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Is There A Max Duration For Taking 10mg Of Prednisone
Prednisone limits: Oral Prednisone is a steroid and while there is no set maximum duration, most doctors will try to limit its use to the lowest dose and the shortest duration needed. This will vary depending on the condition being treated and the patient's response. Longer duration and higher doses increase risk of side effects such as hypertension, stomach ulcers and osteoporosis to name a few. ...Read more
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
Hello, I have taken prednisone for 1 month: 60 mg during 2 weeks and 35 mg now .... My lipase level is 1.4 times the max. Could it be correlated ?
Rec'd Medrol dose pack for asthma flare-up yesterday. Doses (24mg max) seem lower than what I've taken before (40mg prednisone). Is Medrol dose pack sufficient for asthma flare? Traveling soon so want to be sure I get right treatment before leaving.
See below: Medrol is methylprednisolone, which is dosed different than prednisone. It should be sufficient to control an asthma flare. However, it depends on your other meds and how severe the flare is. I would make sure you are doing a peak flow meter daily. Also, have you noticed a decrease in the amount of rescue inhalers you are using since being on the medrol? ...Read more
I have mono. Ebv was high. I got my painful sore throat last thursday (may 30). Dr. Gaveme prednisone.What is the duration of a sore throat with mono?
High CPK : 60 mg of Prednisone daily is a high dose steroid therapy for a month . Such doses are common in many diseases to control severe inflammations . Since only additional information is high CPK it is possible high dose Prednisone is being given to control inflammatory muscle ( auto immune) disease. Risk -benefits for such high dose therapy is solely dependent upon the severity of the disease. ...Read more
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