Doctor insights on:
What Dose Of Prednisone Is Considered For Immunosuppression
Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause immunosuppression? Can prednisone cause latent TB to become active in a patient with chronic sinusitis?
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
Varies: The dose of Prednisone varies with the severity of the inflammatory p roblem. Many conditions can be successfully treated with small doses but life-threatening problems may require very large amounts of steroids. The goal is always to use the least amount of Prednisone for the shortest possible time. ...Read more
On day 5 of 7 of prednisone (going 7654321-per day). Very fidgety will ride it out...When will this nervousness go away-after last dose?
I was wondering is there away to take prednisone at the amount I was told to help me breathe easier and then maintained on a lower dose?
Why might I be getting foggy, confused, & in an almost disoriented state at times when tapering my prednisone dose below 6 mg? Been on almost 1 yr.
Adrenal insuff: Hi, how long have you been on Prednisone? What is the average dose you were taking in last year? You might have a condition called 2/2 Adrenal insufficiency due to suppression of Adrenal glad due to chronic use of Prednison. You might need slower and longer tapering. Talk to an Endocrine doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
I was given prednisone for laryingitis of a dose of 5 mg twice a day. Will I have any side effects? I need to complete the course of 5 days. Worried
Extra energy, a bit: Cranky and hungry maybe, but otherwise you should be fine. This is a small dose for only a few days. ...Read more
Ck enzimes have been running high for the past 6 years at least. Range : 600 - 1935 u/l. Low dose prednisone helps :5mg. What is the cause of this?
High doses of prednisone and tapered off yrs ago. DevelopedHyperparathyroidism. Tumor removed. Recent levels normal. Still sick. Another adrenal issue?
More specific: Sick is a very general term, you need to give more details. What are your symptoms? ...Read more
I was on a 15day (60mg for 5days, 40mg for 5days, & 20mg for 5days) dose of prednisone for hives. How long will the meds continue to treat the hives?
Feels like I need to defecate all the time. Is this related to being on prednisone? Just finished my 5 day dose last week and that's when this started
I missed t day dose of prednisone. On 4th day of sch, 6 10mg tabs first two days then taper by 1 tab every other day till gone. What dose do I take tomorrow?
Resume the schedule: Resume the schedule where you left off. It sounds like from your description it should be 40 mg. ...Read more
Taken 2 doses of mobic (meloxicam) and would like to swap to prednisone for quicker onset. How long do I have to wait to start prednisone after last dose of mobic (meloxicam)?
Not interchangeable: Mobic (meloxicam) is a non steroidal and is used as a general treatment or arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, etc...Prednisone is only used as a powerful ant inflammatory in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis. It is not interchangeable with nsaids. You should only use Prednisone for these autoimmune type conditions and only with close supervision. ...Read more
Why would my Dr. Decline a refill on a previously prescribed 20mg dose of Prednisone for a recurring pinched nerve?
Recurrent radicular: I would never prescribed more than one course of steroids for an episode of radiculopathy. Even one course maybe too many. If does not resolve with rest, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy and epidural injection, then surgeryrecommended. Steroids only relief while taking them and infrequently give any long-term benefit while ensuring long-term harm. ...Read more
Can prednisone make you feel angrier and almost psychotic? Dose was 20mg for 5 days, on 2nd day of 10mg two days to go.
Yes: Indeed it can have this side effect, and it is not uncommon. It should be getting better as you lower the dose, and it should go away. ...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
What are drs referring to when they say "immunocompromised"? I take occasion week-long doses of prednisone every few months, am I immunocompromised?
See below: Immune compromised means the drug used to treat your immunologic or other disease has made you more susceptible to infections, including viruses, bacteria and fungi. Prednisone can do this but not nearly so severely as some of the newer biologics and immunosuppressive drugs such as Nextel, methotrexate. etc. ...Read more
I'm in a bad UCTD flare. How long dose prednisone last. I'm needing some but my pharmacey is closed. I found some a year old. Is it still ok to take?
Likely: How were the pills stored? What is the expiration date? If the medication is still within the expiration date, it is okay to take it. If it past the expiry date, taking it will not do harm but it may not have full potency. ...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
Speak to your md: It is not usually a problem but if you have been on steroids for a while you may need to adjust the dose before more invasive procedures. Speak to your md regarding any changes and make sure to inform your dentist about all medications you are taking before the procedure. ...Read more
Does stopping prednisone after a dose of 40 mg daily for ten days cause tinnitus an a withdrawal effect?
Not familiar: With tinnitus as a complaint after cessation of Prednisone but there can certainly be some "withdrawal" symptoms such as malaise (occasionally severe and of long duration), and anorexia. Even though it is not absolutely necessary, I always prefer to taper the dose over a period of 10-14 days after using the drug at 40mg or higher. Symptoms should dissipate soon. ...Read more
Is it harmful to do a lower dose of prednisone than prescribed for my asthma, even if the lower dose seems to be working fine?
Talk with your doc: It is quite possible that a lower dose of prednisone than prescribed is all you need to treat your asthma, but though you feel fine at the time of the lower dose it may not have been enough to resolve the inflammatory process that caused the attack. That can result in a rebound attack more harmful than the original one. Tell your doc what you've done, they will guide you on further care ...Read more
How long do side effects of prednisone 40mg last once stopping it? It was a 4 day dose. Dizziness and weakness being the worse.
Up to 3 days: However, that shouldn't be the case usually, some patients may experience prolonged biological effects with a relatively high dose as what you received few days after finishing the prescribed schedule, if symptoms stay or worsen, better call or see your doctor ...Read more
How long dose it take for your adrenal glands to start to work when you have been on prednisone for 9 months and are down to 6mgs now?
Our immune systems are complex, with defense functions against external threats and internal functions that define us as unique individuals. Therapeutic medications to control diseases of overactivity of the immune system (like lupus) or to prevent rejection of transplanted organs we want to trick the body into considering "self" have consequences caused by unwanted ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- What is considered a high dose of synthroid?
- Increase dose of prednisone
- Prednisone low dose
- What is prednisone?
- What is considered a citrus fruit?
- What is considered a tree nut?
- What is considered an empty stomach?
- What is considered a high dose in pill form of hydrocodone?