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What is the definition or description of: Prednisone overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Prednisone overdose?

Prednisone overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "Symptoms of corticosteroid overdose can include: Altered mental status with agitation (psychosis), Burning or itching skin, Convulsions, Deafness, Depression, Dry skin,
High blood pressure, Increased infection risk, Muscle weakness, Nausea & vomiting, Nervousness, Sleepiness, Stopping of menstrual cycle >>> ...Read more

Prednisone Overdose (Definition)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. "Symptoms of corticosteroid overdose can include: Altered mental status with agitation (psychosis), Burning or itching skin, Convulsions, Deafness, Depression, Dry skin, High blood pressure, Increased infection risk, Muscle weakness, Nausea & vomiting, Nervousness, Sleepiness, Stopping ...Read more


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What is the treatment for prednisone overdose?

What is the treatment for prednisone overdose?

Unlikely to overdose: Best bet is you did not sleep. We use doses of methyprednisolone or Dexamethasone at doses equivalent to 1000mg of Prednisone by IV administration to treat severe flares in lupus, or to sometimes treat vasculitis. I doubt you took so much. ...Read more

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If I overdosed on prednisone last night, can I die?

If I overdosed on prednisone last night, can I die?

Unlikely!: Best bet is you did not sleep. We use doses of methyprednisolone or Dexamethasone at doses equivalent to 1000mg of Prednisone by IV administration to treat severe flares in lupus, or to sometimes treat vasculitis. I doubt you took so much. ...Read more

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Can you get a stroke due to an overdose of prednisone?

Can you get a stroke due to an overdose of prednisone?

PREDNISONE IN HIGH: Enough doses can cause sodium retention with elevated blood pressure and possiblr to have a stroke from that. ...Read more

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Can children and teenagers safely take Deltasone (prednisone)?

Can children and teenagers safely take Deltasone (prednisone)?

Deltasone (prednisone): Deltasone (prednisone) can be used in treatment of children and teens but there are potential side effects. ...Read more

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Can children take Deltasone (prednisone)?

Can children take Deltasone (prednisone)?

Deltasone (prednisone): Yes, Deltasone (prednisone) can be used to treat children. ...Read more

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Not sure my friend needs I need to go to the hospital for an overdose. 40 mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) snorted earlier and 30 mg prednisone taken. Scary stuff happenin?

Dangerous: You ae doing dangerous things with the medication. Snorting drugs results in very rapid absorption and very high levels quickly which may be very dangerous. Amphetamines are not meant to be taken this way. If amphetamine is absorbed to rapidly and dose is too high you are risking a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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What is the correct dosage for children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy for 19 month toddler 21.5 lbs? Is it ok to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with alubeterol/prednisone inhalant

What is the correct dosage for children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy for 19 month toddler 21.5 lbs? Is it ok to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with alubeterol/prednisone inhalant

1 teaspoon or 5cc's: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used with the Albuterol and Prednisone. The dosage of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for your child's weight would be about 1 teaspoon (5cc) being that the concentration of the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is 12.5mg per each teaspoon. Remember, if your child is having breathing problems, always consult with your Pediatrician. Take care. ...Read more

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At what age can children take prednisolone? And what is the difference between prednisolone or normal prednisone and hydrocortisone?

At what age can children take prednisolone? And what is the difference between prednisolone or normal prednisone and hydrocortisone?

Any: This is just a different form of the same family of meds. The body produces cortisol, the parent molecule of all these drugs as a stress hormone.These vary in their duration of effect and palatability. I would use it at any age I find it needed. ...Read more

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Can prednisone stunt my growth?

Can prednisone stunt my growth?

Prednisone: If you are 50 you have stopped growing and indeed likely shrinking in height. Prednisone may causes vertebral collapse if used for long time at high dose. Lets do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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How does prednisone affect your mood?

Euphoric grouch?: Prednisone can cause euphoria, agitation, insomnia, mania (especially in bipolar sufferers), psychosis, confusion, hunger, depression and anxiety. Many initially feel very energetic and get a lot done, then exhausted and depressed when it is stopped. Often patients tell me they think they are fine but their families find them short-tempered. Side effects are dose and duration-related; temporary. ...Read more

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What medicine can replace prednisone?

What medicine can replace prednisone?

Depends on disease: If you are asking what other similar medications (steroids) can be used there are several options such as medrol (methylprednisolone). If you are asking can you stop steroids completely and substitute another treatment - this is often but not always possible. It depends on your diagnosis. I suggest you discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can prednisone treat a puffy uppereyelid?

Sometimes: If it is due to an allergic reaction or a bug bite, it can. If it is secondary to an infection, do not use it. ...Read more

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Who should not take Deltasone (prednisone)?

Who should not take Deltasone (prednisone)?

Deltasone (prednisone): Deltasone (prednisone) is contraindicated with "Systemic fungal infections and known hypersensitivity to components." See: http://dailymed. Nlm. Nih. Gov/dailymed/drugInfo. Cfm? Setid=3400d26a-41cb-40e4-99b4-780e1e0ec561 ...Read more

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I can't stop the prednisone. Should I take metformine?

Take what is Rx'd: Obviously your details are limited. If you are diabetic, or otherwise have Insulin resistance and are taking a steroid, your blood sugars will typically go up. If your doctor has prescribed metformin to address this, then by all means take it. If you have not been prescribed or otherwise instructed to take metformin, then talk to your doctor before doing so. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my appetite while being on prednisone?

Prednisone hunger: One option is to reduce the dose of prednisone. In some people using the comparable medication, methylprednisolone, has less of this effect. When you do eat, eat high fiber, high water foods to fill you without as many calories. ...Read more

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Can medications like prednisone be taken with alchohol?

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

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What's the most effective way to take 80mg of prednisone?

No one way: The way your doctor tells you. Some suggest a single dose and some divided doses. ...Read more

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Is taking 5mg of prednisone daily for a year considered fairly safe?

Is taking 5mg of prednisone daily for a year considered fairly safe?

Depends: Chronic use of any medications, inherently carries risk. Prednisone daily may be needed to treat certain conditions, and without it, would cause more harm than its continuous usage. We as doctors and patients must always weigh the risk vs. The benefit. With that being said, long tern Prednisone use may cause an increased risk of several different issues. ...Read more

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Prednisone side effects?

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

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Side-effect of prednisone?

Side-effect of prednisone?

Many.: 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

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Does prednisone cause brusing?

Yes it is a side eff: Yes it is a side effect of prednisone.It is listed as easy bruising, which means a minimal trauma sometimes not even remembered or realized may cause bruising. It is as compared to spontaneous bruising. ...Read more

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Can prednisone make you tired?

Can prednisone make you tired?

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

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How can I taper down prednisone?

Prednisone taper off: Prednisone is not addicting like a narcotic, but many patients experience withdrawal symptoms. Taper off very slowly, example: 60mg for 3 days, 40mg for 3 days, 20 mg for 3 days, 10 mg for 3 days) ...Read more

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What are prednisone side effects?

What are prednisone side effects?

See details: Weight gain, bruisability, diabetes, infection, cataracts, osteoporosis and fracture and avascular necrosis among others. ...Read more

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Does prednisone contain caffeine?

Does prednisone contain caffeine?

No: Hi SB, prednisone is a type of steroid and does not contain caffeine. Prednisone and caffeine are two separate drugs. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Side effects of taking prednisone?

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

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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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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