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Is prednisone and humira (adalimumab) used together okay?

Is prednisone and humira (adalimumab) used together okay?

Yes, but............: Humira (adalimumab) should greatly reduce and even eliminate the need for prednisone, which is best used in rescue doses when arthritis flares! ...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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Is it true that taking the combination of prednisone and Humira (adalimumab) for 6 months is not safe and suppresses the immune system completely?

Is it true that taking the combination of prednisone and Humira (adalimumab) for 6 months is not safe and suppresses the immune system completely?

MD supervision: Is mandatory while using those strong medications, counseling is important too, which I'm sure happened, yes steroids and biologicals suppress the immun system, but not permanently ...Read more

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I take humira (adalimumab) shots weekly and prednisone daily. I have been exposed to tapeworm. Should I be worried?

Well...: With these types of parasites, you would be concerned even if you were not taking these medications
Be more specific about type of exposure
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I've been on MTX and prednisone (20mg) x 4 mos and humira (adalimumab) x 5 d & see improvement. Is it too soon to decrease prednisone, I want to but SCARED?

Talk to your MD: Great to hear that you're seeing some improvement with Humira (adalimumab). The hope would certainly be to get you off of steroids as soon as realistic however they need to be weaned carefully and at the right time. You should talk to your doctor about when and how to wean steroids. ...Read more

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How can you cure or treat orbital inflammatory disease besides using humira, imuran, (azathioprine) or prednisone?

IV Remicade (infliximab): You need to discuss this with your physicians and rheumatologist. The next move is IV infliximab (the brand name is Remicade). There is no FDA approved therapy for Orbital inflammatory disease and there are other choices but would feel this is the next best move. There are other choices like a different cytotoxic medication, IVIG, ...Read more

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I was wondering what are other options for curing/helping orbital inflammatory disease besides humira, imuran, (azathioprine) or prednisone?

I was wondering what are other options for curing/helping orbital inflammatory disease besides humira, imuran, (azathioprine) or prednisone?

See details: It really depends on the underlying cause of the inflammation. There are other options for some of these causes including other tnf agents such as remicade (infliximab). ...Read more

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What to do when blood pressure is elivafed n humira (adalimumab) prednisone and lotabs forra feel very depressed nervous and headache

What to do when blood pressure is elivafed n humira (adalimumab) prednisone and lotabs forra feel very depressed nervous and headache

Talk to your doc: Humira (adalimumab) rarely has any side effects and elevated blood pressure is not one of them. Blood pressure can be raised by Prednisone but also due to pain which I assume u have if you are on lortab. You may have essential hypertension which is not due to any medication or specific illness--this should be controlled since it can lead to heart failure over years. See your doctor so u can be evaluated & treated. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid arthritis for 7 yrs. On methotrexate & prednisone. Tried so many drugs (orencia, enbrel, (etanercept) humira...). Feeling defeated. What else can I try?

Rheumatoid arthritis for 7 yrs. On methotrexate & prednisone. Tried so many drugs (orencia, enbrel, (etanercept) humira...). Feeling defeated. What else can I try?

Other choices: Some older drugs such as Plaquenil may help, especially with fatigue. There are also newer drugs that act via different mechanisms such as actemra (tocilizumab). I assume the diagnosis of RA is definite. If not, retest other possibilities. An exercise program may be very beneficial, especially if you start slowly and build up with hurting yourself. Don't give up hope. You can get better. ...Read more

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Had a DVT /both legs 4/2011. 6 months ago my GI diagnzd me w/chron's. On prednis. Which caused a diabetes +700. He wants me on humira (adalimumab) or 6mp. Doubtful?

Had a DVT /both legs 4/2011. 6 months ago my GI diagnzd me w/chron's. On prednis. Which caused a diabetes +700. He wants me on humira (adalimumab) or 6mp. Doubtful?

Why the clots?: In addition to this, you might want to be evaluated to be sure that the clotting (DVT) does not have a separate cause that requires separate treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a natural prednisone?

Is there a natural prednisone?

Hydrocortisone: hydrocortisone is the bio identical form of prednisone. DHEA is a natural precursoer to cortisol ...Read more

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What is prednisone used to cure?

What is prednisone used to cure?

Many things: Prednisone is corticosteroid which treats many different problems such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. Prednisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. ...Read more

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Ok taking prednisone (deltasone)?

Ok taking prednisone (deltasone)?

It depends: As with any medication, if it is prescribed by a physician to treat a particular illness or problem it is safe, as long as it is used as prescribed. ...Read more

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What is Deltasone (prednisone) used for?

What is Deltasone (prednisone) used for?

Deltasone (prednisone): There are many, many indications for Deltasone (prednisone). See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/deltasone. Html ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: prednisone?

PREDNISONE A STEROID: 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 on minerals like potassium. ...Read more

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What should I expect when stopping prednisone?

What should I expect when stopping prednisone?

Prednisone: Hello, Prednisone is a steroid medication and is used by physicians quite frequently to reduce inflammation. After the medication has been completed your inflammation hopefully will be resolved. ...Read more

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Is there an effective substitute for prednisone?

Is there an effective substitute for prednisone?

Generally no: It depends on what condition the Prednisone is used for in the first place. Generally, if a corticosteroid is the only option, then any subsitute steroid would give the same risks. ...Read more

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Could I be allergic to prednisone?

Could I be allergic to prednisone?

Possible: Although used to treat allergies, some people indeed are allergic! ...Read more

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Is prednisone a derivative of penicillin?

No.: They are completely different. And what they do is different! Prednisone treats inflammation, such found in arthritis. Penicillin kills bacteria and is an antibiotic! ...Read more

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Is prednisone prescribed for Crohn's disease?

Yes: It is frequently used to get an active flare of the disease under control, to get the person feeling better. It is not desirable to use prednisone, though, for long term control of the disease, due to its many side effects. Other medications are used for ongoing control to reduce flares and need for prednisone. ...Read more

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What are after effects of stopping prednisone?

What are after effects of stopping prednisone?

Varies.: Depends on how it was stopped. If stopped abruptly it may have rebound effects of the disease process that was treated. IE a flare. May feel fatigued and sluggish until the effects wears off. If you have been taking it longer than two to three weeks should be tapered off by doctors directions. If you have taken it for a long time you may symptoms of adrenal insufficiency if not tapered correctly. ...Read more

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Is prednisone normally prescribed for high collestral?

No: Prednisone is used to reduce inflammation associated with many conditions. It is not used to treat high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Is it okay for momma to breastfed while taking prednisone?

Yes: Prednisone is safe to take while breasfeeding and poses no significant risk to the infant. Very high doses may occasionally cause temporary loss of milk supply. ...Read more

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Can prednisone weakened tendons?

Can prednisone weakened tendons?

Typically no: There was some initial research about Anabolic steroids causing weak tendons, but this has been tough to prove again. We also use steroid injections to treat tendinopathies. As such, I highly doubt Prednisone is causing any tendon weakening. ...Read more

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Can prednisone affect mcv and mch?

Prednisone: I am unaware that prednisone directly effects these markers. MCV or mean corpuscular volume is measure of size of blood cell, effected by nutrtion or bone marrow processes. MCH is hemoglobin in cell. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take prednisone?

Oral Prednisone: Is FDA Pregnancy Category C - discuss with your doctor as it can be problematic. See: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-6007-9383/prednisone-oral/prednisone-oral/details/list-precautions ...Read more

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Does prednisone cause kidney damage?

Does prednisone cause kidney damage?

No it does not: No Prednisone does not cause kidney damage.Long term use of Prednisone with moderate to high doses of Prednisone can cause elevation of blood pressure, but if the dose is reduced or Prednisone is stopped, the blood pressure comes down to normal.
But no kidney damage. ...Read more

Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Deltasone (Definition)

Deltasone is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more