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What is prednisone?

What is prednisone?

Medicine : Predisone is a type of steroidal medicine. ...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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What is prednisone for?

What is prednisone for?

Prednisone: used for suppressing the immune system and inflammation. ...Read more

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What is prednisone prescribed for?

ANTIINFLAMATORY : Prednisone is a potent antiinflamatory agent. In a taper over 8 days it can treat a rash IE SHINGLES/ Astma Flare/PLEURITIS/Pericarditis. Used over a longer period of time it treats many autoimmune diseases like Lupus /RA/MS and Sarcoidosis . ...Read more

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What is prednisone commonly used for?

What is prednisone commonly used for?

Treat inflammation: Prednisone is a very potent aniinflammatory med that is used to treat a number of very different disorders in which inflammation is a key feature. ...Read more

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I AM TAKING PLAQUERIL AND PREDNISONE?

I AM TAKING PLAQUERIL AND PREDNISONE?

Ok not a problem: unless high dose for side effects , check with your rheumatologist ...Read more

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Subsequent to effects of stopping prednisone?

Depends: Dosing and time important. The higher the dose and length of treatment, higher risk of cataracts, osteoporosis, adrenal insufficiency , hyperglycemia etc. ...Read more

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Prednisone side effects?

Varied: There are many potential effects to taking Prednisone or any steroid medication. They include sweats, increased appetite, weight gain, acne, elevated blood sugar, increased frequency of urination. And others. More serious effects include raising blood pressure, causing cataracts to mature more quickly, osteoporosis and damage to bone( called osteonecrosis). ...Read more

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Side-effect of prednisone?

Side-effect of prednisone?

Many.: Chronic high dose steroid adminstration is an animal model for accelerated again: osteoporosis, thin skin, loss or muscle on the extremities, weight gain on the middle, diabetes, ashd, increased blood pressure, cataracts, thinning hair, etc. I believe they should be used only as low dose as possible for the shortest period possible. Streroids save many lives when used properly. ...Read more

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Does prednisone cause brusing?

Yes it is a side eff: Yes it is a side effect of prednisone.It is listed as easy bruising, which means a minimal trauma sometimes not even remembered or realized may cause bruising.It is as compared to spontaneous bruising. ...Read more

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Can prednisone make you tired?

Can prednisone make you tired?

Yes, but...: Different people have different reactions to prednisone. Prednisone can make a person tired, fussy, excited, irritable, etc... However, many illnesses can make a person tired, so one cannot simply blame tiredness on the Prednisone (the doctor can consider the various causes of the tiredness). ...Read more

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How can I taper down prednisone?

Prednisone taper off: Prednisone is not addicting like a narcotic, but many patients experience withdrawal symptoms. Taper off very slowly, example: 60mg for 3 days, 40mg for 3 days, 20 mg for 3 days, 10 mg for 3 days) ...Read more

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Does prednisone contain caffeine?

Does prednisone contain caffeine?

No: Hi SB, prednisone is a type of steroid and does not contain caffeine. Prednisone and caffeine are two separate drugs. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Side effects of taking prednisone?

Yes.: Chronic high dose steroid adminstration is an animal model for accelerated again: osteoporosis, thin skin, loss or muscle on the extremities, weight gain on the middle, diabetes, ashd, increased blood pressure, cataracts, thinning hair, etc. I believe they should be used only as low dose as possible for the shortest period possible. Streroids save many lives when used properly. ...Read more

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Why does prednisone make you tired?

Why does prednisone make you tired?

Generally not: If anything it can make you feel more energetic. ...Read more

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Can prednisone make a person tired?

Yes but why on pred: It depends why you are on prednisone. That may be the reason for your fati gue. Prednisone can interfere with quality sleep and this can cause fatigue. You can discuss your fatigue with your physician. Often daytime fatigue is due to poor quality of sleep and a sleep study may help. ...Read more

Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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