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Solu cortef: It doesn't treat it in any way. It may be used with other medications used to treat this condition, but in and of itself it doesn't. ...Read more
What to do if I'm allergic to solu-cortef and penicillin. need dental treatment but am worried about anaesthetic?
Allergy tsting: Hi, the advise I can give you is to see your dentist first and get an idea what kind of a treatment plan will be recommended. After it your dentist will give you samples of the anesthetics that will be used during the procedure and you can get tested with your MD for allergies to these anesthetics. Good luck to you! ...Read more
About 8-12 hours: 8-12 hours is what is referred to as the 'half-life' of this medication. That means that 1/2 of the drug has been metabolized (removed) in this time period. Although half of the dose is still present after this time period, it is understandably much less effective for every hour beyond this. The maximal (usual) effect of this drug, then, is good for the first 8-12 hours. ...Read more
I am to begin taking cortef at moderate dose, prob for a couple years at least. What can I do to protect my health and what should I look out for?
I'd recommend: U follow up with your dr and endocrinologist who should closely monitor your pituitary and adrenal status. It's a sensitive issue to maintain and taper off someone on chronic steroid use. Best wishes! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/prednisone-withdrawal/an01624 http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=484. ...Read more
What is the best way to lose weight while on cortef? I've gained 60 lbs since starting it. Thank you.
Very hard: This is a steroid used to calm/quiet/restore damaged/inflammed areas. Unfortunately, it goes throughout the body and often leads to "enhanced caloric accumulation" (=fat!).Need to try to maintain as much activity in your day as able to tolerate safely--walking, bike (stationary or outside), swim, etc.). Monitor portion size and limit high-calorie foods. ...Read more