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How Does Prednisone Work
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
How does prednisone work to help with a cough? Congested nose, ears, chest. Mucinex (guaifenesin) caused me palpitations and got prescribed steroids instead
Anti-inflammatory: Steroids are an anti-inflammatory medication typically prescribed in active asthma. They would be prescribed if pt is wheezing or having difficulty breathing or having coughing fits that are attributed to airway inflammation. So this medication would decrease the inflammatory markers present in the airway that are causing leaking of the vessels and swelling of the airway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: They are other corticosteroid that can be used and in some cases acth is an alternative option. However, the side effects of all are similar. ...Read more
Im from the netherlands, my girlfriend have i.T.P. The prednisone didn't work so they removed her organ (pleed?) was this to fast? This was 8 days ago
Splenectomy: The spleen can act in a protective manner to remove bacteria, viruses, or other pathogens that have been bound by protective antibodies. Unfortunately, sometimes antibodies bind to the blood cells called platelets. When this happens, the spleen can inappropriately remove (destroys) platelets. Platelets are inportant to blood clotting and low numbers can be dangerous. ...Read more
I'm 32 yrs old with mg and im taking prednisone and mestinone..Things are back to normal...Will i ever get an episode at work of weakness and danger?
Caution: Steroids are effective medications at indiscriminately reducing inflammation. However, they have a number of potential side effects such as elevation of blood pressure/blood sugar, temporary emotional changes, gastritis and idiopathic bone necrosis. Additionally they actually suppress the natural immune system. Antibiotics, fluids, mucus thinners usually suffice unless severe airway swelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not always: Usually albuterol inhaler which helps keep your airways open and prednisone which helps relieve the inflammation in the airways work together to provide relief. But the bronchospasm was caused by infection then symptoms may continue to until the underlying issue is resolved. If you are taking medication and not finding relief, return to your doctor. ...Read more
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