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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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On celexa (citalopram) 40mg for a few months & klonopon .5 two times a day for a month. I stopped taking my meds for almost week, how long will withdraw last.

On celexa (citalopram) 40mg for a few months & klonopon .5 two times a day for a month. I stopped taking my meds for almost week, how long will withdraw last.

Not sure.: I am not sure you are having symptoms of withdrawal. Were you prescribed these medications for depression and anxiety? If you were, some of the symptoms you are experiencing now be a recurrence of your symptoms and they can actually feel worse than before you started. Do see your doctor to make sure you're not having other problems. ...Read more

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Why dermatologists prescribe azithromycin 1 tablet daily for three days to repeat every week for month?

Why dermatologists prescribe azithromycin 1 tablet daily for three days to repeat every week for month?

Azithromycin: Azithromycin is used to treat certain bacterial infections, such as bronchitis; pneumonia; sexually transmitted diseases (std); and infections of the ears, lungs, sinuses, skin, throat, and reproductive organs. Azithromycin is in a class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. ...Read more

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Took prednisone 20mg for three days along zyrtec (cetirizine) off and on for a week. Alt was 47 a week after prednisone. Taking prilosec. Can meds affect alt?

ALT: No, none of these meds usually increase your alt . There are numerous causes of elevation but before starting a search for the cause i would repeat it to see if it is now normal. ...Read more

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If I take 500 MG of penicilin two times a day for seven days will my chlymydia be cured?

If I take 500 MG of penicilin two times a day for seven days will my chlymydia be cured?

No: Penicillin is not the treatment for chlamydia. You need to see your GYN or go to the health department to get treated. You then need to follow up to make sure it's gone. Your sexual partner(s) also need to be treated. ...Read more

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Ttc for one year. Had pcos but resolved. Now on duphaston for 3 months. Got two day period after stopping duphaston is this normal?

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Ttc for one year. Had pcos but resolved. Now on duphaston for 3 months. Got two day period after stopping duphaston is this normal?

Trying to conceive: Duphaston is a brand of dydrogesterone, available outside States, used to treat menstrual disorders such as irregular and/or painful periods. As such, bleeding can be expected upon stopping this medication, but it's still best to discuss w/your prescribing doc who should have explained what & when to expect. Re TTC, see your Family Doc to be sure you're healthy enough. Start taking Folic Acid. ...Read more

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I am taking azithromycin 500mg for three days for syphilis treatment and i've already taken it for two days. Now i'm told to take 2g single dose.

I am taking azithromycin 500mg for three days for syphilis treatment and i've already taken it for two days. Now i'm told to take 2g single dose.

Not syphilis: I don't think you're being treated for syphilis. If it's syphilis you should be getting a shot of penicillin -- did you get that already? It sounds like they're treating you for chlamydia. You should talk to your doc about why they're making the changes. ...Read more

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Can i take 30mg of prednisone for one day only?

Can i take 30mg of prednisone for one day only?

Yes.: For most forms of arthritis, you should get immediate, albeit transient pain relief. Take it only in the morning. ...Read more

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No period for four months. Spotted for two days each for month 2 and 3. Now that its month 4 i am bleeding VERY scanty for the past two weeks?Help

No period for four months. Spotted for two days each for month 2 and 3. Now that its month 4 i am bleeding VERY scanty for the past two weeks?Help

Irregular bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I took busparone for one month (30 mg a day). I stopped it two days ago. Should i taper instead?

I took busparone for one month (30 mg a day).  I stopped it two days ago.  Should i taper instead?

Good idea to taper: While unlikely to be dangerous, it is recommended not to abruptly discontinue medications. Tapering in general will allow for your body to adjust as you come off of a medication. In some cases it can be very dangerous to acutely discontinue, but buspar/buspirone is not one of them. You generally have worse anxiety, mood symptoms, stomach upset, headache, and similar symptoms for a few days. ...Read more

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I weaned off Lexapro (escitalopram) from 20 to 10 mg for one month then 10 mg every other day for one month then off it's been two weeks and still have headaches is?

I weaned off Lexapro (escitalopram) from 20 to 10 mg for one month then 10 mg  every other day for one month then off it's been two weeks and still have headaches is?

Discuss w provider: Sounds like a reasonable taper from that class of drugs as sudden withdrawal can cause many symptoms including dizziness and headache. Why you still have a headache depends on making a good diagnosis. Sometimes people are on drugs like Lexapro (escitalopram) for chronic pain, so the cause may still be present. It is unliekly to still be from stopping the med unless other meds are involved. ...Read more

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Missed period for a month doc prescribed Duphaston for 5 days two times a day. Now two days after ending the medicinet my period start but bt like b4?

Missed period for a month doc prescribed Duphaston for 5 days two times a day. Now two days after ending the medicinet my period start  but bt like b4?

So that is good: That was the reason dufaston was given to you and it induced your period and you say it is like before.So it worked follow up with your doctor if you have any other concern. ...Read more

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Could Zoloft (sertraline) be effecting my periods? I take 50 milligrams per day, I've been on it for almost two months. I got two periods in a month.

Could Zoloft (sertraline) be effecting my periods? I take 50 milligrams per day, I've been on it for almost two months. I got two periods in a month.

Possibly: If you were having no problems prior to starting the medication then this could be a side effect of the medication. Although relatively uncommon, I have seen a patient have lactation and irregular menstrual cycles on Zoloft (sertraline). Talk with your prescriber if this is causing you concern so you can discuss risk and benefits. Always do a pregnancy test as well just to rule that out. ...Read more

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Im 23 yrs old and for three months now my period has only last for a day and a half is this normal?

Im 23 yrs old and for three months now my period has only last for a day and a half is this normal?

Not sure.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to take five prednisone per day for five days? My sister was prescribed the drug for a persistent cough. Is this safe?

Is it advisable to take five prednisone per day for five days?  My sister was prescribed the drug for a persistent cough. Is this safe?

Prednisone dosage: High doses of corticosteroids like prednisone cause serious health problems, but only with prolonged therapy. Five days treatment is entirely safe. How effective it will be is another story, however. Perhaps worth a try, but often has little effect against symptoms of respiratory infection. ...Read more

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