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What Does A 10 Mg Prednisone Bolus Look Like
Hello I developed raised red spots that look like guttate psoriasis around my torso after taking prednisone 1 year ago could u help please?
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
Should taper to: 5 mg a day for a week, then stop. ...Read more
I have pancreatitis caused by medication (prednisone 50mg) I would like to know what foods I can't eat and what foods I should eat. Thanks?
Protein: The pancreas is a large gland in your upper abdomen, behind your intestine and stomach, which produces enzymes to digest foods, particularly carbohydrate and fats. The two main enzymes are amylase and lipase, and levels of these two chemicals can be measured in your blood when you have pancreatitis. So to your question, a high protein diet may be the best choice when your pancreatitis is active. ...Read more
My 7 year old took her prednisone this morning around 7:30 and I accidentally gave her another dose tonight around 10. should I be concerned?
No: No need to be concerned, continue as scheduled, best wishes ...Read more
Taking 60mg of prednisone once a day for 5 days. I accidentally took the first dose at night. I'd like to sleep. Ok to take tomorrow's dose earlier?
Yes: That is not a problem. Take it with breakfast. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with overuse injuries in several tendon. After my 10 day dose of prednisone, will my injuries heal, or is this just masking the pain?
It should: You do however need to rest it as well as prescibed by your doctor. If you do not it will likely recur. ...Read more
I just got a precripfion for prednisone. I am supposed to take it for 7 days. 60mg, thd 50.Mg, then 40mg, and so on down to 10 I like to have a couple of beers after work. I work 10 to 14 hours a day. I would like to know if this is a problem with pred
It can be: A problem. Prednisone can increase the chance of increased stomach acid and inflammation, like gastritis or even stomach/duodenal ulcers. Alcohol may contribute to this as well. You didn't say why you are on it, but I am guessing a COPD exacerbation, which means you probably smoke. The combo of alcohol, tobacco and Prednisone is not a good one for your GI tract. Avoid the beer, stop smoking. ...Read more
Yes, but...: While on prednsone drink little or very moderately. Why? Prednisone makes the lining of the stomach much more vulnerable to any irritant, which includes etoh (alcohol). Dilute beverages are much preferred like beer. But not much, since both agents can cause gatritis and GI bleeding. ...Read more
1-2 days: The half-life is 2-4 hours so it should clear your system in 1-2 days. ...Read more
Not really: Depends on the condition treated and other health problems you may have, if diabetic or hypertensive for instance, you may experience slight elevation of blood pressure or blood sugar, however this a small dose, and you should be fine, and no need for tapering so long it is less than 10 - day course of prednisone, good luck ...Read more
No: They are other corticosteroid that can be used and in some cases acth is an alternative option. However, the side effects of all are similar. ...Read more
High CPK: 60 mg of Prednisone daily is a high dose steroid therapy for a month. Such doses are common in many diseases to control severe inflammations. Since only additional information is high CPK it is possible high dose Prednisone is being given to control inflammatory muscle (auto immune) disease. Risk -benefits for such high dose therapy is solely dependent upon the severity of the disease. ...Read more
I typed a question in, maybe in the wrong place. Anyway I would like to know if I should put my prednisone?
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Just took 10mg of prednisone and I really do not like the way it makes me feel. How ling will it take to get this 1 pill out of my system?
Prednisone effects: Side effects associated with prednisone can be difficult to tolerate in some patients. Some common side effects of this medication include: mood swings, trouble sleeping, irritation of the stomach, weight gain, gastrointestinal intolerance, and increased blood sugars (if diabetic). If you only took one dose symptoms should resolve within a few hours. ...Read more
Is it true that a person taking prednisone regularly should avoid grapefruit, and if so - why? If not, what foods should be avoided? (dose is 10 mg)
Can I take ten 1mg prednisone tablets for my 10 mg prednisone daily? (i know it equals 10 mg, but will it really have same effect as two 5mg or 1 10mg
May be: It depends on why the hematocrit was low in the first place, certain autoimmune attacks of blood cells can be mitigated by corticosteroids. Not everybody on corticosteroids has their hematocrit increase. It would depend on many other things related to your health. Your physician could help clarify that. ...Read more
Adrenal crisis: The most serious, and potentially life threatening, is adrenal insufficiency. This can occur when you have taken steroids for a prolonged period of time (usually greater than 3 weeks) and then you abruptly stop them. The way to stop steroids in this case is to gradually decrease the dose slowly (taper). Other problems can be a flare of whatever disease you were treating with the steroids initially. ...Read more
I just started taking 200mg prednisone bid. I can't stop sleeping. Like 15-18 hours. Is this normal?
Why????: Why are you taking a dose that incredibly high? I have never prescribed an oral dose even half that much. ...Read more