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Prednisone

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

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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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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prednisone

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will 20 mg. of prednisone interact with other meds
Just found out the I have a cervical hernia and E.R.doc prescribed 20 mg of prednisone and 750mg. of Methocarbamol, "already taking pain med Hydro 10/325 for knee pain/"I'm due for a knee replacement soon". Until I get to my doc on Monday, and get referred to a specialist; will any of the meds interfere with the prednisone, or increase the side effects? I didn't have time to consult with the pharmacist; "plz help". Thanks in advance .
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steroids and hormons prednisone
pple r laughing at me that am very thin.
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Prednisone and abrupt withdrawl
I have been on 15mg Prednisone now for 10 months and my team of specialists want me to quit cold turkey will this cause issues for me? I tried to reduce down to 13mg a while back but suffered severe back oain and confusion after only reducing by 2mg... ## Lani --- i don't think its a good idea to go off Prednisone cold turkey. Your adrenal system needs to adjust slowly -- reducing by 11/2 to 2 mg a week would be better until your down to 5 mg. Then you might be able to stop cold turkey. ## I actually agree but today they went ahead and did it anyway so I am no longer allowed to have any prednisone. My blood pressure has dropped and I tried to use a zimmer frame to walk with (because I was dizzy and light headed and the lower back pain was horrendous) and that was fine until I sat on...
Updated 3 days ago.
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2027/7 Chuna Mandi
I want to order some PREDNISONE tablets 40mg i have ordered from your before a few months ago
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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?
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Dosage of prednisone
What is the dosage of prednisone corresponding to the natural production of the body?
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expiration date of prednisone
Is it OK to use prednisone 3 months after the expiration date? ## Hello, Dina! How are you? This is a steroid class medication and they do tend to degrade over time, so it's most likely not going to be as effective as it was, before it was expired. It would be best to see your doctor for a new prescription. This medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, weight changes, acne and fluid retention. Is there anything else I can help with?
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what is prednisone used to treat
Will prednisone help with swelling & pain due to a toothache? ## Hello, Brenda! How are you? I'm sorry that you're suffering from a toothache. No, Prednisone is a steroid and it will not help with such an issue. If you have a toothache, you most likely have an infection, which will require an antibiotic and proper dental treatment. Is there anything else I can help with?
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what pill is west ward 477 used for
orange round pill with west ward 477 on one side other side blank with line in middle ## This tablet contains 20mgs of Prednisone, a steroid used to treat pain, inflammation and some allergic reactions. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, high blood sugar, weight gain and headache. You can read more about this medication here: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## I also found a bottle of pills fitting the same description, orange with west-ward 447 stamped on them hidden in my home. No one in my house hold has been prescribed this medication, are there any narcotic uses for this drug. ## I was moving my refridgerator to vacuum the fur balls & dust (fire hazard) when I saw this peach colored pill marked west-ward 477 and a slice down the other side for spl...
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panafcort
coming off panafcort ## Hello, Darrell! How are you? This contains the active ingredient Prednisone and withdrawing too rapidly could create some risks, such as adrenal issues. How long have you been taking it? What dosage are you on? ## Thank you for your reply. I am on 4x5mg per day and have been on them since January 14.
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Prednisone
  • 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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