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I took prednisone for the last 4 nights only 30 mgs is it safe to take clarithromycin for throat infection now? how long does it take prednisone to exit my body under that scenario?

I took prednisone for the last 4 nights only 30 mgs is it safe to take clarithromycin for throat infection now?  how long does it take prednisone to exit my body under that scenario?

May work together: Prednisone is many times prescribed with this antibiotic. BUT, did your doctor prescribe the antb or the steroid. The steroid can be finished now and still take the antb.. If you are self prescribing, it can be serious. The steroid is out of your system in several days. ...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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Is it safe to take prednisone whlie pregnant?

Is it safe to take prednisone whlie pregnant?

Yes: Prednisone does not cross into the baby and therefore is safe to the baby. Check with your doctor to review the pros and cons for you taking the medication. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take colcrys and prednisone at the sametime?

Is it safe to take colcrys and prednisone at the sametime?

Gout flare: Gout flares are often treated with some combination of steroids (prednisone), Colchicine (colcrys) and indomethacin. Whenever taking prednisone, it is vital to discuss if a titration/wean schedule is recommended. ...Read more

Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Deltasone (Definition)

Deltasone is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more