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What are the side effects of stopping prednisone abruptly after 10 days?

What are the side effects of stopping prednisone abruptly after 10 days?

See details: It depends somewhat on what the Prednisone was used to treat in the first place. It could lead to a flare of the underlying disease but otherwise is not an issue if it was stopped with the doctor's okay. ...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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Recently, I have been prescribed prednisone 20mg twice a day for 14 days. Are there any harmful side effects?

Recently, I have been prescribed prednisone 20mg twice a day for 14 days. Are there any harmful side effects?

Usually not: The side effects with short term use are generally minimal. The risk of side effects increases with the dosage used and the time span over which it is used. It may increase appetite and make you a little hyper with short term use. ...Read more

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I'm taking 5mg prednisone on and off, i did not know that it has side effects if i stop, i'm not taking it for 5 days now, should I take it again?

I'm taking 5mg prednisone on and off, i did not know that it has side effects if i stop, 
i'm  not taking it for 5 days now, should I take it again?

Many issues: There are a lot of issues we need to know to answer that question. Why you taking it? Sometimes Prednisone is given intermittently. Sometimes people need to slowly tsper it especially if they been on it a long time. The fact that you have been off it without a problem may mesn you don't need to take it anymore. ...Read more

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I've just been prescribed prednisone, 20 mg twice/day 5 days, 20 mg for 3 days.Is it safe?Reading a lot of terrible things(side effects).

Side effect?: All med can have side effect , we take them when we need them . U physician thinks u do need it , comply with treatment. ...Read more

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I just finished prednisone after almost a month for ms relapse. It's only been 2 days. I'm still having a huge appetite. How long can side effects las?

I just finished prednisone after almost a month for ms relapse. It's only been 2 days. I'm still having a huge appetite. How long can side effects las?

Half-life: Being that prednisone's biological half-life in your body is anywhere from 18-36 hours, meaning that your last dose can take up to at least 3 days to exit your system, this doesn't seem unusual as it is still in your body and can still be affecting you in the ways it was affecting you before you stopped taking it. This should taper off soon. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Why is prednisone prescribed for pharyngitis. got 10mg, 2x's 4 days. should I worry about cortisol, or anxiety side effects?

Why is prednisone prescribed for pharyngitis. got 10mg, 2x's 4 days. should I worry about cortisol, or anxiety side effects?

No need but harmless: Such treatment is controversial. Prednisons is commonly prescribed by some physicians but with no solid scientific data that it helps. However, in this dose and duration, it is harmless, without anxiety or any other significant side effects. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed 20mg of prednisone. 5 days, take 3 pills 1time/day. Prescribed to me because my bronchitis is not going away after 7 days of taking 10 day course of Avelox. I know there are many possible side effects. I am experiencing several, bu

I have been prescribed 20mg of prednisone. 5 days, take 3 pills 1time/day.  Prescribed to me because my bronchitis is not going away after 7 days of taking 10 day course of Avelox.
I know there are many possible side effects. I am experiencing several, bu

Prednisone: Can cause a lot of side effects, especially at higher doses. For some, 60 mg at one time can cause feelings of nervousness, mood swings, insomnia etc, as well as elevations in blood sugar and blood pressure. If you are experiencing these, you could try splitting the dose in half and take it twice per day, or if that is still causing side effects, you may need to take a lower dose.Talk to your Dr. ...Read more

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