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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
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?
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