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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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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
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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polymyalgia rheumatica
Is it necessary that all PMR-symptoms are gone, before you reduce the dosis of Prednisone?
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small white pill with nos 54 over 612 on one side; the other side has a line halfing the pill
this small white pill is cut in half with a line on one side;the other side has the numbers 54 0ver 612 ## Hello, Anna! How are you? This tablet contains 5mgs of Prednisone, which is a steroid class medications that's used to treat various medical conditions, such as allergic reactions, swelling and immune disorders. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, weight gain, acne and fluid retention. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Don't worry much about a change in the way your pills look when they come from pharmacy. It is because the pharmacy obtained the pills from a different pharmaceutical company for a less expensive price. It happens all the time. It's ok to look into it but I would not obsess over it. Talk to the pharmacist where you picked up the...
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Is prednisone good for sinus infection
I have a sinus infection the doctor gave me prednisone 5mg will that help me. ## Hello, Niya! How are you? Prednisone is a steroid class medication and, in such cases, it is used to help alleviate the swelling of the sinuses that can occur with a sinus infection, to enable you to breath easier. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, elevated heart rate, weight gain, fluid retention and insomnia. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Effects of Prednisone.(Prednisolone)
Im an 18 year old Male, supposed to be a fun time being 18 and all….but boy has prednisolone stuffed up my last year or so. Maybe i just react worse to this drug than some people, but the way its hit me has to be lived to be believed. The irritable uncomfortable feeling (even when your trying to relax on the couch), the anger and mood swings that are constant, the weight gain and wanting to eat all the time, the insomnia which makes you feel even worse for lack of sleep, the gigantic swelling in the face to make a once normal face a horror show, the fever which is so often there, the acne all over my body, the lack of confidence I now have, the depressing way you now interact with the ones you love, and one of the worst things to go through, the looking back and remembering how go...
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Trolic 5mg what does it do?
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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I'm an adult how should take my 25 prednisone 5mg tablets
I forgot how I took these pills the first time and I'm trying to contact my doctor but I've not heard from him yet and I'm leaving on vacation very soon, I remember weaning myself off them after taking a larger dose to start with. ## Hello, Joe! How are you? It actually depends what you're taking them to treat. What condition were they prescribed for? If they are started from a larger dose, tapering usually isn't required, unless you're taking them for 21 or more days. This is a steroid class medication that may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, fluid retention, acne, insomnia and elevated heart rate.
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omnacortil 20 side effects
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...
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Prednisone tapering... numbness normal?
I recently had a baby on the 21 Sept. I had a drug eruption afterwards. I had an epidural they gave my hydrocodone, ibuprofen for my pain because I got stitches after delivery...then on the 1st Oct I had a drug eruption that was lots of tiny bump-like pus pimples that broke out on my tummy, onto my breasts, then my wrists. So then they referred my to a dermatologist that day and I started one dose of aantibiotics but because I was itching and still fighting the breakout the next day they started me on prednisone. First 4days....40mg, 30mg for the next 3...then when I started 20mg; dermatologist called that day and told me to add 3 more pills to up my dose bcuz i was still itchy. Oct 10 was my first dose of 50mg, I am on the 5th day...on the 15th I go down to 40mg for 5days...etc. But la...
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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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