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Prednisone Dosage For Bronchitis
My doctor has me on a prednisone (20 mg) schedule of 3-3-2-2-1-1. Is this a standard-sufficient dosage when recovering from a bout of bronchitis?
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
Caution: Steroids are effective medications at indiscriminately reducing inflammation. However, they have a number of potential side effects such as elevation of blood pressure/blood sugar, temporary emotional changes, gastritis and idiopathic bone necrosis. Additionally they actually suppress the natural immune system. Antibiotics, fluids, mucus thinners usually suffice unless severe airway swelling.See 2 more doctor answers
My dr prescribed 10 prednisone pills in 20mg, and told me to take 2 per day for 5 days for bronchitis. Is tapering needed? If yes, how much tapering?
My dr prescribed 10 prednisone pills in 20mg, and told me to take 2 per day for 5 days for bronchitis. Is it safe to take it for 5 days as prescribed?
Yes: Yes. The dosage and indication is safe and reasonable.See 1 more doctor answer
I was prescribed Zpak, Prednisone, and Acetaminophen/Codeine syrup for Bronchitis. Should this be helpful?
Medications: The ZPak is a good broad spectrum antibiotic and Prednisone will treat inflammation, particularly if you had wheezing on exam. The cough syrup combined with Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with fever and cough. I usually advise using Tylenol (acetaminophen) only for fever and a cough preparation only if you need it to sleep. Most bronchial infections though are viral and not treated with antibiotics.
Yes: Yes sweating is one of the side effects.
Had bronchitis since b4 thanksgiving still have it after 2 rounds of Zithromax and prednisone starting to believe it's something else is this normal?
I agree: It is possible that you have had multiple consecutive viral infections in which case zithromax will have no effect whatsoever on the infection. If it is viral bronchitis however, prednisone usually provides some relief. Perhaps you have the cough due to allergies, undiagnosed asthma or acid reflux. I would see your PCP for work up.
Off prednisone for over 2 weeks and still having bad withdrawals. Was only on it for a week to treat bronchitis symptoms. How long to sleep well again?
Something else: I don't think what you're experiencing has anything to do with the short course of prednisone. Consider looking in other areas to find the cause. Hope this helps!
I have been prescribed 20mg of prednisone. 5 days, take 3 pills 1time/day. Prescribed to me because my bronchitis is not going away after 7 days of taking 10 day course of Avelox. I know there are many possible side effects. I am experiencing several, bu
Prednisone: Can cause a lot of side effects, especially at higher doses. For some, 60 mg at one time can cause feelings of nervousness, mood swings, insomnia etc, as well as elevations in blood sugar and blood pressure. If you are experiencing these, you could try splitting the dose in half and take it twice per day, or if that is still causing side effects, you may need to take a lower dose. Talk to your Dr.
My doctor prescribed prednisone to me for my bronchitis. What does it do specifically to aid in getting over the bronchitis?
Fights inflammation: Prednisone is a strong anti-inflammatory medication. Perhaps you have had some narrowing of your bronchial tubes - and maybe some wheezing. Prednisone may help these symptoms. Prednisone is usually taken for a brief period of time, though. Taking it for long periods may increase your risk for diabetes, obesity, and bone thinning. But taken for a brief period may help your symptoms greatly.See 1 more doctor answer
On prednisone for bronchitis. Wont be doing any smoking but marijuana itself will not have any negative affects on my medication? Say edibles?
I have med anxiety. I just took prednisone for bronchitis (have taken b4 with no prob) but now I'm worried. Is it likely to cause an adverse reaction?
Anxiety: Many people have anxiety about medications, even ones they have previously taken. You are correct in your labeling the issue is not the medication. Many people take. The problem is your anxiety. Use ccognitive behavioral skills to fight it. Get assistance if you need to because your health is at stake.See 1 more doctor answer
My husband 63 has viral bronchitis and was given 60 milligram prednisone for 5 days. Is this safe? I thought ur suppose to wean yourself off this.
It is safe: Very short course of predisone can technically be stopped abruptly. However, I would have personally tapered it.
I was diagnosed with acute bronchitis and I'm on day 4 on z-pak and prednisone. Coughing and mucus haven't improved much. What can I do at this point?
Wait: It can take as long as 8 weeks to completely get over a viral bronchitis though usually you will see improvement in a week or two. As long as you are not getting worse just wait.
I just started 20mg prednisone tonight for bronchitis. I took it at 8pm & its now 1:40am. I'm having hot flashes & I'm only 19. How do I control this side effect? I don't like it, but I can't breathe.
Drug reaction: 20-40% of persons who take Prednisone have an adverse reaction to it. This will subside tonight, but you need to call your doctor in the am and clearly tell him/her about this. Do not keep taking it unless absolutely necessary. Side effects could get worse and result in tragedy. There are ways around these effects, but you and your doctor need specialist consultation. Now.See 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have increased sciatica pain after starting a round of prednisone for bronchitis? The pain seems to be nerve pain.
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