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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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Bad congestion ! Was sick two months ago w cold & seems to be back! Took Allegra (fexofenadine) ... Prednisone ... Azelastine HCl ..,fluticasone nothing works! Help!

Bad congestion ! Was sick two months ago w cold & seems to be back! Took Allegra (fexofenadine) ... Prednisone ... Azelastine HCl ..,fluticasone nothing works! Help!

Go see your doctor!: You are taking way too many medications at the same time of which none of them will address your congestion. Best if you're seen, examined, evaluated and treated properly by a doctor vs. guessing. This is not the time to self-medicate thinking you're saving time & money. Prednisone is not a normally used for colds, nor allergy meds as first line drugs. Get expert help! You'll save time. ...Read more

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Got hives/angioedema same time as upper resp. virus. Cleared in a wk w/ prednisone, Allegra + Zantac (ranitidine) - but awful acid reflux after stopping meds. Huh?

Got hives/angioedema same time as upper resp. virus. Cleared in a wk w/ prednisone, Allegra + Zantac (ranitidine) - but awful acid reflux after stopping meds. Huh?

Possibly steroids: effects, you might to continue ranitidine (zantac) for some more time, please contact your doctor and tell him/her your symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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I am having a severe reaction to poison oak. I am already taking 20 mg/day of prednisone midday, with 60 mg of Allegra, plus 60 mg of Allegra around midnight. (all since Saturday). My rash is STILL spreading. Swelling has gone down significantly, but

Contamination: You are likely still having contact with the resin. You need to clean up every article which might have contacted poison oak with dish detergents (wear gloves while during it). This includes the interior of your car , the steering wheel, shoes, clothing etc. Otherwise your rash will act up again after stopping the prednisone. ...Read more

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What time to take prednisone?

What time to take prednisone?

Morning: Prednisone can affect your sleep, so best to take in the morning. Also, taking it in the morning will best mimick what the body's own production of steroid is like. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take cla with prednisone?

Is it okay to take cla with prednisone?

What is cla?: If you mean conjugated linoleic acid, then this should not be an issue with prednisone. Any concerns about drug-drug or drug-supplement interactions should be further discussed with your pharmacist however who can run an interaction check with their software. Many supplements however don't necessarily have a lot of data on interactions or even ideal dosing. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take motrim while taking prednisone?

Is it possible for you to take motrim while taking prednisone?

There may be: Drug - drug interactions. Obtain your physician's approval before adding in motrin. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take prednisone?

Can pregnant women take prednisone?

Oral Prednisone: is FDA Pregnancy Category C - discuss with your doctor as it can be problematic. See: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-6007-9383/prednisone-oral/prednisone-oral/details/list-precautions ...Read more

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Okey to take prednisone and cefixime?

Yes: Depends on diagnosis and coexisting conditions (like asthma), but yes, done commonly. ...Read more

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Can i take prednisone with levothyroxine ?

If given by doctor: There is no contraindication but remember that steroids, which Prednisone is, have side effects like immunosuppression, high blood sugar, etc. If given by your doctor and is monitored and given for important indication, that should be ok. ...Read more

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Can i take prednisone with simbicort inhaler?

Depends: If your condition becomes uncontrollable with symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) as short course of oral Prednisone may be needed. If this occurs frequently, you physician may wan t to increase your inhaler steroid. Talk it over with him/her. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription to take prednisone?

Do you need a prescription to take prednisone?

Yes: This medicine can have many untoward side effects that need to be monitored closely. Some necessitate stopping the medication and others do not, so a physician should prescribe it for you only after careful consideration of the problem and your overall health; and be available to discuss side effects. ...Read more

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Can i take hydrocodone and prednisone together?

Check. : No obvious contraindications. Check with pharmacy. Take it with food. ...Read more

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Can you take prednisone long term for bad knees?

Not ideal: But the circumstances will dictate the answer. Long term side effects are the limiting factors and are serious. Usually needed for connective tissue/rheumatologic disorders. Many other options are out there & should be tried. May be able to try a few joint steroid injection yearly to minimize systemic side effects seen much more frequently from oral formulations. ...Read more

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Can you take prednisone with Crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Can you take prednisone with Crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Yes: Yes, but like with any new medication make sure your providers are aware of all your meds in the event there could be an interaction. ...Read more

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Fexofenadine (Definition)

Fexofenadine, previously marketed under the brand name allegra, is an antihistamine similar to ...Read more


Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Allegra (Definition)

Allegra is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more