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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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How long would one use prednisone?

It depends: It depends on the reason it was prescribed in the first place. As a rule use Prednisone in as low a dose as possible for the least amount of time as possible. ...Read more

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How long should one use prednisone for?

How long should one use prednisone for?

As short as possible: Prednisone is a miracle med that puts many problems in remission but comes at a price of : anxiety, depression, agitation, increased risk of infection and bone fracture. Long term use requires a serious discussion of relative risk and benefits. ...Read more

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How long can prednisone be in your system?

How long can prednisone be in your system?

Depends!: Prednisone has a pre conversion half life off one hour. Prednisone is a converted into prednisolone, which also has "steroid" effects! its plasma half life as Prednisolone is 2-3 hours. So the total effect a duration of 18-36 hours. But once its out of your system it takes a while for your system to re-regulate itself as well. ...Read more

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How can you drop weight put on by prednisone?

Weight gain/ steroid: Prednisone not only increases your appetite but it also makes you retain salt and water which adds weight. In addition it redistributes the fat in your body. It is very difficult not to gain weight while on prednisone, especially if you are on a high dose. Tips to help would include eating a low salt diet, maintaining exercise, and snacking on healthy, low fat foods. ...Read more

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Can i take 30mg of prednisone for one day only?

Can i take 30mg of prednisone for one day only?

Yes.: For most forms of arthritis, you should get immediate, albeit transient pain relief. Take it only in the morning. ...Read more

Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Warren Foster
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Deltasone (Definition)

Deltasone is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more