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Panafcort 25 Side Effects
Varied: There are many potential effects to taking Prednisone or any steroid medication. They include sweats, increased appetite, weight gain, acne, elevated blood sugar, increased frequency of urination. And others. More serious effects include raising blood pressure, causing cataracts to mature more quickly, osteoporosis and damage to bone (called osteonecrosis). ...Read more
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
Yes.: Chronic high dose steroid adminstration is an animal model for accelerated again: osteoporosis, thin skin, loss or muscle on the extremities, weight gain on the middle, diabetes, ashd, increased blood pressure, cataracts, thinning hair, etc. I believe they should be used only as low dose as possible for the shortest period possible. Streroids save many lives when used properly. ...Read more
Deltasone (prednisone): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/deltasone-side-effects. HtmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Minimal to none.: You where more Insulin resistant on. Your cholestrol profile changed for the worse. The causation of cataracts is incremental. More doses, greater likelyhood. Finally, if your dose was large, even for one month, the issue of avascular necrosis of hip or knee can occur down the road. But most people will escape this, fortunately. ...Read more
Are there any other side effects or have anyone experienced symptoms from prolong use of prednisone?
Many side effects: Prednisone has considerable risk with longterm use. That risk depends on the dose taken and the length of time it is used. Side effects include infection risk, weight gain, diabetes, bruisability, cataracts, osteoporosis, muscle weakness and sometime known as avascular necrosis. ...Read more
Recently, I have been prescribed prednisone 20mg twice a day for 14 days. Are there any harmful side effects?
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 have been on 5 mg prednisone for 3 months. I've been told to stop taking it for 24 hours for a test, what might I expect (bad side effects?)
I'm taking 5mg prednisone on and off, I did not know that it has side effects if I stop, I'm not taking it for 5 days now, should I take it again?
Many issues: There are a lot of issues we need to know to answer that question. Why you taking it? Sometimes Prednisone is given intermittently. Sometimes people need to slowly tsper it especially if they been on it a long time. The fact that you have been off it without a problem may mesn you don't need to take it anymore. ...Read more
I was prescribed prednisone 20mg two tablets daily for five days. Will this give me bad side effects even though I haven't been taking it very long?
Very few: Short courses of Prednisone or Medrol (methylprednisolone) are commonly used for a a variety of conditions like acute gout, poison oak, and allergic reactions. Since the treatment is less than a week, there are few potential problems. Some patients have a little insomnia or anxiety with the higher doses given in the first few days of the pack. ...Read more
It's the lack of: Tapering rather hat has side effects, no problem with tapering ...Read more
Is 20 mg Areva and 30/25/20/15/10/5 mg 2 week burst of prednisone okay to take? Side effects worry me as I seem to me sensitive.
The two drugs are not known to interact. That's the good news.
The bad news is that you appear to be sensitive to drugs in general, and just because interactions are not known does not mean you will avoid side effects.
So, in this case, you can be as confident as ever that you'll be fine, but remain vigilant whenever starting a new drug and do not hesitate to contact your physician or pharmacist ...Read more
Mid mixtures: Prednisone can awaken and excite and increase appetite and elevate glucose. Nyquil is drying and slightly sedating. Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm is drying and slightly sedating. Taken together the result likely will be slight sedation and decongestion. Why not set aside Mucinex (guaifenesin) when you take nyquil...? ...Read more
What are the side effects of cortancyl (prednisone)? And what's the complications when taking 25mg of mtx with cortancyl?
Risk vs benefit: Prednisone like most medications can have many side effects. These include problems that occur over a relatively short period of time such as mood swings, difficulty sleeping, swellling, wt gain, glaucoma, and worsening of diabetes. There are also more serious long term side effects. A better question is what is the risk of not taking prednisone. I'd advise you to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
I have been on 60mg of prednisone for 4wks and doing great no side effects but now about to taper, anything I should be aware of?
Taper slowly: And follow your doctors instructions do not abruptly stop it. ...Read more
Prednisone is an oral steroid that can help with several immune-mediated or inflammatory conditions. It is relatively safe in pregnancy, but should be used for the shortest duration possible. Stopping long term prednisone treatment requires "tapering" to avoid side-effects. ...Read more