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Will A 4 Week Course Of Prednisone Cause Moon Face
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
Varies widely: It depends on how high a dose of Prednisone you are taking and on your ability to metabolize the medication. People vary widely in how soon they get a moon face and how easy it is for it to resolve, but if it does occur, it is reversible when the Prednisone is discontinued. http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=29&m=826537 here are some patient experiences showing the variability. ...Read more
Will 100mg of Prednisone 1 day, 90mg day 2, 70mg day 3, 50mg day 4, etc down to 10 mg then done cause weight gain/moon face, etc? Will it this dosage and 6 days on it eat my muscle?
Have either a virus in the ear or menieres disease dr put on 12 days of prednisone is it normal to feel tired and queasy also will it cause moon face?
Not usually: Moon face is not expected after only 12 days of Prednisone unless the dose exceeds 80 mg a day but even then it is unlikely that you will end up with a moon face. However you may gain weight. High dose of Prednisone may also upset the stomach but feeling tired is uncommon. Since high dose of Prednisone may reduce your blood potassium level, consult your doctor re. It. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the patient, but it eventually resolves. ...Read more