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Is it okay to take an antibiotic with the steroid prednizone?

Is it okay to take an antibiotic with the steroid prednizone?

Likely yes: Antibiotics and steroids can be given together without much interaction. If you are concerned, talk with your doctor of pharmacist, but typically there is no interaction. ...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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Will I gain a lot of weight if I take steroids like prednisone; i'm really afraid of weight gain?

Will I gain a lot of weight if I take steroids like prednisone; i'm really afraid of weight gain?

Depends : It depends on much steroid you take and for how long. Even high doses taken for short periods produce less weight gain than more modest doses taken over a long time. If you do gain weight, some of to is due to the steroid itself (not your fault) but some it can be due to increased hunger and eating (in your control). ...Read more

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I was prescribed antibiotics & prednisone for a bug bite that caused an allergic reaction & became infected Do I absolutely have to take the steroids?

I was prescribed antibiotics & prednisone for a bug bite that caused an allergic reaction & became infected Do I absolutely have to take the steroids?

No: I would take the abx but the steroids are optional.They actually similar to stress hormones your body already makes, and a short course may help, but you could chose to go without with no significant risk. ...Read more

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Take 10 mg prednisone and a shot 8cc of methotrexate weekly. Have temporal arteritis trying to get off steroids any hope been diagnosed for five year?

Yes.: In deference to your current regimen, i would place you on 10mg/7.5mg every other day, 2 weeks, and then lower you to 10/5 two weeks. When you get to 10/0 qod, you can be weaned. However, i would increase your dose of mtc to 25mg (1cc) s.C./wk. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more