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Side Effects Of Prednisone Anti Inflammatory Drug
Lots to know: Usual GI upset, possible rash, but the ones you need to know about are the rare idisyncratic reaction you can get that may cause liver failure or bone marrow suppression. There are rare occurrances and as long as you stop med. Immediately if symptoms occur, you are safe. Discontinue med if you develop yellow eyes or unexplained fever and call your doc. It may be unrelated but you will be safer. ...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
Improved eczema: Flucoinolone is a potent topical steroid that can improve allergic skin issues like eczema. Typically the more potent ones should not be used on children, on the face, in the armpits or groin as that skin is thinner and some steroids if used there chronically can cause stretch marks. Often the topical steroids really help but the eczema can recur once stopped. They are wonderful in a flare! ...Read more
Yes.: Chronic high dose steroid adminstration is an animal model for accelerated again: osteoporosis, thin skin, loss or muscle on the extremities, weight gain on the middle, diabetes, ashd, increased blood pressure, cataracts, thinning hair, etc. I believe they should be used only as low dose as possible for the shortest period possible. Streroids save many lives when used properly. ...Read more
Possible: In some susceptible individuals, psychiatric reactions can occur, and possibly negate the value of the prescription items. Although to be fair, others may find marijuana to assist relaxation, and help symptom management. Since a two-edged sword, discuss fully with your psychiatrist before embarking on weed usage. ...Read more
Advil (ibuprofen) etc.: Most common are gastrointestinal upset.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many: These are corticosteroids. With most medications, there are possible side effects; with these steroids, they are guaranteed. It is only a matter of which ones will occur. From osteoporosis, bone fracture, skin tearing, death. They can be critical to preserve life, but should be used with careful consideration, as to whether other safer medications would be more appropriate. ...Read more
Not usually: But you have to be aware it commonly causes gastrointestinal upset. It can also change heart conduction so called QT prolongation. It can also weaken your tendons. Sometimes people will get an uncommon complication of infectious diarrhea, like from the c-diff bacteria. Again these tend to be quite uncommon and overall it's pretty well tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long? Which?: Most expiration dates are about half of the actual time that the compounds remain active, but this may not guarantee their activity. Side-effects of the products of these compounds as they deteriorate vary with the compound, but very few if any have serious toxicities. Best to throw them out if they have expired. Better than taking a chance they are inactive or toxic. ...Read more
Several: Prednisolone is usually given to patients with an acute asthma exacerbation that is not improving with bronchodilators and inhaled steroids alone. The general course is 3 - 7 days. Over that period of time one can expect possible side effects to include: emotional lability, increased appetite, weight gain (mainly from water retention), aggressive behavior. Not everyone experiences any or all these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Systemic or topical?: Hi. I'm sorry, but your question is not clear to me. Are you wondering about systemic glucocorticoids GC) versus topical glucocorticoids? Systemic GC can cause weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, thin skin, aseptic necrosis of the hip, etc. Topical GC, unless very potent over a huge body surface are, don't have these side effects. ...Read more
Watch for infections: Orencia (abatacept) is approved to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Typically it is prescribed when disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs (DMARDS) are not effective. The most common DMARD is methotrexate. Orencia (abatacept) is usually prescribed in combination with methotrexate but sometimes is given alone. Orencia (abatacept) is quite effective for many but not all people. It's main side effect: infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slightly lower...: At the 7.5mg dose, it is a bit safer on the stomach than naproxen, etc. I believe this dissaptes at the 15mg dose. Major benefit-aa once daily drug. All side effects of any nsaids are listed for Mobic (meloxicam) because of fda "class labeling.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: It is an immunosuppressive agent so infections can occur. Gi symptoms such as nausea and vomiting and diarrhea are reported. Bone marrow suppression and pancreatitis are other severe known complications associated with this agent. Cancers (especially skin cancers) are more common in people taking immunosuppression drugs. ...Read more
Which has lesser side effects for short term use for inflammation (1 week). Oral steroids like prednisolone/medrol or nsaid like ibuprofen/naproxen?
Some side effects: Etanercept (the generic name for enbrel), prescribed as a primary treatment to reduce the pain, swelling, and tenderness of joints and able to prevent progressive destruction of joints, sometimes causes mild to moderate itching of the skin at the side of the injection. It can also cause mild headaches, dizziness, and irritation of the nasal passages and the throat. ...Read more
Varies: The dose of Prednisone varies with the severity of the inflammatory p roblem. Many conditions can be successfully treated with small doses but life-threatening problems may require very large amounts of steroids. The goal is always to use the least amount of Prednisone for the shortest possible time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does Prednisone cause bloating and water retention when it's used as an anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling?
Are there any natural supplements with anti-inflammatory properties but no bad side effects? If so, how do I go about choosing one that works/is safe?
No free lunch: There's no such thing as a free lunch in medicine. In other words, for any desired benefit from drug or surgery, there's always potential risk but it's not a guarantee of side effect either. OTOH, dietary supplements aren't required to warn you & thus tend to hype & mislead. Studies suggest benefit from turmeric, green tea, ginger, rosemary, cat's claw, devil's claw & willow bark (aspirin). Check ...Read more
I have been prescribed an anti-inflammatory. I have a history of gallbladder problems. As well as gallstones. I do not want the medication to stir my problems up again. I have heard the side effects can be brutal on the stomache and digestive system.
It : It should effect your stomach lining if you are going to have a problem. Would discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
How long do side effects of prednisone 40mg last once stopping it? It was a 4 day dose. Dizziness and weakness being the worse.
Up to 3 days: however, that shouldn't be the case usually, some patients may experience prolonged biological effects with a relatively high dose as what you received few days after finishing the prescribed schedule, if symptoms stay or worsen, better call or see your doctor ...Read more
How long do the side effects of prednisone last? It caused a bad rash (check the possible side effects if u don't believe me) and it won't go away.
Dose dependent: It is usually a few days. Everybody reacts differently. Sorry. If you feel your breathing worsening or heart fluttering you will want to be checked. Some concern is why were you started on the steroid and is this a reaction or symptom of the problem that was coming. Just be safe. ...Read more
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
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
I have been on 60mg of prednisone for 4wks and doing great no side effects but now about to taper, anything I should be aware of?
Taper slowly: And follow your doctors instructions do not abruptly stop it. ...Read more
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