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How long do the side effects of prednisone last? It caused a bad rash (check the possible side effects if u don't believe me) and it won't go away.

How long do the side effects of prednisone last? It caused a bad rash (check the possible side effects if u don't believe me) and it won't go away.

Dose dependent: It is usually a few days. Everybody reacts differently. Sorry. If you feel your breathing worsening or heart fluttering you will want to be checked. Some concern is why were you started on the steroid and is this a reaction or symptom of the problem that was coming. Just be safe. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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I have been on 5 mg prednisone for 3 months. I've been told to stop taking it for 24 hours for a test, what might i expect (bad side effects?)

I have been on 5 mg prednisone for 3 months. I've been told to stop taking it for 24 hours for a test, what might i expect (bad side effects?)

Not enough info: To answer this question one would have to know why you are taking Prednisone in the first place. That said, it is likely there would be no problems stopping such a low dose for 24 hours. ...Read more

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What common prednisone side effects can I expect to see if my daughter has a bad reaction to it?

What common prednisone side effects can I expect to see if my daughter has a bad reaction to it?

It depends: It depends on the amount taken and the length of time it is continued. Common effects include weight gain, bruisability and infection risk. There are other issues which are more likely associated with long term use. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed wid uc. Im taking prednisone 60mg for 2wks n 50 4 1wk. Side effects r bad n i wana stop it dis wk. Hw cn i safely tapper off in 1week?

See below: You need to talk to your doctor first about your side effects and let him or her decide how to taper your prednisone. He or she want to start a new medication. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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The only med thats helps me breath c.o.p.d is prednisone have been on 2 weeks side effects way to bad need something that works same for inflamation .

The only med thats helps me breath c.o.p.d is prednisone have been on 2 weeks side effects way to bad need something that works same for inflamation .

Yes: There are a few different classes of medication that work on inflammation and are used as long term medications. Would discuss with your doctor regarding which medication is right for you. Also need to make sure you are taking your medication correctly. Inhaler medications can be tricky to use. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed a prednisone taper and amoxicillin for what are essentially chronically bad allergies. What side effects should I be aware of?

I've been prescribed a prednisone taper and amoxicillin for what are essentially chronically bad allergies. What side effects should I be aware of?

Pred taper and amoxi: Hi IlyaM~ the pred taper is the important one and then it depends of startng dose. If starting dose is above 60mg-80mg which we give for acute allergy breathing probems and various conditions like flares of rheumatoid and SLE, the side effects of steroid are many I attach a list here. Below 60mg to start with, and so there shd be no real side effect. Amoxiil can give PENICILLIN ALLERGY and diarrea ...Read more

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