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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
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
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
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
History of using prednisolone 10mg for 90days. Now cholestrol238;trygliceride239;sgpt85. Age 39yrs;weight 107kg. How to treat them?
Cholesterol, Liver &:
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
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
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
4 year old boy w/ croup, treated w/ prednisolone & amoxicillin. No seal cough, but dry constant cough what can I do? Started with high fever 4 days ago, then 2 days ago with "barking seal cough" after 3 doses of prednisolone & amoxicillian, he now has a
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
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
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
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
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
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
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