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Will prednisone cause you to bleed more if you're on coumadin (warfarin)?

Will prednisone cause you to bleed more if you're on coumadin (warfarin)?

Not necessarily: Prednisone will increase y our risk for ulcers in your stomach but does not itself cause bleeding. Ulcers can bleed. Coumadin (warfarin) makes anything that will bleed, bleed easier. So, generally if you're on both it may be a good idea to be on stomach protective meds like anti acid medications. ...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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Is prednisone for its anti-inflammatory effect contraindicated for the same person prescribed warfarin?

Is prednisone for its anti-inflammatory effect contraindicated for the same person prescribed warfarin?

No : Warfarin does not have significant drug interaction with prednisone. But long-term use of prednisone should be discouraged. ...Read more

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My mom has a sore leg she is on warfarin. Burning pain was bruised diabetic on prednisone?

My mom has a sore leg she is on warfarin. Burning pain was bruised diabetic on prednisone?

Watch out: For the stomach when on Prednisone and warfarin, its eay to get an ulcer so make sure she is using something to prevent ulcers and stay away from nsaids like asa or aleve (naproxen). The sore leg may be nothing but soreness. Is it swollen? Can she walk on it? Does it get worse after aleking a prolonged distance? It may be nothing or it may be something; so other medical issues i wouldnt blow it off, call pcp. ...Read more

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I've been taking prednisone and benedryl for a beesting for 3 days now and the swelling is getting worse what can I do Last time I was n hosp. 4 2week?

I've been taking prednisone and benedryl for a beesting for 3 days now and the swelling is getting worse what can I do Last time I was n hosp. 4 2week?

Please revisit: your doctor, you might need a larger dose, and keep epinephrine pen handy, also please get referred to an allergist asap, for evaluation and possible desensitization, 2nd time bad reaction is no joke, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Tested positive for strep n Dr prescribed amoxocillin. I have prednisone from the last time I was sick. Would it be safe/helpful to take both?

Tested positive for strep n Dr prescribed amoxocillin. I have prednisone from the last time I was sick. Would it be safe/helpful to take both?

No: Do not take any medication not prescribed by your doctor. Prednisone is a powerful medication and should not be taken unless prescribed for your illness.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed wid uc. Im taking prednisone 60mg for 2wks n 50 4 1wk. Side effects r bad n i wana stop it dis wk. Hw cn i safely tapper off in 1week?

Been diagnosed wid uc. Im taking prednisone 60mg for 2wks n 50 4 1wk. Side effects r bad n i wana stop it dis wk. Hw cn i safely tapper off in 1week?

See below: You need to talk to your doctor first about your side effects and let him or her decide how to taper your prednisone. He or she want to start a new medication. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is coumadin (warfarin)?

What is coumadin (warfarin)?

An anticoagulant: Used for conditions that cause or predispose someone to abnormal coagulant states such atrial fibrillation, mechanical heart valves or clots in leg or arm veins as well as during certain sugeries on blood vessels. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of having high levels of coumadin (warfarin)?

What are the dangers of having high levels of coumadin (warfarin)?

Bleeding: Excessive bleeding is the danger of too much coumadin (warfarin). Bleeding into the skin can cause bruising and pain. Into muscle can cause a hematoma and stiffness and could lead to a compartment syndrome. Into a joint, can cause swelling, stiffness, and pain. In the stomach and intestines, can anemia and gastrointestinal bleeding black, tarry stools and diarrhea. Into brain can cause a stroke. ...Read more

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Is there a natural prednisone?

Is there a natural prednisone?

Hydrocortisone: hydrocortisone is the bio identical form of prednisone. DHEA is a natural precursoer to cortisol ...Read more

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What is prednisone used to cure?

What is prednisone used to cure?

Many things: Prednisone is corticosteroid which treats many different problems such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. Prednisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. ...Read more

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Ok taking prednisone (deltasone)?

Ok taking prednisone (deltasone)?

It depends: As with any medication, if it is prescribed by a physician to treat a particular illness or problem it is safe, as long as it is used as prescribed. ...Read more

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What is Deltasone (prednisone) used for?

What is Deltasone (prednisone) used for?

Deltasone (prednisone): There are many, many indications for Deltasone (prednisone). See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/deltasone.html ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: prednisone?

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 more

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What should I expect when stopping prednisone?

Prednisone: Hello, Prednisone is a steroid medication and is used by physicians quite frequently to reduce inflammation. After the medication has been completed your inflammation hopefully will be resolved. ...Read more

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Is there an effective substitute for prednisone?

Is there an effective substitute for prednisone?

Generally no: It depends on what condition the Prednisone is used for in the first place. Generally, if a corticosteroid is the only option, then any subsitute steroid would give the same risks. ...Read more

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Could i be allergic to prednisone?

Could i be allergic to prednisone?

Possible: Although used to treat allergies, some people indeed are allergic! ...Read more

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Is prednisone a derivative of penicillin?

No.: They are completely different . And what they do is different! Prednisone treats inflammation, such found in arthritis. Penicillin kills bacteria and is an antibiotic! ...Read more

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Is prednisone prescribed for Crohn's disease?

Yes: It is frequently used to get an active flare of the disease under control, to get the person feeling better. It is not desirable to use prednisone, though, for long term control of the disease, due to its many side effects. Other medications are used for ongoing control to reduce flares and need for prednisone. ...Read more

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What are after effects of stopping prednisone?

What are after effects of stopping prednisone?

Varies.: Depends on how it was stopped. If stopped abruptly it may have rebound effects of the disease process that was treated. IE a flare. May feel fatigued and sluggish until the effects wears off. If you have been taking it longer than two to three weeks should be tapered off by doctors directions. If you have taken it for a long time you may symptoms of adrenal insufficiency if not tapered correctly. ...Read more

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Is prednisone normally prescribed for high collestral?

No: Prednisone is used to reduce inflammation associated with many conditions. It is not used to treat high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Is it okay for momma to breastfed while taking prednisone?

Yes: Prednisone is safe to take while breasfeeding and poses no significant risk to the infant. Very high doses may occasionally cause temporary loss of milk supply. ...Read more

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Can prednisone weakened tendons?

Can prednisone weakened tendons?

Typically no: There was some initial research about Anabolic steroids causing weak tendons, but this has been tough to prove again. We also use steroid injections to treat tendinopathies. As such, i highly doubt Prednisone is causing any tendon weakening. ...Read more

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Can prednisone cause ulcers?

Yes: Prednisone is a powerful anti inflammatory agent used for treatment of arthritis, copd, asthma and other steroid responsive conditions. The risk for ulcers is higher for higher doses, prolonged use, or with prior history of ulcers. The risks for ulcers and other side effects must be balanced against the benefit of treatment. As a rule the lowest possible dose should be used for the least time. ...Read more

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Could prednisone make you thirsty?

Yes, see your doctor: Excessive thirst is a side effect of Prednisone however it can also be a sign of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Prednisone can cause you to have high blood pressure and high sugar, this can be dangerous and should be treated. You should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Cani take prednisone for my asthma?

Cani take prednisone for my asthma?

You can: But most typically it is used to treat flares. In general the side effects of long term prednisone use are outweighed by the benefits. Especially as there are so many other options to manage asthma with far better side effect profiles. ...Read more

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Does prednisone affect your heart ?

Does prednisone affect your heart ?

Dose dependent: It is a steroid that can promote salt and water retention...So it is a possible consideration in hypertension and congestive heart failure. Generally used in least possible doses to treat another condition. ...Read more

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Can prednisone help a lanolin rash?

Can prednisone help a lanolin rash?

Yes: A lanolin rash is likely an allergic reaction to lanolin. Prednisone should quickly clear the rash. If you are allergic to lanolin, look at the labels of skin care products in order to avoid it! ...Read more

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Does prednisone give you the shakes?

No : It is not clear what type of shaking you are talking about. Is it hands, whole body or some other body part. It does not cause shaking of any of above. Some patients do complain of mood change while taking prednisone. ...Read more

Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more


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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more