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Marijuana And Prednisone
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
Probably not: Since marijuana is, for whatever reason, illegal, it is impossible to study the interactions as it is with alcohol. This is unfortunate, but i very much doubt there's any danger here. I feel life offers too much else for me to be passive and self-absorbed, and i try to obey even the laws i may disagree with. But it's your choice. Peace and love. ...Read more
On steroids and antibiotics for asthma. Smoked two hits of MJ earlier, and tightened me up. Does marijuana smoke constrict airways like tobacco?
Yes it does : Long?term use of cannabis is known to cause chronic bronchitis and airflow obstruction. Remember polluted air has adverse on pulmonary function. No matter what you smoke it's not clean air. Instead of steroids learn causes of asthma and treat them. Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn how to treat the cause ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety and prednisone for swollen glands and tonsillitis, will Xanax (alprazolam) cause prednisone to not work? Also on Zithromax interactions?
Looks ok: Without knowing doses, there should be no significant drug interactions. Be sure to check with prescribing doctor. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
Yes: I don't seen any interaction issue but whether you should inhaled MJ vapor or not is another issue since it is not entirely harmless. ...Read more
How long will effects of anxiety from corticosteroids from symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) last?
Until addressed: The package insert for symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) states that nervousness is a result of overuse of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and as such should be reported to your physician. It is possible that the dose who are receiving is too high. To not change the dose however without discussing this with the prescribing physician. Best wishes. ...Read more
You shouldn't: It would help to know why you are on Levaquin (levofloxacin) and predisone, but i will guess it is a pulmonary infection. Alcohol in amounts more than social drinking (1-2 drinks/day) impairs the cough reflex, increases chances of aspiration, damages our immune system and increases side effects of prednisone, especially stomach irritation/bleeding. If alcohol has become a problem for you, seek help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking propranolol and hydroxyzine since yesterday. Usually smoke marijuana daily. Aside from general safety, will my anxiety be worsened?
Most probably: Marijuana by itself causes anxiety, which I am not sure it can be controlled with propranolol and hydroxzine, both together have no interaction, but when mixed with Marijuana, CNS depression and psychomotor impairment might ensue, I know it isn't easy to quit, but that's another acute turn in your health, requiring more medicines, the choice is yours, goodluck ...Read more
Yes: Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) can be damaging both to eggs and sperm and therefore needs to be monitored closely by your rheumatologist and fertility doctor. Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) is also considered class d in pregnancy suggesting risk of fetal harm. Long term Prednisone therapy has little effect on sperm production or ovulation. ...Read more
I smoke weed for anxiety and depression, I have acute bronchitis and I am taking azithromycin. is it safe to smoke? will pot reduce the effects?
Days: At minimum (3 days).Get a more detailed answer ›
Wouldn't smoke sulfa: I would definitely not smoke the sulfamethoxazole! but seriously, there are no known drug interactions, so marijuana smoking would not interfere with the actions of sulfamethoxazole. There is some evidence that marijuana may sometimes suppress immune function but it is not clear if this is really the case. To be cautious, if you have an infection it would be wise to avoid or minimize marijuana use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
using qvar, ventolin and pred to control wheezing and coughing. Doc weaning me off pred and prescribed Dulera, (formoterol and mometasone) afraid of side effects, should I use?
Starting doxycycline tomorrow for UTI. Take prozac (fluoxetine) and valium. Also smoke marijuana. Can these interact with doxy? What about alcohol?
Is it safe to smoke marijuana on suboxone? And I take 25mg zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety. Will smoking pot be safe
Is duoneb breathing trmt safe to use in asthma flares when I'm taking prednisone and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 160/4.5?
Stop Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol): If you are taking oral predinsone, no need for symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). The easy solution will be to take oral prednisone and albuterol nebulizer treatment . Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) may be stopped for now till you are done with oral prednisone. If you are getting worst please seek immediate help in ED or urgent care ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer