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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. Dariush Saghafi
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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


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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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I am on 10MG daily prednisone for COPD and would like to get off this drug but ever time I try to reduce the amount I take my O2 goes to about 85%?

Reconciling goals: Would suggest tapering on your symptoms, specifically shortness of breath. Another way would be to taper less at a time, for example 1 mg and give yourself couple of days to look for worsening symptoms. Otherwise you are caught in between 2 numbers, your saturation and the amount of prednisone that eventually you will have to compromise between by either accepting a lower saturation or 10 mg dose ...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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She was given a dose of prednisone and albuterol in the Er tonight now her right arm is numb and feels tight should we go back to the E.R.?

She was given a dose of prednisone and albuterol in the Er tonight now her right arm is numb and feels tight should we go back to the E.R.?

Yes: I presume that she was treated for asthma exacerbation which however is not associated with unilateral numbness on the arm. If she still feels that her chest is tight, she may need more treatment than just a dose of prednisone and albuterol. If this has been a recurrent issue, consult an allergist before the asthma gets worse. ...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

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My mother has AML lung disease and COPD and is taking 40mg of prednisone daily and second round of dacogen (decitabine). Why high increase in platelets: 13 to 300?

My mother has AML  lung disease and COPD and is taking 40mg of prednisone daily and second round of dacogen (decitabine). Why high increase in platelets: 13 to 300?

Possibly due to AML: Sometimes when one sees an abnormal lab level (platelets or any other lab; including drops or jumps in counts) that does not fit with the clinical picture, it may be due to lab error and require drawing a second result. The monitoring physician will interpret and decide. That said, high (OR low) platelet counts are not uncommon in AML or one of its earlier stages, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). ...Read more

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I can't use Albuterol due to rapid HR. Will my Bronchitis and congestion I hear in my chest get better without it? On Prednisone for 5 days.

I can't use Albuterol due to rapid HR. Will my Bronchitis and congestion I hear in my chest get better without it? On Prednisone for 5 days.

Bronchitis : Hello and welcome to HealthTap :) It depends how bad your symptoms are if you don't use the albuterol inhaler? It is also important for us to know if you have COPD, asthma or a viral bronchitis? You can try using the levoalbuterol it has less cardiac side effects. Thank you ...Read more

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At the hospital, i was given two doses of albuterol nebulizer and prednisone. I feel jittery and restless. Will this feeling go away soon?

Yes: That is a common side effect of many breathing treatments. They go away as the medications clear from your body. Generally, they are of no cause for concern except for the discomfort you experience. You should be fine! ...Read more

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I have had a dry wheezing cough for 5 weeks...worse when I lay down to sleep...have albuterol and now prednisone, no help..never have smoked..now what?

I have had a dry wheezing cough for 5 weeks...worse when I lay down to sleep...have albuterol and now prednisone, no help..never have smoked..now what?

Possibilities....: A steroid inhaler would get the steroids in high concentrations locally in the airways so it may help to add that. In addition, you need to be treated for GERD, especially given that your symptoms worsen when you lie down. Reflux can definitely give you the cough you describe. I would also treat for post-nasal drip by adding a steroid nasal spray. Hopefully, this will get rid of your cough!!! ...Read more

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Does prednisone help people with pulmonary fibrosis and copd?

Does prednisone help people with pulmonary fibrosis and copd?

Occasionally: Corticosteroids for pulmonary fibrosis is mostly not helpful. Pts with nsip have shown a response to steroids. In COPD steroid pulses for acute worsening of function but should be weaned quickly. Long term steroids in COPD have not been beneficial. ...Read more

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Have asthma, using albuterol/neb q4hr, prednisone 40 mg/day, both past two days. Not improving. Hear wheeze w/fast exhale with stethoscope. I'm an rn.

Have asthma, using albuterol/neb q4hr, prednisone 40 mg/day, both past two days. Not improving. Hear wheeze w/fast exhale with stethoscope. I'm an rn.

Get yourself to a Dr: As an rn - you must know the lyrics. If your self-care is not adequate - go for the extra help. These attacks can be brought under control in an er - then you can recover fairly quickly and move on. If they linger or worsen, they do not do nearly as well. You know this. Be safe. Get help. Get better. ...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


Dr. Brian Bezack
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Albuterol (Definition)

Albuterol is a beta 2 agonist that stimulates the muscles in the airways to open up if they are in spasm. Typically the medicine is inhaled via a meter dosed inhaler (mdi), or a nebulizer and also available ...Read more