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Prednisone 4 Days
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
I had the flu shot but a day later had a solumedrol shot and put on a short course of prednisone (4 days). Do I need to get another flu shot? And if I do how long after the first flu shot do I get a second one?
My gout is not any better after being on prednisone for four days. Toe is now starting to bruise. Is this normal?
How well does prednisone work to clear up hives? Having hives 8 wks now and prescribed 40mg prednisone for 4 days.
Prednisone: Can be a very effective treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
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
I was prescribed 4 20mg prednisone tablets, for four days. How long will the drug remain in my system.
1 - 2 days: 1 - 2 days after your last dose. ...Read more
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
Been on prednisone 60mg for 4 days and I have awful leg/calf pain and ankle pain like I need to massage it. Is this a normal side effect that will go?
PLS HELP ME!! I TOOK PREDNISONE 20MG FOR 4 DAYS & I BEEN DEHYDRATED. Mouth is so dry. Had a smll iv bag & a drinkd lots of water but am still dehydted?
Go to ER: Unfortunately cannot be helped online, best wishes ...Read more
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
Yes and no: You must ask your surgeon. Too many factors of which we are unaware. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
It certainly can: Especially on the upper arms, back and shoulderes. ...Read more
In on 60mg prednisone for 4wks then tapering for another four. When would I start seeing side effevts and what would they be. And the most serious?
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
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
Does a four day treatment of prednisone (40 mg, 30 mg, 20 then 10mg) for asthma increase cancer risk?
I have had sore throat, congestion, wheezig for four months. Taken two antibiotics and a prednisone with steroid shot. Blood in mucus recently.?
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
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
My hear rate has been elevated to about 115 or 120 constantly for about 4-5 days now. It all started when I began taking Prednisone Week ago.?
That is normal: It is a normal reaction to premise and should return to normal when you stop. ...Read more
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
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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