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What are the risks of taking prednisone and albutoral when you have copd?

What are the risks of taking prednisone and albutoral when you have copd?

Prednisone copd: Prednisone if used short term for acute exacerbations of COPD does not have too many harmful effects except it raises blood sugar and can cause gastritis and sometime bleeding from stomach.But long term use of predniosone can caue osteporosis, supresson of adrenals, weight gain, cushing syndrome, gastric bleeding and ulcer.Albuterol is short acting and safe, too much can cause low level of pattasium. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more


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Are the risks of gastric relapse of chrohns high after prednisone treatment?

Are the risks of gastric relapse of chrohns high after prednisone treatment?

Gastric Crohn's : There is always a risk of relapse of Crohn's disease, no matter which part of the digestive tract it is in. Treatment with prednisone does not increase the chances of a relapse. It is impossible to predict what the odds of a relapse are, since Crohn's disease is not very predictable in any patient. I would discuss this question with your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why are albuterol and prednisone meant to be taken together?

Why are albuterol and prednisone meant to be taken together?

To improve breathing: Albuterol serves to dilate, or "open up" narrowed airways due to spasm, while the Prednisone is to relieve any narrowing that may be due to inflammation. ...Read more

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My COPD is flaring up, can I go ahead and take my left over prednisone?

My COPD is flaring up, can I go ahead and take my left over prednisone?

Yes and No: Prednisone is a good drug for COPD exacerbations but you should not start it unless you check with our healthcare provider first. COPD exacerbations may also require antibiotic therapy and an increase in your inhaler frequency. It is always best to check in with your doctor before starting on prednisone. ...Read more

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Can I take prednisone and use an albuterol inhaler?

Can I take prednisone and use an albuterol inhaler?

Usually: The albuterol is used as a rescue inhaler in mild asthma. During Asthma exacerbation your doctor may give tapering dose of prednisone. Due to adverse effects of prolonged steroid use, inhaled steroids is preferred for long term use ...Read more

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Can you give both prednisone and albuterol to infants?

Can you give both prednisone and albuterol to infants?

Usually Prednisolone: Albuterol is routinely given for asthma in infants and a trial of albuterol is often given to see if it can help wheezing caused by bronchiolitis or other conditions. With asthma, Prednisolone is more often used than Prednisone but they are both steroids with anti-inflammatory activity. Prednisolone or Dexamethasone are the steroids most often used to treat significant croup in infants as well. ...Read more

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What are the risks of low-dose oral prednisone taken over 1 or 2 decades? I am a vet with allergies to pets. Antihistamines not effective anymore.

What are the risks of low-dose oral prednisone taken over 1 or 2 decades?  I am a vet with  allergies to pets. Antihistamines not effective anymore.

It depends how low: If the dose is low it will replace what your adrenal makes. Even at that level it is tough sometimes to get off of it. With high doses bad problems can occur in all areas of your body. Talk to your doctor or get another opinion about what is best. Thank you for your service. ...Read more

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Taking avelox prednisone and albuterol nebulizer. Coughed really bad and had urine leakage. It was brown. I also have endometriosis.

Taking avelox prednisone and albuterol nebulizer. Coughed really bad and had urine leakage. It was brown. I also have endometriosis.

Urine analysis: You should consider having your doctor do a urine analysis. This type of analysis involves giving a small sample of urine and testing urine to make sure that there is no bacteria in the urine. Sometimes medications especially antibiotics can cause color changes to occur in the urine as well. ...Read more

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2 y/o has flu and reactive airway disease. Currently taking Tamaflu/prednisone/albuterol treatments. Cough is worse after treatments-barking. Normal??

2 y/o has flu and reactive airway disease. Currently taking Tamaflu/prednisone/albuterol treatments. Cough is worse after treatments-barking. Normal??

Yes it can be: The barky cough may represent a croup cough with wheezing in your son's spectrum of illness. The prednisone should help it out! Hydrate, take lots of steamy baths.showers and plug away with the nebulizer treatment. Consider Saline nasal spary for his nose. ...Read more

Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...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