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Is prednisone a safe drug to take for a viral lung infection?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Prednisone is not known to be effective in viral infections of the lung and should not be taken without consultation with a physician.

In brief: No

Prednisone is not known to be effective in viral infections of the lung and should not be taken without consultation with a physician.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not a therapy

Prednisone is not an antiviral therapy.
If it is being used your physician will explain why you are on it. It may be to help stop lung bronchospasm with a viral induced asthmatic flare.

In brief: Not a therapy

Prednisone is not an antiviral therapy.
If it is being used your physician will explain why you are on it. It may be to help stop lung bronchospasm with a viral induced asthmatic flare.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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