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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
On fluconazole 150 mg 3x/week. Now diagnosed w/viral ear infection with prescription for Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak. Only weigh 90 lbs. Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose too high?
I think dose is: Proper, if a doctor prescribed it to you knowing your weight. ...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)
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm taking allopurinol together with colchicine.if no more flare,can i drop colchicine but continously take allopurinol?will gout attack reoccur?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take 0.1 mg of florinef (fludrocortisone) and 10 mg prednisone together? I never took the florinef (fludrocortisone) before. Should I wait until i'm off the prednisone?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers