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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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: Prednisone does suppress the Immune system. However, it depends on how much and for how long. As a rule within 2 to 4 weeks your immune system should bounce back to normal. People on prednisone or recovering from being on prednisone usually do no have to avoid people. ...Read more

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Is there a natural prednisone?

Hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone is the bio identical form of prednisone. DHEA is a natural precursoer to cortisol ...Read more

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What is prednisone used to cure?

What is prednisone used to cure?

Many things: Prednisone is corticosteroid which treats many problems such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. Prednisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. ...Read more

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Ok taking prednisone (deltasone)?

Ok taking prednisone (deltasone)?

It depends: As with any medication, if it is prescribed by a physician to treat a particular illness or problem it is safe, as long as it is used as prescribed. ...Read more

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What is Deltasone (prednisone) used for?

What is Deltasone (prednisone) used for?

Deltasone (prednisone): There are many, many indications for Deltasone (prednisone). See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/deltasone.html ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: prednisone?

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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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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