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Short Term Use Of Prednisone
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
Long term side effects of short-term prednisone use? Took 60,60,40,40,20,20,10,10 mg for migraine. Expect any longterm effects?
COMMENTS: A good approach to break up a chronic daily headache pattern. Unlikely to experience any long-term consequences of 8 days of high dose steroids, but if you were to use over several weeks to months, risk rises for osteoporosis, anti-cholinergic effects, glaucoma, cataracts, avascular necrosis of shoulder, hip, or knee, etc. You are at extremely low risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any longer-lasting glucocorticosteroids? Prednisone seems to work very short-term; inflammation returned already (next morning).
Yes, but more toxic: For some people, Methylprednisolone lasts and works a little better and than prednisone. Dexamethasone is a common longer activing steroid but is not used for daily treatment, because longer acting steroids have more steroid side effects. Giving the Prednisone twice a day also has more side effects. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed prednisone 20mg tab. For acute tonsillitis for 7 days twice a day. What are the short term side effects?
Sugars, appetite: Short use of Prednisone can cause increased appetite, rises in blood sugar, temporary weight gain (mostly fluid), and nervousness. Often people have no problem with that dose and frequency, and the relieve achieved often overshadows the possible side-effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Since starting cpap therapy I have been getting sinus infection after sinus infection. Antibiotics, nasonex, (mometasone) prednisone work in short term. Any ideas?
CPAP intolerance: CPAP is a gold standard for the management of the obstructive sleep apnea. For some patients, though, CPAP doesn’t effectively do what it was created to do or leading to side effects (e.g. Sinus irritations). The alternative is an oral appliance therapy delivered and monitored by dental sleep provider. The combination of both, CPAP and oral appliance could be the answer in many cases. ...Read more
33/f at healthy weight and good diet, but have hi BP since short order of prednisone (been off it over 1 mo). What could this be? Never had hi BP b4.
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