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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 Pharmacology 2 Medical uses 3 Side-effects 3.1 Major 3.2 Minor 3.3 Dependency 3.4 Withdrawal 4 Industry 5 Hi...

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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?
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round tablet scored 5094 is it a canine prednisone
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Was in dogs pill bottle but now she's not wanting to move, I think just resting peacefully. Want to make sure that is was hers and not something else that got put in there. She weighs 33lbs ## Hello, Cayenne! How is your little lady? Human and canine Prednisone are the same. The tablet you listed is manufactured by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 5mgs of Prednisone. She may experience side effects from it, just like a human does, which the FDA lists as possibly including nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and headache. Is there anything else I can help with?
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prednisone for colitis flares
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I have ulcerative colitis and ulcerative proctitis. I have not been able to establish remission for as long as I have been diagnosed which was 5 years ago. I am 66 years old. My dr gave me 20 mg of prednisone to settle it down. I have been taking it for 4 days now and in the evening I have a terrible gas and urgency to go to the bathroom for about 3 hours. Could it be a side effect of the prednisone? ## Hello, CB! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems that you're having. Yes, Prednisone is a steroid, so it can cause such side effects, the FDA lists other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, nervousness, insomnia, fluid retention, acne and weight gain. Are you on any other medications?
Updated 8 days ago.
can going off prednisone cause shortness of breath during physical activity such as housework
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Was on prednisone off and on since October I apparently Got a bad lung infection have since stopped smoking and tapered off the 40 MG to 20 to 10 but last 2 days have shortness of breath during physical activity it goes away when I sit down and have breathing treatment but wondering if I should go went to 5 have doctor a pot next week but wanted advice for uncomfortable situation ## Hello, Carrie! How are you feeling? I'm sorry about the problems you've had. The FDA classifies Prednisone as a steroid and yes, it has been known to cause such issues in some people that take it. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, nervousness, irritability, insomnia and weight gain. Generally, its related to the stimulant like effect it can have on your body, it elevates you...
Updated 10 days ago.
prednisone 20mg+Missed adose for today . when to take next one
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I am prescribed Apo-prednisone 5mg for chest infection Am to take 8 every morning .for 5 days, took for 2 days and then missed this morning when should I take the dose that I missed . Should I take it now at 6 pm or leave until tomorrow morning,
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Regularly use of low doses prednisone
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I'm a generally healthy male of 58. Had heavy bronchitic asthma all my life. Till 30th year I regularly had tapered courses of prednisone. After that it went so well that I, except once in the few years, can life my life well with just spiriva and seretide. But then again I feel I live up to, say, 75 % of my optimum this way. Since a few months I add, on a weekly basis, one day 20 mg, next 10 mg, next 5 mg prednisone and I'm near the 100% that way. Would this use be considered a form of long time use, with the well known dangers of (creeping) side-effects (I don't notice any, actually) or as such a low dose/such a mild regiment that there's no harm to be expected? Thanks for any reaction!
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Omnacortil uses and side effects
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kindly give me details of this medicine ## Omnacortil contains the active ingredient Prednisone. Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressant drug. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases 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. You can view a list of side effects by clicking on the link below and scrolling down to the section called "Side-effects": Please post back if you have any other general questions or concerns about this drug. ## Creatnine is 4.1 and doctor prescribed omnacortil 80 mg before biopsy report
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is it safe to take prednisone while taking hydrocodon 5 325
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is it safe to take prednisone while taking hydrocodone acetaminophen 5-325? ## @dovieann, I searched for possible interactions via The University of Maryland's drug interaction tool and haven't seen any discrepancies listed between Prednisone and Hydrocodone/APAP. So based off that information alone, I'd say there shouldn't be any problems using the two together outside of their own individual side effects. However in my opinion, it would still be wise to inform your doctor before taking any, just to play it safe. I hope this helps!
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My sister was taking Prednisone and Nucynta for her Rheumatoid Arthritis and it weakened her immune system. She had only been taking these 2 medications about a year. One day she got strep and it killed her. Within a couple of days of feeling sick, she was rushed the ER and passed away. She died of septic shock. I blame the drugs. ## Hello, Diana! How are you? I am so very sorry for your loss. Steroid class medications, such as Prednisone, can cause suppression of the immune system, along with other side effects, such as weight gain, acne, dizziness and fluid retention. So, there is a chance that it might have contributed, but I'm not a doctor, so I can't say with certainty. How are you taking it? Are you okay? ## Hi, yes thank you. I'm ok. This was two, almost three years a...
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Tab Prednisone 10mg
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Need help with tablet count for prescription. I'm a student and I have to calculate the number of tablets needed to fill the rx. Prescription reads Prednisone 10MG # QS. The SIG is: 30mg bid x 2d 25mg bid x 2d 20mg bid x 2d 15mg bid x 2d 10mg qd x 2d 5mg qd x 2d (then stop) I also need help with writing the patient label based on this rx ... Thank you. Alan ## Hi Alan, I'm not quite familiar with your method for calculating the number of pills. Is there a type of formula you are following to get where you are? It's definitely something that one would consider to be as simple as putting the right number of pills into the right container, but I can see that it is much more than just that. Below are a couple of sites that I thought could be of help to you when calculating or co...
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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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