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Is it true that a person taking prednisone regularly should avoid grapefruit, and if so - why? If not, what foods should be avoided? (dose is 10 mg)

Is it true that a person taking prednisone regularly should avoid grapefruit, and if so - why? If not, what foods should be avoided? (dose is 10 mg)

No: Grapefruit and grapefruit juice should not affect the metabolism and serum levels of prednisone. You may need to increase dietary intake of pyridoxine, vitamin c, vitamin d, folate, calcium, and phosphorus. Taking Prednisone may also require decreased dietary intake of sodium. ...Read more

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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I was diagnosed with overuse injuries in several tendon. After my 10 day dose of prednisone, will my injuries heal, or is this just masking the pain?

I was diagnosed with overuse injuries in several tendon.  After my 10 day dose of prednisone, will my injuries heal, or is this just masking the pain?

Will heal: The Prednisone course is useful for the acute period of inflammation and pain reduction. It does not cure the problem and should not be used for anything more than a short course. Rest and physical therapy are the mainstay therapies of overuse/underuse syndromes and healing can take many months to a year. Resume physical activities slowly and consistently, with a plan to build up gradually. ...Read more

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What is the typical starting dose of prednisone?

What is the typical starting dose of prednisone?

Depends: Depends on your age (pediatric vs. adult), and the medical condition. ...Read more

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Do low doses of Prednisone 5mg daily for 3 weeks need to be tapered?

Do low doses of Prednisone 5mg daily for 3 weeks need to be tapered?

Yes, better be: Even if lower than 5 mg/day, any duration more than 10 days needs tapering, good luck ...Read more

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Could a 20 mg dose of prednisone still be in your system after 4 days?

No: Prenisone is converted to prednisolone in about 1 hour. Half of what remains is excreted in the urine in 2-4 hours (half-life) unless. So after 4 hours, you have 10mg in your system. After 8 hours, you have 5mg, after 12 hours, 2.5... You can see that the amount in your system after 4 days would be very very small. For therapeutic purposes, it would be gone. For a drug test? I don't know. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many hours to wait before second dose of prednisone?

Can you let me know how many hours to wait before second dose of prednisone?

No special time: Prednisone is often given as a single dose each day so it really depends on the prescribing instructions from the doctor who wrote the prescription. ...Read more

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Can 15 mg prednisone cause me to feel shaky? I've been on this dose since August 6this year

Sure.: As a side effect, Prednisone can cause shakiness. Don't stop it, though; if you want to get off it you need to taper it over some time - consult with the prescribing doctor about this if the shakiness gets to the point that you want to come off it. ...Read more

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