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What are the side effects of stopping prednisone abruptly after 10 days?

What are the side effects of stopping prednisone abruptly after 10 days?

See details: It depends somewhat on what the Prednisone was used to treat in the first place. It could lead to a flare of the underlying disease but otherwise is not an issue if it was stopped with the doctor's okay. ...Read more

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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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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Subsequent to effects of stopping prednisone?

Subsequent to effects of stopping prednisone?

Depends: Dosing and time important. The higher the dose and length of treatment, higher risk of cataracts, osteoporosis, adrenal insufficiency , hyperglycemia etc. ...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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What are the side effects of stopping prednisone?

What are the side effects of stopping prednisone?

May need taper: As steroids may cause suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, withdrawal and discontinuation of a corticosteroid, such as prednisone, should be done slowly and carefully to prevent adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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How long after stopping prednisone can I get a flu shot?

How long after stopping prednisone can I get a flu shot?

Can get it any time: You can get it anytime.Flu vaccine is a killed virus and there is no contraindication to getting flu shot when taking prednisone. ...Read more

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Does stopping prednisone after a dose of 40 mg daily for ten days cause tinnitus an a withdrawal effect?

Not familiar: with tinnitus as a complaint after cessation of Prednisone but there can certainly be some "withdrawal" symptoms such as malaise (occasionally severe and of long duration), and anorexia. Even though it is not absolutely necessary, I always prefer to taper the dose over a period of 10-14 days after using the drug at 40mg or higher. Symptoms should dissipate soon. ...Read more

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My fasting glucose is still 200+ 3weeks after stopping prednisone? I fear taking insulin will make me dependent on it, is there a more effective pill?

DM : Sounds like this may be a new problem. You may have been "pre-diabetic" & Prednisone accelerated your condition. Regardless of the cause, adequate exercise, weight loss & a diabetic diet should be instilled. If afraid of insulin, you may want to discuss once daily Insulin &/or oral medications with your doctor. Your body will not get used to insulin. ...Read more

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