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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 have twitching in arms, and face at times. Was on prednisone and corticoid steroids but currently off all steroids. Is it related?

I have twitching in arms, and face at times. Was on prednisone and corticoid steroids but currently off all steroids. Is it related?

Unknown: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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I was on prednisone for an allergic reaction and 4 days in my eyelid started to twitch uncontrollably. I also have blurred vision, headache, and nause?

I was on prednisone for an allergic reaction and 4 days in my eyelid started to twitch uncontrollably. I also have blurred vision, headache, and nause?

Mgt: I would advise a visit with the urgent care center or your PCP right away. I would suggest an antihistamine to help control the allergic reaction. Other causes should be considered, such as infection. ...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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What is prednisone used to cure?

What is prednisone used to cure?

Many things: Prednisone is corticosteroid which treats many different problems such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. Prednisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. ...Read more

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Ok taking prednisone (deltasone)?

Ok taking prednisone (deltasone)?

It depends: As with any medication, if it is prescribed by a physician to treat a particular illness or problem it is safe, as long as it is used as prescribed. ...Read more

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What is Deltasone (prednisone) used for?

What is Deltasone (prednisone) used for?

Deltasone (prednisone): There are many, many indications for Deltasone (prednisone). See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/deltasone. Html ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: prednisone?

PREDNISONE A STEROID: 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 on minerals like potassium. ...Read more

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What should I expect when stopping prednisone?

What should I expect when stopping prednisone?

Prednisone: Hello, Prednisone is a steroid medication and is used by physicians quite frequently to reduce inflammation. After the medication has been completed your inflammation hopefully will be resolved. ...Read more

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Is there an effective substitute for prednisone?

Generally no: It depends on what condition the Prednisone is used for in the first place. Generally, if a corticosteroid is the only option, then any subsitute steroid would give the same risks. ...Read more

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Could I be allergic to prednisone?

Could I be allergic to prednisone?

Possible: Although used to treat allergies, some people indeed are allergic! ...Read more

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Is prednisone a derivative of penicillin?

No.: They are completely different. And what they do is different! Prednisone treats inflammation, such found in arthritis. Penicillin kills bacteria and is an antibiotic! ...Read more

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Is prednisone prescribed for Crohn's disease?

Yes: It is frequently used to get an active flare of the disease under control, to get the person feeling better. It is not desirable to use prednisone, though, for long term control of the disease, due to its many side effects. Other medications are used for ongoing control to reduce flares and need for prednisone. ...Read more

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What are after effects of stopping prednisone?

What are after effects of stopping prednisone?

Varies.: Depends on how it was stopped. If stopped abruptly it may have rebound effects of the disease process that was treated. IE a flare. May feel fatigued and sluggish until the effects wears off. If you have been taking it longer than two to three weeks should be tapered off by doctors directions. If you have taken it for a long time you may symptoms of adrenal insufficiency if not tapered correctly. ...Read more

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Is prednisone normally prescribed for high collestral?

No: Prednisone is used to reduce inflammation associated with many conditions. It is not used to treat high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Is it okay for momma to breastfed while taking prednisone?

Yes: Prednisone is safe to take while breasfeeding and poses no significant risk to the infant. Very high doses may occasionally cause temporary loss of milk supply. ...Read more

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Can prednisone weakened tendons?

Can prednisone weakened tendons?

Typically no: There was some initial research about Anabolic steroids causing weak tendons, but this has been tough to prove again. We also use steroid injections to treat tendinopathies. As such, I highly doubt Prednisone is causing any tendon weakening. ...Read more

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Can prednisone cause ulcers?

Yes: Prednisone is a powerful anti inflammatory agent used for treatment of arthritis, copd, asthma and other steroid responsive conditions. The risk for ulcers is higher for higher doses, prolonged use, or with prior history of ulcers. The risks for ulcers and other side effects must be balanced against the benefit of treatment. As a rule the lowest possible dose should be used for the least time. ...Read more

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Could prednisone make you thirsty?

Yes, see your doctor: Excessive thirst is a side effect of Prednisone however it can also be a sign of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Prednisone can cause you to have high blood pressure and high sugar, this can be dangerous and should be treated. You should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Cani take prednisone for my asthma?

Cani take prednisone for my asthma?

You can: But most typically it is used to treat flares. In general the side effects of long term prednisone use are outweighed by the benefits. Especially as there are so many other options to manage asthma with far better side effect profiles. ...Read more

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Does prednisone affect your heart?

Does prednisone affect your heart?

Dose dependent: It is a steroid that can promote salt and water retention...So it is a possible consideration in hypertension and congestive heart failure. Generally used in least possible doses to treat another condition. ...Read more

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Can prednisone help a lanolin rash?

Can prednisone help a lanolin rash?

Yes: A lanolin rash is likely an allergic reaction to lanolin. Prednisone should quickly clear the rash. If you are allergic to lanolin, look at the labels of skin care products in order to avoid it! ...Read more

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Does prednisone give you the shakes?

No: It is not clear what type of shaking you are talking about. Is it hands, whole body or some other body part. It does not cause shaking of any of above. Some patients do complain of mood change while taking prednisone. ...Read more

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Could prednisone cause tendon weakness?

Yes it can: Historically, chronic steroid use including the use of Prednisone is implicated in tendon weakness and rupturesthis is seen more commonly w/injections of cortisone meds. In or around tendons. Check w/ a rheumatologist concerning the risks and side effects of chronic steroid use. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Does prednisone make your penis shrink?

Does prednisone make your penis shrink?

Not likely: It can cause thinning of skin. It can make your belly protrude. These may make you think it has shrunk. They can suppress fsh and lh and decrease testicular size though! ...Read more

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Does prednisone promote tendon healing?

Yes and NO!: If you have inflammatory tendinitis, more likely yes. If the tendinitis is mechanical-more likely not, but it may relieve pain! ...Read more

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Can I take armor thyroid with prednisone?

Yes: Yes, as long as the Prednisone is taken 2 hours before or after the thyroid. Taking both at the same time may inhibit the absorption of the thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Is prednisone safe to use for elbow injury?

Is prednisone safe to use for elbow injury?

Not really: Corticosteroids like Prednisone impair the healing of wounds. While not unsafe per say, you should try to avoid the use of steroids under these circumstances. ...Read more

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Does taking prednisone can cause depression?

Does taking prednisone can cause depression?

Yes it can: Steroids often cause mood changes, from depression to euphoria it is called 'steroid induced moods'. ...Read more

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Can prednisone and prograf repair my kidney?

Can prednisone and prograf repair my kidney?

No: Prograf (tacrolimus) and prednisone are used as anti-rejection agents in transplant recipients or as a drug to treat inflammation of kidney tissues (glomerulonephritis). They are used so that ongoing tissue damages are stopped while the kidney starts to recover. ...Read more

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Can prednisone enhance chances of pregnancy?

Can prednisone enhance chances of pregnancy?

If you are deficient: Prednisone or corticosteroids in general do not enhance of pregnancy. If, however, you are deficient in steroid to start with, as in addision's disease etc...It can. Otherwise, prolonged use of Prednisone actually cause menstrual problems and can reduce chance of a healthy pregnancy. For men, can cause problem with the sperm production/quality. Please consult doc if you have concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prednisone whlie pregnant?

Is it safe to take prednisone whlie pregnant?

Yes: Prednisone does not cross into the baby and therefore is safe to the baby. Check with your doctor to review the pros and cons for you taking the medication. ...Read more

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Can prednisone and sudafed be taken together?

Yes: These to medications should be ok to use together. If you have additional questions about drug-drug interactions, you should speak with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for prednisone overdose?

Unlikely to overdose: Best bet is you did not sleep. We use doses of methyprednisolone or Dexamethasone at doses equivalent to 1000mg of Prednisone by IV administration to treat severe flares in lupus, or to sometimes treat vasculitis. I doubt you took so much. ...Read more

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Can prednisone cause for irregular heartbeats?

Can prednisone cause for irregular heartbeats?

Yes: It's possible. Depending on dose, it may induce a low potassium state which often causes arrhythmias. ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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