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Doctor insights on: The Effects Of Mixing Lortab And Prednisone

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What else can I do. Iam am having severe back pain, on nsaids, norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) prednisone, muscle relaxers but still have horrible pain. Ca?

What else can I do.  Iam am having severe back pain, on nsaids, norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) prednisone, muscle relaxers but still have horrible pain.  Ca?

Back pain: I will assume you've seen a doctor already given the medications you are taking. Since the pain occurred after trauma, did you have any xrays or ct? A good history and exam can usually distinguish musculoskeletal pain from cancer related back pain. Sometimes the only cure for back pain is time to heal. It is important that you continue to follow-up with your doctor as an MRI may be necessary. ...Read more

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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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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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Doctors, what are the side effects of prednisone?

Doctors, what are the side effects of prednisone?

Steroids are safe...: Steroids are safe especially when taken for a short period. Common adverse effects include mood swings, increased appetitie, increased water retention and weight gain. Most patients tolerate them reasonably well though. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of prednisone 5mg 6 day pack?

What are the side effects of prednisone 5mg 6 day pack?

Very few: Short courses of Prednisone or Medrol (methylprednisolone) are commonly used for 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

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What is the effects on ligaments and tendons from long term prednisone?

What is the effects on ligaments and tendons from long term prednisone?

Rupture: If injected directly upon. Orally little if any effect, but not so on bones. ...Read more

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What are side effects of taking prednisone, nyquil, and mucinexdm at same time?

What are side effects of taking prednisone, nyquil, and mucinexdm at same time?

Mid mixtures: Prednisone can awaken and excite and increase appetite and elevate glucose. Nyquil is drying and slightly sedating. Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm is drying and slightly sedating. Taken together the result likely will be slight sedation and decongestion. Why not set aside Mucinex (guaifenesin) when you take nyquil...? ...Read more

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Today is my 3rd day on Prednisone for a bad case of Hives. When will I see effects? Nothing yet.

See details: Depending on the dose of prednisone, it should have provided reasonable benefit by now. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What common prednisone side effects can I expect to see if my daughter has a bad reaction to it?

What common prednisone side effects can I expect to see if my daughter has a bad reaction to it?

It depends: It depends on the amount taken and the length of time it is continued. Common effects include weight gain, bruisability and infection risk. There are other issues which are more likely associated with long term use. ...Read more

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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 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

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Is 20 mg Areva and 30/25/20/15/10/5 mg 2 week burst of prednisone okay to take? Side effects worry me as I seem to me sensitive.

Is 20 mg Areva and 30/25/20/15/10/5 mg 2 week burst of prednisone okay to take? Side effects worry me as I seem to me sensitive.

Ok combo: The two drugs are not known to interact. That's the good news.

The bad news is that you appear to be sensitive to drugs in general, and just because interactions are not known does not mean you will avoid side effects.

So, in this case, you can be as confident as ever that you'll be fine, but remain vigilant whenever starting a new drug and do not hesitate to contact your physician or pharmacist ...Read more

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I've just been prescribed prednisone, 20 mg twice/day 5 days, 20 mg for 3 days. Is it safe? Reading a lot of terrible things(side effects).

I've just been prescribed prednisone, 20 mg twice/day 5 days, 20 mg for 3 days. Is it safe? Reading a lot of terrible things(side effects).

Side effect?: All med can have side effect, we take them when we need them. U physician thinks u do need it, comply with treatment. ...Read more

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Been on prednisone for 8 months now, most of the time 50 mg/day, never had any visible side effects. Do i still have to worry about osteoporosis?

Been on prednisone for 8 months now, most of the time 50 mg/day, never had any visible side effects. Do i still have to worry about osteoporosis?

Yes: Osteoporosis is a concern with steroid treatment. It may not cause a problem at this time but starting out with weak bones will make you more susceptible to bone disease and fractures as you age. Discuss preventive measures with your doctor. ...Read more

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Gonna start prednisone 40mg tomorrow for my Crohn's and I'm nervous about side effects. Can you tell me some side effects and what to do for them?

Gonna start prednisone 40mg tomorrow for my Crohn's and I'm nervous about side effects. Can you tell me some side effects and what to do for them?

See below: Please consult the site given below for a list of side effects. You should notify your doctor if you notice any of these. Not all patients experience these side effects.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/steroids/hq01431. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed wid uc. I'm taking prednisone 60mg for 2wks n 50 4 1wk. Side effects r bad n i wana stop it dis wk. Hw cn i safely tapper off in 1week?

See below: You need to talk to your doctor first about your side effects and let him or her decide how to taper your prednisone. He or she want to start a new medication. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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After 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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Prednisone side effects?

Varied: There are many potential effects to taking Prednisone or any steroid medication. They include sweats, increased appetite, weight gain, acne, elevated blood sugar, increased frequency of urination. And others. More serious effects include raising blood pressure, causing cataracts to mature more quickly, osteoporosis and damage to bone(called osteonecrosis). ...Read more

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What are prednisone side effects?

See details: Weight gain, bruisability, diabetes, infection, cataracts, osteoporosis and fracture and avascular necrosis among others. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

Hydrocodone|acetaminophen is a narcotic combination for pain which is a ...Read more


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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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