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Does prednisone cause delayed periods??

Does prednisone cause delayed periods??

Possible: Irregular periods can be a side effect of prednisone use. Generally, the side effect occurs with long-term use, but that is not to say short-term use of prednisone is not responsible for your delayed or missed period. However, other possible causes also should not be ruled out. ...Read more

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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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Does Prednisone delay your period or cause extreme bloat after use?

Does Prednisone delay your period or cause extreme bloat after use?

Prednisone: Check out http://www.drugs.com/sfx/prednisone-side-effects.html for side effects of prednisone, including "menstrual irregularities may occur with chronic therapy" and "sodium retention-related weight gain and fluid accumulation" ...Read more

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I'm on prednisone and I heard it could delay your period..I'm 3 days late and I have been cramping a lot..is that a delay or could I be pregnant??

I'm on prednisone and I heard it could delay your period..I'm 3 days late and I have been cramping a lot..is that a delay or could I be pregnant??

Take a test : If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Prednisone does not delay periods. Whatever problem is requiring you to take prednisone could potentially be related. ...Read more

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How long would one use prednisone?

How long would one use prednisone?

It depends: It depends on the reason it was prescribed in the first place. As a rule use Prednisone in as low a dose as possible for the least amount of time as possible. ...Read more

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How long should one use prednisone for?

As short as possible: Prednisone is a miracle med that puts many problems in remission but comes at a price of : anxiety, depression, agitation, increased risk of infection and bone fracture. Long term use requires a serious discussion of relative risk and benefits. ...Read more

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How long can prednisone be in your system?

How long can prednisone be in your system?

Depends!: Prednisone has a pre conversion half life off one hour. Prednisone is a converted into prednisolone, which also has "steroid" effects! its plasma half life as Prednisolone is 2-3 hours. So the total effect a duration of 18-36 hours. But once its out of your system it takes a while for your system to re-regulate itself as well. ...Read more

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How long do 20 mg of prednisone takes for . You to feel the effects?

How long do 20 mg of prednisone takes for . You to feel the effects?

Depends: Entirely depends on the issue being treated. Prednisone is primarily used to suppress the immune system and/or to reduce swelling related to inflammation; but there are several other uses as well (as well as several important and potentially serious side effects). Discuss with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of Prednisone?

Chronic Steroids: Over time chronic prednisone can cause weight gain, immunosuppression, diabetes, easy bruising and low bone density. It will suppress some of the natural function of the adrenal glanda and pituitary. ...Read more

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Can you take prednisone long term for bad knees?

Not ideal: But the circumstances will dictate the answer. Long term side effects are the limiting factors and are serious. Usually needed for connective tissue/rheumatologic disorders. Many other options are out there & should be tried. May be able to try a few joint steroid injection yearly to minimize systemic side effects seen much more frequently from oral formulations. ...Read more

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How long will it take prednisone to heal sciatic pain?

It may or may not! : When steroids work, it it is because of nerve root irritation. Best given by epidural or selective nerve block. Less effective my oral route. If you have been on steroids for one week with little benefit, you need !alternative options. ...Read more

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How long does it take prednisone to work for a back injury?

A few days: Prednisone is our strongest ant-inflammatory and back pain is inflammatory if you are not better after a few days of treatment you may need to consider other treatment such as physical therapy or localized facet blocks. ...Read more

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How long should it take a prednisone shot to work for hives?

Hive treatment: In general, it will take a couple of hours since Prednisone needs time to suppress the production of histamine. On the other hand, antihistamine works faster. It suppresses the hives itself. Your doctor would decide which medication works best in your situation. ...Read more

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How long do your glucose levels stay up after taking prednisone?

How long do your glucose levels stay up after taking prednisone?

It Depends: It could take a few weeks for the steroid effect to really wear off, but if your blood sugar is elevated please makes sure your doctor is following it. Some people may require Insulin when taking steroids. ...Read more

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How long until prednisone leaves system and stops blood sugar rise?

How long until prednisone leaves system and stops blood sugar rise?

Maybe several weeks: If you were on Prednisone for a temporary condition, and have now been weaned off, it could take several weeks for sugars to return to baseline. However this depends on how high a dose and for how long. ...Read more

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How long does prednisone stay in your system after a15 day treatment?

Prednisone: The half life of Prednisone is between 18-36 hours. It usually takes six half lives for a medicine to clear so between 4.5 and 9 days. ...Read more

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Can you take a low dosage of 5mg of prednisone for long periods of time?

See below: For some autoimmune diseases, a patient may stay on that dose or less if he or she was unable to wean off it. However; long term Prednisone does carry a risk of adrenal insufficiency, osteoporosis and other complications though the risk is lower with a dose of 5mg or less compared to higher doses. Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more

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