoriasis A coal tar-based shampoo is often tried first and often works well. Some preparations combine a tar shampoo with either a salicylic acid preparation, a coconut...

    Exercise Tolerance Testing (ETT) Conditions

    Otherwise, there is no special preparation needed. For the test, wear loose-fitting clothes and shoes that are comfortable to walk in.

    Muscle Relaxants Conditions

    Most muscle relaxant preparations are available as tablets, capsules, or liquids. Baclofen is also available as an injection into the back (an intrathecal injection).