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where does prednisone come from is it naturally occuring so that some some herbal medicines could contain prednisone

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Synthetic: Prednisone is synthetic. Many of the so called herbal or natural medicines are some times adulterated with conventional drugs.
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Man made: Prednisone is a man made drug to mimic the effects of steroids our body produce from from the adrenal glands. Prednisone is not a naturally occurring ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Variable: Water retention, affects appetite, increased risk of infection, delayed wound healing to name a few.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You : You need to clarify. Are you asking about false positive for methamphetamine or for methadone?
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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None of the above: There are many false positives for all amphetamines, but not specifically methamphetamine. Proper drug testing goes beyond the screening test - if tha ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
Tnf inhibitors: Tnf inhibitors such as Humira and remicade (infliximab).
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly, because:: Prednisone can increase sweating, which may be contributing to an odor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Dangerous: Steroids should only be taken on a doctor's specific directions. They are dangerous medications, sometimes required, but usually producing major side ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Back
6 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Hi SB, prednisone is a type of steroid and does not contain caffeine. Prednisone and caffeine are two separate drugs. Hope that helps!
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Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
Elevated Glucose: Some side effects of steroids include, elevated blood sugar, weight gain, fluid retention, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, osteonecrosis, , catarac ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many.: If in the small intestine, sulfasalazine. Colon: pentasa, proctofoam. Azothioprine, cyclosporine, the antibiotics ciprofloxine with or without metroni ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Seigel
12 years experience Endocrinology
No taper needed: With steroids its all about the duration of time on the med. Our own bodies make cortisol which is basically what is in the steroid pill. Generally if ... Read More

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