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Doctor insights on: Prednisone 20 Mg Uses

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How long would one use prednisone?

How long would one use prednisone?

It depends: It depends on the reason it was prescribed in the first place. As a rule use Prednisone in as low a dose as possible for the least amount of time as possible. ...Read more

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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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How long should one use prednisone for?

How long should one use prednisone for?

As short as possible: Prednisone is a miracle med that puts many problems in remission but comes at a price of : anxiety, depression, agitation, increased risk of infection and bone fracture. Long term use requires a serious discussion of relative risk and benefits. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to come off of prednisone after long term use?

Why is it so hard to come off of prednisone after long term use?

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

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Are there any other side effects or have anyone experienced symptoms from prolong use of prednisone?

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

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Is it ok to use tinactin (tolnaftate) while on prednisone?

Is it ok to use tinactin (tolnaftate) while on prednisone?

Yes: There is no problem using these 2 meds at the same time. ...Read more

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Can short term prednisone use cause damage to an older males kidneys?

Can short term prednisone use cause damage to an older males kidneys?

Should not: Would be extremely rare for this to happen. If u have underlying chronic kidney disease, steroids can cause indirect influences on the kidneys. But again, very rare ...Read more

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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

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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 more

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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?

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?

Possibly: Prednisone, especially in higher doses or if it is used for prolonged periods can cause something known as avascular necrosis. This condition is the result of compromise of the blood supply leading to damage and even collapse of the bones in the knee. ...Read more

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Is prednisone safe to use for elbow injury?

Is prednisone safe to use for elbow injury?

Not really: Corticosteroids like Prednisone impair the healing of wounds. While not unsafe per say, you should try to avoid the use of steroids under these circumstances. ...Read more

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What is prednisone use for autoimmune diseases?

What is prednisone use for autoimmune diseases?

See below: Auto immune disease means your body is making proteins against itseld prednisone has antiinflammatory properties and also alters suppresses immunity and helps in these disorders. ...Read more

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Can long term use of prednisone (10-20mg) affect the brain? How?

Can long term use of prednisone (10-20mg) affect the brain? How?

Check out this link.: Take care! Http://www. Everydayhealth. Com/specialists/allergies-asthma/feldwig/qa/long_term_prednisone/index. Aspx.

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On top of bone deterioration, what other side effects from prolong use of prednisone?

On top of bone deterioration, what other side effects from prolong use of prednisone?

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

Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Deltasone (Definition)

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