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Doctor insights on: What Dose Of Prednisone Is Considered For Immunosuppression

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Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause immunosuppression? Can prednisone cause latent TB to become active in a patient with chronic sinusitis?

Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause immunosuppression? Can prednisone cause latent TB to become active in a patient with chronic sinusitis?

Two questions: 1) no hashimoto's thyroiditis is a auto- immune disease which does not cause immune suppression. 2) chronic use of steroids ( prednisone) can cause immune-suppression and can modify response to PPD ( TB test). ...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


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What is the typical starting dose of prednisone?

What is the typical starting dose of prednisone?

Depends: Depends on your age (pediatric vs. adult), and the medical condition. ...Read more

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What is the tapering dose of prednisone?

What is the tapering dose of prednisone?

See below: Tapering is a gradual decrease in the does over weeks to months until the lowest possible dose is reached. ...Read more

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What is the recommended dose of prednisone when using for anti inflammatory?

What is the recommended dose of prednisone when using for anti inflammatory?

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

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How long will I withdraw off iv prednisone after having 5 doses and no taper down?

How long will I withdraw off iv prednisone after having 5 doses and no taper down?

Probably won't: Adrenal insufficiency (steroid withdrawl) is usually only an issue after long term therapy. Doses less than 60 mg for 5 days or less don't usually require a taper. ...Read more

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Can high dose prednisone temporarily cause elevated glucose of 147 in nondiabetics?

Can high dose prednisone temporarily cause elevated glucose of 147 in nondiabetics?

Yes : Steroids are known to increase glucose but affects should subside shortly after the steroids are discontinued ...Read more

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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?

Restlessness is: Considered a short-term side effect of Prednisone and should stop shortly. It likely has some dose-dependent property to this side effect, and you are almost done. The half-life of Prednisone is 1 hour, so it is out of your system 5 hours after taking it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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.

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

Dr. Henry Selke
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Immunosuppression (Definition)

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


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more