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What Pain Reliever Can Be Taken With Prednisone
Not ibuprofen: Not any anti-inflammatory medicine.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Drugs: You may take the two drugs without any interaction. ...Read more
Hello, I have taken prednisone for 1 month: 60 mg during 2 weeks and 35 mg now .... My lipase level is 1.4 times the max. Could it be correlated?
I'm on prednisone for suspected bursitis and I've taken 4 of the 5 pills and seeing no change. Is that normal? Shouldn't I see some improvement by now
Yes: You are very correct. Return to your doctor and let the doctor know that you have had no relief. You will need further evaluation ...Read more
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. ...Read more
May hav doubled my Prednisone. Prescribed10mg tab.1 tablet twice a day. Took morning dose fine but think that I might have taken evening dose twice.
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?
Panadol (acetaminophen) prednisone: Yes you can. They are very different molecules. ...Read more
Yes: It is not unusual to prescribe them together especially when there is a flare up. ...Read more
Taken 10mg prednisone for 45 days for RA. How fast to taper off 1 mg per week or 1 mg every 2 weeks?
Impossible to say:
Are you seeing a rheumatologist? Are you on any other meds for your RA? Do you still have joint pain?
You need to see a rheumatologist if you are not currently seeing one. Prednisone should not be used as the only therapy for RA. There is no single best way to taper prednisone without knowing more specifics. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
Just got done taken prednisone 50mg for 7 days how long does it stay in body and also is it okay to just have stopped was for possible atopic derm?
TAPER: Prednisone doesn't stay in the body that long; however it can suppress the normal function of your adrenal glands, especially if given for a prolonged period. A 7-day course of prednisone isn't usually attributed with adrenal surpression. As long as you follow the directions given by your physician, you should be ok. Call your prescribing MD if you have concerns. ...Read more
Taken prednisone for 2 days (20 mg) and it has made me angry and depressed and awful. I'm not taking it anymore but when will it be out of my system?
36 hours after last : The time it takes your body to reach plasma blood levels is 2-4 hours. The time it takes your body to excrete the medication in your urine after the last dose can take anywhere from 24-36 hours. It is the best anti-inflammatory we have. Let your doctor know that you stopped it and can't tolerate it. It can affect your mood, but there may be a reason your doctor gave it to you. ...Read more
What does it mean to have a suppressed immune system? e.g the immune system was suppressed by Prednisone? Does it mean that you have to avoid people?
PREDNISONE A STEROID: 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 on minerals like potassium. ...Read more
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