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High blood pressure and tension headache
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Hi, I’ve been on prednisone dose pack 6 day/4mg. I’m on day 5 and have one pill to take tonight and one tomorrow. Today however my blood pressure has been 130/83 to 151/86 which is abnormal for me and I feel high anxiety. Can I just not take the next two doses and be ok? I’m scared it is going to elevate my blood pressure more at this point. ## Those can be normal side effects, when taking a steroid like this, it would be best to finish your dosing protocol, unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. The FDA warns that you may also experience other side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, acne, and weight changes. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? ## Speaking from experience here having been on prednisone on several occasions I can assure you that you...
Updated 8 hours ago in Methylprednisolone.
if i take 15 mg of meloxicam daily can 10 prednisone
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I take 15 mg of meloxicam daily for degenerative arthritis. I also have been prescribed 20 mg of prednisone for gout. Can I take the prednisone now if I took my meloxicM 4-1/2 hrs ago? ## Hello, Kanakagurl! How are you? Actually, these medications tend to increase the toxicity of each other and increase the risk of gastrointestinal ulceration. Thus, before mixing them, it would be best to check with your doctor to make sure that it is safe for you to do so. You may need to go off the Meloxicam, while on the Prednisone. Prednisone is a steroid that may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, fluid retention, mood swings, weight changes and elevated blood pressure. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I just took my last dose of medrol this morning. It has done nothing for my...
Updated 1 day ago in Meloxicam.
round pill tan with M 227
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1/2' diameter, beige or tan color, scored with M and 227 ## I was given a tan pill marked M 227 for my dog and I don't know what it is. Can anyone help with this? ## I have two different pills for my dog. One is round, tan and scored with the imprint M/227 and the other is a white oblong pill with one side having 0/5 and the otherside has T/4. Can anyone please tell me what these are? I have looked everywhere and this is the only place I have seen it. ## i have a bottle of pills for my dog with the imprint M/227. it is round and sort of beige or tan. i would like to know what it is i can't find out anywhere!!! ## This pill was given to me by a vet for pain. don't know what is in it but maybe an anti-inflammitory. ## M 227 is Previcox (Firocoxib). "Previcox is a daily...
Updated 1 day ago.
will meloxicam show up on a drug test
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Will meloxicam 15 mg show up on a drug test? Thank you ## only the drugs a drug test is testing for can show up - eg marijuana, cocaine. it is unlikely a drug like Meloxicam, used for arthritis, would show. however, if it is being abused, the side effects may signal an alarm to someone that something is not right. ## No, it will not. Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory. ## Anybody gaining weight from taking this Mobic 15mg? ## I have a drug test for the military in about two weeks, I take my boyfriends meloxicam for my back at work because I am a server and I never sit down really unless its dead shift. Will it show up on a military blood drug test? PLEASE GIVE ME SOME ADVICE! ## All I've ever know it showing up for is benzodiazepine once in a while ## It can show up depen...
Updated 1 day ago in Meloxicam.
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RECENTLY I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT KETOPROFEN 200 MG EXTENDED RELIEF IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. IS THIS TRUE? ## what are the side effect of ketoprofen 75 mg mfg. by mylan? ## I just got a new prescription for the 200mg tablets with no worries. I live in the USA. ## My husband has been on ketoprofen for at least 15 years and has tried other meds for his arthritis. None have worked as well as ketoprofen, he was told by Rite Aid and Walgreen's that it is no longer being made. ## Boo-boo, I don't know why those stores told you that cause my mother was prescribed a pump bottle earlier this year on 4/20/2016. 120 mg from a 24hr rite aid store. ## I was on 200 extended release Ketoprofen was told by Walgreens it is no longer being manufactured. So I went on Diclofinac and it didn’t go ...
Updated 2 days ago in Ketoprofen.
FDA prohibiting Limbrel in USA
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I just called my pharmacy to renew my Limbrel prescription, only to find out that the FDA has ordered US companies to cease distribution and immediately initiate a recall. What am I going to do now? I have been on Limbrel for 6 years to manage my osteoarthritis pain. Before that, I wore braces on my back, knees, ankles, arms and took an overabundance of NSAID's - and it really didn't relieve any pain. I was unable to enjoy any quality to my life. With Limbrel, I am able to work and have an active social/family life. Now I'm facing that old life again and I'm just wondering what I am going to do? Does anyone know what I can take or do? ## Apparently, the FDA has asked Primus Pharmaceuticals because of liver injury and lung infections due to the use of the drug. Maybe your...
Updated 3 days ago in Limbrel.
Celebrex Drug Information
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Does anyone know if this pill makes you drowsy? ## no, I take 400mg of Celebrex a day for over a year now and it doesn't make me at all drowsy. ## I took a 400 mg last night before bedtime... it was my first time taking it. It gave me so much energy I could not get to sleep! So I would have to say... no it does not make you drowsy. ## How long does Celebrex take to work for severe back pain? Does it need to build up? I've been on it 2 days with no change. ## Has anybody had any of these symptoms with Celebrex... heart palpitations, pounding, tachycardia or nervousness?
Updated 3 days ago in Celebrex.
Swelling in ankles and feet left hand largebump wrist swollen
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Best medicine for degenerative arthritis ## For the past 3wks my ankles & feet has been swollen. They'll go down for a day or so but will swell back up. They wasn't sore at first but they are starting to get tender around my ankles & the top of my feet. I wanted to know what's causing it & is there anything that will prevent it from happening ## I can explain all of the swelling in my calves, ankles and toes to RA, and medications but the top of my food is a mound and hurt so BAD even to the touch. I just keep saying it must be RA because we have so many bones and joints in our feet, and now it kills to walk on the bottom of my feet and I should wear shoes but it hurts to wear them. Its like every bone in my feet are breaking which could be as osteoporosis has go...
Updated 3 days ago in Metoprolol.
4mg methylprednisolone- 6 day taper pack
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I was give this for a cough/cold. My symptoms are not that severe, so I was thinking of starting with 3 pills and tapering to 2 then 1. Is this dangerous? I just hate the way I feel on prednisone. ## Hello, Eileen! How are you? It would be best to take it as prescribed, starting with 6 tablets and tapering down to 1. This is not Prednisone, it is a steroid, but a different one. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, insomnia and acne. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I'm on a 6 day/4mg medril dosepak what can help with the insomnia? ## I only have 7 pills (missed) out of a 6 day 4mg pack of methylprednisolone. It was prescribed to me in the past for my back and was effective. Can I take these over a 2 or three day period s...
Updated 3 days ago in Methylprednisolone.
Watson 853 vs M367
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Hello I been on watson 853 for many years from walgreens but this past few Months I notice they don’t work at all just sleepy?? And I went to refill at Walgreens this month and They changed to m367 and they don’t help my pain at all more sleepy and no relief from my pain?? Anybody has any ideas and I don’t think I Can return them?? I use them for Headaches Pituitary Brain Tumor, Lupus, and severe arthritis?? And a few other health issues!!
Updated 5 days ago.
Celebrex shelf life
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What is the shelf life of Celebrex capsule 200mg. The date on mine is 5/2/09. They have been kept in the original pharmacy container in a cool dark cabinet. Are they still effective? ## When regular prescription tablets and capsules are dispensed, they are required to have a one year shelf life, from the time you get your prescription filled. That means that yours actually expired on 05/02/10. This doesn't mean that they are dangerous to use, but after that date, they can start to lose potency and not be as effective. Have you spoken to your doctor? It may be advisable to just get a new prescription, if you still need to use this medication. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, stomach irritation and headache. ## Taking pills that are expired is not dangerous. They m...
Updated 5 days ago in Celebrex.
Lingering side effects of methylprednisolone
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I ended up at the ER thinking I was having a heart attack. So I didn't take the last two pills of my dose pack. It has now been a full week after my last dose, and I am still struggling with insomnia, nausea, dizziness, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, heart pounding and high bp. I feel better in the evenings, but then it starts over in the mornings. Does anyone know how much longer these side effects will last? Does anyone have a similar story? ## Has anyone else have this problem with lingering side effects? Can you share how long? ## Hi Fed Up - I have had almost the exact symptoms as you except I also had insomnia while taking the pack. (Almost no sleep for 3-4 days.) I finished it though. I had my last one 3 days ago and since then I have gotten a bit more sleep, but now have...
Updated 9 days ago in Methylprednisolone.
Cosentyx side effects
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I was on Enbrel for 5 years for plaque psoriasis and had 95% clearing. I became tolerant to the Enbrel and the plaques started coming back especially on the scalp. Was put on Stellara which caused unrelenting fatigue and nausea with no clearing at all so I stopped. I am now taking Cosentyx which caused nausea and fatigue for a day or two after each shot. I just took my 6th dose and again have nausea and fatigue. The Cosentyx has stopped the spreading of the plaques but I have not had any clearing as of yet. I have been told not to expect much for three months so I have started the timer. Good luck to all of you and thank you for sharing, it gives me hope.
Updated 10 days ago in Cosentyx.
Mobic side effects
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Has anyone had hair loss after taking Mobic? ## I've been losing tons of hair the past month and just read this. My hairdresser said it's probably either stress or all the meds I'm on for an arthritic condition. I started taking Mobic at the end of February and am now wondering, because of your e-mail, if that is the culprit for all this hair loss. Have you found a definitive answer to the hair loss question yet? ## I started Mobic 3 months ago and am losing lots of hair each day. Mobic works great but will be bald soon if I cannot stop this. Any suggestions? ## I ended up being taken off Mobic because of drop in blood count and slow gastro bleed (had been taking Feldene for about nine months prior), so I can't take any anti-inflammatories anymore...not even OTC Motrin. ...
Updated 11 days ago in Mobic.
Beline Capsules
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I have ankylosing spondylitis and have been taking Beline capsules for nine months with remarkable results. I am largely pain free with an all round feel good benefit. Even a very long standing skin rash has disappeared. When I stop taking them the pain returns quite noticeably. Nonetheless I have strong reservations about herbal medications and intend to consult with my Rheumatologist shortly. Pity!!! ## My wife started Beline Capsules recently for her arthritis with remarkable almost instantaneous relief. I ordered them from the UK and it took forever for them to get to Colorado. Where do you get yours? I share your concern about possible interactions with other drugs and possible negative consequences. ## It's good to hear that they are successfully helping some people. As to pur...
Updated 11 days ago.
Beline Capsules 2
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I want to find out what BELINE CAPUSULES content and which sid effect they may coause, in DK the say it contents prednition ## Beline is a natural supplement, not a medication, therefore the side effect profile for it has not been studied. They are listed as containing: Cortex Eucommiae Ulmoides, Rhizoma Cibotium Barometz, Radix Angelica Pubescens, Radix Angelica Sinensis, Radix Astragali Membranceus, Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae, Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae, Frucus Chaenomeles Sinensis, Ramulus Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae, Rhizoma Cordalis Turtschaninovii, Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae, Radix Rehamannia Glutinosa. However, recent reports from testing agencies have found it to contain the undeclared drug ingredient Chlorpheniramine, which is an antihistamine...
Updated 11 days ago.
Diprospan Drug Information
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for chest congestion flu sumptoms, possible asthma. ## In the pollen season I have very bad eczema in my face, swollen eyes, elephant man skin etc. When it is so bad that I cant handle the itching anymore I get a diprospan shot. In stand relieve. After two days the skin of my face is smooth and soft, no redness, swelling etc. The diprospan normally helps for 4 weeks (that’s the first shot in the season) but I noticed that I get used to it because now the itching starts already after 2 weeks. Its written that you can have a shot every week if necessary but I am a bit scared to do that, after all its cortisone. ## I understand your concerns, but unfortunately, with severe allergic reactions, steroids are quite often the only solution. It is normal that after a certain period of time...
Updated 12 days ago in Cortisone.
Meloxicam long term use
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I have been taking meloxicam 15 mg once per day for RA for more than six years now. I would like to know whether it is safe to use the drug for such a long duration? I can not stop this drug in my present condition. Is there any data available on this subject? Thanks in advance. ## Hi, Joy! Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, so yes there may be some issues caused by long term use, such as stomach ulceration, edema, hypertension, congestive heart failure and liver damage. Is your doctor monitoring you regularly? Usually regular exams and blood tests are the best way to keep an eye on things and head off any problems, before they have a chance to get serious. Learn more Meloxicam details here. ## I have been on Meloxicam for nearly 12 years, refilled by several doctors which I...
Updated 13 days ago in Meloxicam.
celebrex and Xarelto!
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I take Xarelto for AFib. Also, just started Celebrex for arthritis and Fibro pain. Is this a dangerous combination? ## Hello, Ann! How are you? The main interaction I found listed is the bleeding risk, since Celebrex can also increase the risk of blood thinning and bleeding, as side effects, according to the FDA. That doesn't mean they cannot be taken together, if your doctor has prescribed them both, but you should be aware of the risks and your doctor should carefully calculate your dosage to be careful, plus they should be monitoring your regularly, in case any problems develop. Is there anything else I can help with? ## My primary doctor prescribed xarelto for a recent deep vein thrombosis and Celebrex for my arthritis Is this a safe combination? I am worried. ## Can u take Motr...
Updated 14 days ago in Celebrex.
expired meloxicam
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Can I take meloxicam if it expired on 11/21/2015? ## Hello, Leo! How are you? This medication does not become dangerous, once expired, but it does start to lose effectiveness, so it would be best to obtain a new prescription. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and stomach irritation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## My husband is on meloxicam and on the foil package inside it says that it expires on 10/16. Is it still good to take? ## I have meloxicam dated September of 2009 and would like to know if the pills are safe to take?
Updated 18 days ago in Meloxicam.

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