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The Effects Of Taking Prednisone On Potassium Levels
Issues with asthma- TX does not seem to relieve symptoms; can I take 6 day prednisone taper with 3.0 potassium level? w/o hypokalemia effects?
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
Can one IM dose of 250 mg of methyl prednisone cause salt rentintion and low potassium? My last potassium level was 3.8 and normal kidney function.
Will prednisone 10mg for 2 weeks cause low potassium? I have chronically low potassium but doc isn't worried??
Unlikely: Prednisone can lower the potassium concentration in part by causing fluid retention and dilution of the serum potassium. However, the problem is dose/duration dependent, so a short course of a low dose of prednisone is unlikely to cause a problem. You don't mention that you're on a potassium supplement, but, if you are, you certainly need to continue it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take prednisone for my bell's palsy while taking aldactone, metropolol , klor con, Lipitor , lyrica (pregabalin) and vitamins?How much and how long?
After taking prednisone, how long does it take for levels of IgA to be clear of the suppressant effects of the drug on the IgA levels?
Started taking 5mg prednisolone once a day. Felt dizzy and ran blood test 1 hour after meal every lab normal except Glucose level 165.Stop prednisone?
My obgyn prescribed glucophage, prednisone, and Synthroid (thyroxine) (for TSH levels) to help increase my fertility. I'm 38 & ttc for 7 months. Will this help me?
Depends: Presumably, the medications are being prescribed to address specific conditions to either improve chance of conceiving and/or chance of having a healthy pregnancy. Glucophage is usually prescribed in women with glucose intolerance/insulin resistance (common in pcos). Synthroid (thyroxine) is prescribed for thyroid supplementation in hypothyroidism. Important however that full infertility evaluation be done. ...Read more
Had a gout flare up , taking prednisone ,when can I start uloric to reduce uric acid levels as a daily preventer to recurrence?
Hello, I have taken prednisone for 1 month: 60 mg during 2 weeks and 35 mg now .... My lipase level is 1.4 times the max. Could it be correlated ?
High doses of prednisone and tapered off yrs ago.DevelopedHyperparathyroidism. Tumor removed. Recent levels normal. Still sick. another adrenal issue?
Prednisone and lupus: Prednisone is used in lupus to control inflammation and to lower double stranded dna levels. To answer your question testing lab while taking Prednisone can show lower levels of double stranded dna based on dose of prednisone, duration of therapy , an etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does long term prednisone use lower testosterone? And if so, will it rise back to normal levels after tapering off?
Today I got my testosterone levels checked and forgot to mention that I was on day 3 of a 5 day course of Prednisone. Will it matter?
How long shold i wait after being on prednisone 40 mg a day for 5 days before I have the saliva test for cortisol levels to ensre accuracy?
How to check for fluid overload? Creatinine went from 2.5 to 1.5 on prednisone but weight went up 150 to 170. MD focus too much on creatinine levels.
Could my lupus antibody labs be altered (lower the antiboy level) by me being on 10 mg prednisone.? I'll be on day 3 when labs are drawn . Is it best to be off duing labs?
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