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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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prednisone 20mg twice a day 5 days
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Hi. I was given prednisone 20mg twice a day for 5 days for low back pain with no tapering. is that safe?
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Prednisone HELPS
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I have read alot of reviews here and on other web sites, but all I can say about this drug is...Where have you been...I am taking 5m tabs 12 a day for 5 days and it decreases to 10 for 4 days and 8 for 3 until you're down to one tab. I am taking it for a lower back pain caused by 2 degenterive discs and bone chips. It help straighten me up and eliminated 90% of the pain. My concern is what happens when I have to stop....I love this medication, and it has also cleared my vision where I no longer need cheaters...It works for me ## I have been off and on drugs for Chronic Neuropathy for 13 years.Nothing helps the pain.Now they want to put me on Prednisone and I am afraid of it.Does anyone have any horror stories on Predisone?I need to know before I commit myself to this...Please!! Arle...
Updated 2 days ago.
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will this medicine have effects on intamacy??????? ## I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT BEING ON PREDNISONE IF INTAMACY IS EFFECTIVED AND WHAAT IS UP WITH THE MAJOR SWINGS AND NOT FEELING LIKE YOURSELF ## Well it is a type of steroid, so it can affect your bodily hormones and cause some mood swings and etc. These side effects are not very common and if you are taking it for awhile, they will normally wear off within a few weeks. And in this same way, yes it can sometimes affect intimacy for awhile while your body is adjusting to the medication. ## It doesn't list it in the side effects but yes I did notice a bit of a change for the worse. It actually made me feel like I was on some type of muscle relaxant.
Updated 2 days ago.
Need St. Louis DR for pain meds
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My Dr. Sucks... I can't get 1mg of pain medication. Have sciatic pain, low back and left hip pains. AS well as a torn shoulder and in creased pain in neck and shoulders. Impingement under the collar bone. SUCKS.. some terrible pain. My Dr gave me prednisone, gabapentin as well as tick tacks.. may as well all been tic tacks.. Need a Dr. who isn't afraid to give an adult pain medications.
Updated 4 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 8 days ago.
50mg Prednisone daily for 5 days for tonsillitis
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Hey, I am having a horrible bout of tonsillitis with bad ear and throat pain. My doctor initially prescribed amoxicillin 3 days ago but pain still persisted, I went back today and got 50mg prednisone daily for 5 days plus a 10 day course of cephalexin. Is 50mg too much over a 5 day period. With previous bouts I was prescribed 10 mg twice daily for 2-4 days with no side effects. I took my first dose after filling the prescription at around 2 PM and am feeling mild discomfort in my muscles and can't seem to sleep. Is this dose to heavy? The pain in ear and throat have subsided which is great but worried about prednisone side effects. Thoughts? ## Hi Kelly, Based on my research, some of the side effects of this medication include: insomnia, sever joint pain, leg pain/cramping, and more...
Updated 9 days ago.
On prednisone for 7 days, stopped on a 20mg dose. Having bad withdrawals..
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It's coming to the end of my 3rd day without prednisone.I was only suppose to take 40mg for 5 days. However I don't metabolize medicines well & the side effects were way too rough on me. I did 3 days of 40 mg & 4 days of 20mg until the ten pills were gone. I took them inflammation of the lingual tonsils. I'm having some pretty bad after effects, I get aura like feelings. I feel as though I could pass out, I keep getting.joint pains, my arthritis in my back is killing me. Around the same times everyday i get extremely fatigued, spaced out and useless. My anxiety episodes have berm intense & long. My temperate has been normal however, blood pressure normal if not a bit high at times. I'm just worried about having adrenal crisis. Is this something I should be wo...
Updated 9 days ago.
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
Updated 12 days ago.
prednisone when will it be out oft system completely
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I've been taking prednisolone for 4 weeks.. 30mg/day for a week tapering down to 5mg for the last week. When will the drug be completely out of my system as I want to try and conceive
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prednisone tapering
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Can you taper prednisolone.. 30mg/day for a week by 10mg/day each week after without side effects or is it best to go from 30 to 20 to 10 to 5mg?
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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
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