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Can you take 40mg prednisone 4 days, then 50mg prednisone 4 days then stop?

Can you take 40mg prednisone 4 days, then 50mg prednisone 4 days then stop?

How did DR: Prescribe.? Usually I see people taper off of steroids - not taper up. Discus with prescribing provider and your pharmacist. ...Read more

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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My gout is not any better after being on prednisone for four days. Toe is now starting to bruise. Is this normal?

My gout is not any better after being on prednisone for four days. Toe is now starting to bruise. Is this normal?

Gout: Need to be on an anti inflammatory medication also- Advil, alleve, or other.
Bruising can be normal as swelling in the joint continued.
Can take 2-3 weeks to subside
See your local podiatrist or Orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist ...Read more

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Should I still be experiencing wheezing after being on prednisone for 4 days now?

Asthma: Hello, your wheezing and asthma may still not be optimally controlled. There are many doses and schedules for taking prednisone. Inhalers are primary medications and usually a better option for treatment. Follow up with your doctor for a recheck. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Been taking prednisone for 4 days for uri, stopped taking due to severe side effects. Only other med taking is tropol. Chest feel tight and heavy.

Been taking prednisone for 4 days for uri, stopped taking due to severe side effects. Only other med taking is tropol. Chest feel tight and heavy.

Call your doctor: It's unwise to stop meds without clearing it with your prescribing doctor or provider. Steroids are especially tricky if stopped abruptly. I strongly suggest you contact your prescribing doctor and discuss your situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Clarify? . Prednisone 60mg 4 days and have bilateral leg pain ankle pain. No swelling feels like achy ness and walked a long distance. Want massage

Clarify? . Prednisone 60mg 4 days and have bilateral leg pain ankle pain. No swelling feels like achy ness and walked a long distance. Want massage

No Question asked: I am sorry there is no question here or anything on which to comment. If you want a massage you do not need an internet doctor to give you permission. What are we missing here that you need from us? ...Read more

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I was prescribed prednisone 40mg for 4 days with the taper but I stopped after 4 days cold turkey and I'm having problems-emerge I stopped after 4 days not knowing it could be a serious deal until I looked up the potential adrenal crisis and I need to kno

I was prescribed prednisone 40mg for 4 days with the taper but I stopped after 4 days cold turkey and I'm having problems-emerge I stopped after 4 days not knowing it could be a serious deal until I looked up the potential adrenal crisis and I need to kno

Not a problem: A brief course (4 days) of tapering steroids at a therapeutic dose does not set you up for an adrenal crisis. Stay on them for weeks & stop without a very gradual taper and you might. Pay more attention to listening to your doc and less to trying to second guess what they do and life will be easier. ...Read more

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Was put on 5 days prednisone 4 bronchitis/sinusitis they believe is viral. No antibiotics. Safe 2 be on it w/o antibiotics? Feeling 85% better already

Was put on 5 days prednisone 4 bronchitis/sinusitis they believe is viral. No antibiotics. Safe 2 be on it w/o antibiotics? Feeling 85% better already

No abx likely ok: If your physician suspects a viral source to your illness, then it's perfectly reasonable to start treatment that does not include antibiotics. Good to hear you're feeling better. ...Read more

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I'm on 30 mg of prednisone and a puffer ever four hours for the past two days but it has no effect or has not helped the cough is that bad?

I'm on 30 mg of prednisone and a puffer ever four hours for the past two days but it has no effect or has not helped the cough is that bad?

It depends: How long have you had the cough? How disruptive is it? Are you coughing up yellow sputum? Do you smoke?

You may need antibiotics. Another modality to try is to put one bottle of hydrogen peroxide into a humidifier, and two bottles (same size) of water. That gives a 1% aerosolized solution of peroxide. Kills virus and bacteria on contact, and breaks down into water and oxygen. ...Read more

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Can I take prednisone before my hysterectomy scheduled in four days...? I will only be taking 2, 10 mg prednisone tabs 2 days prior to surgery

Can I take prednisone before my hysterectomy scheduled in four days...? I will only be taking 2, 10 mg prednisone tabs 2 days prior to surgery

HUH???: It says you are male. Males do not have a uterus. Are you transgender? IMPERATIVE that you see the anesthesia and surgical teams immediately. You foolishly omitted the reason for prednisone or the duration of use. You probably have adrenal suppression and need hydrocortisone during and after surgery. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection for the past four days and I started 800mg augmenten today with my flownase but need to add my prednisone taper.?

I have a sinus infection for the past four days and I started 800mg augmenten today with my flownase but need to add my prednisone taper.?

Why taper?: With Flonase and Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) plus avoiding all fragrances, aerosols, heating and cooking oils that irritate respiratory tract membranes, and a little time, you may not need oral steroids. Wait awhile first. Why risk the steroid weight gain if you don't need it? If there is another reason for your desire for steroids, let us know. I almost never prescribe oral steroids for a simple sinus infection ...Read more

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Is it ok to take four 25mg prednisone at one time direction say 2 tablet twice day?

In theory, yes.: In general, it doesn't matter whether you take Prednisone all at once or in divided doses. However, 100 mg is a fairly high dose and side effects are going to be more likely. The answer right way to take it may differ depending on the illness being treated, the size of the patient, or other medical issues involved.

I recommend checking with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I have mgravis and been taken mestinone and prednisone for the past four weeks how long will it take to everything to get back to normal?

I have mgravis and been taken mestinone and prednisone for the past four weeks how long will it take to everything to get back to normal?

Variable: Mestinon (pyridostigmine) for mg provides marked improvement in some patients and little or none in others. The symptom improvement may be mixed, with significant improvement in some symptoms but not others. No one dosing schedule is ideal for all patients. Steroids result in remission in about 30% of patients. Onset of benefit usually occurs within 2-3 weeks, but there may be transient clinical deterioration. ...Read more

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Will a four week course of prednisone cause me a moon face?

Will a four week course of prednisone cause me a moon face?

Varies widely: It depends on how high a dose of Prednisone you are taking and on your ability to metabolize the medication. People vary widely in how soon they get a moon face and how easy it is for it to resolve, but if it does occur, it is reversible when the Prednisone is discontinued. Http://www. Healingwell. Com/community/default. Aspx? F=29&m=826537 here are some patient experiences showing the variability. ...Read more

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How long does it take for prednisone to help asthma attack been on it since tues 9 pm 33 yr old woman 60 mh 2 dys, now on 40 mh for four?

How long does it take for prednisone to help asthma attack been on it since tues 9 pm 33 yr old woman 60 mh 2 dys, now on 40 mh for four?

Varies....: The time for Prednisone to be effective varies but you should begin to feel better within a few days. If your symptoms are worsening, you need to be re-evaluated by your doctor or go to the er. You may need more intensive therapy if you are not improving. If you are smoking, you need to quit immediately. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does a four day treatment of prednisone (40 mg, 30 mg, 20 then 10mg) for asthma increase cancer risk?

Does a four day treatment of prednisone (40 mg, 30 mg, 20 then 10mg) for asthma increase cancer risk?

No: This med mimics a stress hormone your body makes every day. Higher doses help you heal faster by stabilizing the membranes in your body/lungs. It is not a cancer risk. This is a pretty standard approach to treating a flare up. ...Read more

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I have had sore throat, congestion, wheezig for four months. Taken two antibiotics and a prednisone with steroid shot. Blood in mucus recently.?

I have had sore throat, congestion, wheezig for four months. Taken two antibiotics and a prednisone with steroid shot. Blood in mucus recently.?

Blood in mucus: Could be from a nose bleed that moves down and spit up. However, it's possible blood may be from your lungs from frequent coughing. Has a chest xray or CT Scan of your chest been done? Please discuss this with a pulmonologist from your local hospital. ...Read more

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Could a 20 mg dose of prednisone still be in your system after 4 days?

Could a 20 mg dose of prednisone still be in your system after 4 days?

No: Prenisone is converted to prednisolone in about 1 hour. Half of what remains is excreted in the urine in 2-4 hours (half-life) unless. So after 4 hours, you have 10mg in your system. After 8 hours, you have 5mg, after 12 hours, 2.5... You can see that the amount in your system after 4 days would be very very small. For therapeutic purposes, it would be gone. For a drug test? I don't know. ...Read more

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I was to take 3 tablets of prednisone 1x a day for 4 days, but I took 1 tablet 3 times a day, will this make a difference?

Prednisone: Probably not. But, at this point the steroid has worked or it hasn't. I assume you got no relief of your symptoms if you have to ask this question. ...Read more

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What are long term consequences of using prednisone for10-15 days a year?

What are long term consequences of using prednisone for10-15 days a year?

Possibly OK: It really depends what you are taking the Prednisone for? If it is for an asthma or COPD flare then that is appropriate. The main thing is avoiding side effects like bone loss or affecting pituitary hormone axis in body etc. Usually short term treatment bursts are not a problem, prolonged usage is more problematic. But check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Any problems with 3 days on 50 mg prednisone taking one pill a day as an adult?

Short term steroids: There should be no problem unless you have diabetes or pre diabetes in which case your blood sugars will rise significantly.
Also if you have hypertension it will elevate it while on the prednisone.
At your age in the absence of ongoing medical problems it should be perfectly safe. ...Read more

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