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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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What is the dosage of prednisone, to clear up an ashma flare up? I have a flare up every two months.

What is the dosage of prednisone, to clear up   an ashma flare up? I have a flare up every two months.

Work w/ your doctor: You need to work with a doctor on this. It is not easy to find one to do this anymore, but possible. I have one. My doctor has my pattern taper daily down from 30mg/day to 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 0, 5... You may be different. This week lasts at least a month - maybe more. I often need it in winter. ...Read more

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What is the recommended dosage for starting prednisone for ra?

Varies: We do use Prednisone quite a bit in early ra. I try to use as low a dose of Prednisone such as 5 to 10 mg a day to keep side effects to a minimum but still get control of the disease. On the rare occassion of very severe ra, we may use high oral dose steroids for example greater then 20 mg or more a day, intramuscular steroids and at times intravenous steroids in the most severe cases. ...Read more

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Can you take a low dosage of 5mg of prednisone for long periods of time?

See below: For some autoimmune diseases, a patient may stay on that dose or less if he or she was unable to wean off it. However; long term Prednisone does carry a risk of adrenal insufficiency, osteoporosis and other complications though the risk is lower with a dose of 5mg or less compared to higher doses. Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more

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At what dosage does the moon face caused by prednisone subside ? I'm on 10mg.

At what dosage does the moon face caused by prednisone subside ? I'm on 10mg.

Moon face: Generally the moon face is related to dose over time not just to dose alone. You are at a dose that should allow the face to resolve, but it may take months. ...Read more

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Do I necessarily have to be off prednisone for my moon face to disappear or can I be on a low dosage?

Do I  necessarily have to be off prednisone for my moon face to disappear or can I be on a low dosage?

Maybe: I will assume that you have the option of decreasing the dose of prednisone or discontinuing it altogether. The answer is yes the moon face may go away with a reduction in the dose. Definitely, the appearance will return to normal if the medication is stopped altogether. ...Read more

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Is the risk of adrenal suppression/insuffiency increased or the same at, let's say, 35 mg prednisone compared to 45 mg? Or any dosage above 7.5 equal?

Is the risk of adrenal suppression/insuffiency increased or the same at, let's say, 35 mg prednisone compared to 45 mg? Or any dosage above 7.5 equal?

Yes: adrenal suppression is dose related and can even occur at the replacement dose of 7.5 mg prednisone or equivalent. You have to take higher dose for stress situations ie infections bacterial or viral with increased dose of steroid. ...Read more

Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Deltasone (Definition)

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