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How Long Does It Take For Prednisone Effects To Leave The Body
How long after taking prednisone do I have to wait for bloodwork (a1c, fasting sugar, liver function, routine tests)?
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
Usually not!: It is a n unusual complication primarily of high dose prednisione. People with risk factors for fatty liver, ie. Metabolic syndrome, are more prone to this, since steroids are diabetogenic and cause Insulin resistance. But few patientws not in this category get increased lfts! ...Read more
Liver was enlarged,recent ultrasound shows it has shrunk 2 cen.On prednisone and plaquenil-could that make it shrink?would that cause right rib pain?
Diagnosis ?: One can't really answer this question without knowing what the diagnosis of your large liver was. You been on prednisone and plaque will but you didn't say what you were looking for. The resize can decrease for other reasons too but we need to know what your liver biopsy showed hear what your physician told you your liver tissue. This is best discussed with your physician. ...Read more
Which organ metabolizes corticosteroids? (Prednisone, Decadron, (dexamethasone) Medrol) would it be the Liver or the Kidneys?
I have cirrhosis of the liver along with ascites and esophageal varicies, can you tell me why I am being prescribed prednisone?
My guess is alcohol: The best evidence that steroids can reduce the level of inflammation in hepatitis and cirrhosis is with alcohol-induced cirrhosis. You are probably also on a beta blocker (like propanolol or inderal) to reduce the chance of bleeding from the varices. Prednisone can only help you if you stop drinking, if you have, stay quit and get support, if you haven't your life depends on quitting-get help. ...Read more
What can I do to keep my immune system up. I have Sarcoid of the liver and RA. I have 2 infections since being on prednisone taper for first time.
Immunosuppression: Having two chronic diseases, one is autoimmune, both need prednisone and other meds that cause immunosuppression, having two infections is not uncommon, at any rate you may want to wear a mask while in crowded places, you need to avoid anyhow, stay at a distance from people with colds, don't change diapers for kids who recently received oral polio vaccination, rest, fresh air, fluids,balanced diet ...Read more
Can these meds cause ^ liver enzyme? Synthroid losartan prednisone Paxil (paroxetine) Xanax calcitriol calcium citrate amox-clav singulair advair, and multivit
I was on prednisone off and on for past 10 years. I haven't taken them in a year but I still feel side effects.How long does it Take to leave ursystem?
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