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Can You Take A Diuretic With Prednisone
Are any of these meds diuretics: Prednisone, Phenergan, (promethazine) Lomotil, Bentyl? I take them together and after a couple hours, I have to pee every 10 minutes
Not diuretics: These medications are not diuretics. If you urinate every 10 minutes, urinary tract infection has to be ruled out. See your doctor. Bentyl (dicyclomine) has anticholinergic side effects and might be responsible for urinary disturbances, usually difficulty to start urination. ...Read more
By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more
Sle pt on prednisone. Gained 20 lbs. But skin on legs doesn't feel like just fat. It is tight/swollen. Gfr low 40s cr 1.4. Can I safely take diuretic?
Yes: No contraindication.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should I take a water pill, after taking prednisone, for asthma flaring up, because its making me fat and puffy lookin, even though I already pee alot?
No: Prednisone often increases one's appetite and steers the body towards producing more fat. Although some may retain sodium (thus water) because of prednisone, this is not a major cause for your weight gain. Most people with asthma do not need Prednisone as a controller drug today. Suggest you consult an allergist. After you can get off of prednisone, you'll have a better chance to lose the weight. ...Read more
What causes swollen hands, feet, and ankles? Not reduced with diuretic only prednisone. Swelling inbetween finger joints not the joints themselves.
Inflammation: Sounds like inflammation. Must search for cause. Rule out food sensitivity. About 10 percent of population can be sensitive to nightshades, about 30-40 percent can be sensitive to gluten and casein. Other more common food sensitivities include soy, corn, beef, etc. Consider food elimination for at least 2-3 months. Leigh wagner, rd is a good dietitian who can help by phone: 913-588-6208. ...Read more
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
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
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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