What dose of prednisone is considered for immunosuppression - Doctor answers
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
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
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