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Getting mixed answers..What is liquid pred (prednisone)?

Getting mixed answers..What is liquid pred (prednisone)?

Prednisone: Liquid Prednisone is the liquid form of prednisone; a steroidal anti-inflammatory. If you continue to be confused, call your doctor and talk with him/her one-on-one. ...Read more

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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What are the chances of acne to return after acutane low dose long term treatment?

What are the chances of acne to return after acutane low dose long term treatment?

It's to be expected: The full course of isotretinoin will usually keep acne at bay for a year or two. It will return eventually unless the time has come for it to remit on its own. (Mine did this at age 50). I can't recommend intermittent isotretinoin; there are regimens that are milder. Since you're female, topical benzoyl peroxide plus spironolactone is one of many possibilities. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for vestibular vulvydinia? Was recntly diagnosed and am taking low dose amitriptiline and antihistimine along with some pt.

What is the best treatment for vestibular vulvydinia? Was recntly diagnosed and am taking low dose amitriptiline and antihistimine along with some pt.

Vuvodyinia: I would see a doctor or clinic that specializes in comprehensive vulvodynia treatment. The use of vaginal dilators is often helpful, but there is no one product that works for everyone. ...Read more

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Ck enzimes have been running high for the past 6 years at least. Range : 600 - 1935 u/l. Low dose prednisone helps :5mg. What is the cause of this ?

Ck enzimes have been running high for the past 6 years at least. Range : 600 - 1935 u/l.  Low dose prednisone helps :5mg. What is the cause of this ?

Several possibles: There are many issues that can cause elevation of muscle enzymes. The major ones are meds (most commonly statins) and diseases that can cause muscle inflammation of damage. I would urge a rheumatology consultation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Flonase while on low dose Prednisone (5mg)?

Is it safe to use Flonase while on low dose Prednisone (5mg)?

Commonly used: It is not unusual for your OTO specialist to place you on a short course of oral steroid at the same time you are started on a nasal spray like Flonase. If the 5mg prednisone steroid you are taking was not prescribed by the same doctor that prescribed the Flonase, please notify them immediately ...Read more

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CFS and prednisone. Has anyone used this with therapeutic effect? Low dose (5mg) long term negative effects?

CFS and prednisone. 

Has anyone used this with therapeutic effect? 

Low dose (5mg) long term negative effects?

Not worth the risk: I personally have not seen prednisone used successfully in patients meeting the CDC definition for chronic fatigue syndrome. Long term Prednisone use even at Low dose, can post risk. ...Read more

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Acutane according to studies what are the most common side effects %wise? I'm on a low dose treatment 10mg. :/

Acutane according to studies what are the most common side effects %wise? I'm on a low dose treatment 10mg. :/

Related to dry skin: The risks of Accutane are most commonly related to dry skin (xeroderma) and include dry eyes or arthralgias or eczema but there are some serious concerns about teratogenic effects. ...Read more

Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more