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Prednisone 20 Mg Side Effects
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've just been prescribed prednisone, 20 mg twice/day 5 days, 20 mg for 3 days.Is it safe?Reading a lot of terrible things(side effects).
Side effect?: All med can have side effect , we take them when we need them . U physician thinks u do need it , comply with treatment. ...Read more
Is 20 mg Areva and 30/25/20/15/10/5 mg 2 week burst of prednisone okay to take? Side effects worry me as I seem to me sensitive.
Ok combo: The two drugs are not known to interact. That's the good news. The bad news is that you appear to be sensitive to drugs in general, and just because interactions are not known does not mean you will avoid side effects. So, in this case, you can be as confident as ever that you'll be fine, but remain vigilant whenever starting a new drug and do not hesitate to contact your physician or pharmacist ...Read more
Long term side effects of short-term prednisone use? Took 60,60,40,40,20,20,10,10 mg for migraine. Expect any longterm effects?
COMMENTS: A good approach to break up a chronic daily headache pattern. Unlikely to experience any long-term consequences of 8 days of high dose steroids, but if you were to use over several weeks to months, risk rises for osteoporosis, anti-cholinergic effects, glaucoma, cataracts, avascular necrosis of shoulder, hip, or knee, etc. You are at extremely low risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was given prednisone for laryingitis
of a dose of 5 mg twice a day. Will I have any side effects? I need to complete the course of 5 days. Worried
Extra energy, a bit: Cranky and hungry maybe, but otherwise you should be fine. This is a small dose for only a few days. ...Read more
Been on prednisone for 8 months now, most of the time 50 mg/day, never had any visible side effects. Do i still have to worry about osteoporosis?
Is florinef better to take than prednisone? I'm concerned about long term side effects but need to take florinef 0.05 mg for POTS syndrome 3x/week.
Prednisone is not: really a good alternative for florinef in terms of POTS. At least not in the long term. Prednisone has little mineralocorticoid effect compared to florinef, and you mainly need that effect, and a little adrenocorticoid effect that prednisolone offers. Eventually you will need to replace both substances as your both aspects of your adrenal function shuts down with long term steroid use. ...Read more
Given a prescription for prednisone for a swallowing issue. I took 40 mg for five days. How long will prednisone stay in my system? Side effects?
3-8 days: Prednisone has a 18-36hr half-life and 5 half-lives is considered full elimination. Medication beneficial effects usually wear off in 1-2 half-lives but adverse effects can last past 5 half-lives. Potential Adverse effects are too numerous to list here. If you don't have symptoms don't worry about what a small number of other users reported as long as swallowing issue resolved and you fell well. ...Read more
I just took my last dose of prednisone over 6 days for my ears. (20, 10, 10, 10, 5, 5). I hate the side effects. How long till it is out of me?
A week: You should notice the symptoms dissipating within a few days. Probably gone in a week. ...Read more
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