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A 32-year-old female asked:

Ive just been prescribed 40mg daily of prednisone for 5 days for allergic asthma flair up. is it safe to drink gatorade while taking it?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Prednisone will cause salt and water retention. If you have healthy kidneys any salt in the gaterade shouldn't present a problem for you but I wouldn't overdo it.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Gatorade will not interfere with the prednisone effectiveness so it is fine to drink Gatorade while taking prednisone. Hope you feel better real soon!
Last updated Jul 11, 2021
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