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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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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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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 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

Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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