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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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Does prednisone cause delayed periods??

Does prednisone cause delayed periods??

Possible: Irregular periods can be a side effect of prednisone use. Generally, the side effect occurs with long-term use, but that is not to say short-term use of prednisone is not responsible for your delayed or missed period. However, other possible causes also should not be ruled out. ...Read more

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Does Prednisone delay your period or cause extreme bloat after use?

Does Prednisone delay your period or cause extreme bloat after use?

Prednisone: Check out http://www.drugs.com/sfx/prednisone-side-effects.html for side effects of prednisone, including "menstrual irregularities may occur with chronic therapy" and "sodium retention-related weight gain and fluid accumulation" ...Read more

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I'm on prednisone and I heard it could delay your period..I'm 3 days late and I have been cramping a lot..is that a delay or could I be pregnant??

I'm on prednisone and I heard it could delay your period..I'm 3 days late and I have been cramping a lot..is that a delay or could I be pregnant??

Take a test : If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Prednisone does not delay periods. Whatever problem is requiring you to take prednisone could potentially be related. ...Read more

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Does prednisone promote tendon healing?

Does prednisone promote tendon healing?

Yes and NO!: If you have inflammatory tendinitis, more likely yes. If the tendinitis is mechanical-more likely not, but it may relieve pain! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for prednisone overdose?

Unlikely to overdose: Best bet is you did not sleep. We use doses of methyprednisolone or Dexamethasone at doses equivalent to 1000mg of Prednisone by IV administration to treat severe flares in lupus, or to sometimes treat vasculitis. I doubt you took so much. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to get rid of prednisone moonface after treatment?

Is there anyway to get rid of prednisone moonface after treatment?

Time: Most patients will see a slow decrease in the loss of the moon fascies patients get after taking streoids. Unfortunately, the changes come on faster then they will decrease. Watch your diet and try to exercise both of which will help. ...Read more

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After day treatment of prednisone i had bad withdrawal effects. What should I do?

After day treatment of prednisone i had bad withdrawal effects. What should I do?

Not sure what u mean: After one day's treatment? That would not cause withdrawal. If steroids are used for more than a couple of weeks, it should always be tapered. Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepaks are available that actually taper the dose on a very specific schedule, and are often used in people who have to be on a week or 10 days worth of steroids. Talk to whoever was prescribing the Prednisone to you - they can give best advice. ...Read more

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How long does prednisone stay in your system after a15 day treatment?

Prednisone: The half life of Prednisone is between 18-36 hours. It usually takes six half lives for a medicine to clear so between 4.5 and 9 days. ...Read more

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I am looking for an anosmia treatment other than prednisone?

I am looking for an anosmia treatment other than prednisone?

See below:: In cases of anosmia caused by sinus infections, antibiotics can clear up the sinus infection, thus curing the anosmia. It may require many months of antibiotic treatment for the sense of smell to return. Other options: polyps removed; zinc and lutein supplements; adjustments done by a chiropractor (top of neck, behind ears). ...Read more

Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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Deltasone (Definition)

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