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Medicine For Prednisone Overdose
An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "Symptoms of corticosteroid overdose can include: Altered mental status with agitation (psychosis), Burning or itching skin, Convulsions, Deafness, Depression, Dry skin,
High blood pressure, Increased infection risk, Muscle weakness, Nausea & vomiting, Nervousness, Sleepiness, Stopping of menstrual cycle >>> ...Read more
An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "Symptoms of corticosteroid overdose can include: Altered mental status with agitation (psychosis), Burning or itching skin, Convulsions, Deafness, Depression, Dry skin, High blood pressure, Increased infection risk, Muscle weakness, Nausea & vomiting, Nervousness, Sleepiness, Stopping ...Read more
Prednisone overdose by Dr. Causing rapid weight gain. I'm losing weight now but my breasts are heavy and saggy. What can I do besides surgery?
Depends on disease: If you are asking what other similar medications (steroids) can be used there are several options such as medrol (methylprednisolone). If you are asking can you stop steroids completely and substitute another treatment - this is often but not always possible. It depends on your diagnosis. I suggest you discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Where does prednisone come from? Is it naturally occuring so that some some herbal medicines could contain prednisone?
Man made: Prednisone is a man made drug to mimic the effects of steroids our body produce from from the adrenal glands. Prednisone is not a naturally occurring medication. Some supplements can be contaminated with substances that can mimic steroids so you need to be careful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for a body to go back to normal after a 5 day course of 50mg Prednisone without tapering the drug?
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?
Why is that I am diagnosed with fibromyalgia and the medicine i take don't help much but when i was gave a prednisone pac i felt relieved?
How soon after starting 60mg of prednisone would i start having side effects. I'm so scared of this medicine. Anything u can tell me to relax?
May not have: Adverse effects on short term predinosne but some people may have GI symptoms or other adverse effects. Long term use has many adverse effects. The hypothylamic axis is suppressed in 2weeks or less. ...Read more
I am tapering of of prednisone. And went from 30 mg to 20 mg yesterday. Today we left for the beach and i forgot my medicine, will this cause meffecti?
Prednisone: It depends on why you're taking it and how long you've been taking it. The longer you've been taking it, the more dependent you are because your own adrenal function has been suppressed and any sudden withdrawal of Prednisone like what you described may result in unpredictable body response. If you've been on it for a short while, the condition for which you're on it may get worse or not improve. ...Read more
Check with your Doct: Coming off steroids requires slow taper especially if you have been on them for more 2 weeks. So it has to be done under physician suppervision. There is definitely some withdrwal symptoms which can linger on for a few days. There is of course a small risk of flare up of the condition for which you were taking Prednisone for especially if it is a chronic disorder. ...Read more
I was prescribed 4 20mg prednisone tablets, for four days. How long will the drug remain in my system.
1 - 2 days: 1 - 2 days after your last dose. ...Read more
I am taking prednisone 50mg today was my last dose, however today n yesterday I have noticed a odor could this be from the medicine?
I took prednisone And coricidin for cough, later in day passed out briefly, could these drugs cause this?
I've been on 20mg/day of prednisone for the past 12 years for a severe latex allergy. Can I ever discontinue the use of this drug?
Probably not..: Since you have been on it at a significant dosage for so long, your adrenal glands are likely "suppressed", probably permanently by this time. So, my gues is that your chance of going off this medicine totally is rather low. Maybe you can lower the dose, but you should consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I was recently put on prednisone 20mg for a short time from being sick. Is there a generic drug that does the same, noticed helped my asthma much.
Generic Medication: Prednisone has a generic. However, you did not present your history. How long have you taken Prednisone and for condition. You did not say whether your doctor gave you a tapering dose.Prednisone has to be tapered to a lower dose and then discontinued. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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