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a doctor that want to prescribe predinsone for possible igg4/psc treatment. Are there any alternatives to predisone for liver autoimmune disorders?

 a doctor that want to prescribe predinsone for possible igg4/psc treatment.  Are there any alternatives to predisone for liver autoimmune disorders?

Best proven Rx: IgG4-associated cholangitis, also known as IgG4-related (sclerosing) cholangitis (IgG4-RSC), is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease characterized by specific changes on biopsy and elevated IgG4 levels. Initial treatment includes high dose prednisone at the time of diagnosis and up to 3 months. Maintenance regimens may use low-dose prednisone (2.5–5 mg/day) and/or azathioprine (1–2 mg/kg/d) ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Please describe the medication: prednisolone?

Please describe the medication: prednisolone?

A steroid medication: Prednisolone is a form of medication know as a steroid--the active metabolite of prednisone. Used similarly, both medications are useful in the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or asthma. In certain medical situations Prednisolone may be better absorbed than prednisone. ...Read more

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Can I have alcohol and prednisolone?

Might upset stomach: There are no adverse interactions between the two, but both can be gastric (stomach) irritants, so you could develop some heavy duty heartburn/gi upset doing both. Would really try to keep the alcohol light, and make sure you have food in your stomach with it and don't otherwise overindulge. ...Read more

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Does anyone take prednisolone for pmr?

Yes: That is one of the most common treatments for pmr. ...Read more

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What are some prednisolone side effects?

Varied: But could include stomach irritation, irritability, increased risk of infection, increased blood sugar, decreased ability to heal. Generally the need outweighs any risk of the medication. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight taking prednisolone?

How do I lose weight taking prednisolone?

Unlikely: Usually taking steroids causes people to gain weight from various reasons, mostly due to increase in appetite. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prednisolone?

Many: Prednisolone eye drops have a few short term side effects, like occasional irritation with use and increaed intraocular pressure. With long-term use, they can cause cataracts, glaucoma and increase your risk of infection. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of prednisolone?

Lots: Prednisolone is a steroid used to shut down inflammation that causes asthma symptoms, trouble breathing, etc. Used infrequently in short bursts, it can cause mild behavioral changes, agitation, and hyperactivity. Over time, with repeated use, it can cause a decrease in growth, fat deposition, acne, and bone thinning. ...Read more

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How can prednisolone help in bronchiectasis?

Acute worsening: In what we call an exacerbation (flare up) both steroids like Prednisolone and antibiotics may be necessary to treat the acute condition. While there are not good studies to show its benefit, steroids may be helpful. ...Read more

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Do i need to take prednisolone for bronchitis?

Do i need to take prednisolone for bronchitis?

Not necessarily....: Acute bronchitis is due to an infection of the airways, either from a viral or bacterial infection. Steroids, like prednisolone, would only be prescribed if you develop bronchospasm due to the airway inflammation. This would manifest as wheezing or coughing, especially coughing as the rest of your symptoms are improving. See your doctor for diagnosis/treatment if you suspect bronchospasm. ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Keenum
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Prednisolone (Definition)

Prednisolone is a form of medication know as a steroid--the active metabolite of prednisone. Used similarly, both medications are useful in the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or asthma. In certain medical situations Prednisolone may be ...Read more


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Prelone (Definition)

Prelone is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more