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What is the recommended dosage for starting prednisone for ra?

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 more

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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 average dosage for hydroxychloroquine?

What is the average dosage for hydroxychloroquine?

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Each tablet is 400mg. Taken as 2 tablets per week for malaria prevention, 1 tablet once daily for rheumatoid arthritis, and 1 tablet twice daily for lupus. ...Read more

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What is the standard dose of methotrexate for treating psoarisis?

What is the standard dose of methotrexate for treating psoarisis?

15-25 mg weekly: There is no one standard dose. I have found that a range of 15-25 mg weekly works best for most of my psoriasis patients. ...Read more

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What is the typical starting and maintenance dose for Zoloft (sertraline)?

What is the typical starting and maintenance dose for Zoloft (sertraline)?

25 to 50 mg/Day: Starting dose is 25 mg/day and may go up to 50-75 or even 100 mg day.Concept is to slowly increase does to maintenance depending on individual need and reaction. ...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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What is the recommended prednisone reccomended for a sever rheumatoid arthritis flare-up?

What is the recommended prednisone reccomended for a sever rheumatoid arthritis flare-up?

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

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What dosage of ibuprofen is generally prescribed for sciatica?

What dosage of ibuprofen is generally prescribed for sciatica?

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 more

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What is the typical starting dose for sinement for parkinson's?

What is the typical starting dose for sinement for parkinson's?

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 more

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What is your view of humira (adalimumab) as a treatment for hs. Antibiotics and cortisone injections had zero effect for me. Dermatologists?

What is your view of humira (adalimumab) as a treatment for hs. Antibiotics and cortisone injections had zero effect for me. Dermatologists?

See details: As a rule, tnf agents such as Humira are not very effective for small vessel vasculitis such as hs purpura. Imo, Rituxan (rituximab) would be a better choice for refractory disease. Humira is not an approved therapy for hs purpura. ...Read more

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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

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What is a low dose, moderate dose and high dose of methotrexate to start out on for jra ?

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 treatment for prednisone overdose?

What is the treatment for prednisone overdose?

Unlikely to overdose: Best bet is you did not sleep. We use doses of methyprednisolone or Dexamethasone at doses equivalent to 1000mg of Prednisone by IV administration to treat severe flares in lupus, or to sometimes treat vasculitis. I doubt you took so much. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment for dermatomyositis?

What is the recommended treatment for dermatomyositis?

See below: There's no cure for dermatomyositis, but treatment can improve your skin and your muscle strength and function. The earlier treatment is started in the course of dermatomyositis, the more effective it is, leading to fewer complications. Corticosteroids additional immunosuppressive therapies biological therapies other treatment approaches see below link for more details. ...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?

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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What is benefit of human parathyroid harmon injection and use in osteoporosis and whether it is recommended for taking that medicine for two years.

What is benefit of human parathyroid harmon injection and use in osteoporosis and whether it is recommended for taking that medicine for two years.

YES: human parathyroid analogs has been approved for use of osteoporosis for duration of 2 years. This is a specialized treatment,and patient's needs to have proper evaluation before proceeding with treatment. It is an effective medication for osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate dosage of ciprofloxacin for children?

What is the appropriate dosage of ciprofloxacin for children?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for kids: The recommended oral dose of ciprofloxacin in pediatric patients over one year of age is 10 mg/kg to 20 mg/kg (maximum 750mg/dose) every 12 hours. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joints and can also affect ...Read more


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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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