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Prednisone 20 Mg Uses
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
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
Inflammation form arthritis: 10 mg prednisone once daily for two days each week helps.. is that to much for long term use?
Norma dose: It is an adequate dose for the condition you have described. If concerned, talk to your treating physician for more information. ...Read more
My daughter was diagnosed with
eosinophilic pneumonia she is currently on 15 mg of prednisone. I am concerned about the long term effects of the prednisone and if there is another med she can use instead of. she was diagnosed when she was 16 she is
Pneumonia: This is an excellent question. You are correct regarding the potential side effects of long term prednisone usage. Fortunately, many side effects of short term prednisone dosing are temporary and reversible. Your doctor should be judicious in minimizing the use of prednisone - as always, there is a risk/benefit relationship. Ask your pulmonologist about alternative therapies :) ...Read more
adrenal suppression: Oral Prednisone increases the vascular level of prednisone, which causes the biofeedback system of the human body to shut the adrenal output of steroid down. If you stop the oral steroids abruptly, you will suffer from low steroid level, called addisonian crisis. So, to get off oral steroids, you must be weaned slowly from that drug. Good luck. ...Read more
Are there any other side effects or have anyone experienced symptoms from prolong use of prednisone?
Many side effects: Prednisone has considerable risk with longterm use. That risk depends on the dose taken and the length of time it is used. Side effects include infection risk, weight gain, diabetes, bruisability, cataracts, osteoporosis, muscle weakness and sometime known as avascular necrosis. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the patient, but it eventually resolves. ...Read more
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