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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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400 mg Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for 2 months. 5mg prednisone for 1 month, now off it. Early RA. Experiencing hair thinning in front. From RA or the meds?

400 mg Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for 2 months. 5mg prednisone for 1 month, now off it. Early RA. Experiencing hair thinning in front. From RA or the meds?

Due to Placquenil: Most likely due to Placquenil as is reported side effect. It's a good drug so discuss with your Rheumatologist regarding alternative.Prednisone 5mg is lo dose and not likely. ...Read more

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Can one gain weight on 5 mg prednisone daily for several months if they watch their diet and exercise? Can I still lose while on this?

Can one gain weight on 5 mg prednisone daily for several months if they watch their diet and exercise? Can I still lose while on this?

Work on it: Corticosteroids like the Prednisone do have a tendency to cause weight gain. You are on the right track if you can watch your calories and exercise. The medication may increase your appetite, so it will take discipline. Eat healthy. The provider prescribing the medicine may be able to advise you on diet and exercise to reduce the possibility of weight gain. ...Read more

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I've had vertigo for one month now and I took prednisone and did maneuvers but it didn't help. What can I do to make it go away?

I've had vertigo for one month now and I took prednisone and did maneuvers but it didn't help. What can I do to make it go away?

Vertigo: If the maneuvers fail you can try the meds like Meclizine or scopolamine. If that does not help than you discuss wth your doctor if other meds likeaminopyridine, betahistine may help. ...Read more

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Hives for 2 months, given prednisone yest. Since nothing helped. They all disappeared, but some larger ones have left light hickey like marks. Normal?

Hives for 2 months, given prednisone yest. Since nothing helped. They all disappeared, but some larger ones have left light hickey like marks. Normal?

Yes: Hives, or urticarial, are an inflammatory skin reaction. They can be very frustrating and usually a specific reason is not found. Inflammation of the skin can cause marks which may be darker or sometimes lighter than the surrounding skin. This will fade over time. ...Read more

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I've been breaking out in hives the last 3 months and seen a lot of doctors no one knows what it is prednisone is not working?

I've been breaking out in hives the last 3 months and seen a lot of doctors no one knows what it is prednisone is not working?

Multiple causes:: Allergies, food intolerance, chemicals or solvents, stress, tension, anxiety and idiopathic (unknown cause) or iatrogenic (as a result of a medication reaction. I assume that you have already had comprehensive allergy testing by a board certified allergist? I would also suggest a full internal medicine exam and blood/urine testing to rule out underlying illness. ...Read more

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Could a small dose of prednisone, given one time, cause an 11 yr old girl to have side effects for 2 months?

Could a small dose of prednisone, given one time, cause an 11 yr old girl to have side effects for 2 months?

No: You do not mention the specific side effects but I strongly doubt any side effects from a single small dose of Prednisone to be significant. ...Read more

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My husband has had erectile dysfunction for 8 months. He takes lodine, (etodolac) prednisone, vicodin 10/325. Which one is causing the ED or is it all three?

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Who know?: All possible, but to pinpoint which one is the culprit, one has to painstakingly verify, record, and correlate the timing of onset of ed with the timing of starting a drug. Meanwhile, the general health, current medical illness, lifestyle with/without overindulgence and obsession, etc. Have to be comprehensively assessed so a reasonable accurate diagnosis can be reached for proposing treatment. ...Read more

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Seven months after cataract surgery on my right eye, I developed CME. I have been using Prednisone and Bromday twice a day. I also had a Kenalog injection a week ago, although colors are more vivid in one eye. Treatment of Cystoid Macula Edema?

Consider this: Cme developing 7 months after cataract surgery is so unusual, I question the diagnosis. There are many possible causes of swelling the macula. For example, there could be vitreomacular adhesion causing macular edema. ...Read more

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How long would one use prednisone?

How long would one use prednisone?

It depends: It depends on the reason it was prescribed in the first place. As a rule use Prednisone in as low a dose as possible for the least amount of time as possible. ...Read more

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How long should one use prednisone for?

How long should one use prednisone for?

As short as possible: Prednisone is a miracle med that puts many problems in remission but comes at a price of : anxiety, depression, agitation, increased risk of infection and bone fracture. Long term use requires a serious discussion of relative risk and benefits. ...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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Any problems with 3 days on 50 mg prednisone taking one pill a day as an adult?

Any problems with 3 days on 50 mg prednisone taking one pill a day as an adult?

Short term steroids: There should be no problem unless you have diabetes or pre diabetes in which case your blood sugars will rise significantly.
Also if you have hypertension it will elevate it while on the prednisone.
At your age in the absence of ongoing medical problems it should be perfectly safe. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take four 25mg prednisone at one time direction say 2 tablet twice day?

In theory, yes.: In general, it doesn't matter whether you take Prednisone all at once or in divided doses. However, 100 mg is a fairly high dose and side effects are going to be more likely. The answer right way to take it may differ depending on the illness being treated, the size of the patient, or other medical issues involved.

I recommend checking with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Days: Corticosteroids can affect you like this and this side effect should wane over several days although the therapeutic effects last longer. ...Read more

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Is difficulty concentrating a side effect of one a day 50 mg prednisone?

Yes: Prednisone cause cause restlessness, anxiety and even delusions and hallucinations. It can also trigger depression. ...Read more

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Why is risky to take 2 consecutively treatments of prednisone, each one of 21 pills in 6 days?

Why is risky to take 2 consecutively treatments of prednisone, each one of 21 pills in 6 days?

Risky? It depends:: It is not necessarily risky to take prednisone for 12 days.
If it's appropriately prescribed for a corticosteroid responsive condition, and if you have no contraindication to prednisone, it is not risky. Relative contraindications include Diabetes, active peptic ulcer, on high dose NSAIDS or on medication with drug interactions with prednisone. If only on it for 12 days no need to tapper dose. ...Read more

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I was prescribed prednisone for an infection. I took one on 6/21. How long does the drug remain in your system?

About 24 - 48 hrs: Prednisone is not usually prescribed for infection. If it is done in that context, I suggest you do not stop it without informing your doctor. ...Read more

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Have taken prednisone before, took 2 tablets for 5 days, 20mg, done for one day now, still have tensesion pain in temples and in head.

Have taken prednisone before, took 2 tablets for 5 days, 20mg, done for one day now, still have tensesion pain in temples and in head.

See below: I suspect that perhaps your physician felt you were having what is called a cluster headache. If so, the lack of response may indicate the diagnosis is incorrect or just that the medication doesn't work in every case. See or speak to your physician, who knows you best, and given your lack of improvement he will change his plan of treatment. ...Read more

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Prescribed cyclobenzaprine (10mg) one a day at night, etodolac (500mg) 2x a day and prednisone (20mg) 2 tablets daily. Are these meds ok to mix?

Prescribed cyclobenzaprine (10mg) one a day at night, etodolac (500mg) 2x a day and prednisone (20mg) 2 tablets daily. Are these meds ok to mix?

Maybe: Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxer, and works with either of the other two. I prefer not to mix the steroid (prednisone) with the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (etodolac), as one can potentiate the other's side effects. It's done sometimes though. I tend to use the steroid acutely, for a short period of time, the use non-steroidals. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Adco-amoxyclav, Betamox 500mg and Prednisone 5. Can I finish one of these and then the other one once I'm done. I'm struggling with Diarrhea with all of them together.

I was prescribed Adco-amoxyclav, Betamox 500mg and Prednisone 5. Can I finish one of these and then the other one once I'm done. I'm struggling with Diarrhea with all of them together.

Call your doctor: Both the Adco-amoxyclav and the Betamox contain amoxicillin. I am not sure why you are on both at the same time, unless there was a need to increase your dose of amoxicillin above the amount in the adco-amoxyclav. Call your prescriber to find out what you can do to alleviate the diarrhea. Taking them separately for a longer period of time will not likely help. ...Read more

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What is differences between methylprednisolone, prednisone, and prednisolone? Which one better (have less sx)?

No big difference: In practice, they are not that different although theoretically methylprednisolone may have a razor-thin edge and is available in injectable form. ...Read more

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What is the difference between prednisone and naproxyen for a dislocated shoulder. What does each one do. Why am I taking them?

Ask the doctor: Prednisone and naprosyn (naproxen) are both antiinflammatory agents. Prednisone is a corticosteroid while naprosyn (naproxen) is a nonsteroidal agent. Why don't you just ask the doctor who prescribed them why they are used together. I generally do not prescribed them at the same time. ...Read more

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The last one cut off my question. I'm experiencing high BP for last 2 days since prescribed prednisone and antibiotic. Average 155/105?

The last one cut off my question. I'm experiencing high BP for last 2 days since prescribed prednisone and antibiotic. Average 155/105?

Corticosteroids: One major side-effect of Prednisone is hypertension, but that does not necessarily mean that is why your BP is up. Check things again a week or so after stopping the steroids and if still elevated, see your PCP and be evaluated and perhaps treated. ...Read more

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