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Will 50mg prednisone cause hot flushed face 5day course taking with cefuroxime for bronchial infection is this dangerous and need visit to dr again?

Will 50mg prednisone cause hot flushed face 5day course taking with cefuroxime for bronchial infection is this dangerous and need visit to dr again?

Prednisone: The use of corticosteroids in bronchitis may be problematic, and is a clinical judgement call by the doctor seeing you. It can cause your flushed face and other potential complications. Since acute bronchitis is so seldom bacterial (>95% viral) am not sure why you are being treated with antibiotics either. Yes, you might want to visit with your doctor or get a second opinion from another. ...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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I just weaned down from prednisone and i'm off of the steroid. I never had any side effects. But now my face is extremely red and i'm very hot.

I just weaned down from prednisone and i'm off of the steroid. I never had any side effects. But now my face is extremely red and i'm very hot.

Rebound effect: Steroids are very powerful , helpful and sometimes life saving medications . They are difficult medications with lots of side effect . When you come off them , you might have rebound effect ( the signs and symptoms of the condition you take steroid would come in more powerful form) if you did not gradually tapper before you stooped them . Will recommend to see your pcp ...Read more

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Can you tell me about side effects while taking prednisone?

Can you tell me about side effects while taking prednisone?

Steroids are safe...: ...especially when taken for a short period of time. Common adverse effects include mood swings, increased appetitie , increased water retention and weight gain. Most patients tolerate them reasonably well though. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could reduce the side effects of prednisone?

Can you tell me how I could reduce the side effects of prednisone?

NO : The only way to reduce the side effects of prednisone is to take the least amount possible and still be effective in controlling the disease process. If your doctor feels it is possible try to taper with the doctor's guidance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the side effects of prednisone?

Doctors, what are the side effects of prednisone?

Steroids are safe...: ...especially when taken for a short period of time. Common adverse effects include mood swings, increased appetitie , increased water retention and weight gain. Most patients tolerate them reasonably well though. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prednisone 5mg 6 day pack?

What are the side effects of prednisone 5mg 6 day pack?

Very few: Short courses of Prednisone or Medrol (methylprednisolone) are commonly used for a a variety of conditions like acute gout, poison oak, and allergic reactions. Since the treatment is less than a week, there are few potential problems. Some patients have a little insomnia or anxiety with the higher doses given in the first few days of the pack. ...Read more

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What are side effects of taking prednisone, nyquil, and mucinexdm at same time?

Mid mixtures: Prednisone can awaken and excite and increase appetite and elevate glucose. Nyquil is drying and slightly sedating. Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm is drying and slightly sedating. Taken together the result likely will be slight sedation and decongestion. Why not set aside Mucinex (guaifenesin) when you take nyquil...? ...Read more

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What common prednisone side effects can I expect to see if my daughter has a bad reaction to it?

It depends: It depends on the amount taken and the length of time it is continued. Common effects include weight gain, bruisability and infection risk. There are other issues which are more likely associated with long term use. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of cortancyl (prednisone)? And what's the complications when taking 25mg of mtx with cortancyl?

Risk vs benefit: Prednisone like most medications can have many side effects. These include problems that occur over a relatively short period of time such as mood swings, difficulty sleeping, swellling, wt gain, glaucoma, and worsening of diabetes. There are also more serious long term side effects. A better question is what is the risk of not taking prednisone. I'd advise you to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is 20 mg Areva and 30/25/20/15/10/5 mg 2 week burst of prednisone okay to take? Side effects worry me as I seem to me sensitive.

Is 20 mg Areva and 30/25/20/15/10/5 mg 2 week burst of prednisone okay to take? Side effects worry me as I seem to me sensitive.

Ok combo: The two drugs are not known to interact. That's the good news. The bad news is that you appear to be sensitive to drugs in general, and just because interactions are not known does not mean you will avoid side effects. So, in this case, you can be as confident as ever that you'll be fine, but remain vigilant whenever starting a new drug and do not hesitate to contact your physician or pharmacist ...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).

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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Been on prednisone for 8 months now, most of the time 50 mg/day, never had any visible side effects. Do i still have to worry about osteoporosis?

Been on prednisone for 8 months now, most of the time 50 mg/day, never had any visible side effects. Do i still have to worry about osteoporosis?

Yes: Osteoporosis is a concern with steroid treatment. It may not cause a problem at this time but starting out with weak bones will make you more susceptible to bone disease and fractures as you age. Discuss preventive measures with your doctor. ...Read more

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Gonna start prednisone 40mg tomorrow for my Crohn's and i'm nervous about side effects. Can you tell me some side effects and what to do for them?

Gonna start prednisone 40mg tomorrow for my Crohn's and i'm nervous about side effects. Can you tell me some side effects and what to do for them?

See below: Please consult the site given below for a list of side effects. You should notify your doctor if you notice any of these. Not all patients experience these side effects. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/steroids/hq01431. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed wid uc. Im taking prednisone 60mg for 2wks n 50 4 1wk. Side effects r bad n i wana stop it dis wk. Hw cn i safely tapper off in 1week?

See below: You need to talk to your doctor first about your side effects and let him or her decide how to taper your prednisone. He or she want to start a new medication. Hope that helps. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Facial Flushing (Definition)

Facial flushing - episode of reddening of skin of face &/or other parts of the body caused by dilation of blood vessels ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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