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After tappering off prednisone how long should it take for the body to correct itself?

After tappering off prednisone how long should it take for the body to correct itself?

Steroid taper: If you have tapered very slowly from being on steroids for years, it will take6 to 12 months to allow the adrenal glands to recover the normal cortisone production. The pituitary will take longer and it is very difficult to assess this recovery of gland function. Most doctors will add extra cortisone to your regime3n during times of stress ie surgery or infection, or you will be very sick. ...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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How long should it take a prednisone shot to work for hives?

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 does it take for your body to recover from taking prednisone for 4 weeks?

Prednisone : You did not mention the dose you were taking or if your Prednisone was tapered gradually before finally being discontinued. If it was gradually tapered as is recommended, your metabolic recovery should be complete within about a week after the last dose. ...Read more

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How long does it take for side affects from taking prednisone to wear off, blurrd vision ect.

How long does it take for side affects from taking prednisone to wear off, blurrd vision ect.

Depends: Prednisone causes a focusing instability most prominent when the dosage is either increasing or decreasing. At steady state or if out of your system, it take generally two months to stabilize. If the blurred vision is from long term use with cataract formation, then the blur will remain until they are surgically removed. ...Read more

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After taking prednisone, how long does it take for levels of IgA to be clear of the suppressant effects of the drug on the IgA levels?

No effect: I am not aware of any steroid effect on IgA level although it may reduce IgG level somewhat on some people after prolonged high-dose prednisone exposure. ...Read more

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Is a low done of prednisone okay to take long term?

Not really: Prednisone at any dose has risks. Obviously, the size of the dose and the length of time it is taken determine the degree of risk. Avoid long term Prednisone at any dose if you can. ...Read more

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How long does it take for prednisone to start working?

Rapidly: One of prednisone's benefits is that in general it works rapidly like within 1-2 weeks. There are times with certain diseases such as lupus or vasculitis where it might take longer, like 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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Deltasone (Definition)

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