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Doctor insights on: How Long Should It Take Prednisone To Start Taking Effect

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How long does it take for methylprednisolone to take effect?

It depends: It depends what condition you are using it to treat and it also depends on the dose of the drug used. It usually is very effective within 24-48 hours. ...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 does it take for a vaccine to start taking effect?

How long does it take for a vaccine to start taking effect?

Depends on the Vacci: There are many vaccines and most of them are given in a series to achieve the protective antibody level.Once the series are completed then antibody titer has been achived.Other vaccines which are given in single shots like meningicoccal, influnza etc takes few days to give the immunity and it varies from vaccine to vaccine. ...Read more

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How long should it take for nortriptyline to take effect?

Time to effect: It will take app. 1-2 weeks to start working. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Zoloft (sertraline) to leave your system after you stop taking it?

How long does it take for Zoloft (sertraline) to leave your system after you stop taking it?

5 days: 1/2 life is 1 day, 5 half life's to clear. Assuming you are a normal metabolier 5 days would pretty much do it. ...Read more

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How long should it take for advair to start working?

How long should it take for advair to start working?

See below: You should notice an effect within the first 15-30 min most likely. they tend to work pretty fast, although they are not as fast as a rescue inhaler and aren't meant to be. ...Read more

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How long should it take to stop taking wellbutrin (bupropion)?

How long should it take to stop taking wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Are you asking: How long you need to take for a specific condition or are you asking how to taper off it. What is the condition being treated? Please clarify and re-ask. Thank you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for levothyroxin to take effect?

How long does it take for levothyroxin to take effect?

A few days.: Most of the time the medication starts to work within a few days. However it frequently takes several weeks before you will see or feel and effect. It frequently depends on what the original levels were before the medication was started. Aalk to your doctor if you're concerned about this. ...Read more

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How long should it take for doxycycline hyclate to take effect?

How long should it take for doxycycline hyclate to take effect?

Depends on disease: For an acute infection , one should not be getting worse 48 hours after beginning med. For chronic infection may take a little longer to see clear improvement. ...Read more

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How long once you stop taking megace (megestrol) does it take for side effects to stop?

How long once you stop taking megace (megestrol) does it take for side effects to stop?

Megace (megestrol): Megace (megestrol) is out of your system in 100 to 250 hours. Thus, side effects should diminish after this time frame. ...Read more

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How long does it take for allegra's effects to begin?

How long does it take for allegra's effects to begin?

Pretty Quickly: Allegra (fexofenadine) and most otc antihistamines has its effect within the first 30 -60 minutes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take motrim while taking prednisone?

Is it possible for you to take motrim while taking prednisone?

There may be: Drug - drug interactions. Obtain your physician's approval before adding in motrin. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cefdinir to take effect?

How long does it take for cefdinir to take effect?

Prob 3 hours: Pharmokokinetics suggest that the drug has a peak plasma level of 3 hours after undergoing absorption in GI tract. This would suggest that it is active at that point (where drug levels achieve highest levels in blood). It is shortly eliminated after that. If you are wondering this as to why you are not responding - that is another thing .. e.g. viral infection and not bacterial, resistance etc ...Read more

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How long after you stop taking warfarin does it stay in your system?

How long after you stop taking warfarin does it stay in your system?

3 days...: Warfarin inhibits the liver production of certain clotting factors. These have variable "half-lives" or life span. For all of them to be regenerated generally takes about three days. ...Read more

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How long does it take for diazepam to start being effective ? After taking tablet how long does take for sedative effect to come on ?

How long does it take for diazepam to start being effective ? After taking tablet how long does take for sedative effect to come on ?

Fairly quickly: Medications such as diazepam taken orally have a pretty quick onset. Usually as quick as 30 minutes. May take a bit longer but for sure less than an hour. ...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. Ana Adelstein
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Deltasone (Definition)

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