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how long for the immune system to recover after prednisone

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Prednisone: Prednisone does suppress the Immune system. However it depends on how much and for how long. As a rule within 2 to 4 weeks your immune system should ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
MD supervision: Is mandatory while using those strong medications, counseling is important too, which I'm sure happened, yes steroids and biologicals suppress the imm ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Li-Min Hwang
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, in occasions: You've got an excellent point. For example, in treating sinusitis caused by allergic nasal congestion, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) treatment has much ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Immune recovery after chemotherapy depends on the chemotherapy type, combination, dose/intensity, duration as well as the characteristics of the patie ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas McNeill
48 years experience Family Medicine
Continues thru preg: The immune system continues to work throughout pregnancy but the placenta provides a special separation between mother and child which works most of t ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
5 half lives: Various antibiotics have different half lives. A half life is the time it takes to excrete 1/2 of the drug present in the body. A drug is considered ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Nicotine: Nicotine metabolizes quickly in the body. Usually within 8 hours, also it depends on the amount someone smokes. The effects of smoking like if someone ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Prednisone: The half life of Prednisone is between 18-36 hours. It usually takes six half lives for a medicine to clear so between 4.5 and 9 days.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Prednisone : You did not mention the dose you were taking or if your Prednisone was tapered gradually before finally being discontinued. If it was gradually taper ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
9-14 x 5: The typical half-life of dextroamphetamine/amphetamine is 9-14 hours. We normally day 5 half lives to clear most of a drug. So if you are not a poor ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Different biologic and chemotherapy agents affect different aspects of the immune system and thus one cannot tell exactly how soon one's immune system ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Median half life 32d: The median half life of Rituxan (rituximab) is 32 days. It takes approximately 5 half-lives before a drug is considered "gone" from the system. Theref ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Krebs
16 years experience Pain Management
Several days: Generally, Percocet can be present in urine samples 3-4 days after ingestion and in blood for about a day.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Unusual: Penicillin is an antibiotic, that treats known infection and should not affect immunity? Can become allergic ? Can get new infections with worse germ ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Up to 3 months: Chemotherapy leaves the body very quickly, usually within 24 hours. Rituxan (rituximab) is a monoclonal antibody, which is a protein. It's half-life ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Highly variable.....: Everyone recovers at their own pace - it depends on age, reason for the transplant, and other medical conditions you may have. It can take 6 weeks to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Question unclear: Not certain what you are asking. If it is how long after infecting you will acute symptoms occur this will happen quickly, often within hours after ac ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Long time: it is really depend how much you took every time and for how long and what is the status of your liver and kidney it could stay in your system for wee ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Depends on how much you took, how well your kidneys work, and what the pH is of your urine (which in turn depends on other medications and foods you t ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
? Life: You probably have the antibodies for many years. But the influenza virus is commonly changing so that it will not necessarily prevent future attacks. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
About 15 years: Your cancer risk will go back down to baseline after 15 years. However any damage done to lung capacity is permanent. (emphysema changes). At 33, now ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
24 hours: If it is indeed influenza, then tamiflu (oseltamivir) is very effective and usually improvement is seen within 24 hours.

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