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For what is the medication Celestone used?

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The medication Celestone is used to treat a variety of health conditions caused by decreased function of the adrenal gland including gastrointestinal diseases and severe allergic conditions. This medication is corticosteriod available by prescription only and is effective at treating severe inflammation caused by a variety of health conditions, according to Drugs.com.

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Some of the specific health conditions Celestone is used for include asthma, lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and acquired autoimmune hemolytic anemia. If Celestone, which is a brand name for the drug betamethasone, is used for extended periods, it can cause the body to have a hard time producing the normal amount of natural steroids for up to several months after taking it. Celestone is given by an injection at a doctor's office, clinic or hospital. Some patients can take this medication at home after proper instruction on how to administer it to themselves.

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