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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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pulmison 20mg tablet what is it used for
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i have been given 20mg tablet of pulmison for 3 days only ## Pulmison contains the active ingredient Prednisone, this is a Corticosteroid used mostly for its immunosuppressant properties, to treat allergic reactions and swelling. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, weight gain and dizziness. Read more: Do you have any other questions? ## my mother 79 yrs old diagnosed with disc prolapse, other doct diagnose disc degeneration, is it the same thing? cant afford surgery as they suggested, what type of pain relief will be good,she got neurobion, pulmison,celebrex,is it ok? ## can i use pulmison 20 mg for pain re gout ? ## I was prescribed pulmison at 30 MG per day for 5 days in conjunction with the antibiotic, Ketek 800 mg per day. It was given to me as I started showing sy...
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pill expiration prednisone. 5 months expired. good to intake?
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hi there.. i have prednisone 20mg, my doctor advice me to take only 10mg. for 5 days but its already expired last oct 2014 and now is march 2015. isit ok to intake it? since im having a contact dermatitis. pls help me dont know what to do. thanks
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Difference between Intravenous prednisone and tablets.
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I recently half a CT angiogram to map out my arteries for a Prostate Artery Embolisation. Because I am allergic to contrast dye the radioligist prescribed 5o mg of prednisone the night before and 1 hour before the procedure. It was in tablet form. The side effects of the prednisone were awful ....severe stomach pain, nausea, constant gnawing in stomach, headaches and weight gain. Its over four weeks now and symptoms have lessened but still there. All from only two 50 mg doses. I discussed this with the radioligist and told him that I didn't want to proceed with the Prostate Embolisation because of the prednisone. He said they would use intravenous prednisone and this would prevent any stomach issues. Can anyone here back this up? Has anyone here had intravenous prednisone and had st...
Updated 4 days ago.
prednisone 20mg what does it do
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What are its indications? ## Hello, Reina! How are you? Prednisone is classified by the FDA as a steroid and it has quite a few medical uses, such as treating severe allergic reactions, reducing inflammation or treating immunity disorders. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, acne, fluid retention and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 8 days ago.
allergic reaction / predisolone
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Hi. My story starts off with being on doxycycline for about 2 months and mitazapene for about 5 days. Not sure which cause the reaction but anyway i got a pimple like rash but only on my chest and some facial swelling, i freaked out and went to the doctors and was put on 75mg of predisolone. I stayed on this for 2 weeks and it started to clear everything, then one night my face swelled bigger then it ever had and i started getting joint aches and pains. However the rest of my body seemed to shrink. After being to many different doctors who all told me to stay on the pred i went to one who told me this was way to much to be on. At this point I had been on 18 days. She then started to taper me off and we did a bunch of diagnostics for lupas, auto immune the works. Everything can back fine...
Updated 8 days ago.
prednisone iv steroid during hospilization
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Experienced COPD Flare, started 40mg with taper, Subsequent hospitalization when symptoms (Respiratory) became dire 2 days later. Then IV Steroid for 5 days in hospitalization, then two 40mg does with Levaquin after hospitaization, then off. Suffered another COPD Flare 5 weeks after hospitalization, again 40mg with taper. Severe side effects, including Steroid Psychosis/Mania. Diagnosed with Mania 11/01/14 Been prescribed very gradual increase of Lamotrigine. Now at 200mg, still not at recommended therapeutic dose, as of 2/14/14. See my Psychiatrist on Monday, 2/16/15. But would appreciate your input if seen. Thank you ## Received message that stated I had received no replies yet. Would at least appreciate some input from someone who experienced Mania after Steroids, specifically Predni...
Updated 9 days ago.
pill expiration prednisone 10 mg
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I have some prednisone I got in 2005 are they still good 10 years later? ## Hi Kim, According a news article from the LA Times, many medications actually remain good for up to 20-40 years past the expiration date, depending on the substance and how they're stored. Harvard Medical School also has a very similar article stating that many medications are good well beyond the 10 year mark. Ref: I don't have a specific list of these exact medications, nor do I encourage taking something that's expired, but often times it seems that the date listed is based on mere speculation and not tested by manufacturers for efficacy past a certain time frame, even if it is still ok to take. Having said that, if 100% efficacy is important to you...
Updated 9 days ago.
pill v 30/83
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Small round white pill fancy v on one side 30/83 on the other side ## Hello, Tammy! How are you? Is the marking possibly 50 93 V? Can you please double check? If so, this tablet is manufactured by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 10mgs of Prednisone. The FDA classifies this medication as being a steroid and lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, fluid retention, acne, insomnia and weight gain.
Updated 14 days ago.
Dosage Pulmison 20mg
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What is the proposed dosage for Pulmison 20mg? ## What has your doctor advised and what condition is being treated with it? Pulmoson contains the steroid Prednisone and the dosage and length of use will vary depending on the condition being treated and its severity. You can learn more about it here: ## Hi. I recently had cataract surgery & lens implants & experienced a reaction in my right eye. The surgeon prescribed Pulmison 2x20mg after breakfast daily for 7 days. Side effects on 1st day were nausea & a bloated feeling plus irritability & sleeplessness.. Would it matter if I took 20mg @ brekfast & 20 mg @ lunch time?
Updated 18 days ago.
side effects on prednisone 80mg a day can it make your suger leval go up
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i have been taking Prednison prescribed by my doctor for Gout.4 tablets ever day for 7days 20mg thats 80 mg a day. can that cause your blood suger to go up to 500? started lowering my dose to ween me of the Prednison slowly ## Hello, David! How are you? Yes, the FDA classifies Prednisone as a steroid and they are known to cause that in some people that take them, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, nervousness, insomnia, acne and weight gain. What medication are you on for your blood sugar?
Updated 1 month ago.

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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