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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?
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
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
Not much: Theyare pretty equivalent used for the same thing.Prednisone is converted to Prednisolone by the liver. I find that there are more preparations with Prednisolone dissolving tabs, syrup but again the are pretty much the same. Most drs get used to routinely ordering one over the orher. ...Read more
Depends: on the severity of the hepatitis. The single most important thing in the treatment of alcoholic liver disease is the ABSOLUTE avoidance of alcohol, as well as weight loss in those who are obese/overweight. Several drugs, including pentixophyllin and steroids like methylprednisolone may improve healing, but the prognosis may still be poor if the liver has started to fail. STOP DRINKING ALCOHOL. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Steroid side effects: Actually, some people have to take steroids lifelong. Prednisolone is a hormone in the cortisone family, and cortisone is required for life. If the adrenal gland stops producing it, as it does in addison's disease, the patient must take something similar. For normal people, steroids have adverse effects, so it is best to take them for short periods. Longer use can turn off adrenal production too. ...Read more
Been give prednisolone 5mg which states to take 8 tablets in the morning I assume it's in one lot but seemed quiet a lot to take in one go is that safe to do?
Steroids/toddlers: I assume these are being given orally. First, you can expect them to spit them back at you, because they leave a terrible aftertaste. Helps to chase with chocolate milk or M&M's. They also will eat you out of house and home and be very sassy. Sleep can be disturbed and may experience night terrors. All of these will disappear once med is done...but in meantime, good luck! ...Read more
A form of cortisone: Prednisolone is a form of cortisone and so is used for inflamation associated conditions. These can include copd, asthma, rheumaotid arthritis, etc. Of course like all drugs it can have side effects especially when used for long periods. Talk it over with your physician. ...Read more
What's difference between taking 5mg prednisolone twice a day and taking 10mg once in the morning? what is advantage in each case?which is preferred?
No difference : There is no difference.Get a more detailed answer ›
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