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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 2 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
On prednisone 5mg per day for years as I have ra, want to get off this what is the best way to do this?
Again, ask specialis: You are being treated for a specific medical problem, with two meds that each have signifacant effects and side effects. Certainly you ought not take any antninflammatory meds such as Aspirin or ibuprofen. Drink a lot of non-alcohol beverages, and call the treating physician to inform you have a headache, and follow his/her instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RA: Prednisone certainly does have side effects. Sometimes inflammatory arthritis is significant enough that the Prednisone is necessary albeit not ideal. To help with your concerns i would discuss this with your rheumatologist and see if there are other medications you could explore as options but they will have their own side effect profile. ...Read more
On Plaquinel for susp. RA but stopped for 3 days as I'm sick. Now on Prednisone for uncontrolled asthma w/ 3 puffers. Is Plaquinel safe when I'm sick?
Yes, but...: It is slow acting and missing a few days will do no harm. The half-life of HO-Q is nearly three days. But you can take it-no reason to stop, unless overwhelmed by your pill burden. Good luck! ...Read more
ASA 325 daily per dr orders to thin blood. Since then, my RA doesn't bother me & I don't have to take prednisone. Would the ASA help RA? Thank you
I have ra, am taking leflunomide 20 mg, prednisone 2.5 and plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200 mg. I don't have ins. What will happen if i can't afford to continue my meds?
See below: Try going to your local hospital preferably county and go to the social work department and discuss the situation about your medications. Other options try getting some samples from your medical physician if he could contact the representative from the pharmaceutical company. Also contact the pharmaceutical company and see if they have any patient assistance programs and see if you qualify for them it is important to stay on your medications for your disease otherwise you'll have episodes of pain and further progression of your disease and disability good luck thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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