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Dr. Thomas Namey
2,471 doctors shared insights

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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Can prednisone cause high blood pressure?

Can prednisone cause high blood pressure?

It can: Prednisone is an oral corticosteroid and is associated with increased intraocular pressure (glaucoma) and generalized rise in blood pressure as well. This may, at least partially, be due to fluid retention and increased blood volume. Steroids given by other routes--inhaled/topical/injection--do not seem to have this side effect. Blood pressure should be monitored carefully when taking prednisone. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure and prednisone cause spitting up little amount of blood thats sometimes barley visible and lightheadedness?

Bronchiectasis?: The most common cause of hemoptysis (coughing up blood) is bronchiectasis. Why are you on prednisone? Asthma? You need a chest x-ray or ct scan of the chest to rule out anything worse. The light-headedness can be simply from the coughing, a strong vagal nerve stimulus, lowering both heart rate and bp. See a pulmonologist (lung specialist). ...Read more

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How can I boost my adrenaline glands while taking 5 milligrams of prednisone? I am fatigued and I have stills disease and high blood pressure.

How can I boost my adrenaline glands while taking 5 milligrams of prednisone?  I am fatigued and I have stills disease and high blood pressure.

You can't: You simply need to comply with your prednisone. Your adrenal cortices will regenerate normally when you are able to go off your medication. Loss of adrenal cortical hormones isn't the cause of your fatigue. Perhaps you will be a candidate for some other treatment for whatever form of Still's you have. ...Read more

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Received wrong meds from pharmacy refilled prescription for hydrochlorothiazide for high blood pressure. Opened the bottle and 1 pill was similar but much larger, marked 477, which i think is predizone. How should I approach the pharmancy?

You : You need to go there and tell them exactly what you posted here on avvo.Com. This is a serious situation and needs to be investigated immediately. Your only duty here is to report the incident. You can decide to follow up with them after an investigation is complete. Also, you need to decide if you want to continue using this pharmacy in the future. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Hypertension (Definition)

hypertension is a medication similar to High blood pressure. Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
2,033 doctors shared insights

Hypertension (Definition)

Hypertension is also known as High blood pressure. Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more