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What is the definition or description of: Prednisone overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Prednisone overdose?

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

Prednisone Overdose (Definition)

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


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What is the treatment for prednisone overdose?

What is the treatment for prednisone overdose?

Unlikely to overdose: Best bet is you did not sleep. We use doses of methyprednisolone or Dexamethasone at doses equivalent to 1000mg of Prednisone by IV administration to treat severe flares in lupus, or to sometimes treat vasculitis. I doubt you took so much. ...Read more

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What medicine can replace prednisone?

What medicine can replace prednisone?

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

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If I overdosed on prednisone last night, can I die?

If I overdosed on prednisone last night, can I die?

Unlikely!: Best bet is you did not sleep. We use doses of methyprednisolone or Dexamethasone at doses equivalent to 1000mg of Prednisone by IV administration to treat severe flares in lupus, or to sometimes treat vasculitis. I doubt you took so much. ...Read more

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Can you get a stroke due to an overdose of prednisone?

Can you get a stroke due to an overdose of prednisone?

PREDNISONE IN HIGH: Enough doses can cause sodium retention with elevated blood pressure and possiblr to have a stroke from that. ...Read more

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Where does prednisone come from? Is it naturally occuring so that some some herbal medicines could contain prednisone?

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 more

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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?

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?

No effect: I am not aware of any steroid effect on IgA level although it may reduce IgG level somewhat on some people after prolonged high-dose prednisone exposure. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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I want off of prednisone, will it hurt me if I drop the medicine completely?

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

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I was prescribed prednisone for an infection. I took one on 6/21. How long does the drug remain in your system?

About 24 - 48 hrs: Prednisone is not usually prescribed for infection. If it is done in that context, I suggest you do not stop it without informing your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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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 more

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I am on 10MG daily prednisone for COPD and would like to get off this drug but ever time I try to reduce the amount I take my O2 goes to about 85%?

Reconciling goals: Would suggest tapering on your symptoms, specifically shortness of breath. Another way would be to taper less at a time, for example 1 mg and give yourself couple of days to look for worsening symptoms. Otherwise you are caught in between 2 numbers, your saturation and the amount of prednisone that eventually you will have to compromise between by either accepting a lower saturation or 10 mg dose ...Read more

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Sneezing. Could I just take the prednisone in my medicine cabinet (allergies)?

Dangerous: Steroids should only be taken on a doctor's specific directions. They are dangerous medications, sometimes required, but usually producing major side effects. ...Read more

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Is prednisone a good medicine for 3 year old asthma patient?

Is prednisone a good medicine for 3 year old asthma patient?

If needed yes: Often when a chid has an uncontrollable asthma flare, Prednisone is necessary to stop it. Regimens can differ but most include a short burst (several days) of a higher dose then slowly tapered. Prednisone hypes kids up so he may be more irritable. To avoid oral steroids, identify triggers and use controller medicine. Parent classes about asthma care help. Get a written asthma plan from his doctor. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of prednisone or imuran (azathioprine) (drugs)?

Variable: Water retention, affects appetite, increased risk of infection, delayed wound healing to name a few. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to take five prednisone per day for five days? My sister was prescribed the drug for a persistent cough. Is this safe?

Is it advisable to take five prednisone per day for five days? My sister was prescribed the drug for a persistent cough. Is this safe?

Prednisone dosage: High doses of corticosteroids like prednisone cause serious health problems, but only with prolonged therapy. Five days treatment is entirely safe if not done repeatedly or too often. How effective it will be is another story, however. Perhaps worth a try, but often has little effect against symptoms of respiratory infection. ...Read more

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To control my Asthma I have to take Qvar, Xopanex, Duoneb, and Prednisone constantly. I don't want to take all this medicine. What can I do to change?

To control my Asthma I have to take Qvar, Xopanex, Duoneb, and Prednisone constantly. I don't want to take all this medicine. What can I do to change?

Time for a visit: You need to sit down with your doc/asthma specialist and come up with a treatment plan you can understand and do consistently. You mention several meds that do the same thing, and if you are changing up your program you are not getting consistent results. ...Read more

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I'm 67 long past menopause but I've been experiencing "hot flashes" again. I take 10 mg of prednisone daily and a shot of methotrexate weekly. Are these drugs causing flashes?

Possibly: Hormones are a type of steroid. They have similar chemical pathways in which your body can process them. It is also possible that you are having a side effect similar to a hot flash. ...Read more

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I find prednisone really helps me with my asthma and allergies when there aren't totally under control. Is there a less evasive drug I can take instead? Or safer dosage (than 50mg)?

I find prednisone really helps me with my asthma and allergies when there aren't totally under control. Is there a less evasive drug I can take instead? Or safer dosage (than 50mg)?

Yes: Oral steroids do work very well but they are not the type of drug you want to continue for long periods. There are many side effects with long-term usage. I assume you are taking an inhaled steroid as a controller. You may need your dose adjusted. Asthma is often environmentally triggered. Check your home, etc for hidden triggers. ...Read more

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Will the plan B pill interfere with prednisone or alka-seltzer cold medicine?

Will the plan B pill interfere with prednisone or alka-seltzer cold medicine?

Shouldn't but. ..: It is double strength BCPs. Any med can have weird interaction with another. There are plenty of good interaction checkers available on the Web and ask the pharmacist or your doc but in general, no. ...Read more

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Prednisone x 2 yrs and Arava x 4 mos for suspected PMR. Now with hypogammaglobulinemia and albuminuria. Could medicines be the cause?

Prednisone x 2 yrs and Arava x 4 mos for suspected PMR. Now with hypogammaglobulinemia and albuminuria. Could medicines be the cause?

Doubtful: PMR usually responds beautifully to prednisone therapy. I doubt that either arava or prednisone are the cause of albuminuria or hypogammaglobulinemia. Perhaps an evaluation by a nephrologist is in order but your rheumatologist can better advise you on this matter. Your pharmacist may be able to obtain more information about whether arava can produce kidney damage. ...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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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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