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Is Prednisone The Same As Prednisolone
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
See below: Apo-prednisone and prednisolone acetate are both in the class of drugs called corticosteroids. The difference between the two is their use and formulation. Prednisolone acetate is used for treating inflammation of the eyes and comes in the form of eye drops. Apo-prednisone works throughout the whole body to treat a variety of inflammatory reactions or diseases and comes in a tablet form. ...Read more
What is differences between methylprednisolone, prednisone, and prednisolone? Which one better (have less sx)?
Is taking systemic corticosteroids (I.e. prednisone, prednisolone etc.) contraindicated while taking testosterone or Test precursor? Endos weigh in?
No: These are two different types of chemicals and depending on the reasons for usage could be used together. These are issues to discuss with your physicians. ...Read more
My platelet count is 52000 (itp) . Can i take prednisone or prednisolone to increase platelets count upto normal range.
On my birth control packet it says the steroid prednisolone effects birth control. I was on prednisone.. Same thing? Should i be worried?
Difference between prednisone and prednisolone?my doc perscribed prednisolone 5mg twice a day for 3 months because of my cervical hnp and neck pain
Not much: They are virtually identical in strength and benefit. ...Read more
How much dosage of prednisone or prednisolone in case of low platelet count (itp), an adult person may take?
NSAIDS cause increased risk of Heart attack and stroke, even with short-term use, according to many sources. Does Prednisone and Prednisolone also?
Risk/ benefit: NSAID's do have many risks, but incidence of heart attacks and strokes are quite low indeed, the side effects can usually be mitigated or prevented. Steroids possess numerous side effects, far too many to list here, but the profile is different from NSAID's in many respects. All meds, even tylenol (acetaminophen) have risks. Follow your doctor's recommendations. ...Read more