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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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I am in need of a non nsaid pain reliever due to kidney disease. I have a myopathy and am experiencing pain and welling. What can I take? No prednison

I am in need of a non nsaid pain reliever due to kidney disease. I have a myopathy and am experiencing pain and welling. What can I take? No prednison

Alternatives: Relaxation techniques, cognitive therapy, psychotherapy, east-west integrative medicine (e.g. Acupuncture) should be used in place or as an adjunctive treatment of medications whenever possible. Also there are a number of anti-inflammation diets that you could try. Good luck.

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Can ibuprofen be taken with prednisone? The last dose was taken approximately 21 hours ago.

Can ibuprofen be taken with prednisone? The last dose was taken approximately 21 hours ago.

Yes but...: These can be taken together and they are very commonly prescribed as such but you have to be careful due to the increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding especially if you have a history of stomach ulcers. Both can also cause swelling. Make sure you take them with food and if you develop abdominal upset hold them and talk to your doctor.

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1. while taking prednisone tablet, can breastfeed be done? 2. can Advil (ibuprofen) be taken with prednisone?

1. while taking prednisone tablet, can breastfeed be done? 2. can Advil (ibuprofen) be taken with prednisone?

Prednisone and advil (ibuprofen): Agree about what Dr Bonilla wrote about prednisone and breastfeeding. Now about taking Advil (ibuprofen) and prednisone together: better be cautious, both irritate the stomach, increasing risk of GI bleed or gastritis, both can cause salt and water retention, increase blood pressure and cause edema, better space them, take a gut prophylaxis medication, and keep the dose to the minimum duration/amount

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How long does it take prednisone to start working? I.E. For back pain?

How long does it take prednisone to start working? I.E. For back pain?

Dose, etiology, time: Of onset of back pain vs start of prednisone. What work up done to justify use of steroids?

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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.

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I was on prednisone off and on for past 10 years. I haven't taken them in a year but I still feel side effects. How long does it Take to leave ursystem?

I was on prednisone off and on for past 10 years. I haven't taken them in a year but I still feel side effects. How long does it Take to leave ursystem?

SE Prednisone.: Prednisone is gone within a day after stopping, but the effects linger on as you note. Most vexing is weight gain which can take a good while to reverse. Other specific side effects vary with the individual.

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Can prednisone and sudafed be taken together?

Yes: These to medications should be ok to use together. If you have additional questions about drug-drug interactions, you should speak with your pharmacist.

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Why are albuterol and prednisone meant to be taken together?

Why are albuterol and prednisone meant to be taken together?

To improve breathing: Albuterol serves to dilate, or "open up" narrowed airways due to spasm, while the Prednisone is to relieve any narrowing that may be due to inflammation.

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Can prednisone and dulera (formoterol and mometasone) be taken together?

Yes: It is not unusual to prescribe them together especially when there is a flare up.

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Was prescribed prednisone 20 mg tablets (taken 3 at a time) for 5 days for back pain. Is this safe to take without tapering off?

Was prescribed prednisone 20 mg tablets (taken 3 at a time) for 5 days for back pain. Is this safe to take without tapering off?

For this short time: For this short time you are ok. The question is whether the inflammation to the back will be gone. You should follow up with your doctor if pain persists

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Have taken prednisone before, took 2 tablets for 5 days, 20mg, done for one day now, still have tensesion pain in temples and in head.

Have taken prednisone before, took 2 tablets for 5 days, 20mg, done for one day now, still have tensesion pain in temples and in head.

See below: I suspect that perhaps your physician felt you were having what is called a cluster headache. If so, the lack of response may indicate the diagnosis is incorrect or just that the medication doesn't work in every case. See or speak to your physician, who knows you best, and given your lack of improvement he will change his plan of treatment.

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