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Prednisone Overdose In Children
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
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
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
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
At what age can children take prednisolone? And what is the difference between prednisolone or normal prednisone and hydrocortisone?
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
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
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
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
No one way: The way your doctor tells you. Some suggest a single dose and some divided doses. ...Read more
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
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
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