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Prednisone 20 Mg Uses
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
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
Yes: There is no problem using these 2 meds at the same time. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the patient, but it eventually resolves. ...Read more
Is taking 5mg of deltasone (prednisone) daily for allergies considered fairly safe for long term use?
No: Chronic Prednisone usage will create major risks for you even at a dose of 5 mg daily. They increase infection, poor wound healing, cataracts, osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis among other issues. I strongly urge you to consult an allergist and use more appropriate and safer therapies. ...Read more
I have been trying to get pregnant for 5years now. I read an article about prednisone. Can I use it? I am 36 years old.
NO: Prednisone is a powerful adrenal hormone and it is not a fertility medication. Replacement of adrenal hormones in patients who have adrenal INSUFFICIENCY (Also called Addison's Disease) can be helpful if patient's with this disorder have fertility issues and (I suppose) in treating other diseases which respond to Prednisone. This drug should only be used after a complete evaluation! Hope this help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My knees bug me when I don't use them for a while, like they feel old. Could my past use of prednisone have caused this?
Long list: The big ones besides osteoporosis are diabetes, avasculr necrosis, weight gain, cataracts, glaucoma among others. However; if you have a condition that warrants being on Prednisone where doctor feels that benefits outweight the risks you should consider taking the medication. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more