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Is there a max duration for taking 10mg of prednisone?

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

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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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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.

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

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How long does it take for your body to recover from taking prednisone for 4 weeks?

How long does it take for your body to recover from taking prednisone for 4 weeks?

Prednisone: You did not mention the dose you were taking or if your Prednisone was tapered gradually before finally being discontinued. If it was gradually tapered as is recommended, your metabolic recovery should be complete within about a week after the last dose. ...Read more

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How long of a risk is if I am taking six spills of 10 mg of prednisone daily for a month now?

How long of a risk is if I am taking six spills of 10 mg of prednisone daily for a month now?

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

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How long does it take for side affects from taking prednisone to wear off, blurrd vision ect.

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

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Hi I've been on prednisone 10mg for the last 2 months how long will it take to leave my system cheers?

Hi I've been on prednisone 10mg for the last 2 months how long will it take to leave my system cheers?

Taper the dose: Long-term prednisone suppresses the normal hormonal production by your adrenal gland. The dose should be tapered (over 2-4 weeks) rather than being abruptly stopped. ...Read more

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After taking prednisone, how long does it take for levels of IgA to be clear of the suppressant effects of the drug on the IgA levels?

No effect: I am not aware of any steroid effect on IgA level although it may reduce IgG level somewhat on some people after prolonged high-dose prednisone exposure. ...Read more

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How long would one use prednisone?

It depends: It depends on the reason it was prescribed in the first place. As a rule use Prednisone in as low a dose as possible for the least amount of time as possible. ...Read more

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How long should one use prednisone for?

How long should one use prednisone for?

As short as possible: Prednisone is a miracle med that puts many problems in remission but comes at a price of : anxiety, depression, agitation, increased risk of infection and bone fracture. Long term use requires a serious discussion of relative risk and benefits. ...Read more

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How long can prednisone be in your system?

Depends!: Prednisone has a pre conversion half life off one hour. Prednisone is a converted into prednisolone, which also has "steroid" effects! Its plasma half life as Prednisolone is 2-3 hours. So the total effect a duration of 18-36 hours. But once its out of your system it takes a while for your system to re-regulate itself as well. ...Read more

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How long does it take for prednisone to start working?

Rapidly: One of prednisone's benefits is that in general it works rapidly like within 1-2 weeks. There are times with certain diseases such as lupus or vasculitis where it might take longer, like 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take prednisone come out of your body?

How long does it take prednisone come out of your body?

2-4 days!: Prednisone has a half life of 9 hrs. It is almost gone in two days. However the effects on pituitary gland and adrenal gland are longer if you have been on it for a longer period of time. ...Read more

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10 day prednisone how long until its out of your system?

1-2 days: The half-life is 2-4 hours so it should clear your system in 1-2 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take for prednisone to leave your body?

Qualified response: Prednisone itself is metabolized and 'out of the body' within 24 hours; however, the effects of Prednisone may last for days. ...Read more

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How long do 20 mg of prednisone takes for. You to feel the effects?

How long do 20 mg of prednisone takes for. You to feel the effects?

Depends: Entirely depends on the issue being treated. Prednisone is primarily used to suppress the immune system and/or to reduce swelling related to inflammation; but there are several other uses as well (as well as several important and potentially serious side effects). Discuss with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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If I took 40 mg of Prednisone today how long will it stay in my system?

If I took 40 mg of Prednisone today how long will it stay in my system?

Usually a day: Oral prednisone usually lasts in your body for about a day, which is why it is usually prescribed once a day at same dose or in a tapering dose. ...Read more

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