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What is prednisone?

What is prednisone?

Medicine : Predisone is a type of steroidal medicine. ...Read more

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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 is prednisone for?

What is prednisone for?

Prednisone: used for suppressing the immune system and inflammation. ...Read more

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What is prednisone prescribed for?

ANTIINFLAMATORY : Prednisone is a potent antiinflamatory agent. In a taper over 8 days it can treat a rash IE SHINGLES/ Astma Flare/PLEURITIS/Pericarditis. Used over a longer period of time it treats many autoimmune diseases like Lupus /RA/MS and Sarcoidosis . ...Read more

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What is prednisone commonly used for?

What is prednisone commonly used for?

Treat inflammation: Prednisone is a very potent aniinflammatory med that is used to treat a number of very different disorders in which inflammation is a key feature. ...Read more

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Subsequent to effects of stopping prednisone?

Depends: Dosing and time important. The higher the dose and length of treatment, higher risk of cataracts, osteoporosis, adrenal insufficiency , hyperglycemia etc. ...Read more

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Is there a natural prednisone?

Hydrocortisone: hydrocortisone is the bio identical form of prednisone. DHEA is a natural precursoer to cortisol ...Read more

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What is prednisone used to cure?

What is prednisone used to cure?

Many things: Prednisone is corticosteroid which treats many different problems such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. Prednisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. ...Read more

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Ok taking prednisone (deltasone)?

Ok taking prednisone (deltasone)?

It depends: As with any medication, if it is prescribed by a physician to treat a particular illness or problem it is safe, as long as it is used as prescribed. ...Read more

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What is Deltasone (prednisone) used for?

Deltasone (prednisone): There are many, many indications for Deltasone (prednisone). See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/deltasone.html ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: prednisone?

PREDNISONE A STEROID: 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 on minerals like potassium. ...Read more

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