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Is there an effective substitute for prednisone?

Is there an effective substitute for prednisone?

Generally no: It depends on what condition the Prednisone is used for in the first place. Generally, if a corticosteroid is the only option, then any subsitute steroid would give the same risks. ...Read more

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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 effective is prednisone for treating gout?

How effective is prednisone for treating gout?

Short term: it can be used effectively for short term relief. Other drugs used in the short term are colchicine and indomethacin. If there are frequent recurrent disabling attacks of gout, erosions of bone on X-Rays, chalky deposits of uric acid (gout crystals) under the skin, or uric acid kidney stones, a long term Rx such as allopurinol would be needed to lower the uric acid. ...Read more

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How effective is prednisone for treating leukemia?

How effective is prednisone for treating leukemia?

What type of Leukemi: There are 4 types of Leukemias....Acute/ chronic, AML.ALL !!! Prednisone is a good medicine for treatment of ALL. I hope this helps ...Read more

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How effective is Prednisone for treating sarcoidosis?

How effective is Prednisone for treating sarcoidosis?

It can help: We do not like to use it long term due to side effects. There are alternative medications we can try to use depending on what the manifestations of the sarcoid is. You can ask your physician to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Is prednisone a medication for TMJ and is it effective?

Is prednisone a medication for TMJ and is it effective?

TMJ - Prednisone: Tmj disorders are about tooth grinding or alterations in bite, except in uncommon circumstances such as jaw trauma from boxing or a car wreck. Anything that relieves inflammation in the joint is helpful. Prednisone is helpful for tmj, but should not be used on a regular basis, as many side effects are common with long term use of steroids. Go see your dentist, if pain persists. ...Read more

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How effective is Prednisone in managing chronic migraine ?

Not a good choice.: Although it has never been formally studied as a treatment of chronic migraine, prednisone is not a good choice for treatment. Long-term use of prednisone can have many side effects. When used for a few days to treat a prolonged migraine attack, prednisone may be useful and safe. There are many effective preventive medications for migraine. ...Read more

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Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Deltasone (Definition)

Deltasone is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more