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Prednisolone overdose signs

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Little problems....: I routinely use the equivalent of 1200mg in one dose for sle flares and/or vasculitis, when I use 200mg of IV Dexamethasone given 3x per week. This w... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lages
Rheumatology 68 years experience
Can affect infection: Prednisone affects our immune system and can viral infections last longer and make the body more vulnerable to secondary infections, b ut odds are tha... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Steroids: They can mask a fever and raide your white blood cell count. Other symptoms can still indicate an infection if any.A doctor will be ableto tell.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Danger: The infection can spread like wildfire. Steroids suppress the immune system, so infectious that normally would not be serious can become very dangerou... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
If unsure...: You should double check with the prescribing doctor, your child's pediatrician, or even the pharmacist who dispensed the prednisolone. A standard dos... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Might upset stomach: There are no adverse interactions between the two, but both can be gastric (stomach) irritants, so you could develop some heavy duty heartburn/gi ups... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 15 years experience
Yes: That is one of the most common treatments for pmr.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Varied: But could include stomach irritation, irritability, increased risk of infection, increased blood sugar, decreased ability to heal. Generally the nee... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 15 years experience
Unlikely: Usually taking steroids causes people to gain weight from various reasons, mostly due to increase in appetite.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lots: Prednisolone is a steroid used to shut down inflammation that causes asthma symptoms, trouble breathing, etc. Used infrequently in short bursts, it ca... Read More

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