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What Is The Recommended Dosage For Starting Prednisone For Ra
Varies: We do use Prednisone quite a bit in early ra. I try to use as low a dose of Prednisone such as 5 to 10 mg a day to keep side effects to a minimum but still get control of the disease. On the rare occassion of very severe ra, we may use high oral dose steroids for example greater then 20 mg or more a day, intramuscular steroids and at times intravenous steroids in the most severe cases. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No Magic Dose: Crazy as it sounds, there is no single specific dose. Your rheumatologist (you should definitely have one if you have ra) will listen to your story to get an idea of the severity, and over time will learn what doses work for you. I tell my students that I use the force, and they laugh, but i'm kinda serious. ...Read more
Radicular Pain: Anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen may help with sciatica pain. Usually prescribed doses are 600-800mg of Ibuprofen every 6-8hrs. However if you are not feeling better after 1-2 weeks, you may need to see a doctor to evaluate for stronger medications, physical therapy or further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Small dose: In view of the reactions at the start (mostly gastrointestinal ) it is best to start with a very small dose e.g. Half a tablet of 25/100 and very gradually increase by increments on a daily basis even people tolerating much bigger dosages later should start slowly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would be th proper dosing for starting a prednisone taper for 8wks for autoimmune small fiber neuropathy? What are side effects
No set dose: There is not absolute set dose. It depends on several factors. As a general rule the starting dose is between 40 and 80 mg daily. ...Read more
What is your view of humira (adalimumab) as a treatment for hs. Antibiotics and cortisone injections had zero effect for me. Dermatologists?
What is average standard dose of methotrexate for a adult with RA and child with jra? What is highest dose can u use when treating jra?
What is the usual/ average dose of methotrexate when used for treating cancer? What's the usual/average dose when used to treat jra?
Cancer use: May depend on neoplasm, but was used on a weekly schedule of 30-40mg/square meter as 'standard dose' to over 1 gram in high dose with rescue leucovorin. The r/a dose is. ...Read more
Depends on the pt: It depends on the patient's labwork, weight, etc. You need to talk to your child's rheumatologist. ...Read more
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What is the recommended starting dose of topamax (topiramate) for migrane? Is 50mg per day too much? And is it harmful to start at such a high dose?
25mg: You can even try 25mg PO once daily, at night, and see if it works. Then gradually go up to 50mg once daily, at night. It is not harmful to start at 50mg but there is no need to take more medicine than necessary. ...Read more
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