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Can I Take Prednisone For Bronchitis
Laryngitis: Laryngitis typically either viral or from post nasal drip from allergies or sinus infection, most of which are viral. No antibiotic is helpful with a virus. Doxy can be used for sinus infections of bacterial but not most MDs first choice. Drink fluids, don't whisper, and try and rest voice. ...Read more
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
Not necessarily....: Acute bronchitis is due to an infection of the airways, either from a viral or bacterial infection. Steroids, like prednisolone, would only be prescribed if you develop bronchospasm due to the airway inflammation. This would manifest as wheezing or coughing, especially coughing as the rest of your symptoms are improving. See your doctor for diagnosis/treatment if you suspect bronchospasm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking amoxicillin for infection but I need to take Claritin D12 for seasonal allergies can I take together and can I take ibrophen with them to?
Vitamins: There is no contraindication to taking the run of the mill multivitamins (centrum/ one a day/ etc) while taking oral steroids steroids for exacerbations of lung disease. Just be careful with the herbal meds and be sure to read the labels and do your research about interactions with other medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been prescribed prednisone 40 mg for 5 days and a zpak for brinchitis. Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) for aches?And should the prednisone be tapered?
Usually: It is a four times a day med. ...Read more
Take as prescribed: A doctor must determine whether or not antibiotics are warranted for any condition. If your doctor diagnosed you with a specific type of pneumonia that antibiotics will help cure then that doctor will prescribe the antibiotic regimen for your case. If you suspect you have pneumonia and have not seen a doctor, please do so, and never self medicate. ...Read more
Can I take amytriptaline with a chest infection. I am taking clamytherisine antibiotic and prednisalone?
I take 7.5 mgs. Of Meloxicam? What can I take OTC for cold and sinus? Can I continue my Clarentin?
You can but: Be aware that the two medications together may put your stomach at risk for irritation/inflamation/ulceration. You may consider taking the ibuprofen with food, but also ask your prescribing doctor if it may be worthwhile taking short term anti-secretory(acid) medications while taking both of these to help protect your upper gastrointestinal tract. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I was given methylprednisolone and z-pack for bronchitis with asthma today. I cannot sleep. Can I take a Xanax (alprazolam) to help sleep?
Depends: Ibuprofen and Prednisone are both anti-inflammatory medications, although Prednisone is significantly stronger. They each have other properties as well. The answer certainly depends on the reason you are taking the prednisone. While not preferred as a long time medication, your prescribing physician should be consulted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not helpful: Antibiotics are primarily for bacterial infections. A cold is typically viral. However, you can get a secondary infection like sinusitis or bronchitis in which antibiotics would be helpful. This usually occurs after prolonged cold symptoms, congestion or other complications and is characterized by fever, sinus pain, green/yellow discharge and lack of resolution of symptoms. ...Read more
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