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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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I AM TAKING PLAQUERIL AND PREDNISONE?

I AM TAKING PLAQUERIL AND PREDNISONE?

Ok not a problem: unless high dose for side effects , check with your rheumatologist ...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?

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?

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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What should I expect when stopping prednisone?

Prednisone: Hello, Prednisone is a steroid medication and is used by physicians quite frequently to reduce inflammation. After the medication has been completed your inflammation hopefully will be resolved. ...Read more

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Is there an effective substitute for prednisone?

Is there an effective substitute for prednisone?

Generally no: It depends on what condition the Prednisone is used for in the first place. Generally, if a corticosteroid is the only option, then any subsitute steroid would give the same risks. ...Read more

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Is prednisone a derivative of penicillin?

No.: They are completely different . And what they do is different! Prednisone treats inflammation, such found in arthritis. Penicillin kills bacteria and is an antibiotic! ...Read more

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Is prednisone prescribed for Crohn's disease?

Yes: It is frequently used to get an active flare of the disease under control, to get the person feeling better. It is not desirable to use prednisone, though, for long term control of the disease, due to its many side effects. Other medications are used for ongoing control to reduce flares and need for prednisone. ...Read more

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What are after effects of stopping prednisone?

Varies.: Depends on how it was stopped. If stopped abruptly it may have rebound effects of the disease process that was treated. IE a flare. May feel fatigued and sluggish until the effects wears off. If you have been taking it longer than two to three weeks should be tapered off by doctors directions. If you have taken it for a long time you may symptoms of adrenal insufficiency if not tapered correctly. ...Read more

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Is it okay for momma to breastfed while taking prednisone?

Yes: Prednisone is safe to take while breasfeeding and poses no significant risk to the infant. Very high doses may occasionally cause temporary loss of milk supply. ...Read more

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