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I was put on prednisone (burst) 30mg for 3 days, 20mg for 3 days, 10mg for 3 days. Can I do 30mg for 2 days, 20mg 2 days, 10mg 2 days instead?
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
I've had quite a few lupus flares lately. Each time after starting prednisone burst, i'll feel better, but flare leaves me drained for a while. Why?
Is 20 mg Areva and 30/25/20/15/10/5 mg 2 week burst of prednisone okay to take? Side effects worry me as I seem to me sensitive.
Ok combo: The two drugs are not known to interact. That's the good news. The bad news is that you appear to be sensitive to drugs in general, and just because interactions are not known does not mean you will avoid side effects. So, in this case, you can be as confident as ever that you'll be fine, but remain vigilant whenever starting a new drug and do not hesitate to contact your physician or pharmacist ...Read more
How often can a steroid burst safely be done? Took 5days prednisone 3wks ago, now need help again for horrible cough. Dangerous to do another burst?
Dangerous w/o superv: Coughing is not best treated with steroids. If you just finished about of using the prednisone, and you feel you need steroids again to control your symptoms of coughing., then you need to call your doctor first to let her or him know that you're having the same symptoms. Then s/he will decide what is best for you to take for your cough, since you have a celiac history. You need to be under medical supervision. This is the safest route. ...Read more
Can being on a burst of prednisone make Neutro 78% (hi), Lymph 18%(low), Neutro Absolute 8.3K/ul (hi), Mono Absolute 0.2K/ul(low), and TIBC 437ug/dl?
On last day of burst of prednisone took 10mg. at 9am. Can I have 1 glass of red wine. Or should I just wait till the med is out of my system.
Not a problem: Moderation is the key to life.Get a more detailed answer ›
Prednisone for ear infection given, 40mgs day 1, then 20mgs for 6 days, then 10mgs final day. Is this burst OK and i will do ok without a taper?
YES.: The regimen you describe actually IS a taper. I assume that you were also prescribed antibiotic/antimicrobial medication as well and that your doctor is aware of any precautions you should take. A short course (5-10 days) of systemic (in this case oral) steroids is safe for most people and doesn't necessarily require tapering doses. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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