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Prednisolone

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 15 years experience
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
A 28-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
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Antiinflammatory: Prednisolone is the active metabolite of prednisone. Prednisone is naturally made in the body and helps control inflammation. Prednisolone is the medi... Read More
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics 32 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
No difference.: Steroids linger in your system for days, so taking it once or twice a day achieves the same effect.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
How long: If you just took a few tablets no but if you were on it for a longer term weeks or longer yea there are lingering effects that can go on for months. T... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Casale
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Not much: Theyare pretty equivalent used for the same thing.Prednisone is converted to Prednisolone by the liver. I find that there are more preparations with P... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Until expiration : Prednisone is a very inexpensive drug. Keep it until it expires and then replace it. It's not worth taking medications of questonable potency.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
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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