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Prednisone Dosage With Ldn
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 took the wrong dosage of prednisone the last 3 days.I was to take 3 daily x 3 days. I thought that meant 3 at a time 3 times a day. Will i be ok?
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
I took one 20 mg of prednisone, i had the sensation of a caffeine high for a moment. How long will this dosage stay in my system.
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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