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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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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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Is it safe to take prednisone whlie pregnant?

Is it safe to take prednisone whlie pregnant?

Yes: Prednisone does not cross into the baby and therefore is safe to the baby. Check with your doctor to review the pros and cons for you taking the medication. ...Read more

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Is prednisone 5mg okay to take while 40 weeks pregnant?

Maybe: In general, what's best for the mother is what's best for the baby. That being said, you would only want to take Prednisone during pregnancy if it were absolutely necessary. So, if you were having a severe asthma exacerbation, then yes, it would be a good idea. Prednisone crosses the placenta and has effects on the unborn baby. ...Read more

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I take bactrim 3times a week, prednisone, chloroquine, protonix. i want to get pregnant, what shall i do? my doctor doesn't want me to get off bactrim

I take bactrim 3times a week, prednisone, chloroquine, protonix. i want to get pregnant, what shall i do? my doctor doesn't want me to get off bactrim

Obstetrician: I wouldn't attempt to get pregnant while on these medications without the input of an obstetrician and I would also consult a pharmacist about taking these medications during pregnancy as the latter has access to much information about most medications. ...Read more

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I'm 35weeks pregant. They started me on prednisone. How long will that take to get into my sy i've tried everything else and it hasn't helped

I'm 35weeks pregant. They started me on prednisone. How long will that take to get into my sy i've tried everything else and it hasn't helped

Fast: Assuming the partial word in your question is "system, " the answer is that Prednisone works very quickly, usually within a few days at most and often within 24 hours. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more