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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

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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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Prednisone 5mg in morning and 5mg in evening. Better if i take 10mg once in the morning instead? Im 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? Im 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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