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Prednisone Taper Scedule
On fluconazole 150 mg 3x/week. Now diagnosed w/viral ear infection with prescription for Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak. Only weigh 90 lbs. Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose too high?
I think dose is: Proper, if a doctor prescribed it to you knowing your weight. ...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
On a dr. Recommended klonopin (clonazepam) taper. If experience withdrawal symptoms, decrease taper? Slow the taper? Push thru it? Original dose .5mg x 2 daily
Klonopin (clonazepam) taper: Hi ken, if the taper becomes too uncomfortable usually slowing the pace is helpful. Good luck. ...Read more
The slower the bette: When it comes to tapering someone off valium, i take it very slowly. I do not want to see one of my patients lulled into the false security that they can quickly taper off valium only to have them have a seizure 2 to 4 weeks later. Valium is a very long acting drug. Without knowing what type of anxiety you're being treated for, it is difficult for me to state that you should take an antidepressant . There have been some reports of using tegretol, an anticonvulsant in the long-term use of valium withdrawal to improve patient compliance and comfort during the long withdrawal process. Please lower valium under the direction of your psychiatrist. Take it slowly especially as you get down to lower amounts or withdrawal typically becomes more difficult. I wish you the best in this process and know that you can come off of the medication given proper emotional and if necessary medicinal support. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do it very slowly: The potential system is to decrease the dosage as much as possible while feeling comfortable and almost free of withdrawal symptoms. In your case decrease of hydrocodone by 2 mg per week. Many people can’t make it through a taper process because it requires a lot of discipline and the best way to do it is to get help from your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
No: No it should not if the tapering is done properly. ...Read more
What would happen if I stopped taking all prescribed medication? (Klonopin, Remeron, Welbutrin, cymbalta, (duloxetine) Qvar, singulair etc)
Do you mean stopping: cold turkey? If so, you could become very ill. Please don't do that. ...Read more
Medrol (methylprednisolone) 50 mg injection and Medrol (methylprednisolone) 4mg dose pack to take for 6 days?
Need a question: Please let us know what the question is. ...Read more
Can Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) chlorthalidone, and Chlonidine be taken together? Xanax (alprazolam) .5 3x day, chlorthalidone 25mg daily, Chlonidine .1 3x day
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Request Ambien (zolpidem) taper schedule. Current dose = Ambien (zolpidem) 5mg and Ambien (zolpidem) cr 6.5mg q.D. At bed for ssri taper. 1 month clear of ssri, doing well...Desire taper from ambien (zolpidem). Otc meds (melatonin) help?
Different doses of prednisone for 1yr. Now on 40mg-asthma, respiratory infection. taking symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) nebulizer,rescue inhaler.BP is high. is it meds?
Possibly: I am very concerned that you have been on prednisone for a year for asthma. That is not good at all. I think you need to step up your preventive asthma therapy, adding in other preventives to your inhaled steroid, among other things. See a specialist for this asap. Yes, the elevated BP may be steroid related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a doctor has: prescribed you both drugs, I am not sure why you are not asking the prescribing physician and/or the pharmacist who is dispensing the drug. If 2 doctors are prescribing, and one doesn't know about the other, that is a problem. If neither is prescribed, YOU SHOULD NOT be taking these meds. In general, ER drugs result in a steady state of opiate, and Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 mg could be taken at any time with it. ...Read more
Sometimes: It can help.Get a more detailed answer ›
your doctor: Your doctor should help you with this. There are many schedules and none has been proven to be superior. The dose you take, the reason you take it, and length of time you've been on it all factor in. ...Read more
Safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache? Taking lantus, celexa 20mg and Lorazapam .25 2-3x prn (tapering)
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