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Doctor insights on: Why Should You Take Prednisone In The Morning

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If I take 35mg of prednisone in the morning instead of 20mg in the morning and 15 at night, will it lessen the swelling I'm beginning to have?

If I take 35mg of prednisone in the morning instead of 20mg in the morning and 15 at night, will it lessen the swelling I'm beginning to have?

Comments: There are studies to suggest that ingestion of steroids once daily may mitigate some of the typical steroid side effects, so it is certainly worth a try, but talk to your doctor about this prior to doing on your own. ...Read more

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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Prednisone 5mg in morning and 5mg in evening. Better if I take 10mg once in the morning instead? I'm taking it due to cervical hnp and spinal stenosis

Prednisone 5mg in morning and 5mg in evening. Better if I take 10mg once in the morning instead? I'm taking it due to cervical hnp and spinal stenosis

It is better once: Prednisone should be taken all at once with food at breakfast. However, there is no fixed rule for the Prednisone administration. Each case is individual and your doctor knows what is best for your case.
Hope it helps. ...Read more

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On prednisone x1yr. Now on 4mg. Normally take at 6am in morning but can't take until 3pm due to ACTH test. Might I run into withdrawal symptoms that day?

On prednisone x1yr. Now on 4mg. Normally take at 6am in morning but can't take until 3pm due to ACTH test. Might I run into withdrawal symptoms that day?

ACTH: I don't understand the 3 pm timing but no harm from that. I really doubt that waiting till 3 will affect you but if it does cancel your appointment and take your medicine. Then call your doctor and explained wby. ...Read more

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I woke up with a bad headache, is it okay to take ibuprofen? I took 20 mg of Prednisone Wednesday morning but haven't since. Is it out of my system?

I woke up with a bad headache, is it okay to take ibuprofen? I took 20 mg of Prednisone Wednesday morning but haven't since. Is it out of my system?

Be careful!: Yes, you can take ibuprofen - but only as directed. Please call your Dr about the prednisone! This is NOT a medication for taking PRN! It is not a question of it being out of your system - it's way more complicated. Only use after Dr advice and always taper off. Please - it's important. Consult Dr ASAP - Best! ...Read more

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Hello, I was prescribed Prednisone, Z pack and cheratussin AC. Can I take them all in the morning or should I spread the medicine throughout the day?

Hello, I was prescribed Prednisone, Z pack and cheratussin AC. Can I take them all in the morning or should I spread the medicine throughout the day?

Together is ok: Questions like this are best addressed by prescribing doc b/c s/he may not agree w/unknown anonymous online doc. With that said, I found no drug-drug interactions (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1936-0, 719-8050, 300-16287). None of 3 require empty stomach. Cheratussin is taken throughout day as needed. Z-pak is once daily. Prednisone dosing depends but can be once in AM. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 10mg of Prednisone and then get a shot of 30mg IM Toradol? I told the doctor I took the Prednisone this morning for my Arthritis

Is it safe to take 10mg of Prednisone and then get a shot of 30mg IM Toradol? I told the doctor I took the Prednisone this morning for my Arthritis

Safe, but....: Yes, it's safe. But they both increase your risk of intestinal bleeding, together even more so. But, it is safe.
Don't take any antiinflammatories with prednisone. ...Read more

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I take 50 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) in the morning, with 10mg of prednisone, I also take 20 mg of lisinopril along with 12 mgs of triamterene. In the afternoon I tae 2mg kklonopin can I take 5mg oxycodone for pain?

I take 50 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) in the morning, with 10mg of prednisone, I also take 20 mg of lisinopril along with 12 mgs of triamterene. In the afternoon I tae 2mg kklonopin can I take 5mg oxycodone for pain?

Yes.: At the doses you are taking, I don't see why not with a precaution not to take the oxycodone with Klonopin (clonazepam) because of sedation. Take it before you go to bed and don't plan on driving when you take them. ...Read more

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Good Morning! I'm concerned about taking Prednisone (headaches) after having a gastric bypass. I also take meds for epilepsy&pseudotumor cerebri.

Good Morning! I'm concerned about taking Prednisone (headaches) after having a gastric bypass. I also take meds for epilepsy&pseudotumor cerebri.

Likely low risk: If your physician knows that you have had a gastric bypass and what changes are associated with it AND still feels that you need the prednisone then the risks are likely less than the potential benefits. There are some side effects, but the most common is reflux from taking prednisone. Talk with your physician about the side effects to see if its a good fit for you ...Read more

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Are there any longer-lasting glucocorticosteroids? Prednisone seems to work very short-term; inflammation returned already (next morning).

Are there any longer-lasting glucocorticosteroids? Prednisone seems to work very short-term; inflammation returned already (next morning).

Yes, but more toxic: For some people, Methylprednisolone lasts and works a little better and than prednisone. Dexamethasone is a common longer activing steroid but is not used for daily treatment, because longer acting steroids have more steroid side effects. Giving the Prednisone twice a day also has more side effects. ...Read more

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I'm on Prednisone (six days for allergies). woke this morning feeling like world was bouncing & spinning quickly. Same with eyes closed?

I'm on Prednisone (six days for allergies). woke this morning feeling like world was bouncing & spinning quickly. Same with eyes closed?

Call doctor: Can't tell if these are unusual side effects from high-dose of prednisone or part of the disease process such as a viral infection. It'd be best to contact your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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My mom has a sed rate of 66 on her labs collected this morning. Fasting labs and she is no longer taking prednisone. What could this mean?

MANY THINGS: The first thing to ask is why she was taking porednisone in the first place. Elevated ESR indicates inflammation, infection or other diseases. There are many possible reasons for an elevated ESR but it is important to know why she had Prednisone to start. It may be the same disease process coming back or not fully treated. ...Read more

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Prescribed Prednisone & Valtrex (valacyclovir) for Shingles. Shgles, so far, seems ro be mild, but Prednisone (10 mg, 1st dose this morning) has made me tired. Normal?

PREDNISONE TIRED?: SOMEHOW, I BELIEVE IT MAY BE THE SHINGLES THAT IS MAKING YOU TIRED!
CHECK WITH THE DOCTOR WHO IS TREATING YOU.
BEST LUCK. . . ...Read more

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On oral prednisone for asthma & acute bronchitis. I have chest pain this morning to left and under rib should I be worried?

On oral prednisone for asthma & acute bronchitis. I have chest pain this morning to left and under rib should I be worried?

You should: Take your bronchodilator as well- every 6 hours (ventolin/ albuterol etc) whichever one you have. Just use one kind only. If you are not getting relief, see your doctor asap. It is also possible you may have an infection on top of asthma attack. ...Read more

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I am only 125 lbs taking 20mg prednisone daily and only getting slight relief for severe joint pain morning stiffness. Normal? Making my BP high also

Unusual treatment: 26 yo female notes ineffectiveness of prednisone for widespread pain; apparently absent any specific diagnosis. This is inappropriate. An Osteopath or Rheumatologist should be consulted. Fibromyalgia might be a consideration, and a specific diagnosis is needed in order to initiate rational medical therapy. ...Read more

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If I am on 20mg prednisone daily for severe joint pain and morning stiffness should I feel 100% relief or will I still have pain? Feel slightly better

Should help: Prednisone is a potent anti inflammatory agent. At that dose, it suggests you have inflammatory joint disease. While most pain should be improved with this dose, you may also benefit from NSAIDs as well. Discuss this with your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Why do my gums bleed so much while on prednisone 50mg? My mouth is full of dried blood when I I wake up in the morning.

Why do my gums bleed so much while on prednisone 50mg? My mouth is full of dried blood when I I wake up in the morning.

Gingivitis: The bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, forms a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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Cough for 2 mos worse at night and morning not going away. Taken z-pack, prednisone, inhaler after 3 drs. Slight burning in chest. What next?

Cough for 2 mos worse at night and morning not going away. Taken z-pack, prednisone, inhaler after 3 drs. Slight burning in chest. What next?

Chronic cough: There are many causes of chronic cough including asthma, post nasal drip from allergies and sinus infection as well as ge acid reflux. Burning in the chest can be a symptoms of acid reflux. Usual evaluations of chronic cough include lung function testing, chest x-ray and even visit to lung specialist such as pulmonologist or allergist. ...Read more

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I started prednisone this morning (2 ten mg tablets) and I suffered a HUGE panic attack a few hours ago, shaking, trembling, racing heart, blurred vi?

Talk to your doc: This may or may not be related to prednisone. But prednisone can really precipitate anxiety or exacerbate underlying anxiety issues. So please talk to your prescribing doctor about this event. ...Read more

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