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Flu Injection Safe While Taking Prednisone
Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more
Yes.: This will help decrease pain if it was used for arthritis. Will be of no value if your problem was sle like, or vasculitis. But it will decrease your pain if you are tapering from an arthritis flare. Gi precautions may be in order, since the combination of Medrol (methylprednisolone) and an NSAID increases the chance of GI upset or ulcer. ...Read more
It depends: Upon what you're taking it for and multiple other factors. Check w/your doctor for advice. ...Read more
Manufacturer says no: The manufacturer of Toradol says it is contraindicated while breast feeding. Even so, it is sometimes used. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Side effects include stomach effects, bleeding, and kidney effects. Medrol is also anti-inflammatory. Do you need both drugs? I am not aware of adverse effects on breast feeding infants from a Dosepack of Medrol by the mother. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rule: A good rule of thumb is to avoid live vaccinations such the nasal flu vaccine while taking a biologic response modifier (cimzia, enbrel, etc.). The flu shot is not a live vaccine. Another good rule would be to try to have all vaccines up to date before starting a biologic drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes in moderation: Yes, keep fluids up, take ibiprofen with food, neither med should be taken long term. ...Read more
No: Here is the reference:Ref:Rxlist.com Methylprednisolone can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Why do you have this med? Seek alternative from your physician ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to drink alcohol while taking Methotrexate the same day (injection)? Also, can you drink while taking Humira (adalimumab)? I have JRA also.
Depends.: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, there isn't that strong of an interaction. Main issue is if it is enough alcohol to directly cause serious harm (ulcer, seizures, pancreatitis, hospitalization). The RA drugs will complicate the issue. One drink. no, not an issue. ...Read more
Not much: You shouldn't get many side effects from Nasonex (mometasone) (an intranasal steroid) when you're using it correctly. Should be sprayed so that it stays in the nose. If it gets into the throat, you can get mild forms of the side effects of oral steroids- weight gain, mood instability, changes in energy level, etc. If you think you're getting side effects, go back to the doc who prescribed it to talk it over. ...Read more
Occassionally: Although the two medications should t interact with one another, it is generally recommended that asthmatics avoid cough suppressants unless absolutely needed for rest or severe pain. Since asthmatics produce more lung mucous, the coughing mechanism is very important to help clear these excess secretions which can block airways and make asthma more difficult to manage. ...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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