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I just got over a difficult lupus flare. I'm on day 4 of prednisone 15mg. My symptoms area gone, but why am I so drained? Prednisone usually give me energy.

I just got over a difficult lupus flare. I'm on day 4 of prednisone 15mg. My symptoms area gone, but why am I so drained? Prednisone usually give me energy.

Fatigue: Fatigue is one of the symptoms of lupus and is one of the hardest to go away. I would not be discouraged over that but would continue with the prescribed treatment. You should start feeling better as you go. ...Read more

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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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I used to have lots of energy when I took prednisone. I felt wiped out the last 2 times I took it. Why would I have a paradoxical reaction like that?

Not paradoxical.: The effects of prednisone are far reaching and are not always predictable. I would not call this paradoxical - just some variation about the norm. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink energy drinks (red rain) while on prednisone and accutane?

Is it ok to drink energy drinks (red rain) while on prednisone and accutane?

Very bad idea!: Prednisone induces Insulin resistance. This energy drink will spike and crash your blood sugar levels. By itself, it can cause arrhythmias! So, worse with Prednisone and bad by itself! ...Read more

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I've recently come down with some sort of sinus, bronchial infection. Dr put me on amox. And prednisone. My energy is still horrible, my body still a?

I've recently come down with some sort of sinus, bronchial infection. Dr put me on amox. And prednisone. My energy is still horrible, my body still a?

Repiratory: Infections, whether upper or lower are generally caused by viruses, are self limiting and usually resolve with supportive care, (warmed fluids, cool mist humidifiers, hydration, anti-inflammatories and rest) in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you take prednizone with a 5 hour energy drink?

Can you take prednizone with a 5 hour energy drink?

Hyper: Prednisone already makes many people feel "bouncy". Throw in a stimulant and you may not feel well at all. You may also get indigestion or stomach pain. Prednisone is an anti inflammatory medication and energy drinks often contain lots of caffeine. The combination may be too much for your stomach, too. ...Read more

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Is giving prednisone to a 15 month old child safe to do?

Is giving prednisone to a 15 month old child safe to do?

Depends: When given in recommended amounts for the right reason it is not only safe, it is the standard of care for many problems. Prednisone mimics a natural stress hormone made by the body. That's why we studied it and found out how to use it. ...Read more

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Does prednisone give you the shakes?

Does prednisone give you the shakes?

No: It is not clear what type of shaking you are talking about. Is it hands, whole body or some other body part. It does not cause shaking of any of above. Some patients do complain of mood change while taking prednisone. ...Read more

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My 1 yr old was prescribed prednisone 3 days for croup. After 1.5 days she is better can I stop giving her prednisone or do I have finish the dose?

My 1 yr old was prescribed prednisone 3 days for croup. After 1.5 days she is better can I stop giving her prednisone or do I have finish the dose?

Finish if tolerating: Croup is usually short lived, hence the shorter course already prescribed. It is possible that the symptoms could return once the prednisone wears off. I would recommend finishing the prescribed course. That being said, croup is often treated with a one time dose of decadron (dexamethasone) in the emergency department... but this is a longer acting steroid. ...Read more

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Can you give both prednisone and albuterol to infants?

Can you give both prednisone and albuterol to infants?

Usually Prednisolone: Albuterol is routinely given for asthma in infants and a trial of albuterol is often given to see if it can help wheezing caused by bronchiolitis or other conditions. With asthma, Prednisolone is more often used than Prednisone but they are both steroids with anti-inflammatory activity. Prednisolone or Dexamethasone are the steroids most often used to treat significant croup in infants as well. ...Read more

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Does prednisone give you pimples in your face?

Does prednisone give you pimples in your face?

Acne: Prednisone commonly causes acne. Ask your doctor for topical treatments. You may need more aggressive treatment depending on the dose of Prednisone and the duration of therapy. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed 3 days of 2ml liquid prednisone for 11months olds' asthma and cough, but its day 4 and he's not better. Can I keep giving it to him?

Dr prescribed 3 days of 2ml liquid prednisone for 11months olds' asthma and cough, but its day 4 and he's not better. Can I keep giving it to him?

See your doctor: I would advise you follow back up with their physician to make sure something else has not developed. As they saw him recently, they will be the best equiped to evaluate if a change in treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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Can prednisone, do the exact same function that cortisol do in the body\like give me back my ability to exercise easier\? If not what is the treatment?

Can prednisone, do the exact same function that cortisol do in the body\like give me back my ability to exercise easier\? If not what is the treatment?

No: Prednisone is an antiinflammatory corticosteroid and is not meant to replace cortisone deficiency in our body. Cortisone acetate is what is used for that purpose such as in addison's disease or adrenal gland insufficiency. ...Read more

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On 20 mg prednisone x 2weeks for flare up of undiff ctd. Past 2 days, have bad l quadricep pain & stiffness so bad I walk with a limp. Leg give walking.

On 20 mg prednisone x 2weeks for flare up of undiff ctd. Past 2 days, have bad l quadricep pain & stiffness so bad I walk with a limp. Leg give walking.

Need to be evaluted: Steroids can cause muscle atrophy weakness and tendinitis, some time just rest and taking it easy will help the pain but if it does not get better you may need further test to diagnose the problem. In the mean time you can try some ice or heat alternatively to see if it helps good luck. ...Read more

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Could I still give blood while taking prednisone (a steriod I'm prescribed for poison ivy)?

Could I still give blood while taking prednisone (a steriod I'm prescribed for poison ivy)?

Generally, yes: But each blood donation facility has its own regulations, if anything, you can postpone donation a week or two, thanks for being a blood donor ...Read more

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I was given prednisone 50 q4 hrs and the pharmasist was suppose to give me 50 mg of phenergan (promethazine). I was always vomiting and couldn't figure it out until?

Not clear: Prednisone not necessarily a cause of vomiting. Phenergan (promethazine) should help but you need to find out why you are vomiting. Is it your medical condition or a gastroentestinal problem such as ulcers, reflux, pancreatitis, etc. Let your physician know about this. ...Read more

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Can 30mg of prednisone make you dizzy and give you a headache? I just started today and I'm on 30-30-20-20-10-10 for six days. My legs feel weird too.

Can 30mg of prednisone make you dizzy and give you a headache? I just started today and I'm on 30-30-20-20-10-10 for six days. My legs feel weird too.

Yes, more likely: Your symptoms are side effects of the steroid. Check your blood pressure (normally lower than 140/90) and call your Dr right away. Take care!
http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/prednisone-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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How soon after stopping prednisone (for asthma attack)can I give my child the MMR vaccine?

How soon after stopping prednisone (for asthma attack)can I give my child the MMR vaccine?

Wait 30 days: If this was a standard 4-5 day burst of oral steroids for an event, I usually wait 30 days before giving the vaccine. If it was a much longer treatment period an additional delay may be warranted. ...Read more

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I have had itchy hives for about 6 months and drs give me prednisone and it goes away. I get joint and muscle pains with too. What could it be?

I have had itchy hives for about 6 months and drs give me prednisone and it goes away. I get joint and muscle pains with too. What could it be?

Well: If you had taken Prednisone in moderate doses for several months, then the bone pain may well be from the cortisone effect (bone loss). However it the pain occurred at the same time as the hives, I would be more concerned with an autoimmune process and would advise you to consult a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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When I get insect bites, I get a rash reaction that spreads. Been on Prednisone, but it upsets my stomach and gives me lots of stomach pain whatelse?

When I get insect bites, I get a rash reaction that spreads. Been on Prednisone, but it upsets my stomach and gives me lots of stomach pain whatelse?

Proton pump inhibito: Acid suppressing drugs may reduce the side effects from prednisone. However it is unusual to get a spreading rash hours after an insect bite (other than spider & perhaps Lyme Disease) unless you have become allergic to the venom. Consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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Had allergic reaction to brand name plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Is there a good alternative? Also on prednisone but I think its giving me thrush. Advice for sle?

Had allergic reaction to brand name plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Is there a good alternative? Also on prednisone but I think its giving me thrush. Advice for sle?

Ask your doctor: Lupus is an incredibly complicated disease. Given the medicines you are on you obviously have a rheumatologist. These really are questions for your doctor. Given the complexity of the disease, if you don't feel like you are getting good answers to your questions from your doctor you should find a rheumatologist in your area the specializes in lupus and get another opinion. ...Read more

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An Allergist is the one giving me the Xolair shots and is watching my prednisone intake. A dermatologist did a biopsy that was inconclusive, and sent me to the allergist. I am just looking for alternative treatments?

An Allergist is the one giving me the Xolair shots and is watching my prednisone intake. A dermatologist did a biopsy that was inconclusive, and sent me to the allergist. I am just looking for alternative treatments?

For?: I am guessing you have chronic hives, but it sounds like a virtual consult would be most appropriate. A physician practiced in treating refractory hives would need to know more about the duration, frequency/severity, co-existing symptoms, triggers, work-up to date and medications tried before offering an opinion on potential alternatives. Good luck to you, this is a frustrating scenario. ...Read more

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I have recently come down with pneumonia and was give zpack and prednisone the next day I had blood blisters and skin peeling in my mouth checks

I have recently come down with pneumonia and was give zpack and prednisone the next day I had blood blisters and skin peeling in my mouth checks

Stop go to dr: Call your doctor immediately, and stop the medication. You may be developing a serious adverse outcome from the medication called Stevens Johnson syndrome. It requires immediate care. ...Read more

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80 yr old mom takes aspirin, Protonix, (pantoprazole) prednisone and plavix. Need a schedule for when/how to give meds to minimize stomach upset. What order to take?

80 yr old mom takes aspirin, Protonix, (pantoprazole) prednisone and plavix. Need a schedule for when/how to give meds to minimize stomach upset. What order to take?

No specific order: However, there are potential drug-drug interactions (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=243-0, 1936-0, 705-360, 1790-1152). Discuss your concerns w/prescribing physician. Assuming that these are taken just once daily, she may consider taking one w/each meal to minimize too many in stomach at any given time. Bottom line, check w/prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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What does prednisone do?

Stress hormone: Your body makes a stress hormone very similar to Prednisone every day. A short course (5-7days) is often used to assist your hormone response as an anti-inflammatory to avoid prolonged symptoms. Prolonged use can suppress the immune system & should be avoided. Antihistamines can be beneficial if the issue is histamine based but will replicate all the benefits of the steroid. ...Read more

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How does prednisone work?

See details: Prednisone works by suppressing the immune system. By doing this it stabilizes the immune system if it is overactive. It also works as an anti-inflammatory. ...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 prednisone safe in general?

Is prednisone safe in general?

Yes and no: There are always side effects that need to be monitored. It is a valuable medication and has saved and kept alive many people. A lot of its toxicity is due to long term use. Your physician will guide you as to the side effects and how you should approach them and how to prevent the side effects. ...Read more

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Is expired prednisone still good?

Is expired prednisone still good?

Expired meds: It depends a lot on how long ago it expired. The expiry dates of medications are generally conservative figures chosen in order to work in worst-case scenarios. As long as the meds are not too terribly long out of date, were stored under recommended conditions and are not being used to treat critical or time-sensitive conditions, it is not unreasonable to try them. ...Read more

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What is the half-life of prednisone?

Short-acting drug: Prednisone itself has a half-life of about an hour, but it is converted in the body to prednisolone, which lasts about a day. Some people either lack or have lower activity of the enzyme that converts prednisone, and it is a less effective medication in those people. For that reason, some doctors prescribe methyprednisolone (medrol), which is more bioavailable, and also lasts about a day. ...Read more

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Can prednisone be used for mythamia gravis?

Can prednisone be used for mythamia gravis?

Myasthenia gravis?: Myasthenia gravis can be treated with prednisone.There are several therapies available to help reduce and improve muscle weakness. Medications used to treat the disorder include anticholinesterase agents such as Neostigmine and pyridostigmine, which help improve neuromuscular transmission and increase strength. Immunosuppressive drugs such as cyclosporine, and azathioprine may be used. Surgery to. ...Read more

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