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What is prednisone?

What is prednisone?

Medicine : Predisone is a type of steroidal medicine. ...Read more

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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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What is prednisone for?

What is prednisone for?

Prednisone: used for suppressing the immune system and inflammation. ...Read more

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What is prednisone prescribed for?

ANTIINFLAMATORY : Prednisone is a potent antiinflamatory agent. In a taper over 8 days it can treat a rash IE SHINGLES/ Astma Flare/PLEURITIS/Pericarditis. Used over a longer period of time it treats many autoimmune diseases like Lupus /RA/MS and Sarcoidosis . ...Read more

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What is prednisone commonly used for?

What is prednisone commonly used for?

Treat inflammation: Prednisone is a very potent aniinflammatory med that is used to treat a number of very different disorders in which inflammation is a key feature. ...Read more

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Subsequent to effects of stopping prednisone?

Depends: Dosing and time important. The higher the dose and length of treatment, higher risk of cataracts, osteoporosis, adrenal insufficiency , hyperglycemia etc. ...Read more

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Can prednisone weakened tendons?

Typically no: There was some initial research about Anabolic steroids causing weak tendons, but this has been tough to prove again. We also use steroid injections to treat tendinopathies. As such, i highly doubt Prednisone is causing any tendon weakening. ...Read more

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Could prednisone make you thirsty?

Could prednisone make you thirsty?

Yes, see your doctor: Excessive thirst is a side effect of Prednisone however it can also be a sign of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Prednisone can cause you to have high blood pressure and high sugar, this can be dangerous and should be treated. You should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take prednisone?

Oral Prednisone: is FDA Pregnancy Category C - discuss with your doctor as it can be problematic. See: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-6007-9383/prednisone-oral/prednisone-oral/details/list-precautions ...Read more

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Does prednisone cause kidney damage?

Does prednisone cause kidney damage?

No it does not: No Prednisone does not cause kidney damage.Long term use of Prednisone with moderate to high doses of Prednisone can cause elevation of blood pressure, but if the dose is reduced or Prednisone is stopped, the blood pressure comes down to normal. But no kidney damage. ...Read more

Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Deltasone (Definition)

Deltasone is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more