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Will Medrol (methylprednisolone) steroid pack affect my pre-op labs?

Will Medrol (methylprednisolone) steroid pack affect my pre-op labs?

Yes: It may increase your glucose and WBC level. But every doctor knows to expect that if you're on steroid therapy. ...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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Poison ivy on my left eyelids. Topical or oral steroids? Got a shot and 13 day prescription, tapering 60 to 10 mg (Prednisone)

Poison ivy on my left eyelids. Topical or oral steroids? Got a shot and 13 day prescription, tapering 60 to 10 mg (Prednisone)

Depends on risk: We can't give specifics in this forum. Poison ivy is contact dermatitis; peaks around 3-5 days after exposure, lasts 14-21d. Assuming "shot" is systemic steroids; some last 3 wks, others days. Must weigh risks of steroids, systemic (oral+shot) vs. topical (HTN, diabetes, GERD, osteopenia, AVN, glaucoma, cataracts, etc), which include current health status, timing, duration, potency, frequency, etc ...Read more

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Does fibromyalgia respond to steroids, like the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack?

Does fibromyalgia respond to steroids, like the Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack?

No.: Fibromyagia is not an inflammatory disease. If it helps, you may have another diagnosis, another type of arthritis. Half my pfs patients ultimately are found to have another problem. ...Read more

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Will predinsolone steroid affect microgynon 30?

Will predinsolone steroid affect microgynon 30?

Other way around: B"sd it is always a good idea as indeed certain medications can decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptive pills. Prednisone /prednisolone is not one of them. On the other hand OCP pills decrease the clearance prednisone and therefore result in higher blood levels, which may or may not be a problem depending on the condition being treated and duration of use. ...Read more

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I'm taking allopurinol together with colchicine.if no more flare,can i drop colchicine but continously take allopurinol?will gout attack reoccur?

I'm taking allopurinol together with colchicine.if no more flare,can i drop colchicine but continously take allopurinol?will gout attack reoccur?

Yes; possibly: You can stop Colchicine and use Allopurinol alone to prevent recurrent attacks. Keeping your Uric Acid level below 6 with Allopurinol and a low purine diet can reduce your likelihood of attacks in the future. ...Read more

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Will deltasone (prednisone) increase testosterone?

Will deltasone (prednisone) increase testosterone?

Not likely: Deltasone is a brand of prednisone. It is a corticosteroid which is much different than an anabolic or androgenic steroid. Taking Deltasone when you don't need it (and sometimes even if you do need it) can cause high blood pressure, diabetes, thin skin, obesity, cataracts, ulcers and many other problems. ...Read more

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Could I still give blood while taking prednisone (a steriod I'm prescribed for poison ivy)?

Could I still give blood while taking prednisone (a steriod I'm prescribed for poison ivy)?

Generally, yes: But each blood donation facility has its own regulations, if anything, you can postpone donation a week or two, thanks for being a blood donor ...Read more

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Does albuterol have steroids in it?

Does albuterol have steroids in it?

no: Albuterol is a beta-agonist used to open constricted airways in asthma. Steroids may also be used to treat severe asthma. ...Read more

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On prednisone. I take glipizide ER 5 Xs 2/day. If i take prednisone first, then the glip, will it combat the roid spike?? Diabetic, asthma bronchitis?

On prednisone. I take glipizide ER 5 Xs 2/day. If i take prednisone first, then the glip, will it combat the roid spike?? Diabetic, asthma bronchitis?

Glipizide, prednison: Hi. Glipizide is a very weak diabetes drug. If you were well controlled with glipizide monotherapy prior to starting prednisone, the glipizide will be unlikely to keep you controlled on prednisone; if you weren't well controlled to begin with, then there's not a chance. Is the prednisone a short burst and taper? If so, you may weather it. If it's chronic prednisone, plan on other diabetes meds. ...Read more

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After weaning off massive prednisone doses of 23 days (6of those days was 480 ml/day), how long can tremors (side effect prednisone) last?

After weaning off massive prednisone doses of 23 days (6of those days was 480 ml/day), how long can tremors (side effect prednisone) last?

In a few days.: The tremor effect , if present, usually does not last for more than a couple of days after stopping the drug (unless it was given in a depo injection). Avoid caffeine and stimulant in the meanwhile. If the tremor continues for more than 72 hrs, i would look for other potential causes. ...Read more

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Does prednisone cause brusing?

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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I have polymyalgia, take 10 mg of predisone a day, will the prednisone fight infection or just control pain?

Treats the disease: If you are referring to polymyalgia rheumatica, steroids treat the underlying inflammatory process which results in resolution of your pain. Over time your disease should go away. Steroids do not fight infection and in fact can make infections worse. ...Read more

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Dx of rheumatoid arthritis. Taking Enbrel and occasionally prednisone burst pack. Chronic debilitating pain, not EVEN touched by OTC meds, or ensaids. Please help!!!!!!

Dx of rheumatoid arthritis. Taking Enbrel and occasionally prednisone burst pack. Chronic debilitating pain, not EVEN touched by OTC meds, or ensaids. Please help!!!!!!

Sound like: you need to have a frank discussion with your Rheumatologist1 the treatment of RA has advanced greatly over the past decade. Biological therapy and combination of various medications usually result in control of pain and joint damage! SPEAK OUT!! Hope this helps and BE WELL! Dr Z ...Read more

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Hi can anabolic steroids and humira (adalimumab) be taken together. ?

Hi can anabolic steroids and humira (adalimumab) be taken together. ?

See details: You have asked this question before. I avoid you to avoid anabolic steroids because of the high likelihood of side effects including impotency, testicular atrophy, fits of rage and heart attacks. The use of this substance is the reason why so many professional wrestlers die so young. ...Read more

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How does prednisone cause avascular necrosis?

How does prednisone cause avascular necrosis?

Still unknown: Even though there is this very well-established connection between chronic Prednisone use and avascular necrosis, how this occurs remains unclear. Numerous hypotheses abound. Some argue that increased lipids seen with steroids cause vessels to joints to clog, leading to oxygen starvation & bone death. A more popular view is that vessel (venous) walls undergo thickening, leading to poor blood flow. ...Read more

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Gout attack going on 2,weeks 8 mg of dexamethasone in joint almost done with Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack. Still in pain. Norxo 7.5 no response. Allergic to nsaids.

Gout attack going on 2,weeks 8 mg of dexamethasone in joint almost done with Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack. Still in pain. Norxo 7.5 no response. Allergic to nsaids.

Colchicine: Colchicine, that I see listed in your meds, is alternatively used in higher than maintenance doses to control inflammation in gout attacks. Was the diagnosis made clinically or based on crystals seen on the aspirate? Talk to your treating doctor since is unusual for a gout attack to last so long. ...Read more

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How long should I take the steroid Medrol (methylprednisolone) 4mg dosepack (methylpednisolone) for tendonitis in my knee?

How long should I take the steroid Medrol (methylprednisolone) 4mg dosepack (methylpednisolone) for tendonitis in my knee?

6 day taper: Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack is taken as a 6 day taper. Day 1, you take 6 pills over the course of the day. Each day, you take 1 less pill per day. When you get to day 7, no more pills. ...Read more

Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Deltasone (Definition)

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