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Prednisone 10 Mg Dose Pak
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)
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, better be: Even if lower than 5 mg/day, any duration more than 10 days needs tapering, good luck ...Read more
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
I am taking prednisone 50mg today was my last dose, however today n yesterday I have noticed a odor could this be from the medicine?
I was prescribed prednisone 20mg for 5 days but was not told I had to slowly get off of it. Is it okay if I just stop after my last dose?
Yes: A taper is not usually required after short term steroid use. ...Read more
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