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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
After finish antibiotics, cough syrup prednisone medications to treat bronchitis, is it normal after 1 week to feel chest congestions and cough again?
Yes: However it is important to get in touch with our prescribing doctor. Something should get better by now examples--- shortness of breath, sputum production, sputum color etc. The respiratory epithelium is replaced by an young immature epithelium (lining of the breathing tubes) as a part of the healing process. It is very sensitive to stimuli resulting in prolonged cough (upto 6 weeks). ...Read more
6 yr old boy Nocturnal asthma how to relieve it if inhaler isn't helping at night time? And spits out prednisone medication when given orally.
You should speak: To his doctor. I don't know what inhaler he is on. If it is a bronchodilator (such as albuterol or xopenex), he may benefit from an inhaled steroid (or through a nebulizer), but only his doctor can make that determination. If he is having labored breathing, you should take him to an emergency room to be seen. ...Read more
After finishing antibiotics, cough syrup, prednisone medications to treat bronchitis, is it normal after 1 week to feel chest congestion and cough?
Not necessarily: But some remaining secretions can cause it. Get fluids, vit c, mucolytics for 3 more days if not better get medical assistance. ...Read more
TMJ - Prednisone: Tmj disorders are about tooth grinding or alterations in bite, except in uncommon circumstances such as jaw trauma from boxing or a car wreck. Anything that relieves inflammation in the joint is helpful. Prednisone is helpful for tmj, but should not be used on a regular basis, as many side effects are common with long term use of steroids. Go see your dentist, if pain persists. ...Read more
PREDNISONE A STEROID: 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 on minerals like potassium. ...Read more
I would disagree: Since you do not describe your diagnosis, I cannot really answer other than generically. An inflammatory polyneuritis such as Guillain-Barre or CIDP are best treated with IVIG or plasmapheresis, and steroids are not the best approach here. This is far more complicated and would suggest Concierge or IN Box consult here onsite. ...Read more
I have pancreatitis caused by medication (prednisone 50mg) I would like to know what foods I can't eat and what foods I should eat. Thanks?
Protein: The pancreas is a large gland in your upper abdomen, behind your intestine and stomach, which produces enzymes to digest foods, particularly carbohydrate and fats. The two main enzymes are amylase and lipase, and levels of these two chemicals can be measured in your blood when you have pancreatitis. So to your question, a high protein diet may be the best choice when your pancreatitis is active. ...Read more
How often do I have to be monitored by any of these medications Prednisone, methotrexate, folic acid?
Hi, im male 21 years old and I got itp, I used al medication (prednisone, globin) and even had a marrow research. How bad is it if I remove myn spleen?
Me and my boyfriend had sex yesterday but stopped because I started bleeding I thought I was coming on my menstrual cycle but I didn't I've also been on the medication prednisone why did I bleed?
I have red patches all over my body they itch. I went to the hospital and the gave me benadryl, (diphenhydramine) prednisone, &cimetidine these medications did nothing!?
Foolish: ER people treat heart attacks, accidents, emergencies. That's why we call it the emergency room. They are poor at treating "red patches all over". What did they call it? Stop this foolishness and see a dermatologist. When you call, indicate if it is urgent. Is your water safe yet? Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) except bedtime. It is a sleeping pill. Cimetidine is for acid stomach, not for skin. You need a p ...Read more
Yes, but...: While on prednsone drink little or very moderately. Why? Prednisone makes the lining of the stomach much more vulnerable to any irritant, which includes etoh (alcohol). Dilute beverages are much preferred like beer. But not much, since both agents can cause gatritis and GI bleeding. ...Read more
I take my daily medications of prednisone and immuran and plaquniel for sle but there is flaring always what should I do?
Consider Benlysta (belimumab): Speak to your rheumatologist. A newer drug, benlysta, (belimumab) may be effective in this situation. ...Read more
I went to the hospital a few days ago for pain in my throat and they told me I had laryngitis. After giving me some medication called prednisone
Rest: Give your voice rest. Time is usually best course of treatment. ...Read more
HX diabetes II. Allergic rxn to possible medication. Stopped all meds, and on prednisone 40mg for last 5 days. Sugar 250. Wht num is dangerously high?
250 is OK: 250 for a short time on prednisone is usually nothing to worry about. Any change in sugar levels which causes you symptoms is a concern. If you are not able to drink enough fluids to keep up with the amount you loose in urine then your sugar levels require treatment. If you run over 400 there is a higher risk of acid buildup or dehydration. Over 600 the risk goes much higher ...Read more
I was diagnosed for sarcoidosis/pulminary problem. I am on prednisone. I am feeling okay but I was told I have to take medication long time is it okay?
My husband is 32 years old with left sided exopthalmos, he is on medication of tapazole (methimazole) 5mg a day? Does he need to take again prednisone and how long?
Possibly: It sounds like your husband has graves disease. Taking tapazole (methimazole) controls the thyroid level but does not affect his eyes if the exophthalmos is due to graves disease. Prednisone can be helpful if there is a lot of inflammation associated with his eyes. This needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist with expertise in graves eye disease, typically a neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Is there an alternative medication to open up the lungs and assist with breathing besides puffers and prednisone?
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 had chronic migraine for 4 years and fibromyalgia for 3 years. I have tried numerous medications, Botox injections in the head and a 21 day course of Prednisone. All of these, especially Botox and Prednisone have alleviated the pain to some degree.
Superior trapezius: 20's male w. fibromyalgia & "chronic migraines". Often find: shoulder girdle asymmetry, head tilt toward lower shoulder, inequality of leading edges of superior trapezium, exquisite tenderness levator scapulae insertion on superior scapula spine. Treatments: shoe lift one side, cannabis lotion massage & acupuncture & biofeedback of larger/spastic trap & shrug exercise tonification of weaker trap. ...Read more
I have had chronic migraine for 4 years and fibromyalgia for 3 years. I have tried numerous medications, Botox injections in the head and a 21 day course of Prednisone. All of these, especially Botox and Prednisone have alleviated the pain to some degree
My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with an allergic reaction to Minocycline about a week ago. This was her 2nd exposure to the medication, but she did not have any reaction the first time she took it. She was treated with prednisone (30mg twice a day
Allergies: What your daughter experienced is typical for an allergic reaction. We are never allergic to something the first time we are exposed to it. An allergy requires a previous exposure for the body to become sensitized and for the immune system to create a response to subsequent exposures. ...Read more
I've been on prednisone & zpack and have to get my thyroid blood work done will this effect results? Should I wait until done w/medications?
Get blood drawn: There is no problem with drawing your blood while on meds. ...Read more
I am having problems when I have sex I become impotent during intercourse. Could it be the medication im on... Amlodipine Besylate, Prednisone. Help!
Is it fine to take prednisone with tramadone a blood pressure medication the doctor at the clinic prescribed?
Yes: It should be present any significant issues. ...Read more