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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
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
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
What is differences between methylprednisolone, prednisone, and prednisolone? Which one better (have less sx)?
My platelet count is 52000 (itp) . Can i take prednisone or prednisolone to increase platelets count upto normal range.
Difference between prednisone and prednisolone?my doc perscribed prednisolone 5mg twice a day for 3 months because of my cervical hnp and neck pain
Not much: They are virtually identical in strength and benefit. ...Read more
How much dosage of prednisone or prednisolone in case of low platelet count (itp), an adult person may take?
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
On my birth control packet it says the steroid prednisolone effects birth control. I was on prednisone.. Same thing? Should i be worried?
At what age can children take prednisolone ? And what is the difference between prednisolone or normal prednisone and hydrocortisone ?
Started taking 5mg prednisolone once a day. Felt dizzy and ran blood test 1 hour after meal every lab normal except Glucose level 165.Stop prednisone?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have polymyalgia, take 10 mg of predisone a day. Does the prednisone fight infection or just control pain?
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?
Can prednisone and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR cause swollen lymphnodes cause when i started my Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR and predisone my lymphnode swelled up like a pea it hurts?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer