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Is taking systemic corticosteroids (I.e. prednisone, prednisolone etc.) contraindicated while taking testosterone or Test precursor? Endos weigh in?

Is taking systemic corticosteroids (I.e. prednisone, prednisolone etc.) contraindicated while taking testosterone or Test precursor? Endos weigh in?

No: These are two different types of chemicals and depending on the reasons for usage could be used together. These are issues to discuss with your physicians. ...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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What is the differance between apo prednisone and prednisolone acetate?

What is the differance between apo prednisone and prednisolone acetate?

See below: Apo-prednisone and prednisolone acetate are both in the class of drugs called corticosteroids. The difference between the two is their use and formulation. Prednisolone acetate is used for treating inflammation of the eyes and comes in the form of eye drops. Apo-prednisone works throughout the whole body to treat a variety of inflammatory reactions or diseases and comes in a tablet form. ...Read more

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What is differences between methylprednisolone, prednisone, and prednisolone? Which one better (have less sx)?

What is differences between methylprednisolone, prednisone, and prednisolone? Which one better (have less sx)?

No big difference: In practice, they are not that different although theoretically methylprednisolone may have a razor-thin edge and is available in injectable form. ...Read more

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My platelet count is 52000 (itp) . Can i take prednisone or prednisolone to increase platelets count upto normal range.

My platelet count is 52000 (itp) . Can i take prednisone or prednisolone to increase platelets  count upto normal range.

Itp: Yes you can but long term steroids are to be avoided due to side effects. There are many other options available for itp. See http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/idiopathic_thrombocytopenic_purpura#steroids. ...Read more

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How much dosage of prednisone or prednisolone in case of low platelet count (itp), an adult person may take?

How much dosage of prednisone or prednisolone in case of low platelet count (itp), an adult person may take?

ITP: It depends on how low the count is and how well the person responds. That is why we have health care professionals to work with us. It reduces the guess work. ...Read more

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NSAIDS cause increased risk of Heart attack and stroke, even with short-term use, according to many sources. Does Prednisone and Prednisolone also?

NSAIDS cause increased risk of Heart attack and stroke, even with short-term use, according to many sources.  Does Prednisone and Prednisolone also?

Risk/ benefit: NSAID's do have many risks, but incidence of heart attacks and strokes are quite low indeed, the side effects can usually be mitigated or prevented. Steroids possess numerous side effects, far too many to list here, but the profile is different from NSAID's in many respects. All meds, even tylenol (acetaminophen) have risks. Follow your doctor's recommendations. ...Read more

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Is prednisone the same as prednisolone?

Overall yes: They are very similar but Prednisone is metabolized through the liver so patients with liver dysfunction may do better with Prednisolone which it is not affected by the liver to the same degree. ...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 a child take an iron supplement (ferrous sulfate) while taking prednisone? My 1 year old was diagnosed with itp on wed. He has had 2 doses of prednisolone. About 2 weeks before this diagnosis he was slightly anemic and was given the iron supplement

Can a child take an iron supplement (ferrous sulfate) while taking prednisone? My 1 year old was diagnosed with itp on wed.  He has had 2 doses of prednisolone.  About 2 weeks before this diagnosis he was slightly anemic and was given the iron supplement

Yes: Iron and Prednisolone is ok. I would be wary of starting a child on a steroid who is also anemic. While steroids can be used for itp, i would want to really, really, make sure there was not another process going on that would explain the anemia and low platelets. I would want a peds hem/onc doctor involved if they are not - at least as a phone consult from your child's doc to talk about the plan. ...Read more

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I have polymyalgia, take 10 mg of predisone a day, will the prednisone fight infection or just control pain?

I have polymyalgia, take 10 mg of predisone a day, will the prednisone fight infection or just control pain?

Treats the disease: If you are referring to polymyalgia rheumatica, steroids treat the underlying inflammatory process which results in resolution of your pain. Over time your disease should go away. Steroids do not fight infection and in fact can make infections worse. ...Read more

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On 10 day 5 mg predisone 36 pills wanted to know can i go do my 4th gen duo hiv test on these meds or do i need to wait for accurate results i'm on my fifth day of prednisone?

No: Would be helpful to know more about your history, but in a person with relatively normally functioning immune system, 5mg prednisone would not decrease circulating antibody levels (or virus antigen levels). Test will be accurate on this regimen. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a suppressed immune system? e.g the immune system was suppressed by Prednisone? Does it mean that you have to avoid people?

Prednisone: Prednisone does suppress the Immune system. However it depends on how much and for how long. As a rule within 2 to 4 weeks your immune system should bounce back to normal. People on prednisone or recovering from being on prednisone usually do no have to avoid people. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: prednisolone?

Please describe the medication: prednisolone?

A steroid medication: Prednisolone is a form of medication know as a steroid--the active metabolite of prednisone. Used similarly, both medications are useful in the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or asthma. In certain medical situations Prednisolone may be better absorbed than prednisone. ...Read more

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Is there a natural prednisone?

Is there a natural prednisone?

Hydrocortisone: hydrocortisone is the bio identical form of prednisone. DHEA is a natural precursoer to cortisol ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Keenum
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Prednisolone (Definition)

Prednisolone is a form of medication know as a steroid--the active metabolite of prednisone. Used similarly, both medications are useful in the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or asthma. In certain medical situations Prednisolone may be ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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