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How does mycobutin (rifabutin) and prednisolone treat tuberculosis?

How does mycobutin (rifabutin) and prednisolone treat tuberculosis?

They don't: Mycobutin (rifabutin) is an alternative to Rifampin for the treatment of tb. However, you would never treat TB with either of those drugs alone. Tb always requires combination therapy to prevent resistance. Rifampin is combined with 2-3 other anti-tb drugs. Prednisolone does not treat tb, but it is sometimes used to treat inflammatory symptoms that can occur as a result of TB or TB therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


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What to do about mycobutin, (rifabutin) and prednisolone, help treat tuberculosis.?

What to do about mycobutin, (rifabutin) and prednisolone, help treat tuberculosis.?

Take as prescribed: You don't tell me what organ is infected and which other drugs have been prescribed. Mycobutin (rifabutin) is an effective anti-tuberculous medication. Prednisolone is necessary in some (not all) tuberculosis cases. In short, without more information, take as prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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How does mycobutin (rifabutin) and prednisolone help to treat tuberculosis?

How does mycobutin (rifabutin) and prednisolone help to treat tuberculosis?

Complicated: Rifabutin (mycobutin) is generally used in treating mycobacterium avium infection. When TB is treated it is usually in a combination of three drugs, the most common being isoniazide, rifambin and ethambutol. Prednisolone is seldom used in treating TB unless there is meningitis or pericarditis and there is some argument about the latter. ...Read more

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History of using prednisolone 10mg for 90days. Now cholestrol238;trygliceride239;sgpt85. Age 39yrs;weight 107kg. How to treat them?

History of using prednisolone 10mg for 90days. Now cholestrol238;trygliceride239;sgpt85. Age 39yrs;weight 107kg. How to treat them?

Cholesterol, Liver &: Obesity.
You are now at the perfect age to change your future. I cannot interpret why you were on prednisolone... But your cholesterol is high. Your triglycerides, the free fat storage molecules made from excess calories and sugars are way off the chart...And your weight is not ideal.

Calorie limitation with the majority being proteins and regular moderate exercise are vital. ...Read more

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Doctor gave me Prednisolone 40mg/day & gradually reduced dosage to treat urticaria. Urticaria rebounds after stopping medication. Can I take it again?

Doctor gave me Prednisolone 40mg/day & gradually reduced dosage to treat urticaria. Urticaria rebounds after stopping medication. Can I take it again?

Better not: As it will keep rebounding if it is urticaria, see a specialist: a dermatologist or an allergist for better management, if you have already done so, keep the follow up or seek a second opinion, but don't self manage, good luck ...Read more

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What is ED chlorped jr syp, cheratussin, prednisolone, and cefprozil used to treat for a 3 yr old? My step daughter has to take it and I don't know y

What is ED chlorped jr syp, cheratussin, prednisolone, and cefprozil used to treat for a 3 yr old? My step daughter has to take it and I don't know y

The first medicine: Sounds like a combination cough and cold syrup, the second one is a steroid (use for reactive airway disease /asthma /bronchitis) and the third one is an antibiotic for bacterial infection. You need to clarify this with her pediatrician! ...Read more

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Best way to treat blurred vision from bells palsy: prednisolone and acyclovir?

Best way to treat blurred vision from bells palsy: prednisolone and acyclovir?

Bells palsy: The best thing to do for the eye is to keep it lubricated. Bell's palsy makes the eyelid not close to protect the surface of the eye, hence the eye can get very dry and irritated. This can make the vision blurry. Use a thicker lubricating drop at night. ...Read more

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Can I have alcohol and prednisolone?

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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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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How effective is prednisolone (Flo-PRED) for treating uveitis?

Very effective: Prednisolone drops (used up to every hour) is very effective. Sometimes oral steroids or injection of steroids around the eye are needed. ...Read more

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How effective is Prednisolone (Omnipred) for treating uveitis?

Effective: Omnipred is one of the types of prednisolone and in my experience at the appropriate dosage works well. Some generic brands seem to not work as well. Good luck ...Read more

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What is pediapred (prednisolone)?

What is pediapred (prednisolone)?

Steroid medicine: This is a brand of oral, anti-inflamatory, steroid medicine (prednisolone) often used in children that are not ready for tablets or capsules. ...Read more

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What is pediapred (prednisolone)?

What is pediapred (prednisolone)?

Steroid medicine: This is a brand of oral, anti-inflamatory, steroid medicine (prednisolone) often used in children that are not ready for tablets or capsules. ...Read more

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Cefdinir and prednisolone interaction?

Cefdinir and prednisolone interaction?

Drug interactions: Using the epocrates drug database I find no reported drug interactions betwen Cefdinir and prednisolone. ...Read more

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Can prednisolone acetate cause dizzyness?

Yes it can: While it is not the most common side effect, it certainly cause this. If you notice any other symptoms, please discuss with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is prednisolone safe to give to newborns?

Is prednisolone safe to give to newborns?

Ummm, depends...: Under the care of a board certified pediatrician or neonatologist or pediatric endocrinologist, there may be specific instances when Prednisolone is warranted. Obviously this medicine is known for far-reaching side effects; however, most often, Prednisolone is given only for short "bursts"--meaning for only a few days. It is would be best for you to discuss this valid concern with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the oral med pediapred (prednisolone)?

Prednisilone: A form of prdnisone. Used in many instances. ...Read more

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How long should I take prednisolone for nephrotic syndrome?

How long should I take prednisolone for nephrotic syndrome?

Steroid treatment: The treatment of nephrotic syndrome in adults using steroids (s) is usually for 12-20 weeks. The n response to s is variable, depending on the renal disease being treated. Minimum change disease responds better than focal sclerosis. If s do not resolve proteinuria, other agents may be used. Please speak to your nephrologist for more information concerning you particular case. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could take prednisolone with antibiotics?

Can you tell me if I could take prednisolone with antibiotics?

Yes: This is common I sinus infections etc the steroid shrinks swollen membranes and the antibiotics help resolve the bacterial infection. Remember its a sword, the steroid lessens your immune system function ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which prednisolone causes osteoporosis?

What is the mechanism by which prednisolone causes osteoporosis?

Powerful&PoorlyKnown: Steroid hormones (all derivatives of cholesterol) analogous to cortisol induce greater activity of osteoclasts (bone degrading cells) vs. Osteoblasts (bone forming cells). This has long been observed, both in spontaneously occurring & iatrogenic (doc, medication induced) cushing's disease. However, like many other issues, though always happens, this does not mean all the details are understood. ...Read more

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How effective is prednisolone (Orapred) for treating sarcoidosis?

How effective is prednisolone (Orapred) for treating sarcoidosis?

It is effective but!: Though it is effective we need to know where the sarcoidosis is. Also we need to know about the side effects of the prednisone. These issues need to be discussed with your physician ...Read more

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Can you take the antibiotic, prelone (prednisolone) at the same time?

Absolutely!: There is no problem with taking both at the same time, but i'd recommend taking them with food in the stomach to minimize digestive side effects. ...Read more

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What do they do if nephrotic syndrome is not responding to prednisolone?

What do they do if nephrotic syndrome is not responding to prednisolone?

Nephrotic syndrome: Standard treatment appraoches to nephrotic syndrome in which your kidney is leaking out a lot of protein in your urine and leads to accumulation of excess body fluid [edema] is a steroid medication like prednisone. If that doesn't work, the next step is usually cytotoxic medications lik, e the medications that are used to treat cancer. A specialist will decide which is best for you. ...Read more

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Can I give my 5 y.O. Daughter prednisolone and benedryl at the same time?

Yes: They are safe to give together. However, I would only give the Prednisolone if it was prescribed to her. ...Read more

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How to know when do the effects of prednisolone (corticosteroid)start wearing off?

Need more info: Why are you taking Prednisone and what dose are you taking? Need more specifics to be able to provide an answer. ...Read more

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


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Tuberculosis (Definition)

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