Celestamine is a strong cortisone called Bethamethasone combined with an old fashioned antihistamine called Polaramine. There is no obvious reason why you need or would want to to give this antihistamine together with the cortisone for a child with recurrent croup.Celestamine has a very long action. The side effects of cortisone in children include growth retardation. If a cortisone is course is repeated in children this may not give the adrenal glands time to recover and the side effects may be experinced.It is always advisable to use a short acting cortisone in children especially where there is the possibility that the course may need to be repeated in less than a month. Short acting cortisones usually mean prednisone and liquid preparations are available eg Prelone and Preflam.The usual dose of Celestamine is 5ml twice daily for 5 days.
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