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FDA Approved: January 17, 1972
Pharm Company: WATSON LABS
Category: Anti-Inflammatory

Prednisone Overview

Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressant drug. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases (such as moderate allergic reactions) and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but has significant adverse effects. Because it suppresses the immune system, it leaves patients more susceptible to infections. Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Side-effects 2.1 Major 2.2 Minor 2.3 Dependency 2.4 Withdrawal 3 Pharmacology 4 Industry 5 Hi...

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Trolic 5mg what does it do?
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I have been bitten by an insect on reverse of my hand and its now swollen, am now prescribed with trolic 5mg. What does it do really and as I'm on Arv's will it be effective? ## Trolic (Prednisone) is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels (lack of certain substances that are usually produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). Prednisone is also used to treat other conditions in patients with normal corticosteroid levels. These conditions include certain types of arthritis; severe allergic reactions; multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly); lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs); and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys b...
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supposed to be prednisone 20mg?? ## The skin specialist prescribed OMNACORTIL 40mg for 2 weeks and taper down to 20mg for 1 week and 10 mg for 1 week for my wife's skin problem. She had taken the same in Sep,08. She is finding her right eye with blurred vision. We checked up with Opthalmologit and he conducted the tests. He feels the Ratina is slightly swollen and it may be due to some intake of medicines. Please let me know whether the above medicine taken by my wife has the side effects on her eye. If so how do we cure the eye problem now. ## The active ingredient in this is Prednisolone and yes, one of the possible side effects can be blurred vision. Most side effects go away once your body adjusts to a medication or the drug is discontinued. I suggest she speak with her doctor a...
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Expired prednisone
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Have been taking 20mg pills split into 4 pieces. The pills are expired from 2010. I'm taking the taper off 6- to 1 portions per day. It dosen't seem to be taking effect although it has worked in the past. Have bronchial infection. I guess I should call the doc or pharmacy ## As far as expired meds go, according to a Harvard Medical School family health article, except in rare cases (i.e. tetracycline), there is little chance of danger due to taking medications even up to 15 years beyond their expiration date. Source: It's possible that it may still be effective, but my personal assumption is that it lost a good percentage of its potency by now, having been 3 years old. When was the last time you tried taking it? ## I have bron...
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Prednisone 20 expiration date june 2014. Is it still ok to take?thanks.!
Updated 7 days ago.
omnacortil 20 side effects
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I have swelling and severe pain on my right ankle. Dosage: 2 days three tabs, then 2 days 2tabs and last 2days 1tab. ## Omnacortil contains the active ingredient Prednisone, this is a steroid that is commonly used to treat severe swelling. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, fluid retention and weight gain. Read more: Are there any questions or comments? ## I was prescribed omnacartil for treating loss of hearing in my right ear. Dosage was 20 mg BD first week, followed by 20mg OD second week and 10mg OD for 3rd week. I have developed swelling in both feet and legs, acute joint pain, drowsiness, etc. It is now more than one and half months since the drugs was stopped, but the swelling and pain have not subsided. Will this swelling and pain subside, if so, after how much...
Updated 15 days ago.
pulmison 20mg tablette boehringer ingelheim
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I was given this tablets by my doctor - but it had no information paper with saying what it's used for or what the side effects were. Could you please send me more details. ## This is an African brand name for the drug Prednisone, this is a steroid used to treat various conditions such as swelling and allergic reactions. It does carry some serious side effects, especially the longer you take it. Some of the side effects include: insomnia, weight gain, joint pain and blurred vision. ## hi i got Pulmison 20mg for 5 days as soon as i drink it i feel dise it feels like my head is floating. Is this normal it only gos on for about 5 hours then i am fine again ## Haha, only 5 hours? Its juice bro, not good to drink on that stuff. ## MY DR BOOKED ME OFF AND TELL ME TO DRINK ONLY ONE EARLY I...
Updated 16 days ago.
Overdosed on prednisone 320mg 16 tablets at once
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I was given 84(20mg) tablets of prednisone for an allergic reaction to a blood pressure pill. After the second dose of 16 tablets i lost control of my bladder and have had multiple side effects to include osteoporosi,gerd,double vision,memory loss,lymphedema,stent surgery of the abdomen,nasopharyngeal surgery,ulcers of the lower legs, unstable use of my legs,loss of vision,etc. I am now a 49 yr old woman and this 10 day supply of prednisone has wrecked havoc on my life and also has affected my whole family! My husband has to care for myself and our 2 children. I cannot cook because of vision and unstable ability to use my legs,and i have not been able to drive since the initial dose began 2 and a half yrs ago.I am still urinating blood and leucocytes and even though i only took this for...
Updated 26 days ago.
prednisone 10mg for animals
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The vet gave my dog prednisone for his skin problems it has cleared up but the spring time he starts straching again. Can I give this pill to him again ## Hello, Shannon! How are you? Even in dogs, Prednisone risks causing some serious side effects, such as high blood pressure, fluid retention and heart failure, so it would be best not to give it to him, without your vets approval. What is causing the itching, is it an allergy? Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may include nausea, headache and nervousness.
Updated 27 days ago.
prednisone 10mg how do I get off Predisdone?
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My pain management PA put me on Presidone10 Mg five times today tampering it down by one pill a day for five days. I have renal function of 31 and was told by my renal dr not to take any pillsfor inflammation. Question I too five doses today Tomorrow I'm scheduled to be admitted to the hospital for surgery for a condition Cauda Eqinus Syndrome. What should I do? I looked up information and Prednisone should not be taken prior to surgery. Do I stop now? ## Hello, Shirley! How are you? Prednisone isn't actually an anti-inflammatory, the FDA considers it a steroid class medication. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, acne, weight gain and fluid retention. However, before stopping it and having your surgery, you should double check with your do...
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prednisone 10mg fro grams
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My grandma has been taking prednisone 10mg a day for almost a month. She just all of a sudden stopped taking them because she felt better. Now she's having pain in her leg. Is it from stooping the prednisone ## Hello, Lisa! How is your grandmother doing? If she was taking it for 21 days, or more, there could be some problems caused by stopping it suddenly, rather than tapering it. However, only her doctor can check this out and give you a definitive answer. Typical side effects while taking a steroid, such as this, may include nausea, dizziness, headache, weight gain, acne and fluid retention, as listed by the FDA. Is she on any other medications?
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Solution: 5mg/5ml, 5mg/ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 1mg, 2.5mg, 20mg, 25mg, 50mg, 5mg
  • Tablet, Delayed Release: 1mg, 2mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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