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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
Varied: There are many potential effects to taking Prednisone or any steroid medication. They include sweats, increased appetite, weight gain, acne, elevated blood sugar, increased frequency of urination. And others. More serious effects include raising blood pressure, causing cataracts to mature more quickly, osteoporosis and damage to bone (called osteonecrosis). ...Read more
Chronic high dose steroid adminstration is an animal model for accelerated again: osteoporosis, thin skin, loss or muscle on the extremities, weight gain on the middle, diabetes, ashd, increased blood pressure, cataracts, thinning hair, etc.
I believe they should be used only as low dose as possible for the shortest period possible. Streroids save many lives when used properly. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Different people have different reactions to prednisone. Prednisone can make a person tired, fussy, excited, irritable, etc... However, many illnesses can make a person tired, so one cannot simply blame tiredness on the Prednisone (the doctor can consider the various causes of the tiredness). ...Read more
Yes.: Chronic high dose steroid adminstration is an animal model for accelerated again: osteoporosis, thin skin, loss or muscle on the extremities, weight gain on the middle, diabetes, ashd, increased blood pressure, cataracts, thinning hair, etc. I believe they should be used only as low dose as possible for the shortest period possible. Streroids save many lives when used properly. ...Read more
Yes but why on pred: It depends why you are on prednisone. That may be the reason for your fati gue. Prednisone can interfere with quality sleep and this can cause fatigue. You can discuss your fatigue with your physician. Often daytime fatigue is due to poor quality of sleep and a sleep study may help. ...Read more
Many side effects: Prednisone has many possible side effects. Immediate effects may include: higher blood pressure, increased appetite, weight gain, headache, disrupted sleep, and mood changes (pleasant *or* irritable). If one takes it for much longer than daily for ten days straight, other side effects may occur, including changes in physical appearance and dependence on the medication. ...Read more
Caution: There is a moderate interaction with these 2 medications in that they can increase risk of stomach or bowel inflammation and bleeding in the GI tract. Talk to your doctors about whether the benefit of taking these 2 medications together outweigh the risks in your case. Alternative medication for controlling painful periods may be a better option. ...Read more
What is cla?:
If you mean conjugated linoleic acid, then this should not be an issue with prednisone.
Any concerns about drug-drug or drug-supplement interactions should be further discussed with your pharmacist however who can run an interaction check with their software.
Many supplements however don't necessarily have a lot of data on interactions or even ideal dosing. ...Read more