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Prednisolone

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
At the pharmacy: You will need a prescription in order to buy prednisolone in the USA. Keep in mind that taking systemic corticosteroids without the monitoring guidanc ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience in Rheumatology
Powerful hormone: Side effects from steroids are mostly related to the duration of treatment although the amount is also important. 30mg a day is a good amount. With lo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
A steroid medication: Prednisolone is a form of medication know as a steroid--the active metabolite of prednisone. Used similarly, both medications are useful in the treatm ... Read More
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Steroid side effects: Actually, some people have to take steroids lifelong. Prednisolone is a hormone in the cortisone family, and cortisone is required for life. If the ad ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Steroid medicine: This is a brand of oral, anti-inflamatory,steroid medicine (prednisolone) often used in children that are not ready for tablets or capsules.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Steroid medicine: This is a brand of oral, anti-inflamatory,steroid medicine (prednisolone) often used in children that are not ready for tablets or capsules.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Depends on the length of therapy. Short term side effects can be abdominal pain, increased appetite, and mood changes. Long term effects include immun ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: This medication is given for many reasons. It can help with allergic reactions, inflammation, pain. It can have side effects of fluid retention, ins ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience in Rheumatology
It depends: As with any medication, if it is prescribed by a physician to treat a particular illness or problem it is safe, as long as it is used as prescribed.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Depomedrol (methylprednisolone) is an acetylated steroid that is used for local injection and has little systemic effect. Dexamethasone (decadron) is ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Sometimes: It can help.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes it is: Yes it is. Only use medications prescribed by your doctor. Every medication has side effects.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
One idea: Have you been offered a trial or spironolactone? I also trust that while you are using the meds listed, you're using a topical such as benzoyl peroxi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Many: Solu-medrol is a form of steroid (glucocorticosteroid). With most medications, there are possible side effects; with steroids, guaranteed. They can ... Read More
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A 90-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ben Pradhan
22 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually not much: Short term steroids usually don't have a lot of side effects unless you are diabetic (can raise your blood sugar level). Long term use (weeks to month ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience in Pediatrics
Few: Mostly very well tolerated. May cause oral thrush and sometimes worsening of respiratory sympt such as runny nose, cough and sometimes abdominal pain. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashok Bhaskar
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes you can.: Yes you can.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience in Radiology
Antiinflammatory: Depo Medrol (methylprednisolone) is a type of anti-inflammatory steroid (glucocorticoid). It is most typically used for injections into muscles or jo ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Try OMT: Consider a trial of osteopathic manipulative treatment (omt) that includes the cranium. It is a safe and effective method that address any mechanical ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: It may increase your glucose and WBC level. But every doctor knows to expect that if you're on steroid therapy.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: Antibiotics can have an effect but steroid eyedrops are unlikely to cause a problem.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Many: These are corticosteroids. With most medications, there are possible side effects; with these steroids, they are guaranteed. It is only a matter of ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience in Pharmacy
A form of cortisone: Prednisolone is a form of cortisone and so is used for inflamation associated conditions. These can include copd, asthma, rheumaotid arthritis, etc. O ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Drug interactions: Using the epocrates drug database i find no reported drug interactions betwen Cefdinir and prednisolone.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
I think dose is: Proper, if a doctor prescribed it to you knowing your weight.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: If it was prescribed, by a health care provider then it is fine. If not, then i would not recommend it.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Very effective: Prednisolone drops (used up to every hour) is very effective. Sometimes oral steroids or injection of steroids around the eye are needed.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Usually O.K.: Has been some recent press showing z-pac may increase risk of heart attack.Mixing with decahedron(a steroid) is not a problem.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Not from vaccine: If your system was still under the systemic effects of the prednisalone, your dose of vaccine may not have produced any desired boosting effect and mi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Prednisilone: A form of prdnisone. Used in many instances.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
It is effective but!: Though it is effective we need to know where the sarcoidosis is. Also we need to know about the side effects of the prednisone. These issues need to b ... Read More
A 37-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
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: In today's society, it is not easy to lose the weight gained. Suggest you exercise a hour 3 to 4 times a week (make sure there is some weight trainin ... Read More
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A 47-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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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Fatigue causing: It may cause fatigue and it takes 7-10days to get out of the system.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
Depends on the dose: At normal doses, side effects should appear very slowly, over the course of months. At higher doses, the side effects can be almost immediate.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
Dependence: Weight gain, acne, glaucoma, osteoporosis...And many others. The package insert with your medicine describes these in detail. Your pharmacist or dr. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Probably not: Prednisolone is a liquid form of prednisone. The typical dose is 2 mg/kg per day. Since a kg is 2.2 pounds, a 10 mg dose should be appropriate for mos ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Farahmandian
22 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Urinary tract : Infection needs to be ruled out first. Generally no connection.

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