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Get ivig q3wks for autoimmune and wondering if it'll help prevent influenza and gastroenteritis? Also on numerous meds plus prednisones and Zofran (ondansetron) daily

Get ivig q3wks for autoimmune and wondering if it'll help prevent influenza and gastroenteritis? Also on numerous meds plus prednisones and Zofran (ondansetron) daily

Probably: but on the other hand you are on prednisone too, which suppresses t cells, which has a multitude of functions in the immune sysytem other than helping produce antibodies, at any rate, confer with your doctor, play it safe, stay away from sick people, keep washing your hands and other universal precautions to guard against infection, goodluck ...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 could i not get influenza?

How could i not get influenza?

Hygiene: Since you can't live in a bubble, keep away form people who you know have the flu, wash your hands, cover your cough and sneeze and get the flu shot ! ...Read more

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How can I keep from spreading influenza?

How can I keep from spreading influenza?

Basic stuff: First, get vaccinated so you don't get it in the first place. But if you do get it, stay home, wash your hands often, sneeze into your arm rather than your hand, and avoid touching or kissing people. ...Read more

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What should I expect when stopping prednisone?

What should I expect when stopping prednisone?

Prednisone: Hello, Prednisone is a steroid medication and is used by physicians quite frequently to reduce inflammation. After the medication has been completed your inflammation hopefully will be resolved. ...Read more

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How can I taper down prednisone?

How can I taper down prednisone?

Prednisone taper off: Prednisone is not addicting like a narcotic, but many patients experience withdrawal symptoms. Taper off very slowly, example: 60mg for 3 days, 40mg for 3 days, 20 mg for 3 days, 10 mg for 3 days) ...Read more

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Can i take midol if i'm on prednisone?

Caution: There is a moderate interaction with these 2 medications in that they can increase risk of stomach or bowel inflammation and bleeding in the GI tract. Talk to your doctors about whether the benefit of taking these 2 medications together outweigh the risks in your case. Alternative medication for controlling painful periods may be a better option. ...Read more

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Can I take prednisone with hydroxycut?

Can I take prednisone  with hydroxycut?

Medication: Discontinue hydroxycut immediately. You have no idea what is in it since it is not regulated. The prednisone is prescribed by a doctor for a medical condition which takes priority over losing weight by taking pills. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Influenza (Definition)

Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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