Prednisone

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 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? ## Hello, Jacko! How are you? How has your doctor directed you to taper it? Sometimes, if you've been taking it for less than 3 weeks, tapering isn't necessary. Usually, however, when it is tapered, it is done by 10mg increments, but not for a week each, in most cases, it's usually just a couple of days. But you need to follow your doctor's instructions, they are the final decider as to what is safest for you. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this steroid as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, nervousness, insomnia, weight gain, fluid retention and acne.
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Prednisone 100mg to 20mg & he's still not my husband!
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My husband is a 52yr old avid bodybuilder & health nut and has been for 30yrs. He's never missed work for so much as a cold. On 3/16/11 he fell ill w/the flu. Four days later he was in ER w/what they said was dbl lung pneumonia. Four days he was transported to our capital city hospital. There he was originally diagnosed w/ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) but after a lung biopsy it was found he had BOOP (Bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia). After six weeks on 4/29/11, of extensive physical therapy, being on a ventilator, fitted w/compression hose for blood clots in his lungs & legs & suffering from orthostatic hypotension (his BP dropped to 70/48 everytime he stood up & he passed out) he went home on blood thinners, medication to raise his bl...
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i took 22 20mg prednisone tablets and it didnt even make me
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I took 22 prednisone tabs trying to off myself. I didnt even sweat. Is that normal?
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obeclox
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I've just been on prednisone treatment and I can't seem to shed the pounds I gained due to taking the steroids for a temporal diseased I suffered. I was wondering if taking Obleclox would help me feel less hungry and with a healthy diet and exercise be able to go back to my original weight. Does anyone know if taking this pill is safe? Thanks for your help!! ## Obeclox contains the active ingredient Clobenzorex, which is available in the U.S. only by prescription. There is no medication that is really safer than any other, they all come with risks and dangers. For some people it has been very effective for weight loss, but not for everyone, which is the way any medication works. This is a stimulant that is used to help suppress appetite. It can cause side effects, such as: nause...
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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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Is it safe to use prednisone
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I am a 24 year old guy and I had lower abdominal pain on the right hand side which made my right hand not function well. The Dr gave me prednisone and told me to take 7 tablets on the first day and 6 tablets the following day (7654321). Is this safe and is this gonna help me?
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prednisone new user for arthritis
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I have chronic osteoarthritis through my whole body including my spine, plus other bone abnormalities. I have had chronic pain since I was 12 (18 yrs ago). Doctors have never taken my pain seriously until recently when I was properly diagnosed. I am now on Endep, Lyrica and Gabapentin which together helps with all my nerve pain. But even strong pain killers didn't help with my joint and back inflammation. I had heard about people having success with Prednisone but I had never really considered it for myself because I'm still young and had heard of all the horrible side effects. My pain had been causing me to become deeply depressed. Doctors were treating me like a drug addict whenever I went to ask for a prescription. I was getting to the point of being completely crippled and b...
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How long for klor con20 to ease symptoms?
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Hi! Ive been feeling not quite myself Over the past week. Nausea, headaches, profusely sweating at random times, out of breath, cramp in calf for 2 full days, anxiety... I just this morning realized my potassium is probably out of whack. I have some klorcon20 that i had been prescribed last time this happened. Anyone know an average of how long it takes it to start easing symptoms? Ive been on prednisone for 10 days and wondering if that could've triggered this? ## I am very sorry about how you're feeling. However, there is a chance that the symptoms you're experiencing are actually due to the Prednisone and not low potassium. Thus, before taking the supplements, it would be best to have it checked out by your doctor. Taking too much potassium can be just as dangerous as not...
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Cortisol level
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My cortisol level was very low 1.3 for for asthma I take a lot of prednisone but will oxycodone or morphine effect my cortisol level ## My cortisol level was very low 1.3 I have severe asthma and take a lot of prednisone and solu medrol question would oxycodone or morphine time release effect my cortisol level ## Adrenal insufficiency is usually caused by taking steroids in high doses and then withdrawing from the abruptly. So no, it isn't likely that the narcotics have had anything to do with it. How much Prednisone do you take, how often do you take it and for how long of a time period? While taking high doses for a long period of time, your adrenal gland detects that there are already enough steroids in the body, so it stops producing cortisol. A slow withdrawal must be done to a...
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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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