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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

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

Diuretic (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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What causes swollen hands, feet, and ankles? Not reduced with diuretic only prednisone. Swelling inbetween finger joints not the joints themselves.

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

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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.
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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

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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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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