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Liquid Pred Corticosteroid
I've been on corticosteroids oral and IV at varying doses continuously for 4 months. Recently i went back to 60mg from 25mg prednisone, i've had what i thought were some mild hallucinations prior but now with the increase of dosage i fear I am having more
Hallucinations: Steroids can cause psychotic symptoms, including hallucinations. Sometimes this is also accompanied by mood changes such as mania or depression, with sleep disturbance. Please tell your prescribing physician about what you're experiencing. Your dose may be adjusted or other medication temporarily provided, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Low risk: Infrequent corticosteroid injections are quite safe. Infrequent injections will not cause significant growth effects in children or contribute to decreased bone mass or immune function or increase the risk of weight gain or cataracts. A one in a million risk is hip or knee joint damage. The watch word here is infrequent. ...Read more
Oral Steroids: Oral steroids, more often than not, tend to be anti-tumor and are actually used quite frequently in chemotherapy regimens. Anabolic steroids used for nefarious means can lead to cysts and/or tumors, most often on the liver. Usually the doses and uses of Anabolic steroids are significantly higher than the medications of which you speak. And are often obtained in illegal ways increasing there danger. ...Read more
Which organ metabolizes corticosteroids? (Prednisone, Decadron, Medrol) would it be the Liver or the Kidneys?
Dr prescribed 3 days of 2ml liquid prednisone for 11months olds' asthma and cough, but its day 4 and he's not better. Can I keep giving it to him?
See your doctor: I would advise you follow back up with their physician to make sure something else has not developed. As they saw him recently, they will be the best equiped to evaluate if a change in treatment is necessary. ...Read more
On Zpack & prednisone for sinus infection I've had since Jan. Snot now red-tinged like liquid from fresh tomato. Was yellow. Why color change? Bad?
Specific diagnosis: 6 months of an alleged sinus problem is way to long to suffer from this. You need a more specific diagnosis. You need a CAT scan of the paranasal sinuses to determine if, indeed, you have a sinus problem. That is first. Second, Z-pack is not an appropriate antibiotic for upper respiratory bacterial infection. Prednisone is appropriate for a short period of time. ...Read more
Hi, how can I manage my ulcerative colitis other than taking corticosteroids? I tried tapering off, but when i let go of pred, i suffer. Thank you
I'm a pharmacist.Part of my right hand next to my pinky finger gets exteremely dry/cracks until it bleeds.Tried corticosteroids an creams.Suggestions?
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